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Aatam Hostel at Kota, by Sameep Padora and Associates

Aatam Hostel, designed by Sameep Padora and Associates, has a residential program mix, containing hostels rooms for students along with a residence for the family that owns the plot. Six years in the making, the project is located in the dry and hot climate of Kota, Rajasthan.

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Design

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डिझाईनच्या दुनियेत: The World of Design

The World of Design: डिझाईन म्हणजे काय ? हा प्रश्न समोर आला म्हणजे आपल्या मनात अनेक समज-गैरसमज निर्माण होतात. कपड्यांवरचे डिझाईन, रांगोळीचे डिझाईन, बाटलीचे डिझाईन, घराचे डिझाईन, मोबाईलचे डिझाईन अशा एक ना अनेक मानवनिर्मित गोष्टींचे उल्लेख करताना आपण डिझाईन हा शब्द सहज वापरतो.

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Interior Design

Accord House, at Ludhiana, Punjab, by Planet Design and Associates

Accord House, at Ludhiana, Punjab, by Planet Design and Associates

Located in Ludhiana, a major town of Punjab, the design language of the Accord House is largely an exploration of a visual of clean magnificent form with the main material being the concrete, in dark coloration, with a texture that extends to the wooden elements complemented with the landscaping. It has been designed in a way where the grand interior resonates with the contemporary façade of the residence. A variation of steel screens, louvers and a combination of granite and wood are integrated with the elevation of the project. – Planet Design and Associates

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Opinions / Views / Thoughts

Southeast Asian culture. an article, by NANDINI BISWAS

Architecture in the labyrinth of South Asian and  Southeast Asian culture. an article, by NANDINI BISWAS

Rapport in 1969 had stated that “The primary determinants of indigenous architecture of any  place are the culture and climate of that place.” The word culture derived from the Latin word  ‘colore’ which means to tend to the earth and mature, blend in and nurture. These are the same prerequisites we believe architecture in its entire existence should abide by and, as Frank O  Ghery had mentioned, “Architecture should speak of its time and place but yearn for timelessness”; this sheds much light on the para-importance of individuality and uniqueness of place and its impact on the people and culture.  – NANDINI BISWAS

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Popular Stories​

Village Resort at Mysore, by B S Bhooshan

The Village: a resort hotel and spa, Mysore, by B.S.Bhooshan, BSB Architects

The place was christened as The Village before it was designed. The promoters wanted to showcase the romanticised goodness of the rural settlements to sell it to city dwellers and travellers. Albeit the name it was to contain all that it was an urban need and to provide for the comfort and luxuries of a city. This contradiction provided the basic theme to the architecture.

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Institutional Buildings

Centre For Research and Development of Indegenous Technology, at Karnathu village, Himachal Pradesh, by Bhavesh Masand

Centre For Research and Development of Indegenous Technology, at Karnathu village, Himachal Pradesh, by Bhavesh Masand

From the city bar, as a drunk man returns home, he’s faced with unusual difficulties reaching home this time. During the course of his journey, he sensed his house keys slipping from his pocket in the dark highway, nonetheless he continued haltless. On arrival at home, he’s frantic in search of his lost keys to which his friend enquired- “why are you searching the keys in this light while you know it slipped on the highway?” To which the drunkard responds – “ Because this is where the light is, crazy!” – Bhavesh Masand

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Small Residential Projects

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Arhat Villa at New Delhi by Conarch Architects

Located in an upscale Delhi neighbourhood, the project site is a consolidation of two plots designed for families of two brothers for a multigenerational living. The two equal and identical homes are a part of a unified built mass as distinct floor plates with common parking, services, amenities and other co-living areas as opposed to two disjointed structures.

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Jagtap Residence at Pune by Designers Group

Jagtap Residence at Pune by Designers Group

Located in Pune and spanning across an area of 1000 sqm, this sumptuous and fashionable bungalow is a stunning amalgamation of luxury and elegance designed for an intergenerational family. The client, a family-oriented gentleman having numerous friends and peers, requested a chipper home that is clutter-free and easily serve as a great place to host guests and extended family for occasions and celebrations. – Designers Group

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