What’s your plan for the future? - The six-word horror story for every fresh architecture graduate. This is because B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture) is a professional degree that demands a generous investment of time and effort. And, the exhaustive college submissions leave little or no time to think about life beyond academics.  Source However, as the architecture degree approaches completion, it is...
Architecture has been a field where change has been rather slow. It took almost an era for Romans to finally change the Greek’s minds about their columns and introduce the Corinthian order, isn’t it? Much of the modernist architecture was also a derivation of the aftermath of a virus or a disease. This era was hugely contributed by stalwarts...
Source: https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/national/portion-of-under-construction-flyover-crashes-in-mumbai-14-injured  The alarming increase of COVID-19 cases in urban areas has put city administering and planning authorities in a questionable position. A report by the United Nations suggests that urban areas are the “ground zero” of the COVID-19 pandemic with about 90% cases being reported from cities. Urban sprawls are facing the brunt of an overwhelming crisis with the...
interior design checklist
A design student, a new studio or a 70 year old firm can swear by a design checklist. No matter how little or how many projects one might have handled, it is important to scrutinize all of them before hitting that send button. The quality check process in a studio begins the moment the pencil hits the paper till...
A dazzling name in the world of Indian and international design is Ms. Mridula Sharma. With over 25 years of experience and indulgence in the field, she has reviewed and critiqued interior design from around the globe. This allows her an edge into decor and styling interiors. Having authored numerous articles in well known design magazines like Inside...
Culture has a significant influence on interior design which can be attested when we look at interiors from different parts of the world. The evolution of art, climate and materials also play a key role in space design which is why interiors from various countries have discernable characteristics. Maintaining a region's identity, designing from the roots and embodying traditions...
Just like in fashion and clothes, vintage style is making a come back in interior design. This means that old treasures stashed away in attics and storage units can now have a spot in your homes. Combining new age pieces with touches of antique furniture or artefacts is a fun challenge which we will discuss in this blog! Tip:...
Sometimes a loss is so great, that it's difficult to put it in words and is rather better conveyed with art, sculptures and architecture. Words play a lesser role and emotions are described in material and ambience. Memorials help us to confront our feelings and heal. They act as standing reminders to the follies of our past and pose...
Architecture is a spectator to history. Old buildings and heritage structures tell stories of times long gone, the chronicles of our ancestors and therefore need to be respected and preserved. As an Indian architect in Europe, this has been my biggest takeaway so far. The Europeans respect their culture and heritage, not just on dinner tables, but also in...
In the last couple of years, sustainability, in general, has gained a lot of traction in terms of research, application and this heavy realization that construction is the biggest contributor to the carbon footprint.  Before we get into the HOW, let us talk a little bit about what is sustainability? And what it means concerning construction?  Sustainability is defined as "the...