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Community Living At Its Best

The RIBA Stirling Award winner is the Goldsmith Street project for Norwich City Council made up of almost 100 highly energy-efficient homes. It has been designed by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley. The Goldsmith Street project in the UK was awarded the prestitgious RIBA Stirling Prize. The Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize is …


A Conservation Effort Done Just Right

Architect Vikas Dilawari painstakingly restores a 100 year old Durgah that now stands out as a subtle landmark in Mumbai. Most would be familiar with the iconic Haji Ali Dargah in the mumbai harbour – the newly restored Ma Haji Ani Dargah is located diagonally opposite the Haji Ali Dargah on the landward side. Built in …


Thinking Global, Acting Local

A library in rural Maharashtra designed by Sameep Padora and Associates is an inspirational structure created by assimilating building sciences from different time periods and geographies. The Library Building for the Sharda School in rural Maharashtra designed by Sameep Padora and Associates is special for many reasons. It demostrates a will to build in a …


The House Of Sweeping Shadows

An adaptive reuse project of architect Abin Chaudhari manages to revitalise the living and social fabric of a listless rural community on the outskirts of Kolkata. Located in Bansberia, which is a peri-urban area outside Kolkata, Abin Chaudhari and his team created an architectural intervention which called for adapting an old two story structure into …


Edgy Aesthetics Meets Ecological Sensitivity

Architect Vinu Daniel of Wallmakers showcases how eco-friendly materials can be used to create some truly awe-inspiring structures. Architect Vinu Daniel started his firm Wallmakers in 2007 and since has led his firm with the intention to not merely practice eco-friendly architecture, but to establish a practice that leads by creativity, innovation and experimentation with …


Kerovit: Indian Identity, Global Vision

Kerovit believes in its Indian brand ethos and scaling with a multi-national attitude creating products that are value for money. The Kajaria brand has become synonymous with innovation and customer satisfaction. Having evolved into a household name for tiling solutions, a few years ago it launched its in-house brand in sanitary ware – Kerovit. The …


Keeping Cool With Beehive

Ant Studio’s passive cooling alternative to air-conditioning is energy efficient and aids in reducing the carbon footprint. While the world is steadfastly working towards fighting global warming and energy crisis, India is still a step behind. India is one of the top polluters contributing around 4.9% of greenhouse gas emissions, and additionally, our building industry …


Creating New Business Opportunities

Besides showcasing a smorgasbord of products for its interior design customers, MAISON&OBJET also connects the industry professional to retailers from all around the globe. The MAISON&OBJET exhibition welcomed 84,236 visitors, including 46,356 French and 37,880 international visitors from 160 countries. 2910 brands presented their latest creations Dividing the fair into two hubs, Maison and Objet, …


Mumbai Port Reloaded

Mumbai Port Trust’s grandiose vision to develop the Eastern Waterfront is possibly the last hope citizens of Mumbai have to get the much needed public spaces and amenities that they so desperately lack. The Mumbai Port Trust area spans about 10 kms along the Eastern Waterfront and is one of the best waterfront properties located …


Forgotten Heroes

A fitting tribute to a forgotten art-style; Art Nouveau, showcased at a photography exhibition that displays landmark buildings of that era. Art Nouveau is an international style of art, architecture and applied art that peaked and developed in Belgium in the 1890’s and was prevalent up to World War One. Art Nouveau embraces a wide …