Education Beyond Boxes
Designed by Ar. Tushar Kothawade and Ar. Chiranjivi Lunkad of Studio Infinity, ‘The Outdoor Classroom’, provides pre-primary children a safe haven away from the comforts of home, to explore, learn, and grow, while challenging the conventional ‘boxed’ classroom and reflecting the changing face of contemporary education.
A Meaningful Intervention
Dhananjay Shinde Design Studio, an award-winning firm based in Nashik, restored a structure that was unused and in a dilapidated state for the past decade. The structure dates back to the 1920’s. It was a boarding school for Maratha Vidya Prasarak, one of the oldest and largest private education institutes of Maharashtra. The span of time and rough use had taken its toll on the structure. The management wanted to enhance the restoration with an efficient design team. A meaningful intervention was planned with an approach towards preserving the history and reviving the heritage.
A Contemporary Ray For The Rural
Led by architects and professors Prasad Badave and Rasika Badave, Studio Advaita specialises in creating spaces with a sustainable approach. Their design mantra revolves around giving significance to the context - climate, availability of material, the local technique of construction and so on.
Translating The Rustic Story
Bhyrav B.R. and Aatira L. Zacharias design Quissa Kawani in Church Street, Bengaluru. The restaurant revives old village memories and the feeling of pre-independence Delhi. The basic idea for the space was derived from client interpretation to create a very simple space. This place translates its own story with a small kitchen and a takeaway counter. Special seating area evokes restaurant bliss; and the aroma of tandoori parathas and biryani will definitely cast a magic spell.
“While a designer’s work is as creative as an artist’s, the challenge for our profession is ever greater. We have to visualize something new every time, aligned with the thoughts and likes of the end user – the client. When the true vision of both sides amalgamates, a final outcome shapes into reality, be it space or a product.” With this design insight Ar. Alhad Gore creates Globant, Pune, deriving inspiration from nature interwoven with a modern theme.
A Snazzy Abode
Amit Porwal believes that design is deeper than self-belief; and standing true to his belief is this opulent abode. Revamped to meet the envisions and needs of its inhabitants, this residence in Mumbai is not only contemporary and chic, but also personifies luxury and grandeur.
Give Time A Break
With his words of wisdom and introspection, Pritzker prize laureate B.V. Doshi discusses the role of architecture in giving a new dimension not just to a space, but also to time. This story takes us through his intent and his idea of how more than the built, it is the unbuilt spaces in an architectural expanse that link the visual with the emotional, psychological and spiritual being of the dweller or visitor. This thought-provoking read is a must for all designers and architects to imbibe a sense of ambiguity in the definition of design.
Defining Design Cutting Through Method And Madness
Dr. Prof. S. Badrinarayanan explores the trends in architecture, interiors, and design where the intent follows a comprehensive process, and where it is just a mere imitation. In a world of textured wallpapers and false ceilings, he advocates the need to find the ‘middle-path’ to design.
Vis À Vis - Generating Dialogue Between Lighting, Architecture And Design
With a vision to propagate light in architecture, Hardeep and Amit Gupta, the co-founders of vis à vis India Pvt. Ltd., have seen the company grow from a nascent lighting industry to one of the leading companies of the country. Driven by passion, integrity, commitment and creativity, it is an integrated architectural lighting solutions company that truly preaches and practices ‘lighting being the fourth dimension of architecture.’ The projects ranging from hospitality, airports, commercial and residential spaces, vis à vis’s drive in perfecting the art of lighting stands apart.
The Art Of Lighting
Designer Vibhor Sogani’s unique design mantra exemplifies that lighting is not only a fundamental requirement but also an art to beautify a space. This section throws light on some of his very interesting installations that use illumination as an element of art.
Sustaining Crafts Reflecting On The Role Of Collaborative And Studio-Based Practice
Craft involves a rigorous process to convert a material into a product that has utility as well as an aesthetic quality associated with it. These processes have been developed over time and generations. However, traditional craft, now and again, appears to be divorced from innovative practice and the generation of ideas and, thus, inhibits the cognitive and the conceptual development. Also, at times, some crafts communities are confined to the boundaries of their region and thus, remain unexposed to the globalised world. This offers a great threat to craftspeople and pushes these deep-rooted traditional handmade products out, replacing them with mass-produced, factory-made, mechanized goods. However, collaborative and studio-based practice models can help bring awareness amongst craftspeople about trending designs and new techniques for meeting the demand of the variety-seeking consumers.
New Technology – Tools For Lighting Design
Lighting elements play a pivotal role. not only in enhancing the mood of any space, but also in transforming any area into a seamless combination of functionality and style. Paul Helms Design Consultants, (PH DC), an international lighting design practice, is known for designing and delivering high profile projects worldwide. The expertise of this firm lies in offering lighting design, architecture, industrial design, interior architecture and knowledge of solid-state engineering.
Lively Work Sphere
The Crossboundaries, a young Vadodara-based design studio established in the year 2015 by Ar. Harsh Boghani, designs a representational training development office with an enthusiastic and refreshing environment for its young and ardent staff. The basic idea for design stemmed from the need for an energetic space that would allow more integration within the workspace.
IIID-HRC'S Movie Screening "Celebrating Habitat"Ar.B.V.Doshi
It was a treat for the creative soul at the IIID- HRC knowledge sharing event on Friday, 30th March 2018, held at Prasad’s Preview Labs.
H&R Johnson introduces a ground-breaking Virtual Reality (VR) Platform at their new age stores – House of Johnson Experience Centers
Light is a factor that helps the eye perceive any design like it is and at the same time, carries the potential of enhancing the perception of it. With lighting-designs that keep it subtle as well as leave the eyes awestruck, Klaasen Lighting Design adds magic to each of their projects.
An Edificial Approach To Lighting
Ravi Sarangan, co-founder of Edifice Consultants Pvt. Ltd., speaks about how he and his team approach lighting design, and the importance of a well integrated system focusing on the individual users and the local context.
‘Vaanar Sena' In Sri Lanka
This Vaanar Sena arrived on the exotic island, Ceylon on the 26 th March, also Ram Navmi as per a significant Lunar Calendar.
The Story And The Storyteller
How does one start a story about a storyteller? In my imagination this is the closest description of the man and his work. Balkrishna V. Doshi is the storyteller of his architectural generation, an intellectual wanderer, minstrel if you like, gathering and sharing as he moves.
IIID Showcase'18 @ Indore
IIID Indore Regional Centre organised IIID Showcase from 22 nd -25 th February 2018, ‘to establish a common link between the trade members, suppliers, retailers, manufacturers, service providers, design fraternity as well as discerning consumers’.
IIID Excellence Awards - The Voyage
The IIID Design Excellence Awards 2017, supported by Anchor by Panasonic, recently concluded with a grand awards function – an occasion to celebrate design with designers, at Geoffery Bawa’s Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka.
Hikvision To Premiere AI Technologies At Secutech India 2018
Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, will be exhibiting the latest innovations in surveillance at Secutech India 2018, one of the largest security exhibitions in India. Secutech India will be organised at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, from 5th to 7th April, 2018.
Mahaprasthanam – A Hindu Crematorium
The client Phoenix Foundation with the local Municipal Corporation commissioned the studio with the task of evolving a state-of-the-art crematorium from the neglected 3.7 acre existing crematory/cemetery envisaged to accommodate the Hindu cremation rituals, culturally and contextually.
Mandir- An Embodiment of Positive Energy
Flip through the pages of history and you will learn that the ancient homes were built of solid bricks or mud. People only ensured that peace; harmony and prosperity dwelt amid them.
Ramanarayanam Pranganam: A Vision to Create a Spiritual Leisure Space – Anchuri Design World
An industrialist and a visionary Late Shri Narayanam Narasimha Murthy, Founder Chairman of NCS Group, was looking to create a Spiritual theme park for leisure that would convey the epic of Ramayana in a simple yet comprehensive way to the common man.
Temple in Stone and Light, Barmer
India has a glorious history of temple architecture.
The Nature House Conducting And Composing Interiors
Neha Modi, Senior Associate Architect at Modi Srivastava & Associates, Vadodara, talks about her design philosophy inspired by her interdisciplinary interests, the joys of collaborating with her architect spouse and her project The Nature House.
Collaborative Commentary On Conserving Heritage
When the paradigm of conserving heritage with the attempt to acknowledge and realise the need to protect the heritage structures was expanding its theoretical foundations at the turn of the 21st century, Abha Narain Lambah Associates was instrumental in initializing and working in the field of heritage conservation leading by example. Our practice focuses on historic sites all over India ranging from 15th-century temples to colonial buildings, preparing management plans for ancient sites, UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Islamic monuments. – Abha Narain LambahThe feature brings a vivid narrative by Kruti Garg, Aditi Khavnekar and Sanaeya Vandrewala ontheir burgeoning journey in the world of heritage conservation under the wings of Abha.
Mira Nakashima Carving A Contemporary Legacy
After the passing away of the legendary George Nakashima in 1990, Mira took the role of the creative director of George Nakashima’s studio. She has relentlessly continued the studio’s philosophy of the woodworkers devotion to the sacrifice of the tree, preserved, and championed the studio’s techniques embraced by her father.
Women In Design Edifice Of The Society
Women and men in the design professions are actively working alongside each other as never before, given the growing numbers of young women making headway into the field. The success and leadership of women in the design community need to be celebrated and encouraged. In this issue, women pioneers in the area of design and architecture, considered till very recently the predominant domain of men, interweave their personal and professional journey illustrating theircrucial role in not only shaping today’s spaces but also the future of design.