Carving Landmark Structures

Ar. Shashi Prabhu talks about his landmark projects and various challenges he faced while designing them in a candid interview with Nisha Shukla Shashi Prabhu & Associates(SPA) was founded as a sole-proprietorship firm in1967 and later expanded into a multi-disciplinary private partnership company in 1981 and is today one of the leading multi-Architecture, Engineering and Project Management company & disciplinary design firms in India. The firm has, to date, delivered numerous high-profile projects in the country which have acclaimed local, national and international accolade. Together, with a team of over…

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In sync with the symptoms of nature

Merging the details of architecture with the beauty of nature, MAD architects create a breath­ taking series of residential living spaces amidst the peaceful serenity of the Huangshan Mountains Huangshan, located near the ancient villages of Hongcun and Xidi in China’s Anhui Province, which is home to one of the country’s most beautiful homes   Known for it s ri ch verdant scenery and distinct granite peaks, the beloved landscape  has  long inspired artists, offering them sheltered spaces  for  contemplation and reflection. As a UNESCO Heritage site, the humanistic atmosphere…

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Efflugent with luxury

Trippy and nonchalant, the Velvet Room restaurant and bar, is a far cry from the regular ones which is making hot waves in Delhi The Velvet Room is a concept based on the Southeast Asian food and night life. The entire theme has been adopted from the Chinese New Year, controls the vibe of the club. From covering the sealing to wrapping the furniture in red velvet the amalgamation of black chandeliers and gold trims everywhere, it was conceptualised to bring out the vibrant theme the most. Taking a cue…

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A soul that consoles

Designed by Principal Architect Santosh Thole, THE BAZAZ HOUSE is a picture of grand persona with great horizontal depth     Ushering one into a horizontally taller space perception rather than being a vertical extension, the depth signifies abundance overriding the height as a vision. The colossal 8500 sq. ft. property is located in the historical city of Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The elegant architecture offers a richness of grace and minimalism in its aura. The general shapes and forms were used keeping in mind the location. The main architect, Santosh Thole,…

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A Haute Couture Studio

French Interior Designer and architecture firm Ultraconfidentiel creates a high-class fashion imaging studio destination, BLINK, for Amazon at Gurgaon   Amazon, the American electronic commerce giant, has opened its very first exclusive fashion imaging studio on the Indian shores in Vipul Agora, Gurgaon. Called BLINK, the studio is globally the third of its kind after New York and London and was launched with an aim to enhance the Amazon onIine shopping experience  for the customers. Sprawling across a lavish 44000 Sq. Ft, the studio has 14 On-body Bays along with…

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Excelling Beyond Boundaries

In an exclusive interview with Nisha Shukla, the leading ladies of the Decor & Design industry talk about their successful ventures, challenges and the various initiatives undertaken by them to empower the society   Entrepreneurship was once not considered as women’s cup of tea. But, with changing times, education and growing awareness amongst women, have encouraged them to participate in the entrepreneurial activities. With their multitasking capabilities and sharp business acumen, the 21st century women have attained prominent positions and have broken all  barriers and gender stereotypes surrounding them. The…

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Form Function and Desire

An annual confluence of the infinite possibilities in design and interiors Salone Del Mobile is a precise blend of form, function and desire Bollywood likens the idea of brothers and sisters getting lost in a fair – to reunite within a span of three hours. Given the global reach of our film industry; in the contemporary mode – what if the siblings got lost at Salone Del Mobile. Would they ever reunite?  With the display area exceeding 200,000 m2 they eventually may, but perhaps in a sequel! Similar to a…

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A Pleasant Transformation

Bonba Studios transform an office space in Barcelona, Spain – into a stylish abode which epitomises reflection, relaxation and privacy. The cycle of life and death many believe is a foreplay of existence in which the soul keeps assuming new avataars. In the Gita – a sacred Hindu text, it has been cited that the soul never dies, it just makes its services available again, in a new body, in a new form. Many in west may liken it to a transcedental experience akin to a restoration. A restoration in…

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From India to the World

IDecorama catches up with designer Fenny Ganatra who bounced into the international design map with her debut product “The Bounce Collection”   “Design is akin to change; it reflects the personality of the contemporary times we live in and acts as a reflection of our tastes as they evolve. Addressing functional convenience is at the heart of every good design. Form or visual appearance is subjective and should respond to the purpose & the aspirations of whom the design is meant for; however by the end of the design journey…

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Raheja Ridgewood – Redefining Residential Affluence

iDecorama catches up with Ashish Raheja, MD, Raheja Universal for an insight on Raheja Ridgewood, a 22-storey tower being designed by Raheja Universal in Goregaon East What according to you is the brand USP of Raheja Universal? Raheja Universal is one of the most renowned names in the real estate industry catering to the mid to high end luxury housing segment and commercial property in India. Our constant approach towards offering innovative and quality homes catering to the comfort and convenience of home buyers has garnered us much goodwill over…

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