Luxury Penthouse: Nesting Nature
Penthouse Pfekuto is a pied-à-terre for a family to facilitate their frequent visits to the city. Designed by Conarch Architects, New Delhi, this is a lively and a dynamic project - a multi-level penthouse with 8000 sq ft of indoor area and 6000 sq ft of outdoor space spreading across three levels. The design vision is centred on transforming generic apartment units into a functional, versatile and inspiring living space that honours the clients’ needs and reflects their lifestyle.
Pot Pourri Event
The evening hosted two very successful Architects – Shivani Gaur, Studio Director, Gensler, and Sabina Reddy, Director, M Moser Associates.
Achyut Palav On His Calligraphy Calling
Expressively using the Devanagari and English scripts in his works, which span across a spectrum of canvases, ace calligrapher Achyut Palav has carved a niche for himself in the realm of calligraphy. Here is a narrative of his journey while passionately striving to engage himself with calligraphy not just as an art or skill but most importantly, as a culture.
Context-Rich Weekend Homes
Sidharth Khatri Mitali Kedia Delhi Collective, a young multi-disciplinary firm designs two weekend homes in North India, which strongly respond to the climatic conditions and the context.
A Tale Of Two Houses
Scatter Box and The Veranda House, two uniquely designed apartments in suburban Mumbai by S+PS Architects showcase the robustness of attention to comprehensive design while avoiding a signature style or anything irrelevant or provocative focusing instead to create diverse, innovative, and exciting environments.
A Richly Fabricated Residence
Designed in collaboration by Rust and Even, this apartment for a couturier of bridal attire, reflects the owner’s personality, through the use of various kinds of fabrics and prints.
Architecture That Breathes
Urban Alchemy 9, set amidst the verdant scenery of south Goa blends, the traditions of tropical architecture and local culture with contemporary design aesthetics to create a sense of living in a tropical paradise.
A Contemporary Take On The Traditional Idea Of Multigenerational Household
A contemporary take on the traditional idea of multigenerational household, Villa 430, designed by Hyderabad based Moriq Interiors & Design Consultants, balances the rustic with luxury, built with unbuilt, and the old with the new.
Smart Urban Design Statement
Imagine an abode premeditated for a family of three generations (and a probable fourth in the near future). ‘Never-Apart-ment’ is located in a dense layout of the new development engulfing the city of Hyderabad. The architects of this project Baba Sashank and Vindhya Guduru, the founders of Spaceficition Studio, masterminded the primary outcome of the concept that will be overcoming the drawbacks of a vertical settlement. The sole aim behind this ‘home-sweet-home’ was to keep the social interaction between the family members alive. The form generated is a direct consequence of this, the context and the brief.
A Blend Of Nature And Luxury
Designed by Shroffleon, Apartment 701 in Mumbai, challenges the conventional apartment by having a balcony which extends to the terrace, and myriad custom-designed bespoke elements.
Jindal Mansion - When Work Becomes Art
The contemporary art, the timeless aesthetics and the heritage building – all add up to a curiously anachronistic spatial experience at the Jindal Mansion. The project was completed in two phases.
Seamless And Clutter-Free Residence
The luxurious apartment in DLF Capital Green is designed to have an airy and clutter-free look. In this project, by the New Delhi based AND studio, complete sensitivity towards the end user is evident. Intending to accommodate the taste and comfort of every family member, the residence emerges as a beautiful symphony of versatilities.
Edifecs: Office Space With A Soul And Purpose
A workplace often becomes a monotonous space without any meaningful engagement offered to its employees. “The need for a millennial workspace is an everyday brief, but the same is often addressed through googled imagery and borrowed designs that are dressed up in various avatars. Is this creativity!,” exclaims Ar. Vistasp Bhagwagar, MD and Principal Architect, Architect Vistasp & Associates (AVA), a Delhi and Bengaluru based design firm. With this deep thought, they designed an office space to allow people to creatively express themselves, rather than be forced to work within mundane clock hours.
The design purpose for DCA Architects was to provide a workspace that augments the well-being of its users in addition to their professional productivity.
The Brick Story
The Brick Store designed by Vadodara based Modi Srivastava & Associates is a gallery-like experience centre for designers and developers to visit with their clients for an appropriate brick selection from an extensive collection.
Samsung Library And Ideation Hub: A Unison Of Collaboration And Contemplation
‘Vyom’ in Sanskrit means an infinite, limitless space. Delving into the design of the undefined space, VYOM, a leading architecture firm from New Delhi, has designed the Samsung Library and Ideation Hub in Noida. Fostering a vibrant unison of collaboration and contemplation, the library and ideation hub sets itself apart as a distinct benchmark in the domain of library spaces.
PEI Is No Longer Lingering In The Gardens Of Suzhou
On the 16th of May, 2019 in Shanghai where I have set up a studio to design The Eye of Wisdom, I awoke to the news that “Ieoh Ming Pei, aged 102, is no more!”
H & R Johnson launches ‘Johnson International' with Brand Ambassador – Katrina Kaif
H & R Johnson (India), leaders in the ceramic industry, today launched their new and innovative range of premium sanitaryware and faucets – Johnson International – at Park Regis in Goa.
Green Industrial Dynamism
Designing an industrial campus is equally challenging like any other built- forms; it is not just a block of buildings that are bleak in appearance. Elcom International Pvt. Ltd., an exporter and manufacturer of electronic components and consumer products, approached Beri Urban & Environmental Planners LLP (BBUEP), with a complete rebranding strategy, to conceive and design a green industrial and research facility. The Elcom campus is tactfully designed blending in perfect geometry of forms and sustainable principles.
Design For A Collaborative Work Culture
In our modern attitude towards work ethos, ‘collaboration’ is the key for efficiency in the workplace. Here’s an office space, with design strategies to inspire positive and collaborative work culture. Rajeev Sathe, the architect uses sepia tones together with minimalistic modern furniture, to create a warm and welcoming office environment, while bringing in a ‘touch of hygge’.
Vaisselle Beyond Luxury
“There are no set rules and having a signature style can be edgy,” believes Ar. Pankti Shah, founder of Amogh Architecture and Interior, Ahmedabad. She is passionate about creating quirky things while playing with colours, combinations and shades. Vaisselle – a state of art retail store of fine tableware and porcelain crockery was co-designed by her and her sister, Shalvi Shah. On client requirements, the ambience of space has been designed to complement the displayed products.
Unbound: A Library Under The Shade Of Knowledge
Envisioned as a place for celebrating the act of reading and freedom as an expression, a place where knowledge is free and ‘unbound’, a place where knowledge is empowerment, the pavilion ‘Unbound: Library of Lost books’ was designed at the Salvador Segui Square of Barcelona, Spain. Primarily programmed with a live-program of ‘reading’, ‘Unbound’ designed by Anupama Kundoo Architects furnishes an innovative approach in public library design which highlights the theme of liberty and the limitless nature of knowledge.
The story of Bombay House is quite interesting. The ancient building dates back to 1921 and the plans were conceived by Scottish architect. George Wittet, the designer of the city’s iconic Gateway of India. Originally, the building had four businesses functioning within — textiles, hotels, steel and power. It has been refurbished and redesigned by Ar. Brinda Somaya, the founder of Somaya and Kalappa Consultants.
Nisha Mathew Ghosh designs two very distinct yet community-oriented spaces, one is a training and research centre of a reputed hospital and the other a compact coworking space.
Collaborative Futures: Craft And Design
Modern day design practices have seen the birth of craft collaboration and have started investing in the craft industry. A major part of craft development today involves intervention and in some ways manipulation to make artisanal products desirable for the urban audiences. This article discusses the nuances of collaboration in craft, attempts by individuals and organisations and its effect on the craft practices.
An Eccentric Fun-Dine
Designed by Ar. Abhigyan Neogi of Chromed Design Studio, Beer Bahadur, with its exuberant interior, created through the use bold colours and accents, multifarious seating, rustic lights, and eye-catchy installations, becomes the perfect hang out place for youngsters...
Standing up to the vibe of Mumbai city, a café that gives an experience of dining under the large faux sunken boat surrounded by fluid waves, is the Farzi Café and is most definitely one of its kind. With parametric design methods and computational techniques used to design the waves, rat[LAB] creates an exceptional dining space symbolizing a restaurant under the Mumbai sea.
A Crafted, Contextual, A D Contemporary Practice
SJK Architects, set up and led by Ar. Shimul Javeri Kadri, is soon about to complete its third decade of practice. It strives to create architecture that is meaningful and exciting for the contemporary Indian built landscape, while drawing from historical wisdom.
Tetrisception: A Design Renaissance For The Young Minds
The belief to provide learning environment through the built form has seen the inception of Tetrisception- a preschool which makes learning fun again. Designed by Renesa Architecture Design Interiors Studio, the design process of the pre-school involved revamping Maple Bear India preschool to create a built tetrisized environment for enabling and catalysing the nurture of the young minds of pre-school students.
Markers In The Evolution Of Civilization
Civilisation is shared by numerous cultures! The hallmarks of civilisation are the agreed upon rules, guidelines and charters that communities and nations agree upon as the legal and acceptable codes of conduct, particularly regarding matters of justice, freedom and equality. One can see hints of the emergence of “civilisation” in the forms of primordial settlements, where single household huts begin to cluster into a circle-like form around a central, shared open space, implying that a group has reached some civil understanding of how a collection of families will live together, sharing and supporting their mutual needs, interests and meaning systems. This open, inner space in the center of a ring of dwellings is the first form of an ‘institutional space’, because this space not only becomes representative of, and a symbol of, but also a physical container of a society that physically brings it together into a meeting place, where common, public values, ideas and means to achieve them are discussed and rationalism in human behavior emerges. The institutional spaces can be seen both in rudimentary places like rustic villages, and in highly articulated public places like the Greek amphitheatres and the Roman forums.