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Letter to Interns - An architectural intern's take

Architecture | Author: Swetha Manivannan

*Click click*, scroll, *click*, *yawn*, *look if the boss is around and check your phone*, *click click* Sound familiar? Yes, it is that phase of life called "internship."  Dearest Interns, Let’s face it. It almost begins like an arranged marriage. You send your portfolio across to firms, much like your ...

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Mirror mirror on the wall, which style is the fairest of them all?

Architecture | Author: Swetha Manivannan

It’s a fine Sunday morning and you’re sipping a cup of green tea with the newspaper in hand. Your eyes are drawn to “Vintage is the new French” (or something along those lines) and your eyes immediately shift to your surroundings. The drawing room that has been the perfect ambience ...

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The Intertwined Paths of Yoga And Architecture

Architecture | Author: Riddhima Sharma

Thinking of the word “Yoga” our mind starts brainstorming a chain of thoughts such as spirituality, meditation, peace, a sense of calm and so on. In a world full of chaos, we all yearn for moments of peace and introspection to reboot our minds every on and off. Architecture becomes spiritual per ...

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The tale of Monsoons and Baolis

Architecture | Author: Riddhima Sharma

Rains, appeal everyone. As monsoons, bring smile upon each face after the scorching heats of summers its the best time for the architecture lovers to, resurrect their inner passion for art, visiting historic architecture marvels. Imagining the lifestyles led by our predecessors, in the rich cultural time frame, catching up ...

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Courtyard House designed by Ar Sanjay Puri

Inside-Out or Outside-in: An ever raging debate in Architecture

Architecture | Author: Riddhima Sharma

As the world rushes into modernism, more and more architects are seen, as to be 'going back to roots', deepening their philosophies on the traditional concept. Taking the traditional route, of designing a building from the inside out methodology, is an approach to conceiving and designing buildings around the core ...

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Desolating Times in the History of Architecture

Architecture | Author: Riddhima Sharma

There has been an uproar nationwide with the recent saddening news, the incessant controversy of the remarkable architectural edifice “Hall of Nations” being brought down leaving the architecture marvel to a mere pile of debris scattered across the complex. Pragati Maidan's iconic building was reduced to a pile of rubble ...

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 Meenakshi temple, source: wikipedia

The immortality of the Ancient Indian Architecture

Architecture | Author: Shanthi Bhaskar

The immortality of the Ancient Indian Architecture is as old as the rocks and mountains. To mark the beginning of it, it starts from Indus valley civilization, where the architectural remains speaks for itself about the richness of Indian architecture and civilization. The different style of temple architecture in different ...

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Capacity Building for Implementation of Punjab ECBC - A Report

Architecture | Author: Dinesh Bhagat

Punjab, located in the north west of India, is one of the most prosperous States of India. It is a part of Indo-Gangetic plains formed due to alluvial deposits by rivers and tributaries. Historically, the five rivers Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum gave it its name ‘Punjab' or the ...

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mars colonization

Taming the Mars - Space Architecture has truly arrived

Architecture | Author: ZingyHomes Editorial Team

Well, if you are an uninitiated like the most of us, you are going to be just as surprised to know there is a group of futuristic architects, designers, scientists and other professionals who are working on how the First City on Mars will look like. Yep, you heard it ...

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Architectural & Decorative Wire Mesh, Img Src: www.a1metalmeshscreens.com

The multifarious metal fabric - Applications

Architecture | Author: Aishwarya Kumar

The world of Architecture thrives on avant-garde perspectives. There are ever so many materials mushrooming every day to feed the quirky imagination of the designers and demanding needs of the end user. Metal was always perceived as a valuable aesthetic architectural material. Metallic features whether used in the interior space ...

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A modern Courtyard with a pool and seating

Design Series III: Defining Spatial Expression The Courtyard

Architecture | Author: Rajini Itham Mahajan

In the new Design series, Defining Spatial Expression, Prof. Ar. Rajini Itham Mahajan, Studio Head, VBT Consortium and HOD at Nitte School of Architecture, Bengaluru discusses various elements that define Architecture in terms of their evolution, significance- aesthetic and functional and construction possibilities. In the third of the series, we will ...

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Hypnotic Bridge Architecture

Hypnotic Bridge: Changsha Bridge, China

Architecture | Author: Ananta Dutta

Bridges not only connect people but become a significant landmark and iconic element in the entire skyline of a city. Taking the examples of the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco, Tower Bridge of London and even the Howrah Bridge connecting Howrah and Calcutta, we can see that bridges have ...

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Homes out of Recycled Plastic

Architecture | Author: Ananta Dutta

The Oxford dictionary definition for Social housing is the housing provided for people on low incomes or with particular needs by government agencies or non-profit organizations. The intent of these housing projects is that the cost of construction be optimized. There can be many methods by which that can be ...

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Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island Series: Natural Disaster proof forts

Architecture | Author: Ananta Dutta

A home is not merely a shelter but also fulfills the need for safety, security, growth and prosperity. However, proper disaster management strategies are needed to be adopted right from the conceptual stage of designing homes, to provide that level of safety and security. In case of natural disasters, the ...

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Architectural Trend: Wooden Skyscrapers

Architecture | Author: Ananta Dutta

What’s with wooden skyscrapers? Large blocks of processed wood can be connected together like IKEA furniture to build tall skyscrapers. These burn predictably, not any more than steel if the fire suppression systems are properly designed. And also, are more lightweight and sustainable. Wood Innovation and Design Centre, Prince George, ...

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