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Art of creation

Mukul Goyal marries art and engineering to create beautiful products for the home. »
Box bed Ideal to store bed-linen and out-of-season clothes

Out of Space?

If this is your dilemma, Teja Lele Desai lists some solutions to organise your home, in a smart, stylish way »
Pachaiyappa's school on NSC Bose Road. Photo: Special Arrangement City Explorer

Temple of education cries for attention

If you've been to Greece, you would not have missed the Temple of Hephaestus in central Athens. It's said to be the best-preserved ancient Greek temple in the world. It is also called Theseum (The... »
Light it up Skylights make balconies and verandahs look bright and roomy. At the Nalapat residence.
September 12, 2014

Healthy designs

Regardless of the kind of material used or the architectural style of a building, certain spaces of the structure breed comfort and a sense of tranquility. This sense of balance is conspicuous in... »
Aman Nath
August 23, 2014

Breathing life into buildings

He’s the man who made the non-hotel an integral part of the Indian traveller’s itinerary. Synonymous with restoration in India, Aman Nath is the co-founder of Neemrana Hotels. What began as a journ... »
Graceful: Traditional lines, new home. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
August 22, 2014

Spaces: Traditional Kerala-type house in Injambakkam

‘An airy, bright, friendly and easy-to-maintain traditional Kerala-type house with lots of natural material’ was the basic agenda set for this house. So, the house was given a central open courtya... »
Liven up indoors space instantly.
August 15, 2014

Budget makeover

The monotony of your home can be broken with a few of these budget-friendly ideas.Have you saved your children’s art work? You can now take them out and showcase them. Remember to include pa... »
Indoors, in a courtyard or as facade, stone makes an impact.
August 8, 2014

Say it with stone

A residence is meant to effuse warmth, character and cheer. Infusing natural materials into the structure or décor brings this effect effortlessly, lending a refreshing feel to the space. Residence... »
August 8, 2014

Wall craft

Essentially paper coloured and printed with designs and pasted on a wall as a decorative covering, wallpapers have become popular. They add style and vibrancy to a room.Wallpapers first ma... »
Habeeb Khan.
August 1, 2014

What is de-growth?

A home is essentially a response to such elements of nature that man needs protection from and architecture was an evolution that addressed this, drawing inspiration from the land, materials, clima... »
The Mukteshwar temple is also a rare example of a shrine planned and built without subsequent additions as was the practice in earlier times.
Bangalore, July 25, 2014
Temple Architecture

Breathing life into stone

The Mukteshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva in the temple city of Bhubaneswar, is a delightful expression of Odiyan architecture. The 10 century edifice is a landmark of sorts in the developmen... »
More than a loo, with a few small changes, your bathroom can be a beautiful part of the home. Photo: Special Arrangement
September 12, 2014

Room for Relaxation

There’s been a ‘revolootion’ in the home. The bathroom, once the most neglected room in the house, has now undergone a makeover. What would you like to have? A romantic refuge, an opulent retreat... »
Fauna decor: Framed peacock and butterflies dot the wall.
August 22, 2014

Hasty haute

When Sadhana Srinivasan stepped into her new office at Beliciaa Towers on July 14, she knew the place required some redesigning to reflect the work her company, Neeras Design Studio, was capable o... »
August 22, 2014

Building on local wisdom

It is unfortunate that Indian architecture today hardly carries lessons from the wisdom integral to our village constructions, rues architect Benny Kuriakose. “Build techniques in the innards of In... »
Priced quite affordably, several of the developers have joined the bandwagon of taking Bangalore’s development out of the City’s frontiers. File photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam
Mysore, August 15, 2014

Out of the city’s frontiers

Not in the very distant future, Bangalore would have to contend with civic pressures from people residing in vast number of colonies outside the BBMP area. The reason: a large number of housing col... »
Beyond repair? Time to shift to a new place
August 8, 2014

New for old

Every product has an expiry date. Why should buildings be any different? A failure to refurbish your houses can have serious repercussions like building collapses, and even the loss of lives, as se... »
Bamboo can replace 70% of steel and wood used in construction and can reduce costs by 40%.
August 1, 2014

Strong, stylish, long-lasting

There are nearly two million bamboo artisans fading away in the country — and we have little awareness of how best to use the material. Experts say bamboo can replace 70 per cent of the steel and... »
The green KMC corporate office in Hyderabad. Photo: Tina Nandi
August 1, 2014

Living in ‘kinetic cities’

Rahul Mehrotra wears many hats. The architect, urban designer, teacher, writer and conservationist is also that rare professional who has combined each of his roles with equal felicity. His work a... »