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Architecture is the process of product planning, designing, and constructing buildings. Architects work from the abstract to the real that include the design of furnishings and decorations. Also, examination, restoration, or remodeling of existing buildings. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements.

The SR Architecture archive of Surfaces Reporter showcases stunning architectural works of urban planners, interior designers, landscape architects, and other professionals. A global news platform for architects and designers, the latest architecture news, articles, building resources for architects and architecture and so on.

A Curvaceous Corten Steel Extension that Foretells the Stories of Refugees | FLUGT by BIG

Dedicated to the refugees in Oksbol, Denmark, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group in collaboration with exhibition designers Tinker Imagineers and engineers Ingenior’ne recently opened the new Refugee Museum of Denmark FLUGT.

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Ram V Sutar’s 108 ft Kempegowda Statue to be Unveiled Soon at Bengaluru Airport

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has reportedly hinted at unveiling the bronze statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda soon. After inspecting the progress of the statue’s installation at the Kempegowda International Airport.

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Designed by AECOM, Bangladesh’s Longest Four-Lane Bridge to Reduce Dhaka-Kolkata Travel Time | Padma Bridge

One of the country’s biggest infrastructure projects since its independence in 1971 from Pakistan, the Padma Bridge had been recently inaugurated by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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Sustainable, Premium Floating City slated to be Build in the Indian Ocean by 2027 | Maldives Floating City

Nearly 99 per cent of the Maldives comprises the sea, which is home to the exotic marine ecosystem. Known for beautiful beaches with crystal clear blue waters that reflect the mighty blue sky,

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This Unfurling Glasshouse is an Amalgamation of Marvel Engineering and Horticulture Design | Woolbeding Glasshouse

Inspired by the Victorian ornamental terrariums, Heatherwick Studio in collaboration with The Woolbeding Charity and the National Trust has unveiled the Glasshouse project.

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Yinka Ilori’s First Permanent Installation in Germany is a Potpourri of Colours | Filtered Rays

A permanent colourful pavilion exploring the relationship between light and colour has been recently installed in one of Europe’s largest hotels Estrel Berlin, Germany. Titled Filtered Rays, the installation is created by Yinka Ilori.

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Designer Creates Homeware, Surfaces from Bio-Composite Amber Waste | Amber Waste is Bliss

Designer Agne Kucerenkaite’s research-based project Amber Waste is Bliss is an ongoing experimentation of amber waste that is transformed into a new material, thereby creating a range of more cost-effective interior products.

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ALOT Proposes to Celebrate Iceland’s Panoramic Views through this Farm-To-Table Restaurant | Framescape Greenhouse Restaurant

Architectural designer Hai-png Teow Heffrence, founder of ALOT (Architectural Laboratory of Thought), has proposed to offer diners a new culinary experience by bringing together the process of farming, ingredients processing and dining into one single place.

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Sound-Wave Shaped Neon Lights Dominate This Former Factory in the Czech Republic | Industrial Aesthetic

Positioned in a former electrical cable-making factory in the district of Holesovice, in the heart of Prague, Czech Republic, Kabelovna Studios designed by B² Architecture attracts its industrial aesthetic fused with natural elements of light.

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Engineered Flooring: Hype, Benefits and Trends

Engineered wooden flooringis a type of floor that imbibes all the traditional aesthetics of solid hardwood, with an innovative design to make it furthermore versatile! It is made up of several layers, the uppermost layer being a type of real hardwood,

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How to design kitchen backsplash?

In the recent times we have observed that Kitchen backsplashes have become something of necessity and something that started off as functional convenience, has been turning into the epitome of a style statement for your kitchen.

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The Future Is Here: Robot Aid in Architecture

Robots have become an inevitable part of our lives and their expanses are only growing by the hour, such is also true for architecture. Traditionally architecture has been viewed as something to be built by physical labour of the hand.

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Decoding the DIY Architecture | SR Designguide

Most of us by now might be aware of Ikea and how their DIY assembly kits took over the internet and the global furniture market and how their simplicity of designs appealed to a wide array of customers. SURFACES REPORTER (SR) took a dive into the DIY world to understand what makes it the choice of t

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MIT Researchers Upcycle Discarded Tree Forks into Load-Bearing Joints

One of the most popular choices in the architecture and construction industry is that of timber in an attempt to reduce their embodied carbon emissions from other building materials such as steel and concrete. However, the sustainable potential of wood is limitedly known.

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Half Tilted Into the Sea, This Restaurant Offers Panoramic Views of Above and Below the Waterline | Under

Beautiful, majestic and storm-proof define the exquisiteness of the recently opened underwater restaurant in Norway’s Lindesnes. Touted to be Europe’s first underwater restaurant, Under is designed by the Norwegian architecture and design studio Snohetta.

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Artificial Intelligence and Flax Intertwine to Promote Smart Circular Bridge | Almere Bridge

To exhibit the potential of flax by replacing it with steel in construction, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) initiated a project to build a bridge made from flax in The Netherlands. Located in the Dutch city Almere.

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Thilina Liyanage’s Bamboo Made Alaska Moose Observation Deck Is An Epitome of Biomimicry | Sri Lanka

Colombo-based Architectural visualizer/designer-Thilina Liyanage has visualized a unique Alaska Moose-shaped Observation Deck that offers a unique platform for people to enjoy the surrounding panoramic view safely while sitting on it.

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Design for Wow! - 21 Secrets to Jaw Dropping Designs | Ar Badrinath Kaleru

Quick and easy information readily available on internet ignites the creative minds and widens their vision. Such ideas lose lustre as theyve been tried by many.

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Clean Lines, Minimalistic Tones, Soothing Colours and Play of Light Define This Modern Residence | Ahmedabad | Studio Invoke

The ideology of “Less is more “is clearly reflected in the overall space of this apartment located on the 6th floor of a building. Its position also allows more natural light and ventilation and panoramic views.

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Stufish Creates the World’s Largest Stadium that can be Dismantled, Transported and Reused | ABBA Arena

British architecture studio Stufish has created the world’s largest demountable venue for Swedish pop group ABBA’s virtual reunion tour. Located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London.

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Worlds Largest Cantilevers Tower in Dubai | Nikken Sekkei

Located in the proximity of the world’s most dynamic city one Za’abeel tower, designed by Japanese firm Nikken Sekkei, is a mixed-use project featuring two vertical and one inverted tower.

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Overland Partners to Replace the US-Mexico Border with a Binational Park

San Antonio-based firm Overland Partners and Laredo’s local architecture studio Able City have recently unveiled plans for a binational border park along the Rio Grande between Mexico and the US.

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Aspen Tree-Shaped Facade to Adorn America’s First Carbon-Positive Hotel | Populus

As carbon-neutral constructions have been on the rise lately, the United States of America is all set to welcome the country’s first carbon-positive hotel in Denver, Colorado.

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This Solar-Clad Office is Designed to Generate 1mn kWh of Clean Energy Every Year | Sun Rock

The first images of an energy complex comprising offices, a maintenance workshop, storage spaces and a public gallery have been recently unveiled by Dutch architecture studio MVRDV.

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MVRDV Lays an Orange Carpet at 30m Height Bridging Rotterdam’s Buildings | Rotterdam Rooftop Walk

A temporary bright orange rooftop installation that crosses the rooflines of two adjacent buildings had been recently unveiled by Dutch architecture studio MVRDV in Rotterdam.

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Prefabrication- the smartest way of construction

Prefabrication is a common term that folks in real estate might come across. But what does the term exactly mean, and how would it affect the future of the construction.

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BIG Designs the World’s Most Environmentally-Friendly Factory in a Forest for Vestre | The Plus

In conjunction with outdoor furniture maker Vestre, architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has unveiled the world’s most environmentally-friendly furniture factor in the middle of the Norwegian forest. Named.

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3D Printing- The Future Ahead

If you still think of 3D printing as a futuristic tool that is far off in the future then you are mistaken.3D printing is a tool that is in use today and its history is not as new as you might feel.

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Re-Wind Repurposes Discarded Wind Turbine Blades into a Pedestrian Bridge | BladeBridge

One of the fastest-growing renewable energy technologies, the usage of wind power around the world is rapidly increasing. In many countries, wind turbines are now becoming a part of the growing local landscape. Non-biodegradable blades.

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3D Printed Anti-Seismic House Built in less than 24 Hours | Sphere | Serendix Partners

Imagine creating a house and living in it within 24 hours. Living in such a house is now possible. Japanese design studio Serendix Partners has created a home using a 3D printer where people can live within 24 hours.

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World’s First Net-Zero City with its Own Circular Green Economy to Come in Egypt | Nexgen

One of the leading developers of sustainable cities, URB recently announced its plan to set up the world’s first net-zero city in Egypt’s Cairo.

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Kim Min Jae Architects Propose an Elevated Ring Forest-like Structure to Pump Oxygen into Overpopulated Seoul | Seoul Loop

Over the years, Seoul has exponentially grown into a beautiful city. Ever since the Korean War, South Korea has achieved growth in a short time, turning from the least developed country to one of the most advanced countries in the world.

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Save the date | Surfaces 2022: Trends, Wellness, Designs & Demand | May 31, 2022 @ 5:30 PM | Bengaluru | SURFACES REPORTER Event

SURFACES REPORTER (SR), in association with ILMA (Indian Laminate Manufacturers Association) is organizing a Panel discussion on Surfaces 2022: Trends, Wellness, Designs & Demand. Here are all the details you must know.

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World’s Longest Suspension Bridge now Open for Visitors in the Czech Republic | Sky Bridge 721

The Czech Republic recently opened its pedestrian suspension bridge, which is the longest suspension bridge in the world. Named Sky Bridge 721, the bridge draws its name from its 721 m long length and is located between two peaks of Mount Kralicky Sneznik.

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Plans Unveiled for the World’s First Carbon Neutral Precinct | Barangaroo South

Under the project development agreement between the New South Wales Government and developer Aqualand, plans for a $2.5 billion scheme for Central Barangaroo on Sydney Harbour have been recently released.

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Parabolic Brick Arched Entrance Underscores This Ancestral Property in Bangalore | Purple Ink Studio

The parabolic form of the arch was planned to reinforce the connection of volumes in this ancestral property, nestled in central Bangalore (India).

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This Gujarat Home Depicts The Fusion of Brutalist Architecture and Indian Design | tHE gRID Architects

Featuring raw concrete inside and out, this house in Gujarat is an amalgamation of Indian elements in brutalist design aesthetics.

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The art of creating Mosaic | SURFACES REPORTER Designbook

Whether its the interior of your house or the outdoor area, there are many ways to incorporate a mosaic accent piece into the space. Read the article by SURFACES REPORTER (SR) to find out more about how to accentuate the space with mosaics.

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Bend It Like Bamboo | LightPRO Shell Pavilion Matches the Mechanical Qualities of Bamboo | SR Design update

LightPRO Shell Pavilion, a 10 m span canopy, highlights bamboo-like qualities has been created under BioMat – architect Hanaa Dahy’s research area that advocates bio-based materials and material cycles in architecture. A report by SURFACES REPORTER (SR).

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Minimal, Neutral Aesthetics Unite Smartly to Segregate the Spa and Salon Wings of Snip Salons & Spa | Workshop Inc

Edward de Bono’s wise quote, “Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way,” articulates the journey of Goa’s leading luxurious wellness spa, Snip Salons & Spas.

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World’s First Climate Resilient Floating City to be Set Up in Busan | OCEANIX Busan

Reports suggest that two out of every five people around the world live within 100 km of the coast, while 90 per cent of mega cities worldwide are vulnerable to rising sea levels.

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World’s First Multi-Storey Skatepark with Three Skate Floors Stacked up on Each Other | F51

Stacked upon each other, three skateparks in F51 in England’s Kent are turning into a symbol of urban and generational regeneration, thereby empowering sports and culture.

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Vinyl Flooring for Dummies: What You Need to Know

It is usually the vertical walls of a new room that get all the love and excitement, yet it is the floor that bears the most pressure (quite literally)and therefore, are worthy of our care andattention. Floors endure a lot of use and are prone to damage

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Surfaces Reporter’s Rising Stars Architect Gaurav Kapoor & Neha Bhardwaj, Principals, Layers Studios for Design and Architecture, Delhi-NCR

Headed by Ar Neha Bhardwaj and Gaurav Kapoor from SPA Delhi, Layers Studios for Design & Architecture understands that built environments in today’s times are complex structures with numerous overlapping layers of activity, functions, usage patterns, aesthetics, desires and prospects for the future.

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The Art of Surrounding Yourself With Beautiful Natural Stone

Natural stone is a timeless trend that makes a perfect element for various styles. You can use stone in your home or office for an aesthetic appeal that boosts mood and offers several other benefits. History has enough evidence to depict that natural stone can make any building look superior.

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The Types of Granite for the Kitchen, and the Top 5 Granites for the Kitchen

Kitchen countertops are an essential utility for the household. This is why you should choose a material that best fits the role. One such material trusted by many house owners is granite.

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Rajasthani Chitai Metal Work in Houston

Classically detailed & made to inspire, the bar front is made up of Chitai work which is a complex Rajasthani art of beating metal to create different patterns.

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Led Lighting, How It Can Change Your Home - A Blog About Led Lighting and How It Can Improve Your Home

LED lights are a favorite of many homeowners because of their energy-efficient and long-lasting benefits. Apart from this, LED lights also have the power to transform the look of your home. From bulbs to strip lights, you can use LED in various ways to add an element of detail to your rooms.

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Smart Home: Technological Advances in Homes

The army of smart devices is looking to expand its dominion and it has taken a strong hold inour own homes. But all with good intentions. The next generation of smart devices are looking to make our interaction with technological devices.

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First Natural Fibre Filament-Wound Composite Structure that is Robotically Fabricated | livMatS Pavilion

Constituting as the first building ever with a load-bearing structure that is entirely made of robotically wound flax fibre, a group of architects, engineers of the ITECH master’s programme at the Cluster of Excellence Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture (IntCDC).

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Designer Develops New Materials from Organic and Textile Waste| Adapt Materials | SR Decor

Fanni Florian, a design student with a professional background in the health and child and youth welfare sector, has developed new materials and products from organic and textile residues to extend the life of already mined raw materials.

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25 Years of Rehau in India -Surfaces Reporter | Frontrunne

REHAU is a German based brand, started in India in 1997. The company had set-up its first manufacturing facility in Pune, Maharashtra. REHAU India is one of the leading global players in the Furniture and Building industry.

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How To Choose A Wardrobe For Your Child - A Blog on wardrobe ideas for children

Building a wardrobe for your child can get stressful sometimes. Many kids like to stay involved in the process of choosing their clothes. A good wardrobe will focus on the utility with multiple shelves and accessible hanging sections.

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House With a Movable Core Wall - Architect Komal Matharoo Matharoo Associates, Ahmedabad

She started her professional career working for Matharoo Associates on the National competition Entry for Ashwini kumar Crematorium, Surat which the firm won and also built it.

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A Biodegradable Construction Material That Claims to Be an Alternative to Concrete Blocks - Green Charcoal Bricks

Construction activities including concrete are responsible for about 8 per cent to 15 per cent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions. The building industry, hence, continues to be one of the largest contributors to global warming and climate change.

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Why Surfaces Matter: A Blog About How Your Premises Is Affected by the Surfaces You Use

Flooring is an essential part of the interior process. It gives instant pleasure or displeasure to the onlookers. It presents as the first interaction with the space. Flooring impacts several aspects of your premises.

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Maintenance of Luxury Natural & Engineered Stones - Application Ache

Each furniture item needs care and maintenance. Lack of attention to even the smallest of corners can lead to unsightly appearance, the perpetuation of germs and damage to the property.

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A Sustainable, Versatile Alternative to Wood Hempwood

Fibonacci owner, Greg Wilson has developed HempWood, an American-produced wood material made from a fastgrowing agricultural product. A premier wood substitute that has the smallest ecological footprint compared to lumber alternative, HempWood is an alternative to wood.

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079 Stories - Khushnu Panthaki Hoof & Sonke Hoof Studio Sangath, Ahmedabad

Studio Sangath, affiliated with Vastushilpa Consultants is a multidisciplinary design practice based in Ahmedabad lead by Sönke Hoof a German architect and his partner Khushnu Panthaki Hoof.

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A Material That Could Be Alternative to Wood, Made From Kombucha Waste Pyrus

Green warrior, Gabe Tavas, recently bagged the American James Dyson Award for ingeniously creating an alternative wood substitute made from kombucha brewing waste called Pyrus.

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A Biomaterial That Is Said to Help Reduce the Building’s Carbon Footprint to a Minimum Mycelium

Fungal biomaterials are not only becoming popular but also in demand in the field of architecture and design on account of their sustainable properties. Mycelium is a stabilizing compound sourced from agricultural waste.

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Evolution of Kitchen Design Through the Years From the 1950s to the Present Day

The modern kitchen is the heart of conversations, the hub of creativity, and a relaxing spot in the family. The modern-day kitchen has all the appliances and is designed with careful thought. But kitchens were not like this in the past. Kitchens in the earlier times .

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What Are Flex Spaces? How Are They Different From Flexible Workspaces?

Surfaces Reporter brings forth an exclusive and elaborative report on flex spaces, its fall during the pandemic, a predictable rise in the coming months and the creative opportunities for designers and architects.

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Asymmetrical and Fascinating House of Dynamic Shadows Is Full of Interesting Surprises | Maharashtra | Aakar Group of Consultancy

Prioritizing high-quality materials over ornamentation, the designer wove a sense of craftsmanship into each room of the House of Dynamic Shadows.

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Facade That Looks Like Melted Concrete or Meltcrete

In order to create a unique-yet-quick facade, the architect created a series of curvilinear concrete facia which looks like a melted concrete.

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FRP Panels vs Aluminium Composite Panels: A Comparison Between the Two and Which One Is Better

FRP or Fibre-reinforced plastic and ACP or Aluminium Composite Panels are two materials that are in increasing demand these days. The popularity can be attributed to the superior qualities of these two materials.

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Blinds and Curtains: A Blog Containing Articles on the Combinations of Both

Blinds and curtains are two options that offer endless options for customization. While it is acceptable to use the two, a combination of both is a trending deal. When brought together the two can bring combine privacy while allowing adequate light.

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Top Trends in Wardrobes: A Blog on Wardrobe Designing Ideas and the Latest Trends

Decorating your bedrooms with essentials that not just look amazing but also have added functionality is a dream come true. In most bedrooms, the most useful yet appealing feature remains the wardrobes.

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How to Enhance Your Home With the Use of Mirrors

Whether you are redecorating an old space or enhancing the look of a new space, you can make use of accessories for simple additions. Mirrors can do a lot more than reflect light.

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The History of Aluminum Composite Panels: A Blog About the History of the ACP Industry

Aluminum Composite Panels have a fascinating past to themselves. These were developed to fulfill the demands of specific industries. The properties of ACP made it an ideal material.

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Flooring Like a Carpet

In this particular project, flooring has been used to bring pop of colours to the otherwise neutral settings of wall.

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Handmade Tiles for Card Room

As the architect describes "The lady of the house was explicit in her specification for the second floor cards room, she wanted a pleasant shock to the visitors, with a riot of colours.

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Best Tips and Tricks to Maintaining Solid Surface Countertops

Solid countertops are amongst the most common surface materials owing to their adaptability, longevity, and durability. They are easy to clean and maintain and can be used seamlessly for backsplashes, vanity tops, desks, food preparation areas, hot and cold cafeteria areas, and worktables, windowsil

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Inspira Colour Basin & WC From Roca

According to the brand, the basin are 40% lighter, 30% sturdier and resilient and extremely resistant to abrasive materials.

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Waste Stone Chips Recycled Into Feature Wall

The idea of this design was borrowed from the lit night sky of Bengaluru where the architect wanted people to have an immersive experience with the city lights.

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Gessi VENTI20 Showering System

In the three-hole wall-mounted version, the typical stylistic traits of the collection are incorporated into the handles and slender spout.

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Terracotta Flooring in the Coffee House

The flooring, a fissured pattern combining the classic monochrome and traditional terracotta, denotes the trajectory of motion whilst providing a playful pop of colour.

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White Tulip Monolithic Washbasin

The monolithic, free-standing ceramic washbasin is available as a single or double solution. It can be attached to the wall or floor, depending on the specific structural circumstances.

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Intricate Brickwork Facade for a 174 years old brand in Gujarat by Studio Saransh

According to the architect, "The KBM brand being 174 years old, originated in the old city of Ahmedabad and a look at the historic and articulate brickwork throughout the old city, channeled the specific material and techniques for the facade. A report by SURFACES REPORTER

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Exposed Red Brick Wall With Butterfly Roof Accentuates The Raw Beauty Of This Tapered House in Chandigarh | Studio Mohenjodaro

The airy and sunlit home measuring 4,500 sq ft is beautifully decked with exposed brickwork, a butterfly roof, natural timber, Indian marbles, Moroccan tiles, etc. It is an attempt to push conventionality limits while maintaining the practical aspects of design and functionality.

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World’s First Urban Airport for Electric Flying Cars, Drones Launched in the UK | Air One

Urban-Air Port, an aviation and aerospace manufacturing company, has designed an airport called Air One for electric flying cars and large drones in Coventry, UK. Spread across 17,000 sqft, the airport is designed to be the world’s first fully operational.

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Kitchen Furnishing Industry and It’s Customization Needs Today!

Customized kitchens have become a need for modern Indian homes today. The kind of aesthetics that the customized kitchen brings along with the finishes and designing of the kitchen talks a lot about the home and the end-user as well.

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Managing Projects During the Steep Rise in Building Material Prices - Vertica Dvivedi Editor-in-chief, Surfaces Reporter

The downturn in the construction sector despite a positive sentiment in the market and an increase in selling in the real estate sector is directly caused by the rise in construction material prices and the cost of labor.

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I urge each woman to be that exceptional boss, distinctive leader, and commendable role model - Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, MD, Hiranandani Group

On the mark of ‘International Womens Day, that, fortunately, falls on my Birthday, I take liberty to share some worthy wisdom. With the shining pearly hairs, and wrinkled eyes, I celebrate their (women) rise.

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Food For Architecture from Edible Museums To Textured Pasta Walls - Madhurima Chowdhury Executive Editor, Surfaces Reporter

Food is never just ‘food’. It is much more, particularly in today’s environment where creators try and find inspiration in every substance. Multiple scientific, technological, and design-based advancements can be seen in the production and consumption of foods.

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This Unique Bengaluru Office Celebrates Design Sustainability through Organic Architecture | Earthitects

Office spaces have seen quite an evolution over the past few years. And in the time of ‘returning to the workplace,’ the idea of office flexibility, human-centric designs and sustainably-inspired aesthetics suffice the factors of today’s workspace.

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Masonry Design Ornaments Jindal Mechno Bricks’ Experiential Centre | Renesa Architecture Design Interiors

Humble yet the most resilient fundamental of construction – brick – conjures an ingrained and palpable narrative that permeates the walls of Jindal Mechno Bricks Group’s impressive experiential space that is created by Renesa Architecture Design Interiors in New Delhi.

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This Chinese Cafe in England is a Potpourri of Colours and Patterns | Studio Sam Buckley

A spectrum of playful and bold patterns pop in the newly revamped Kingston Upon Hull’s Bing Ting cafe. Meaning pancake house in Chinese, Bing Ting is a street food cafe that takes over a 19th-century butcher’s shop in England.

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This Climate-Responsive Home in Chennai Coexists With The Three Decade Old Auspicious Nagalingam Tree | Khosla Associates

Nagalingam Veedu (the house with the Nagalingam tree) responds to the cultural and religious needs of its owners while remaining climate-sensitive to Chennai’s extreme monsoons and summers.

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Furniture and Fashion Inscribe within Rooshad Shroff’s Gallery-Office Space in Mumbai’s Historic Quarter

Ensconced between two clients’ premises, the Hermes and Louboutin boutiques at Horniman Circle, in Mumbai’s heritage quarter, nestles RooshadSHROFF Gallery.

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SAWA Features 90% Cross-Laminated Timber in Construction | Mei Architects and Planners | Rotterdam

Rotterdams first wooden residential tower, SAWA by Mei Architects and Planners has been designed using over 90 percent timber sourced from sustainably managed forests in Scandinavia.

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Tetris Game Inspires The White Canvas-Like Facade of House of Ayoob in Kerala | 3dor Concepts

At a very first glance, the unique facade of this house catches attention. Cladded in white, the exterior of the ‘House of Ayoob’ features a canvas-like structure with curved edges resembling stadium blocks stacked one above the other in a Tetris game

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Othalo and Architect Julien De Smedt Design Affordable Housing Made from Recycled Plastic

Established in 2019, Norwegian start-up Othalo aims to tackle two of the world’s biggest and most challenging problems – the housing crisis and plastic waste. Currently, the need for affordable and adequate housing is nearly 1 billion

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The Litze® Bath Collection by Brizo® Evokes Modern Design with Bauhaus Sensibility

The Litze® Bath Collection by Brizo is borne of artisanal technique and bold geometry, brought together by fine craftsmanship. Unassuming geometric purity masks its curious spirit..

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Guillermo Cameron Mac Lean’s Furniture System Easily Adapts to Different Spatial Needs | Liston

Architect and furniture designer Guillermo Cameron Mac Lean’s architectural take on shelving through his modular furniture system Liston allows users to create infinite configurations. Similar to building blocks, Liston allows users to assemble and create a structure that comprises wooden slats.

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CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati Unveils Design Plans for the World’s First Farmscraper | Jian Mu Tower

Touted to be the world’s first farmscraper, CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati has unveiled its design plans for the 218 m high Jian Mu Tower. Located in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, the international design firm will be blending architecture with urban agriculture in its design to incorporate.

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Baldiwala Edge Induces Flat Colours, Geometric Shapes and Stylised Graphic Patterns into this 2BHK Space | Quirk Box

When the client’s brief was as simple as to turn his 2BHK space into a home with eclectic aesthetics with corners bursting with colours while maximizing the area, Ali Baldiwala of Baldiwala Edge without a second thought envisioned the 1000 sqft space as a two-bedroom, .

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Three Spaces with Quirky Elements and Soft Interiors Celebrate the Spirit of Holi | SR Holi 2022

It is that time of the year to come alive with colours. Holi is one such festival when you come across an array of colours. In the spirit of the festival of colours, Surfaces Reporter brings to you some handpicked colour-filled spaces encapsulating the vibrant and cheerful vibe.

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UNStudio Finishes The New HQ For K-Pop Creators in South Korea

UNStudio has recently completed the design of a new headquarter building in Seoul for the producers of the South Korean music scene, otherwise known as K-Pop-YG Entertainment.

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Pop of Bold Colours Add a Quirky Twist to This Retail Space in Mumbai | SR Holi 2022

Modern and bright define the interiors of Mumbai’s newly opened apparel store Fancy Pants. Staying true to the brand’s slogan – Be Fierce Be Fancy – the store celebrates the ideology of the label that is tailored specially for women.

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Colourful Shipping Containers Turn into School for Dogs, Humans and Other Species | SR Holi 2022

Modified shipping containers are altered into a canine school that addresses the needs and requirements of dogs alongside sheltering other species. Named Educan, this educational multi-species architecture is a training habitat where dogs, humans and other species learn and coexist together.

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Colour Psychology: The Marvel of Colours in Architecture

Architecture is generally valued for its essential and practical use in sustaining and growth of a society. But for the architect, on top of it all, it is also an art, their chosen mode of expression.

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Designer Jens Martin Skibsted Designs Sea-Inspired Chairs Made of Recycled Plastic | Maree Chair

High-end furniture brand Montana Furniture has added a new and exciting chair design to its comprehensive product catalogue. Designed by Danish designer Jens Martin Skibsted, the Maree range of chairs is refined with a rational approach that manifests itself in the straight line.

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Best Tips to Renovate Your House Exteriors

The exteriors of the house showcase the whole theme and look of what really the estate wants to speak about. It shows the nature and theme of what the whole building is about and the aesthetics of the owner too.

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Elevate your home with Home Art Lights

Light is one of the boldest yet the simplest and most needful material in each estate. It has been around for ages and the ever so innovative trends make it worth having. With distinguished designs, colourful options and material availability, lights can do a lot more than just providing illuminatio

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Exclusive Range of Products to Give Your Home a Royal Look

Defining each corner and all the rooms, walls, ceilings of a home is a must. Every room has its own vibe while it also matches with the atmosphere of the whole house as well.

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Highlights from Neri Oxman’s Ongoing Nature X Humanity: Oxman Architects Exhibition

At her ongoing exclusive exhibition at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), American-Israeli architect and founder of the New York-based practice OXMAN Neri Oxman raises thought-provoking questions on materials, tools and architecture techniques that exist today.

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Step into this Café that Beautifully Jumbles Cherry Vibe Colours and Chic Furniture | Earth Cafe | SR Holi 2022

Breaking free from the quintessential cafe designs, Annkur Khosla of Annkur Khosla Design Studio has delved into a duality of contrasting colour scheme for the Earth Cafe. Drawing inspiration from its name and cuisine, the cafe features a distinct colour scheme.

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Studio’s In-House Production Waste Converted into 3D Printed Ermis Chair | The New Raw

Living up to its core value of crafting aesthetically pleasing designs out of waste material, The New Raw has kicked it up a notch once again with its Ermis chair. Made out of waste material of their in-house production facilities in Rotterdam,

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Façade Photoshop Tips and Tricks

Façade photoshop is necessary only when showcasing the facades majorly at mid night or when the sun is down. It shows the reflection of light and how having lights within the façade can make or break the whole look of any estate.

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Arpan Shah of Modo Designs Creates An Inside Out Home in Ahmadabad That Seamlessly Integrates Nature

Architectural and Interior Design-Arpan Shah, the principal architect of Modo Designs, has weaved open, semi-open and indoor spaces into an expansive sprawl of ‘Inside Out house’ located on Bopal Ambli road in the western part of Ahmedabad.

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The Rules of Residential Facade Designs

Facades or the exterior of a building showcases what the building is about. Its aesthetic beauty and uniqueness talks about the person and the infrastructure of the building as a whole. Now-a-days, the use of façade have increased thus making sure the environment friendly measures are taken while ma

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Hexagonal Bricks by Konstantin Grcic are Inspired by Beehives’ Infinite Expandable Structure | Hives for Mutina

Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has revamped one of the most ancient building materials – fired bricks – into a fashionable hexagon module that is both organic as well as geometric. Drawing inspiration from beehives, Hives is the new 3D element designed by Konstantin Grcic Design.

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WADE ASIA Celebrates International Womens Day | MARCH 2022 | Special Talks with Women who empower other women

Founders Vertica Dvivedi and Madhurima Chowdhury created WADE ASIA in 2016 with a small team. But WADE ASIA is no longer a small space, it had grown massively towards celebrating women in the field.

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This Mumbai Office Gives a Fresh Twist to Corporate Aesthetics | The Working Ants | SR Exclusive

A contented, old-time client approached Mumbai-based architecture studio The Working Ants, stipulating a simple design for his crane company office that would reflect a robust and progressive environment in accordance with the vastu principles.

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Studio Saar’s IGBC Rated Utilitarian Factory Reshapes Industrial Architecture | Secure Sanand, Gujarat

A purpose-built industrial facility that orbits around the client’s philosophy of placing employees’ well-being at the forefront of its operations has been recently completed by architecture practice Studio Saar. Other than uplifting work environment, electronics manufacturer.

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Sparrow: The Agenda of Resurgence, invites you to participate in a design competition to build a Bird House for a House Sparrow - STAR India

Sparrow: The Agenda of Resurgence, invites you to participate in a design competition to build a Bird House for a House Sparrow - STAR India

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World’s Largest Walk-Through Kaleidoscope Accentuates Saudi Arabia’s Natural Habitat | Stufish

The leading stage architecture studio Stufish has designed the world’s largest kaleidoscope measuring 40 m long and 6 m high. Installed at the 2022 One Giant LEAP technology conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the mirrored installation showcases the ever-shifting images of the country.

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What Makes Tiles the Welcoming Surface Decor Solution?

Tiles in an estate describes who you are as a person. It reflects your kind of luxury and décor statement when applied. Not only are these durable but also available in a wide variety of finishes and textures. They stand still for years when maintained properly.

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With 2.8 mn sq mt LEED certified space, India ranks at number 3 for LEED Green Building

In a major leap towards a sustainable future, India has secured third rank in the annual list of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), of Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED in 2021 ranking behind China and Canada. A report by SURFACES REPORTER

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6 Steps You Need to Try to Care for Your New Wooden Furniture

Wooden furniture sure is the center of attraction in any space. Be it home, office or any restaurant for a fact, wooden tables, sofa, dining tables sure are the eye catcher. Nobody wants their wooden furniture to look dull or scratched.

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How to Design a Walk in Closet for Small or Big Space

A walk-in closet is a dream for many. People usually end up with almirah or wardrobes. Not many think of using a separate small space to make a walk in closet. If you wish to make a small storage area for clothes and want style along with it, walk in closet is the perfect idea you need.

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Surfaces Reporter’s Rising Stars Kunal and Pinal Engineer, Inceppt, Surat

INCEPPT - The Design Studio is a professional organization which was conceived in 2012 by Ar Kunal Engineer and Designer Pinal Engineer. Nourished by a team of competent techno crafts, like-minded professionals.

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Least known Features to Look for When Buying HPL Sheets

Are you currently planning to renovate your home or office space and confused on what material to use on the surface that not only lasts long but is available in varied finishes and textures?

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Tiles and Marbles: Which One Takes It All?

Tiles and marbles are both very popular and therefore, it’s hard to differentiate between them when it comes to choosing one for your houses. But, then how does one choose?

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Surfaces Reporter’s Rising Stars Kunal and Pinal Engineer, Inceppt, Surat

INCEPPT - The Design Studio is a professional organization which was conceived in 2012 by Ar Kunal Engineer and Designer Pinal Engineer. Nourished by a team of competent techno crafts, like-minded professionals.

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AR. Anirban Bhaduri & Sanjay Mandal Architect & Founding Partner, Innate Kolkata - Surfaces Reporter | Spaces & Material Poetries

INNATE is Eastern India based group of architects, designers, urbanists, landscape professionals, interior and product designers. From the timid and humble beginnings, way back in 2005, through the ever-competitive journey, transformation is what INNATE has gone through.

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Salto & Sigsgaard’s Famous Council Family Chairs Refined for a Danish Hospital

Courtesy of the organically-shaped Danish design from the House of Finn Juhl’s One collection and colourful paintings, digital artworks, mosaics and relics by Danish artist Erik A Frandsen sets the ambiance of the recently constructed hospital in Denmark’s Godstrup.

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The Journey of SJK Architects, Mumbai From Colleagues to Partners - Shimul Javeri Kadri | Vaishali Shankar | Sarika Shetty | Roshni Kshirsagar

Thirty two years ago, when Shimul Javeri Kadri founded SJK Architects, she started out as a one-woman army. Now, as three of her long-time colleagues join her at the helm as partners, the renowned architect demonstrates how power, when shared, can only grow more incandescent as a guiding light.

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