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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.

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Modular Room Partition

Modular Room Partition Entirely Made From Textile and Birch Wood

Modular Room Partition Entirely Made From Textile and Birch Wood

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Saundha Gharaunda

Saundha Gharaunda Features An Ever-Charming Central Open To Sky Courtyard | Studio AVT

Designed by  Delhi-based Studio AVT or An-V-Thot Architects, entire house is planned around a beautiful central open to sky courtyard.

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Nature, Art and Innovation Meet in This Iconic Tower in San Jose, California | Habitat Horticulture

Nature, Art and Innovation Meet in This Iconic Tower in San Jose, California | Habitat Horticulture

To offer an artistic or architectural landmark to the largest city in Silicon Valley, San Jose, Habitat Horticulture has proposed Confluence Rising- an iconic tower in the city.

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Peony Petal and Painted Pottery Influences The Shape of the Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Linxia City, China | DUTS Design Studio

Peony Petal and Painted Pottery Influences The Shape of the Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Linxia City, China | DUTS Design Studio

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Accordion-Shaped ‘Xia’ Stool Emits A Musical Note When Pressed | Soraia Gomes | Portuguese

Accordion-Shaped ‘Xia’ Stool Emits A Musical Note When Pressed | Soraia Gomes | Portuguese

Portuguese Designer Soraia Gomes Teixeira has a recently designed “Xia Stool”- an accordion-shaped stool that actually sounds like a concertina when someone sits on it or presses it.

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Vincent Callebauts Stunning Building

Vincent Callebauts Stunning Building Twists A Total Of 90 Degrees From Bottom To Top Covered With 23,000 Floras | Taiwan

Vincent Callebauts Stunning Building Twists A Total Of 90 Degrees From Bottom To Top Covered With 23,000 Floras

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Eight Curved Elevated Red Walkways | Bangkok Project Studio

Eight Curved Elevated Red Walkways in Thailand Highlight The Value of Nature | Bangkok Project Studio

Eight Curved Elevated Red Walkways in Thailand Highlighting The Value of Nature | Bangkok Project Studio

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Tubular Pipe Sections

This Building in Dehradun Features Intermittent Facade Openings and A Circular Courtyard | Nest Inn | Myspace Architects

Perforated Clay-Tile Screens And V-Shaped Tubular Pipe Sections Feature the Nest Inn | Myspace Architects | Dehradun

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Connected Timber Cones Mark

Three Connected Timber Cones Mark The Magical Club House in the Lush Forest of Japan | Klein Dytham Architecture

Three Connected Timber Cones Mark The Magical Club House in the Lush Forest of Japan | Klein Dytham Architecture

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This Laterite Stone House in Karnataka Highlights A Trough Like Roof | Ovoid House | Greyscale Design Studio

This Laterite Stone House in Karnataka Highlights A Trough Like Roof | Ovoid House | Greyscale Design Studio

Bengaluru-based Greyscale Design Studio has designed Ovoid- a holiday home in Mudigere, Karnataka by using laterite stone.

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Jean Nouvel Unveils the Design of Shenzhen Opera House in China

Jean Nouvel Unveils the Design of Shenzhen Opera House in China

Ateliers Jean Nouvel has won an invited international design competition launched in January 2020 to build a new opera house in Shenzhen, China.

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The Northstar Nest in Gujarat

The Northstar Nest in Gujarat is A Kindergarten School Encompassing Double Height Spaces, Classrooms and Playground

Chennai-based Shanmugam Associates designed an eggshell white kindergarten campus in  Rajkot, Gujarat.

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11,000 Aluminium Panels Form the Façade of Frank Gehrys Twisting Art Tower Which Is Set To Open In June | Luma Arles

11,000 Aluminium Panels Form the Façade of Frank Gehrys Twisting Art Tower Which Is Set To Open In June | Luma Arles | France

11,000 Aluminium Panels Form the Façade of Frank Gehrys Twisting Art Tower Which Is Set To Open In June | Luma Arles

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Sameep Padora & Associates Used Black Limestone in the Construction of the Stepped Temple in Andhra Pradesh

Sameep Padora & Associates Used Black Limestone in the Construction of the Stepped Temple in Andhra Pradesh

Sameep Padora & Associates Used Black Limestone in the Construction of the Stepped Temple in Andhra Pradesh

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Unexpected Circular Interiors

The Unexpected Circular Interiors of A Simple-Looking Red Concrete Building | Chile | Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Chilean architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen have recently designed the university innovation center in Chile that has a simple multistorey building with unusual and spatial interiors.

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Vietnam Highlights

This Bat Trang House in Vietnam Highlights An Expressive Perforated Ceramic Brick Façade | Vo Trong Nghia Architects

This Bat Trang House in Vietnam embodies the unique towns ceramic and pottery heritage and has been around for more than 10 decades.

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IMK Architects- Auric Hall

Auric Hall By IMK Architects Revives Traditional Mughal Architecture In Aurangabad Industrial City

Auric Hall stands tall today as a landmark for Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC), India’s first greenfield, smart industrial city.

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Timber and Steel Roof Adorns

A Sweeping Timber and Steel Roof Adorns the Top of This Fold House In Ontario | Partisans

Designed by Toronto-based architecture practice - Partisans- this ‘Fold House’ is a two-storey guest and pool house in Hamilton, Canada featuring a dipping timber and steel roof.

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Terracotta Screen Covers | Dreamscape Architects

An Eye-Catching Terracotta Bricks Screen Covers The Facade of this Ahmedabad Home | Dreamscape Architects

The house for a family of five has become a cynosure because of its attention-grabbing terracotta screen that embraces its serene interiors while ensuring cooler climate within the complex.

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Uber-Luxe Vibes to the Inhabitants

A House That Gives Uber-Luxe Vibes to the Inhabitants | The Auura Interior Design Studio | Rajkot | Adani Shantigram

The Haven is An Uber-Luxe Residence by Shaily Ganatra and Kalpesh Gantara | Rajkot | | Adani Shantigram

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mountainous landscape

The Cluster of Treehouse Cabins Hidden In the Mountainous Landscape | China | WH Studio

Set in the mountainous landscape, this beautiful cluster of treehouse cabins perfectly harmonize with the surrounding areas. Designed by WH studio, these wooden cabins are found at the hotel Senbo Resort Hangzhou in China.

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The Architect Behind Priyanka Chopra

The Designer Behind Priyanka Chopra’s New York Restaurant | SONA

Opened on March 26, Priyanka Chopras Indian restaurant- SONA-is envisioned and designed by Melissa Bowers.

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Studio Infinity

Exposed Brick Work With Earthy Toned Palette Features This Advocates’ Office | Studio Infinity |Pune

Architects Tushar Kothawade and Chiranjivi Lunkad of Studio Infinity has designed ‘Brick by Brick’- an eye-catching Advocate’s Office in Pune, Maharashtra.

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A floating & rotating Five star hotel that will generate electricity too |Qatar | Surfaces Reporter

The eco friendly hotel conceptualised by Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio, Turkey will generate its own electricity using the rotation and also equipped with wind turbines and rainwater collection. A report by SURFACES REPORTER (SR).

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An Oblong Shape Barrier Free Abode in Jalandhar by Space Race Architects

An Oblong Shaped Barrier Free Abode in Jalandhar by Space Race Architects | Punjab

The Barrier-Free abode by Space Race Architects follows the principle of ‘Simple Living and High Thinking’ as propagated by Mahatma Gandhi.

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Mexico-based Architects Hand-Made This Sustainable Moon Sculpture | KBANIA and F*Money | El Pescadero, Mexico

Mexico-based Architects Hand-Made This Sustainable Moon Sculpture | KBANIA and F*Money | El Pescadero, Mexico

Positioned among the desert of Southern Baja California and the Pacific Ocean, Moon House "Casa de Luna" is the first collaborative project by the F*Money and KBANIA.

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Sourabh Gupta of Archohm designed

Concrete Grey Meets Earthy Terracotta in Archohm’s Agra House

Sourabh Gupta of Archohm designed ‘The Terracotta House’for a family of five across three generations in Agra. It stands like a warm oasis and exemplifies a relationship between neutral grey concrete and earthy terracotta.

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South Indian Temple

A Serene Home For Three Generations Layered in South Indian Temple Complex | Between Spaces | Bangalore | Cuckoo’s Nest

Bangalore-based architecture and interior design firm- Between Spaces has designed a simple, pragmatic and modern home fascinatingly interpreting the typical layering in south Indian temple complex.

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Architect and Designer Manoj Patel

A Beautiful Outdoor Furniture Series Made With Clay Roof Tiles | Manoj Patel Design Studio | Gujarat

Architect and Designer Manoj Patel is known for making extraordinary out of ordinary clay roof tiles. This time the architect repurposed the traditional clay roof tiles to create a unique outdoor furniture series.

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LIJO.RENY.architects

Climbing Plants Feature The Facade of This House That Rains Light in Kerala | LIJO.RENY.architects

The Thrissur-based LIJO.RENY.architects has designed a beautiful house in Ernakulam, Kerala, that features several flowering creepers and climbing vegetables on its facade.

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Post Covid Future

A 3D Printed Bio Based Micro Home for a Post Covid Future by Oliver Thomas and Amey Kandalgaonkar

The global uncertainty created by COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of people in many ways. 3D printing emerged as a boom during this time that was being used to tackle  the challenges posed by the pandemic, ranging from PPE kits to emergency shelter to isolate patients

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Recycled Plastic Cladding Tiles

Worlds First 100 Percent Recycled Plastic Cladding Tiles Made From PVC Construction Waste | Overtreders W and Bureau SLA | Dutch

Dutch Studios Bureau SLA and Overtreders W have designed beautiful plastic cladding tiles-called Pretty Plastic formed from recycled PVC windows and gutters.

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Orbital Assembly Corporation

Worlds First Space Hotel To Open Up For Business in 2027 | Orbital Assembly Corporation | California

A journey to space will no longer be a dream only. Like astronauts, people in other professions can also plan a vacation outside the Earth as Worlds first space hotel will soon be a reality

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Technology and Management by ZED Lab

Delhi-Based Zero Energy Design Lab Reinterprets Vernacular Architecture With Advanced Techniques in this Brick Hostel | Gurgaon

The boys hostel building at the St. Andrews Institute of Technology and Management by ZED Lab is a meticulously designed, well-engineered residential complex that obtains its character from the basic building block – the brick.

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Japanese Holiday Retreat

The Shape of Japanese Holiday Retreat - YEZO -is Built Using Algorithms !

Positioned in the idyllic Hokkaido, the YEZO is a holiday retreat nestled in Japans spectacular northern mountain range. The small retreat uses dramatic landscape and an experimental design approach to design a sanctuary in nature.

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safe sanctuar

Landscaped Terraces And Extrusions Frame the G House Designed By SMW Architects | Mumbai

A home is a space bustling with activity, yet is a calm, safe sanctuary to the ones occupying it. The definition of a house has changed; from fulfilling the basic needs of a home, they’re now spaces thatstretch beyond the threshold of need’ into becoming luxurious must-haves.

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Ar. Pruthu Burli and Ar. Parichay Rai

Wood, Concrete and Minimal Furniture Accentuates This Family-Home in the Narrow Street of Bangalore | Intuit Design Studio

Ar. Pruthu Burli and Ar. Parichay Rai led Intuit Design Studio constructed this family residence in an upscale area of Bangalore, which was visualised as an introverted semi-open object drawing light mainly from the sky.

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Shweta Balasubramoni

From Chasing Paycheques to Paying Checks: The Journey of Shweta Balasubramoni’s Life | Hyderabad | Wade Asia Special | Women Architects

As far as she can recollect, Shweta Balasubramoni has always been fascinated with form, space and the innate ability of human beings to create beauty.

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Vijaya Bhargav

Ar Vijaya Bhargava Shares The 8 Things That Aided Her To Tackle 2020 | Bangalore | Wade Asia Special | Women Architects

Who would’ve thought that the 2020 year would bring so many changes to our everyday lives!The year 2020 started off like any other year…

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Louis Kahn

Life and Works of Architect Louis I. Kahn: An Overview

SURFACES REPORTER (SR) is sharing the important works of Louis Kahn- one of Americas most influential modernist architects.

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Peter Zumthor

The Genius of Architect Peter Zumthor

How the son of a furniture maker and master joiner- Peter Zumthor-became the world-renowned architect? Read the interesting story of the genius of architect Peter Zumthor at SURFACES REPORTER (SR) along with his notable works.

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Hiral Shah

This Woman Dared to Go on A Journey Towards A New Niche | Vadodara | Wade Asia Special | Women Architects

Stepping out of your comfort zone is not a cakewalk. It can sometimes be too troublesome. However, one who builds up the courage to take the adventurous ride of challenges and experiences always succeeds

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Aarushi Bafna

How The Lockdown Motivated This Woman To Grow Her Business | Jaipur | Wade Asia Special | Women Architects

We all have our stories and the lockdown, and how it impacted our perception of life.

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Story of Misha Khana, a design enthusiast and YouTube

Stepping into The Spotlight: The Woman Who Dared to Face Her Fears | Delhi | Wade Asia Special | Women Architects

Being shy sometimes becomes the biggest blow that one could ever face in their lives. There are often so many things that remain unsaid and undone whereas there are also matters that remain unresolved.

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Shami Goregaoker

Shami Goregaoker Shares the Important Lessons Learnt From 2020 | Mumbai | Wade Asia Special | Women Architects

The year 2020 was something most people wouldnt like to have a cherished memory for obvious reasons, on the contrary, it also proved to be quite the eye-opener for many.

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Design Foundation

Accepting the New Norm- The Success-Bound Journey of an Ambitious Mother | Gurgaon | Wade Asia Special | Women Architects

Motherhood can be a joyous occasion in a woman’s life. But it can be an overwhelming experience too. The founder of Design Foundation shares her journey of managing work,

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Geetha VG

Sustainable Architecture and Designing- A Novel Approach All the Way To Success | Bengaluru| Wade Asia Special | Women Architects

SR and WADe Asia is presenting the encouraging narrative of Geetha VG, who poetically and practically promoted eco-smart and environmentally sustainable choices without giving up on quality:

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Pranay Manjari

This Woman Transformed the Future of a Village with the power of Education | Mumbai | Wade Asia Special | Women Architects

Education is a founding stone into the world of knowledge. Teachers hence have a high respect in our society. But is educating reaching all of our children?

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Manu

Roti and Makaan; How this woman turned it into her passion | Delhi | Wade Asia Special | Women Architects

City life and its vagaries are known to all. It is an apparent norm that moving to a big city is synonymous with having to leave one’s roots behind. “India lives in its villages” as they say, and she doesnt resonate with that in its entirety.

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Jui Patil

This Woman Proved How Staying Positive Through Difficult Times Makes You Shine | Mumbai | Wade Asia Special | Women Architects

We all have heard sayings about the power of positive thinking. While it is easier said than done, Jui Patil owner of JR architects explains to us how she kept going through this tough situation.

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Meet Madhusmita Sahoo

Persevering In A Pandemic: The Woman Who Achieved Success With Survival Instincts And Self Care |Bangalore | Wade Asia Special | Women Architects

Madhusmita Sahoo is a Project Management professional who has considerable experience in managing construction projects through all the phases of their life cycles, right from conception of an idea to the implementation of the final product.

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build domestic temples

A Unique Home in Mumbai With An Iridescent Oval-Shaped Temple in the Courtyard and A Garden on Top

Since time immemorial, Indian people used to build domestic temples in the courtyards of their house, usually in space that is secluded from the main house

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The Architecture of Tadao Ando: Master and his Works

The Architecture of Tadao Ando: Master and his Works

Tadao Ando is a self-taught Japanese architect. He was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1941 and received no formal training in architecture.

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Hungarian architects

Hungarian Architect Antti Lovags Architectural Masterpiece - Bubble Palace Is on Sale

Built in 1975 by Hungarian architects Antti Lovag for French industrialist Pierre Bernard, this iconic 1200 sqm Bubble Palace is on sale in the south of France.

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Laurie Baker- An Inspirational Architect

Architectural Inspirations: The Work of Laurie Baker

SURFACES REPORTER (SR) takes a glimpse into Laurie Baker’s life journey, his architectural ethics that were inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and the legacy he leaves behind.

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Brazilian bornarchitect- Isay Weinfeldabout his architectural journey

Discovering Architectural Finesse with Renowned Architect Isay Weinfeld

SURFACES REPORTER (SR) had an engaging interaction with the Brazilian bornarchitect- Isay Weinfeldabout his architectural journey, turning point in his career, his new book combining his three passions- film, architecture and music, and lots more.

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Pooja room- tips

Things One Must Know While Designing a Pooja Room

SURFACES REPORTER (SR) brings here some of the things one must know while designing a Pooja Room:

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10 Documentaries Architects & Designers Must Watch on NETFLIX and Amazon Prime

10 Documentaries Architects & Designers Must Watch on NETFLIX and Amazon Prime

One of the most significant aspects of being an adult in the 21st century is the world fast development. Be it entertainment or technology everything is dynamic.

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MVRDV Valley

MVRDVs Competition-Winning Design Valley Nears Completion: See Special Features

MVRDV 75,000 square meters project is said to bring much-needed greening to Amsterdam Zuidas business district.

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Ahmedabad-Based Architecture Firm Created A Restaurant From Clay, Jute, and Other Organic Materials

Ahmedabad-Based Architecture Firm Designed A Restaurant From Clay, Jute, and Other Organic Materials

Ahmedabad-Based Architecture Firm Created A Restaurant From Clay, Jute, and Other Organic Materials

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Build a Bird House Competition

Participate in Build a Bird House Competition | A STAR India (Sparrow: The Agenda of Resurgence) Initiative

India’s 1st Ever Design Competition for a Birdhouse. Participate in a design competition to build a Bird House for a House Sparrow.

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digital bamboo pavilion

Lightweight Bamboo Construction and 3D-Printing Technology Used in the Making of This Pavilion by Swiss Architecture Students | ETH Zuric

The Swiss architecture students at ETH Zurich combined bamboos natural material with innovative digital fabrication technology to create a lightweight pavilion.

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Admont Abbey in Austria is the World Largest Monastery Library

Admont Abbey in Austria is the Worlds Largest Monastery Library

Admont Abbey is the worlds largest monastic library and now the oldest monastery in Styria, Austria library.

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Klementium Library

Klementium Library in the Czech Republic is An Epitome of Baroque Architecture

Designed by architect Amanda Levete, Klementium Library houses more than 20,000 books.

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Tianjin Binhai Library, China

The Futuristic Tianjin Binhai Library by MVRDV

This futuristic library is dubbed "The Eye" because of a gigantic iris-looking sphere that serves as the focal point in the middle of the building.

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This Art Museum Building in Beijing Features Red Brick Walls, Floors, And Staircases

This Art Museum Building in Beijing Features Brick Walls, Floors, And Staircases

The architect Dong Yugen used brick as the primary architectural element in the walls, floors, and staircases of this fascinating sculptural museum in Beijing, China.

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5 truly stunning libraries around the world.

5 Architecturally Pleasing Libraries Around the World

While some of these libraries celebrate the innovative, futuristic/ ultra-modern design others will give you a feel as if you are stepping into a royal palace due to their Georgian/Baroque-style.

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The Facade Patterns of 18 Screens Designed by Sanjay Puri Architects Are Inspired From Traditional Indian Architecture and Lucknow ‘Chikan’ Embroidery

Lucknow ‘Chikan’ Embroidery and Traditional Indian Architecture Features in The Façade Patterns Of This House Designed by Sanjay Puri Architects

Sanjay Puri Architects used screens in this project that bring shade from the searing hot sun while large windows on the northern side allow indirect light to infuse the internal spaces of the house.

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Athens-Based Architecture Firm Designed Cave-Like Home Into A Rocky Cliffside

Athens-Based Architecture Firm Designed Cave-Like Home Into A Rocky Cliffside

Athens-Based Architecture Firm Designed a modern cave-like house into a rocky cove

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Toni & Guy Salon | Design reseArch Workshop

The New Toni & Guy Salon is entirely designed around Lines as the main theme | Gurgaon | Design reseArch Workshop

Ar. Bhanu Kharbanda and Ar. Saurabh Kathoria of Gurugram-based architecture firm Design ReseArch Workshop DRAW used an element of LINES all over Toni & Guy Salons interiors.

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David Chipperfield Architects | Neue Nationalgalerie Museum | Renovation | Surfaces Reporter

David Chipperfield Architects Removes 35,000 individual Components from the Mies Van Der Rohe Neue Nationalgalerie Museum as a Part of the major Overhaul

Surfaces Reporter talks about major renovation work of the famed Mies van der Rohes museum Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin to be completed by David Chipperfield Architects.

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11 Major Stories of 2020 | Architecture and Design | Surfaces Reporter

SURFACES REPORTER Lists 11 Top Architecture & Design News Stories of 2020

From Ram Mandir Temple to Central Visa Construction Project, an exclusive collection by Surfaces Reporter of major news across the country that kept us on our toes the entire year!

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3D printing or additive manufacturing in architecture

Is 3D Printing the Future of Manufacturing Ecosystem?

SURFACES REPORTER (SR) team has compiled all information about 3D Printing technology, including its history, benefits in architecture, challenges involved, major advancements, and what the future holds for this exciting technology.

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Mass Timber Architecture: Benefits and Common Misconceptions

Mass Timber Architecture: Benefits and Common Misconceptions

Although India is in the early stages of a mass-timber construction boom, its adoption in a range of commercial real estate projects is showing an upward trend.

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Brick Textures Guide You To Move Forward in this Stunning Pause Pavilion | Ashari Architects

Brick Textures Guide You To Move Forward in this Stunning Pause Pavilion | Ashari Architects

The Pause pavilion by Ashari Architects is one of such architectural installations that has made the SURFACES REPORTER (SR) awestruck.

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The Northstar School Designed by Shanmugam Associates | Gujarat

Shanmugam Associates Takes Cues From Stepped Wells of Gujarat To Design Courtyard of the Northstar School | Rajkot

The Northstar School designed by Kerala-based architecture firm Shanmugam Associates (SA) integrates the nature to allow children learn in a positive way.

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KDND Studio | The Shift House | Maharashtra  | Surfaces Reporter

KDND Studio Stacks the Volumes to Design The Shift House | Maharashtra  | Surfaces Reporter

KDND Studio stacked volumes like a play of ‘jenga’ blocks to create the Shift House in the picturesque location of Aambey Valley, Maharashtra

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Zaha Hadid Architects Reveals the Design for Huanggang Port Area | China

Zaha Hadid Architects Reveals the Design of Huanggang Port Area in Shenzhen | China

Located in the Futian District of the city, Huanggang Port currently serves 300,000 people crossing the border with Hong Kong each day.

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coimbatore

Coimbatore to convert space under flyover into exclusive cafes, office spaces and parks | Oasis Designs Inc | SR Exclusive

The spaces under any flyover are the most unused ones. However, Oasis Designs Inc along with the Coimbatore Smart City Proposal are converting the Valankulam under flyover into something unique with co-working spaces, cafes, interaction centers and more. An SR exclusive

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Artrovert is the project to design a studio in a peri-urban artists colony, Kaladham, in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Anagram Architects Designs Artrovert- A Grey-Coloured Home/ Studio for Artist Anita Dube | Greater Noida

Artrovert is the project to design a studio in a peri-urban artists colony, Kaladham, in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The 280 sqm. studio is built on a 300 sqm trapezoidal plot which is one of 216 arranged in an octagonal grid.

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listen to conversation between legends

Few selected comments & conversation between legends: BV Doshi and Alvaro Siza

It is not often that one gets to listen to conversation between legends! So you can imagine how special it was for me to be one of the moderators during the conversation and to host the two phenomenal architects on SURFACES REPORTER’S (SR) platform in July 2020!

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Ar MADHAV RAMAN

An Up-Close Conversation with Ar Madhav Raman | Anagram Architects | I-Me-Myself

Ar MADHAV RAMAN- Principal & Co-Founder, Anagram Architects, New Delhi, is one of the most promising architects of the younger generation. Madhav’s interests in cultural histories and urban economics add depth to the practice.

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Spacemaker Comes With AI-Powered Generative Design For Sustainable Urban Development

Spacemaker Comes With AI-Powered Generative Design For Sustainable Urban Development

Autodesk-US software and services company- has recently acquired Norway based Spacemaker- a start-up firm that optimises cloud-based, artificial intelligence (AI), and generative design for urban development. It acquired the startup in a $240 million all-cash deal.

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Rahul Jain Design Lab Designed Infinity-Shaped Cafe by Using Recycled Shipping Containers

Rahul Jain Designed Infinity-Shaped Cafe by Using Recycled Shipping Containers | RJDL

The Cafe Infinity is famous for not only its use of sustainable materials but also for its unique shape that forms an infinity symbol, representin

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vidya devi Paramedical College Designed by SpaceMatters | Agroha | Haryana

White and Red Sandstone Envelops the Paramedical College Designed by SpaceMatters | Agroha | Haryana

Architecture firm Space Matters has designed Vidya Devi Jindal Paramedical College in the existing campus of the Institute of Medical Science in Agroha, Haryana by using white and red sandstone.

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Architectural Review of ‘Parasite’ Movie Directed by Bong Joon-ho | Surfaces Reporter

How architecture revolves around Parasite| Architectural Review of the Movie by Bong Joon-ho | Surfaces Reporter

SURFACES REPORTER (SR) has decided to do an architectural review of the films where architecture plays a crucial role in the narrative. Here lets talk about the Oscar-winning Parasite.

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RH 23: A Constructivist Residence Introduced by DA Studios | Hyderabad

RH 23: A Constructivist Residence Introduced by DA Studios | Hyderabad

Located in Hyderabad, Telangana, RH23 by DA Studios is a constructivist house sprawled over an area of 16,000 sq ft.

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‘Sharaan’ | AlUla Desert, Saudi Arabia

Jean Nouvel Designed ‘Sharaan’- A Luxury Cave Resort in the AlUla Desert, Saudi Arabia

Jean Nouvel has disclosed the concept design for a new luxury resort- Sharaan- located amid the rocks deep in a valley of Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia.

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Hiren Patel, Principal Architect and Director, Hiren Patel Architects

WATCH! Hiren Patel | Architect of the Week | Frankly Speaking with SURFACES REPORTER | 28 Nov l Sat l 7 PM l SR FB & Youtube

Born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, into a family of engineers, Hiren Patel is a renowned architect who has been designing dynamic spaces for over three decades. He is an energetic and prolific architect, as well as an artist, who has created wonderful spaces that represent harmonious balance between the na

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SURFACES REPORTER (SR)’s Editor-in-Chief- Vertica Dvivedi- will talk with Rahul Kadri- Principal Architect and Partner at IMK Architects in an upcoming LIVE interview on 3rd December 2020 at 6 PM on SR Facebook and Youtube Channel.

Catch Ar Rahul Kadri and Vertica Dvivedi LIVE | Architect of the Week |Thursday, Dec 3rd, 2020 @6 PM | SR FB and Youtube

SURFACES REPORTER (SR)’s Editor-in-Chief- Vertica Dvivedi- will talk with Rahul Kadri- Principal Architect and Partner at IMK Architects in an upcoming LIVE interview on 3rd December 2020 at 6 PM on SR Facebook and Youtube Channel.

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Sarpanch house | Neogenesis+Studi0261

A Stack of Uneven Cuboid Boxes Forms the Exterior of Double-Storey Sarpanch House | Telangpore | Neogenesis+Studi0261

Gujarat based architecture and design firm- Neogenesis+Studi0261- designed this iconic and introvert abode in a small village called Talangpore for a Sarpanch (head) of the village.

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Stone Jali, Column-Free Floors and Hybrid Structure System Characterize Sangini House | Surat

Stone Jali, Column-Free Floors and Hybrid Structure System Characterize Sangini House | Surat

Utopia Designs and Urbanscape Architects collaborated for conceptualization, design and interiors for the eight-storied office building- Sangini House- for the Sangini Group in Surat, Gujarat.

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SR Wishes Ar Christopher Charles Benninger a very Happy Birthday | Know the Amazing Women who influenced his Life and Career.

Ar Chirstopher Charles Benninger shared this wonderful lecture about the 10+ Women who influenced his career at WADE ASIA 2017. On his birthday today. SURFACES REPORTER finds it but apt to share this list again and wish him a wonderful and healthy life ahead. Happy Birthday Ar. Benninger

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Studio Saransh | MD Apartment

Studio Saransh Uses Teak, Concrete and Splash of Blue in the Interior of MD Apartment

Malay Doshi, Arihant Bajaj and Tejashree Karande converted a 2-bedroom apartment into a studio in Ahmadabad, India.

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The Hovering Gardens | N.D.D.C. | Pune | Passive House

The Hovering Gardens is an Epitome of a Contemporary, Energy-Efficient Home | N.D.D.C. | Pune | Passive House

Built for a large family of six, The Hovering Gardens incorporates several passive features such as natural materials and Cantilevered balconies.

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Thermal Insulation Double Glazing Stops the Excessive Heating on this Crystalline Footbridges Connecting the UCT in Prague | OV-A

Thermal Insulation Double Glazing Stops the Excessive Heating on this Crystalline Footbridges Connecting the UCT in Prague | OV-A

Antonín Engel designed Crystalline footbridges that stretched between the two historical buildings form a new symbol of the University of Chemistry and Technology‘s complex in Prague.

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Dipen Gada’s ‘Old School’ | DGA

Dipen Gada’s ‘Old School’ Will Take You Back Down the Memory Lane | DGA

Take a delightful ride to your childhood days through Dipen Gada’s ‘Old School’ Restaurant in Vadodara.

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4BHK House in Ahmedabad | Aarchion | Indraprasth Residence

Tour this Simple Yet Sophisticated 4BHK House in Ahmedabad | Aarchion | Indraprasth Residence

Aarchion Architects & Interior Designers gave a bit metallic touch to the whole interiors of this spacious 4BHK House in Ahmedabad.

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Emirates Hills- An Amazing Proposal Project by Dmitriy Kuznietsov for Dubai

Emirates Hills- An Amazing Proposal Project by Dmitriy Kuznietsov for Dubai | United Arab Emirates | Surfaces Reporter

Dmitriy Kuznietsov has given a proposal of a unique and complex Emirates Hills project for Dubai, UAE.

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Shen’s New Beauty Store in Brooklyn | Mythology

Plywood Lines Every Surface of Shen’s New Beauty Store in Brooklyn | Mythology

Mythology used just one material- plywood- to create a striking interior of Shen’s new beauty store in Brooklyn

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You Can Experience God’s Touch in The Circular Rainbow Church | Marek Jan Štepán | Atelier Štepán | Beatified Restituta

The hues of The Circular Rainbow Church |Atelier Štepán | Czech republic

Czech Republic studio Atelier Štepán has designed a circular church in Brno which has a striking, rainbow-hued window at the top.

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This ‘Star-Fish’ Shaped Airport is the World’s Largest, Single-Building Terminal | ZHA | Beijing Daxing International Airport

The newly-built Beijing Daxing International Airport by eponymous architectural giant Zaha Hadid Architects is said to be the world’s largest, single-building terminal.

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Tea Villa Cafe | Mitesh Antala | Janki & Parth Hakani | Rajkot

Grandeur Achieved From Common Materials | Tea Villa Cafe | Mitesh Antala | Janki & Parth Hakani | Rajkot

Located in an outskirt of Rajkot, this Tea Villa Café is designed by RUST- The Design Studio & EVEN Project Solutions in collaboration by using common materials.

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SR Rising Stars Architects Mohammed Afnan & Arun Shekar Bags Three National Awards at IIID | Humming Tree | Calicut

SR Rising Stars Mohammed Afnan & Arun Shekar Bag Three National Awards at IIID | Humming Tree | Calicut

SURFACES REPORTER (SR)’s Rising Stars architects Arun Shekar & Mohammed Afnan, Humming Tree, Calicut bags three National and four Zonal awards at IIID.

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Markthal Rotterdam| MVRDV | Netherland

Worlds Largest Artwork Covering a Buildings Vaulted Interior | Markthal | Rotterdam | MVRDV | Surfaces Reporter Cloud Walk

The Netherlands’ first covered market- Markthal Rotterdam- displays the world’s largest artwork, created by artists Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam aptly called Cornucopia

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A hand sketch of Ar Le Corbusier by Prof SS Bhatti

The Unforgettable Corbusier | A memoir by Ar Dr SS Bhatti, Founder Teacher| Chandigarh College of Architecture | SR Exclusive

A memoir on late Architecture Legend Le Corbusier whose name stands for Crow and who truly redefines the modern India by Prof and Author Dr SS Bhatti, Founder Teacher and Former Principal of Chandigarh College of Architecture. A SURFACES REPORTER Exclusive

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10 Most Iconic Buildings Designed by Le Corbusier | Surfaces Reporter

Known as the pioneer of Modernist architecture and considered as one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, Le Corbusier designed several iconic buildings across the world.

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10 amazing facts about the notable architect- Le Corbusier.

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Abhishek Bij and Sushant Verma on ‘Crescent Mosque | Surfaces Reporter

Two Indian Architecture firms collaborate for the iconic Crescent Mosque at Dubai Creek Harbour| Design Plus x rat[LAB] | SR Interview

Abhishek Bij of Design Plus Architects, Gurugram and Sushant Verma of rat[LAB] – Research in Architecture and Technology, New Delhi talk about their innovative collaboration on the iconic Crescent Mosque at Dubai Creek Harbour

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Salankar Pashine & Associates | Telangana

Minimalism to convey luxury in Ar Anurag & Pallavi Pashine’s residence | Salankar Pashine & Associates | Nagpur, Maharashtra

SURFACES REPORTER (SR) presents to you an exclusive series of architects’ and designers’ own residences. Here we are presenting the minimalistic-yet-luxurious abode of Ar Anurag Pashine & Pallavi Pashine from Salankar Pashine & Associates, Nagpur, Maharashtra

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Office 543 by Charged Voids

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Ar Aman Aggarwal achieves maximum efficacy using bare minimum elements in the Office 543. SURFACES REPORTER (SR) explains how the office located at a small site in the busiest lane of Mohali, Punjab achieved the feat.

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The Théâtre du Châtelet is a theatre and opera house, located in Paris, France. Design firm Collectif Parenthèse set up a poetic scenography around the balconies of the Théâtre du Chatelet in September, 2020.

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The Théâtre du Châtelet is a theatre and opera house, located in Paris, France. Design firm Collectif Parenthèse set up a poetic scenography around the balconies of the Théâtre du Chatelet in September, 2020.

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Shailja Harish Design Studio Vascular Surgery Hospital

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Shailja Harish Design Studio imbues health promoting qualities into Ahmadabad’s leading Vascular Surgery Hospital "Indovasc".

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Pyramid Valley International, Kanakapura, Bangalore, by BPA

Star Light Block- A New Addition to Pyramid Valley International | BPA

Pyramid Valley International designed by Bharathi Prem Associates is a 28-acre meditation campus surrounded by greenery and small hillocks in horseshoe shape.

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Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Chennai

Modern Indian Temple: Shilpa Architects & rat [LAB] reinterpret vernacular with parametric design

The Architecture and research firm rat[LAB] Studio and Shilpa Architects have recently designed a Shirdi Sai Baba temple in Koppur, Chennai that reinterprets the vernacular architecture of India through parametric design.

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10 Must-read books by Indian Architects

Surfaces Reporter has compiled a list of some of the Must read books for architects written by some of the most well-known and academically acclaimed architects and other professionals. Take a look

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Vernacular Courtyard house by SPAN architects

Vernacular and Indeginous Courtyard House by SPAN Architects

This Courtyard house designed by SPAN Architects stands true to the idea of vernacular and indigenous architecture yet following the contemporary lines.

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Kashmir University Leh Satellite Campus

A sustainable university campus in the harsh Leh climate by ANA Design Studio

Kashmir University Leh Satellite Campus designed by ANA Design Studio is an epitome of Sustainable architecture in unstable climates.

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Watch I-Me-Myself with Ar FAHED MAJEED- Managing 3 offices Kochi-Bali-Dubai, his childhood, college, international projects and more

Watch Ar Fahed Majeed in an up and close interaction with Vertica Dvivedi, Editor-in-Chief, Surfaces Reporter and Founder WADe Asia Awards, spoke about his memories, choices, passion and more.

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Cover Story: High-End Residential Projects- New Market & Needs AFTER COVID

Ar Bobby Mukherji, Pallavi Dean, Ar Hiren Patel, Nisha Jamvwal on High-End Residential Projects- Surfaces Reporter Cover Story

Architects Bobby Mukherji, Hiren Patel, Interior Designers Pallavi Dean, Nisha Jamvwal discuss about luxury homes, how residential properties will change in design, renovation, buying of new building materials and products after COVID pandemic. The demands and new needs....

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The Bandra Collective

Sameep Padora, Alan Abraham And 4 Other Top Architects Collaborate To Transform Mumbai Suburb

A Group of well-known architects from Bandra, Mumbai including The Busride, Samir D’monte Architects, Sameep Padora & Associates (sP+a), Urban Studio, Abraham John Architects, Architecture BRIO) have come up with the innovative solution to declutter the urban spaces of Mumbai.

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United Coffee House got Rewind into Chic yet Contemporary setting

Abhigyan Neogi revamps the famous United Coffee House to a delightful new avatar

United Coffee House, a chic offshoot of the legendary 75-year-old United Coffee House is a thrilling design venture by Chromed Design Studio.

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Stairway house in Tokyo

The Stairway House by Nendo

Situated in a serene residential area of Shinjuku, a zone of Tokyo, this three-story home designed by Nendo to accommodate three generations of the same family.

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Distancing Circles- Module 1 by Bandra Collective

Bandra Collective has come up with six modules while adhering to the health guidelines and social distancing norms in the urban areas. Surfaces Reporter has covered each of the module presented by Bandra Collective in detail. You can check out all the other five modules links at the bottom of this p

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B.V. Doshi and his projects

Architect Balkrishna (B.V.) Doshi Turns 93! Updated Architecture Projects of the Pritzker Laureate

Counted among the best architects of the world, Architect BV Doshi turns 93 today! Check out the updated architecture projects of the Pritzker Laureate.

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Zaha Hadid Architects to build Klenoviy Boulevard Metro Station, Moscow

ZHA to build Klenoviy Boulevard Metro Station in Russia

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8 fantastic recycled materials you can use to renovate

As the world focuses on efficiency in cost and uses, Surfaces Reporter (SR) has rounded up 8 fantastic materials that can be recycled and repurposed.

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Triangular Toilet by Nao Tamura In Tokyo

New York-based Japanese designer Nao Tamura has fitted a red public toilet into a triangular plot in Tokyo. It was one of the toilet designs that were finalized for Tokyo Toilet project, an effort by The Nippon Foundation to renovate seventeen public toilets in Tokyos downtown Shibuya district.

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INSTITUTE OF INDOLOGY by B.V. Doshi

The Institue For Indology building in Ahmedabad is one of Balkrishna Doshis first public buildings as a solo artist outside of  Le Corbusiers office.

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The architects search for identity culminated in the story of "four columns and a staircase" in a brick kiln. This became the basis for the design of his family home. The economical house uses local brick as basic material for construction and has proper orientation for climate control.

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LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION HOUSING Ahmedabad by B.V Doshi

Developing a new typology Through a participatory process, a cohesive housing community develops a new suitable form through optimizing available resources, modifying typologies and ways to relate to its changing lifestyles and income levels.

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ARANYA Low Cost Housing by B.V. Doshi

ARANYA Low Cost Housing by B.V. Doshi

One of the most significant projects of B.V Doshi, the Aranya low lost housing Township was designed to establish a sense of community and facilitate harmony between the built environment and its inhabitants.

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Amdavad Ni Gufa by B. V. Doshi

Amdavad Ni Gufa by B. V. Doshi

Designed as an art gallery, Amdavad Ni Gufa demonstrates the collaboration between an artist and architect.

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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT by B. V. Doshi

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT by B. V. Doshi

The legendary architect, B. V. Doshi designed the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Udaipur.

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Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology (CEPT) by B. V. Doshi

Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology (CEPT) by B. V. Doshi

An institutional wonder, the Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology (CEPT) by the legendary architect, B V Doshi, captures the presence of a brick kiln, which evokes memories of childhood. Likewise, education without doors conveys both formal and informal exchanges.

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ELECTRONICS CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD. (ECIL) by B.V. Doshi

ELECTRONICS CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD. (ECIL) by B.V. Doshi

The ECIL Township was built by Doshi between 1969 and 1971, and was part of a planned expansion of the Hyderabad electronics industry.

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SANGATH - the Studio of B. V. Doshi

SANGATH - the Studio of B. V. Doshi

Featuring a series of sunken vaults sheathed in china mosaic, the studio, Sangath, has a small grassy terraced amphitheatre and flowing water details.

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TAGORE MEMORIAL THEATREX by B. V. Doshi

TAGORE MEMORIAL THEATREX by B. V. Doshi

In this memorial theatre, the city honours both Tagore, the legendary artist and Tagore, the towering personality.

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10 Famous quotes by Louis Kahn

Louis Kahn is regarded as one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. He was awarded the AIA Gold Medal and the RIBA Gold Medal.

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Presenting some of the voted best Architecture 2020 photos from an online contest this year. Fascinating, Enthralling Captures by amateurs as well as professional photographers, architects alike.

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Ar Renzo Piano gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Ar Renzo Piano gets Lifetime Achievement Award.

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The Architect behind Ram Temple of Ayodhya

The Architect behind Ram Temple Ayodhya

Chandrakant B Sompura is the 78 years old, 15th generation of the family of temple architects that have designed over 200 such structures, including the Akshardham, 108 Bhaktivihar, and Somnath temples of Gujarat. Today, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi laid the symbolic silver brick.

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Casa A is a House with Concrete and Wood on the Outskirts of the City of Guimarães

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Know about Casa A which is a house with Concrete and Wood by Romeu Ribeiro, José Pedro Marques.

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Ar Revathi Kamath- Building the sustainable way

Notable Ar Revathi Kamath passes away on July 22,2020

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Local Materials in Ar Santiago Calatravas LEED platinum rated UAE pavilion

Santiago Calatrava completes 161,000 sq ftUAE pavilion

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14ft 3D Resin Wall Art poured over WPC

14ft high 3D Resin Wall Art poured over WPC

Yasanche by Yashesh Virkar installed two pieces of a wall art titled ‘Bilo’ at public spaces of residential property—Lodha, The Park in Mumbai.

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Building Techniques with Canadian Wood: webinar unveils critical technical information

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Educational seminars and training workshops by Canadian Wood have helped promote awareness about its wood species, specific applications, and appropriate methods of use.

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OMA unveils designs for Feyenoord Stadium

OMA unveils design for the largest football stadium in Netherlands

Fondly referred to as De Kuip (or the tub) in Rotterdam, Feyenoord’s stadium in the city’s south has been home to the Dutch football club for over eighty years.

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Designing Peace- Collaborative Architecture invited to exhibit at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum

Collaborative Architecture has been invited by Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum to be a part of the Humanitarian Design Series titled DESIGNING PEACE.

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Algorithm is the Future of Architecture

Is Algorithm the Future of Architecture?

Today, computers are taking the help of algorithms that can inform, refine, and even create new designs; even weirder shapes are just the start.

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Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures

Draft Indian Standard Criteria for Earthquake Resistant for BIS with Surfaces Reporter

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has invited valuable comments from architects and designers on Draft Indian Standard Criteria for Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures: Part 6 Base Isolated Buildings.

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Remembering Ar Charles Correa- Considered India’s Greatest Architect

Surfaces Reporter remembers Ar Charles Correa on his 5th death anniversary

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Mutation The Mastercraftsman For Creativity And Sustainability- Ar Yatin Pandya

Ar Yatin Pandya talks about his views on this WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

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67% less Steel used in lotus inspired Hangzhou Olympic Stadium

67% less Steel used in lotus inspired Hangzhou Olympic Stadium

NBBJ, the Global firm has completed a new Olympic sports center, Hangzhou Sports Park, using 67 percent less steel than Beijing’s National Stadium (the Bird’s Nest).

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Best 25 Architectural Colleges of India for you

Best 25 Architectural Colleges of India for you

Surfaces Reporter (SR) has surveyed and created a list of best 25 architectural colleges of India for all students dreaming to make a career in architecture.

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SR bids adieu to National Award winner Ar Pradeep Sachdeva

Ar Pradeep Sachdeva left for heavenly abode on May 31st, 2020.

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Top Architectural Colleges of India for B. Arch

Top Architectural Colleges of India for B. Arch

Surfaces Reporter (SR) presents the top architectural colleges of India offering Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) courses for the future architects. (The listing doesn’t reflect any ranking)

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SR Rising Stars architects Mohammed Afnan & Arun Shekar, Humming Tree, Calicut

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In an exclusive interaction with SURFACES REPORTER, Ar Mohammed Afnan & Ar Arun Shekar of Humming Tree shared that ‘Relationship’ is a guiding force and the best domino effect trunk from a constant dialogue with stakeholders. It is a creative studio based in Calicut, Kerala. Read moe...

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Coimbatore: Architect works with Coimbatore City Corporation to decentralise post Covid 19

City Architect Centhur Raaghav Nagendran works towards decentralization measures alongside Coimbatore City Corporation

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Impact of Interiors on the human psyche : Lockdown special!

Impact of Interiors on the human psyche : Lockdown special!

The interiors of a house play an imperative role in human psychology considering the current pandemic and work from home situation.

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Boca do Lobo

New Architectural Masterpiece by Boca do Lobo

Bring the French Court’s greatness into your living room.

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Sophistication bundled with Containment by Interior Designer Vandana Goyal
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The Pinnacle house is made of Dreams

The Pinnacle house is a bedroom duplex perfectly composited of what dreams are made of by Ar Manish Dikshit and his team from Aum Architects.

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Architects build Low Cost Quarantine facility for COVID-19 crisis

Architects build Low Cost Quarantine facility for COVID-19 crisis

Read here how this Philippines Architect is building low cost Emergency Quarantine Facilities.

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Digging Deep into Structural Safety Concerns with Mr Alok Bhowmick, President, Indian Association of Structural Engineers

“There is an urgent need to Regulate the Profession of Civil Engineering," says Mr. Alock Bhowmick. Read more..

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Ramesh Nair

Ramesh Nair, CEO, JLL India, Mumbai on Remote Working

Ramesh Nair shares valuable tips on managing Working from Home effectively.

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Architects & Designers Share How COVID-19 is Impacting the Industry

Architecture is beyond artistic prudence. It is a fundamental part of a bigger system – an element of the process of economic development, technological progress and social change. Let us understand how COVID-19 is impacting the industry.

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Architects to the Rescue!

Amid COVID-19 Architects Come to Rescue!

Read how architecture students take the initiative to fight COVID19.

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Paul Studio creates the quickest Contact less Thermal Scanner for Covid-19

Paul Studio Creates the Quickest Contact-less Thermal Scanner for COVID-19

Read here how Corona Virus infection can be detected quickly at a low cost.

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Ar Prem Nath: COVID-19 pandemic is ‘reminder-of-the-decade’ to conscious & sustainable living

Surfaces Reporter spoke to renowned Architect Prem Nath about Re-imagining living spaces post COVID-19 pandemic.

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An Inspiring Office Space by FADD Studio in Bangalore

Inside Look of FADD Studio of Designer Farah Ahmed Mathias

Explore the interiors of FADD Studio in Bangalore.

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42mm Architecture Unveils Exciting Entertainment areas

42mm Architecture Unveils Exciting Entertainment areas

Read here about the exciting entertainment areas for relaxation created by 42mm Architecture.

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Takbir Fatima Studio

Takbir Fatima Studio: A Playground for All Kinds of Fabrication Experiments

DesignAware is an inter-disciplinary experimental design and architecture studio that was born of a desire to create awareness through liveable, wearable, usable, accessible and responsible design.

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Satish Gujral, Artist & Architect, Leaves for Heavenly Abode

Acclaimed artist, architect, sculptor and writer Satish Gujral passed away on 26 March 2020, at the age of 94.

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Michael Sorkin, Architect & Educator, Passes Away after Contracting Coronavirus

Acclaimed architect Michael Sorkin passed away on 26 March 2020, due to complications resulting from COVID-19.

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Kapil Aggarwal Creates A Colourful and Playful Abode

Kapil Aggarwal, Founder, Space Architects@ka Creates A Colourful and Playful Abode

Kapil Aggarwal revamps a 45 years old house into a colourful, playful abode.

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A Warm Office Space by AND Studio

A Peek into AND Studio Office Space

The new office space by AND Studio was designed to break down the hierarchy lent by the designation of the employees.

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Designer Payal Kapoor Shares What Makes Her House a Home

Designer Payal Kapoor Shares What Makes Her House a Home

A classy contemporary design by Interior Designer Payal Kapoor with global collections.

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HSC Designs Studio Creates an Epitome of Juxtaposition between Old and New

A Unique Structure Made with Laser-cut M S Plates

Here is how HSC Designs Studio explored the concept of Juxtaposition.

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Zhongtai Box: The Modern Planter

Building of the Year 2020 Winner: Stainless Steel Panel by Ar Kengo Kuma

Z58 is a perfect example of architecture that wants to dissolve its shape in favour of spatial experience.

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Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech (mYSLm) by Studio KO

An impressive collection of 5,000 items of clothing, 15,000 haute couture accessories and others

Built of terracotta, concrete and an earthen coloured terrazzo with Moroccan stone fragments, the building blends harmoniously with its surroundings.

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Masala Republic is Designed to Celebrate Quirks, Vibrancy and Liveliness

Restaurant Celebrating Quirks, Vibrancy and Liveliness

Conceptualized by Dhruva Kalra of RMDK as a rich sensory experience with the playfulness of modern aesthetics, this restaurant is the perfect balance of elegance, comfort and contemporariness.

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Ar Sanjay Prakash on Cultural Cum Information Centre, Jabalpur

Architect Sanjay Prakash on Cultural Cum Information Centre, Jabalpur

Designed according to a brief set by the Jabalpur Smart City Limited, the structure aims to harmoniously present a wholesome cultural experience while maintaining the technical requisites of the project.

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El Sindicato Architects Solves Basic Habitat Necessities with Casa Parásito

El Sindicato Architects Solve Basic Habitat Necessities with Casa Parásito

Know how Casa Parásito maximises the use of the volume and diminishes the built area.

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Architect Shimul Javeri Kadri, Founder, SJK Architects

Architect Shimul Javeri Kadri, Founder, SJK Architects, Mumbai

With the motto and dedication towards building new India without preconceived notions, Ar Kadri nurtured the SJK architects as the founder and principal architect towards its present glory.

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House in Monsaraz

Living in a Dome - A Wow Experience Literally

Amid a wide natural landscape, the scale of the house is that of the patios and superior dome.

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Garden Hotpot Restaurant by MUDA-Architects was Constructed with Novice Workers

Integrating Hotpot Culture with Environment: MUDA-Architects

Garden Hotpot Restaurant is in the hinterland of Sansheng Township, surrounding a lotus pond, hidden in a eucalyptus forest.

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Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara Receive the 2020 Pritzker Laureates

Pritzker 2020 Adorns 2 Women Architects: Yvonne Farrell & Shelley McNamara

The 2020 Pritzker Prize Laureates are two women recipients from Ireland.

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CopenHill / Amager Bakke Opens as a New Breed of Waste-to-Energy Plant

A new-age Waste-to-Energy Plant by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Replacing the adjacent 50-year old waste-to-energy plant with Amager Ressourcecenter (ARC), CopenHill’s new waste incinerating facilities integrate the latest technologies in waste treatment and energy production.

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Mindfulness on the highway

COBE Designs Ultra-fast EV Charging Stations along Scandinavian Highways

Find out about the new ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles in the Danish city of Fredericia.

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Zaha Hadid Architects Reveals Plan for OPPO headquarters in China

OPPO Headquarters in China: Another Architectural Wonder by Zaha Hadid Architects

The New OPPO headquarters is a visual wonder by the Zaha Hadid Architects. Plans revealed!

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Tall Buildings in India that are Gravity-Defying

BuroHappold Engineering, an international integrated engineering consultancy firm, shares what it takes to build awe-inspiring and gravity-defying super structures that are cost-effective, safe, and highly attractive places to live and work.

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Prof Ravindra Bhan passes away

Prof Ravindra Bhan leaves for his heavenly abode

Prof Ravindra Bhan, who was a pioneer in the field of landscape architecture in India took his last breath today morning.

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Heritage Restoration & Conservation Architects of India

Heritage Restoration & Conservation Architects of India

SR remains keen to explore diverse & significant subjects in the field of architecture & design and to explore the subject of Architectural Conservation, the team engaged with intriguing discussions with leading conservation architects of the country.

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10 Mesmerising Buildings of 2020

10 Mesmerizing Building to Look Forward in 2020

2020 is looking forward to the tallest building ever, looking above the clouds as well as the largest museum devoted to a single civilisation. Enjoy the treat!

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Ar Manish Chakraborti

Digging Deeper into Conservation Architecture with Architect Manish Chakraborti

Ar Manish Chakraborti is a Professor and a practicing conservation architect and his office, Continuity, founded in 2000  is one of the leading architectural conservation and management practices in India.

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Studio ZERO9 is a multi-faceted firm whose area ofm expertise includes advertising, exhibitions, architecture and interiors for commercial & residential projects. Spearheading the firm, Prashant holds the belief that design is boundless.

Surfaces Reporter - Rising Stars Prashant Chauhan & Anu Chauhan

Studio ZERO9 is a multi-faceted firm whose area ofm expertise includes advertising, exhibitions, architecture and interiors for commercial & residential projects. Spearheading the firm, Prashant holds the belief that design is boundless.

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Rising Star Akshat Bhatt Architecture Discipline

Surfaces Reporter - Rising Star Akshat Bhatt Architecture Discipline

Architecture Discipline was started in 2007 by Architect Akshat Bhatt with a vision to create integrated projects, that were contemporary, contextually charged & considerate of the overall built environment from tactile quality to serviceability & advance regional forms of expression.

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Rising Star Ar. Anjali Rawat Mumbai

Surfaces Reporter - Rising Star Ar. Anjali Rawat Mumbai

Anjali Rawat is a Graduate from Mumbai University after which she completed a Certification in Urban Infrastructure Planning from CEPT. She founded Anjali Rawat Architects (ARA) in 2010. By the year 2012,

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Believing that every Problem has a capacity to inspire a unique and creative solutions that motivate growth, the young duo Badrinath Kaleru and Prerna Kaleru has founded Studio Ardete in Chandigarh.

Architects Badrinath Kaleru and Prerna Kaleru in Conversation with SR

Believing that every Problem has a capacity to inspire a unique and creative solutions that motivate growth, the young duo Badrinath Kaleru and Prerna Kaleru has founded Studio Ardete in Chandigarh.

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DesignAware is a multifaceted young and energetic design firm with its headquarters in Hyderabad. Started by a talented architect Takbir Fatima has been lauded with various awards and praises like Emerging Architect of the year, Grohe NDTV Design and Architecture Awards 2016 and Telangana Young Arch

Surfaces Reporter Rising Stars - Takbir Fatima & Abeer Fatima Design Aware, Telangana

DesignAware is a multifaceted young and energetic design firm with its headquarters in Hyderabad. Started by a talented architect Takbir Fatima has been lauded with various awards and praises like Emerging Architect of the year, Grohe NDTV Design and Architecture Awards 2016 and Telangana Young Arch

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Sushant Verma is an architect & computational designer, currently leading research organization rat[LAB] - Research in Architecture & Technology. He Co-founded rat[LAB] with partner Pradeep Devadass in 2012.

Surfaces Reporter’s Rising Star Ar. Sushant Verma New Delhi

Sushant Verma is an architect & computational designer, currently leading research organization rat[LAB] - Research in Architecture & Technology. He Co-founded rat[LAB] with partner Pradeep Devadass in 2012.

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Architect Hafeez Contractor

Architect Hafeez Contractor

Hafeez Contractor completed his architectural studies from the Academy of Architecture in Mumbai and graduated from Columbia University, New York, in 1976-77. After completion of his architecture studies, in 1977, he became the associate partner at his uncle’s firm.

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Architect B. V. Doshi

Legendary Architect B. V. Doshi

The 1927 born architect started his journey of architecture in the mere age of 20.

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A Dynamic House In A Forest

A Dreamy Abode Amidst Nature by Architect Abdul Sater Wafai, Italy

The inspiration came from studying the site features and contrasting them gently some times and emphasizing them some other times. Dreams do come true...

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Zaha Hadid Architects Releases Visuals of Unicorn Island

Zaha Hadid Architects Unicorn Island Visuals Revealed!

The first view of Unicorn Island is straight out of dreams. Find here.

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Chenab Bridge, Highest Railway Bridge in the World, is a Man-Made-Wonder

Chenab bridge is an engineering marvel. The bridge, 359 metres above the river bed, will be 35 metres taller than Eiffel Tower, Paris, and five times the height of Qutub Minar

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For the first time in more than 500 years, the two separated halves of Tintagel Castle will be reunited thanks to a daring new footbridge unveiled by the charity English Heritage on 8 August 2019.

The Tintagel Castle Footbridge-An Engineering Wonder

For the first time in more than 500 years, the two separated halves of Tintagel Castle have been reunited thanks to a daring new footbridge unveiled by the charity English Heritage on 8 August 2019.

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Ar KrishnaRao Jaisim

A Veteran Architect: Ar Krishnarao Jaisim

The legendary architect-professor has written over 150 papers and articles, made about 1500 presentations, has been on several boards and councils and has a reputation of always finding time to interact with students across India.

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Lack of Structural Safety - A Real Cause of Concern

Architect Manoj Choudhury, Director, ECPL, Mumbai Shares Insights on Structural Safety

Progress is happening, but the cost of human life is deteriorating it seems. Why are we not paying unfaltering attention to structural safety?

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Kochi Design Week - Surfaces Reporter

Aim was to activate the city for Kochi Design Week, says Lalita Tharani

As Kerala is set to formulate Design Policy for the state, Surfaces Reporter spoke to Ar Lalita Tharani who was associated with the Government of Kerala in shaping some of the plans at Kochi Design Week

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Located in Rajkot, Sparsh Design Studio is a young design firm started by interior designer Viral Patel in 2005, later joined by another enterprising interior designer Shabana Sadikot the following year.

Rising Star: SPARSH DESIGN STUDIO RAJKOT, Gujarat

Located in Rajkot, Sparsh Design Studio is a young design firm started by interior designer Viral Patel in 2005, later joined by another enterprising interior designer Shabana Sadikot the following year.

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Ar Hardik Shah, Principal Architect, Studio Lagom, Surat

Ar Hardik Shah, Principal Architect, Studio Lagom, Surat

Ar Hardik Shah completed his architecture studies from SCET, Surat, India. His professional stint at Mathew and Ghosh Architects Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore equipped him with the skills and confidence to establish his own venture, Studio Lagom in 2011.

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5 Office Design Tips to Increase Productivity

5 Office Design Tips to Increase Productivity

Does office space truly affect our productivity? These office designs reveal the truth.

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Are Luxury Real Estate Projects Back in the Game?

Developers are strategically launching projects in the premium category with select designs and sizes to cater to the market demand

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Jewar Airport to Rekindle Realty Market in NCR

Noida International Greenfield Airport, seen as a realty game-changer, will come up in a 5,000-hectare area at an estimated cost of Rs 30,000 crore

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New National Stadium, Tokyo, is an Architectural Delight

New National Stadium, Tokyo, has been created by architect Kengo Kuma and Associates with construction giant Taisei Corporation and design firm Azusa Sekkei Co

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Dunescape Inspired Golf Academy

Dunescape Inspired Golf Academy

Creativity knows no boundaries. See yourself through this innovative and organic architectural design.

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Architectural Photography

Architectural Photography Tips from 3 Top Photographers

Architectural photography has the potential to create memorable experiences. Through the lively photographs, one is able to visit a place he/she may not get a chance to see in his/her lifetime. It is time that architecture photographers come out of their shells and share their work in full throttle.

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Plagiarism Under the Cover of Inspiration?

Plagiarism or Inspiration?

While the Taj Mahal is an iconic structure, its imitations or the so-called inspirations are no less. Being an architect or a designer would you really want to see a blatant copy of your work, sometimes even without getting credit? A fiery discussion at The Talk of Town reveals a lot...

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A Literary Delight Through Architecture

An Architectural Marvel, Giving New Meaning to Reading

This is a paradise for book-lovers. As one browses through the colourful & enriching collection through the lampshade-shaped bookshelves, the enticing leisure area beckons..Sip coffee and immerse yourself in your favorite book in this marvelous piece of architecture.

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How Should the New Indian Parliament Building be Designed?

In a few years from now, the Indian Parliament Building will adore a new look that is in consonance with New India. As we re-imagine the central vista, it becomes a sacred duty of the design/architect fraternity to put forward their design interventions, and be a part of the making of history

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Ar Anshul Chodha, Principal Architect & Founder, Sanctuary Architects & Designers, Bangalore

Ar Anshul Chodha, Principal Architect & Founder, Sanctuary Architects & Designers, Bangalore

Ar Anshul Chodha, an architect par excellence who believes in changing mindsets through design.

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How Will the Largest Cricket Stadium in the World, Coming Up in India, Look Like?

With a seating capacity of 1,10,000 Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium, set to become the largest cricket stadium in the world, will play host to Asia XI - World XI T20 match, March 2020, post approval from ICC

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The artwork titled Preserve the Pride, by Bandana Jain, derives its inspiration from the doorway of a Buddhist shrine at Ajanta cave, a designated UNESCO heritage site and the pride of Maharashtra.

A Cardboard Cave Inspired by a Buddhist Shrine

The artwork titled Preserve the Pride, by Bandana Jain, derives its inspiration from the doorway of a Buddhist shrine at Ajanta cave, a designated UNESCO heritage site and the pride of Maharashtra.

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The Great Scotland Yard, which used to be a home of London’s most famous criminals, is now open for super-rich people to stay.

Inside Great Scotland Yard: A Police HQ Converted into a Luxury Hotel by Indian Billionaire

The Great Scotland Yard, which used to be a home of London’s most famous criminals, is now open for super-rich people to stay.

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The world is getting more connected and closer than ever before with the digital revolution. The technology is bringing countries and cultures together with everything available on a tap on your smart-phone.

How Technology is Becoming an Important Part of Architecture and Design

The world is getting more connected and closer than ever before with the digital revolution. The technology is bringing countries and cultures together with everything available on a tap on your smart-phone.

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Rotterdam, Netherlands-based architecture and urban design firm- MVRDV- with local studio LLJ Architects- is planning to design a giant wholesale market for fruit and vegetables in the foothills of Tainan, Taiwan.

A Giant Rooftop Food Market in Taiwan by MVRDV Architects

Rotterdam, Netherlands-based architecture and urban design firm- MVRDV- with local studio LLJ Architects- is planning to design a giant wholesale market for fruit and vegetables in the foothills of Tainan, Taiwan.

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OMA, led by the firm partner Jason Long, has constructed two distinctive looking residential towers at Greenpoint Landing in Brooklyn, New York.

The Construction of OMAs Residential Towers Begins in Brooklyn, NYC

OMA, led by the firm partner Jason Long, has constructed two distinctive looking residential towers at Greenpoint Landing in Brooklyn, New York.

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Melike Altinisik Architects (MAA), who are planning to build a Robot Science Museum in Seoul, have recently revealed their strategy to build the museum using robotic construction techniques and drones.

Melike Altinisik Architects Will Build Robot Science Museum in SEOUL by Using Robots and Drones

Melike Altinisik Architects (MAA), who are planning to build a Robot Science Museum in Seoul, have recently revealed their strategy to build the museum using robotic construction techniques and drones.

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Total furniture customized onsite in traditional style benches, khaat, seating, tables in neem & mango wood to reduce cost & make it sustainable for the project. Vibrant colors used in furniture

The Rotlo- A Traditional Gujarati Restuarant Designed by Architect Manisha Shah and Chirag Shah

Total furniture customized onsite in traditional style benches, khaat, seating, tables in neem & mango wood to reduce cost & make it sustainable for the project. Vibrant colors used in furniture

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Though vertical farming isn’t a far sought dream now, it’s about time the concept should be made commercially viable. The good news has it that Precht, an Austrian architectural design firm.

Now Residences Will Grow Their Own Food, Says Precht

Though vertical farming isn’t a far sought dream now, it’s about time the concept should be made commercially viable. The good news is that Precht, an Austrian architectural design firm

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No, it’s not a shopping bag, but a building in the American Ohio. Designed by the Longaberger Company and executed by NBBJ and Korda Nemeth Engineering

World’s Largest Basket in Newark, Ohio

No, it’s not a shopping bag, but a building in the American Ohio. Designed by the Longaberger Company and executed by NBBJ and Korda Nemeth Engineering

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The most beautiful part of this house is that everything in the house- whether it is chair, table or even the toilet and bed- is put upside down. The photos on the wall and the clock are also hung upside down.

A Mindboggling Upside Down House in Zakopane, Poland

The most beautiful part of this house is that everything in the house- whether it is chair, table or even the toilet and bed- is put upside down. The photos on the wall and the clock are also hung upside down.

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Sri Lanka is constructing $15 Billion Metropolis to Rival Worlds Leading Financial Hubs

Sri Lanka is constructing $15 Billion Metropolis to Rival Worlds Leading Financial Hubs

Sri Lanka is constructing a new Port City on the reclaimed land from the Indian Ocean with the help of Chinese investment fund of $1.4bn.

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Developed by the joint collaboration of ETH Zurich and Zaha Hadid Architects, this 3D knitted concrete structure is called KnitCandela which is created with a 3D-knitted textile technology known as KnitCrete.

Zaha Hadid Architects and ETH Zurich Create 3D-Knitted Concrete Pavilion

Developed by the joint collaboration of ETH Zurich and Zaha Hadid Architects, this 3D knitted concrete structure is called KnitCandela which is created with a 3D-knitted textile technology known as KnitCrete. Developed by the joint collaboration of ETH Zurich and Zaha Hadid Architects, this 3D knitt

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Fluctuating scales, transforming spectrums of light & a colour palette that dictates vitality & warmth, Casa B, an Alibag Getaway home designed by KDND STUDIO LLP is what tangible bliss is made of.

KDND Studio Creates A Splendid Gateway: An Oasis of Love and Well Being

Fluctuating scales, transforming spectrums of light & a colour palette that dictates vitality & warmth, Casa B, an Alibag Getaway home designed by KDND STUDIO LLP is what tangible bliss is made of.

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Kampung Admiralty by WOHA is billed as the first integrated public building in Singapore that brings together a mix of public facilities and services under one roof.

Architectural Imagination That Has an Activist Dimension - KAMPUNG ADMIRALTY by WOHA

Kampung Admiralty by WOHA is billed as the first integrated public building in Singapore that brings together a mix of public facilities and services under one roof.

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To clean Delhi’s polluted air, Dubai-based architecture firm, Znera Purposed to Design 100-metres high pollution absorbing towers.

Can Dubai’s Proposed Giant Towers Help Combat Delhi’s Toxic Smog?

To clean Delhi’s polluted air, Dubai-based architecture firm, Znera Purposed to Design 100-metres high pollution absorbing towers.

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Mumbai based architecture firm Sameep Padora & Associates (sP+a) has constructed a brick vaulted Maya Somaiya Library for a school in the Indian town of Kopargaon, which is situated in the state of Maharashtra.

Sameep Padora Designs an Undulating Brick Vault for a School Library in India

Mumbai based architecture firm Sameep Padora & Associates (sP+a) has constructed a brick vaulted Maya Somaiya Library for a school in the Indian town of Kopargaon, which is situated in the state of Maharashtra.

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Inventiva is an Interior Designing firm started in the year 2015 with a vision to make every home cite a beautiful story. Everyone desires have a dream home of own and to décor it artistically, Inventiva was established.

An Aesthetically Pleasing Penthouse With Brilliant Décor in Baroda by Kush Vadodariya

Inventiva is an Interior Designing firm started in the year 2015 with a vision to make every home cite a beautiful story. Everyone desires have a dream home of own and to décor it artistically, Inventiva was established.

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The radical geometric design displays the Tehran and Iranian architectural concept. The ‘Farmanieh’ residential tower is a living concept created in collaboration by ZAAD studio and Marz design.

Farmanieh Residential Tower by ZAAD Studio and Marz Design

The radical geometric design displays the Tehran and Iranian architectural concept. The ‘Farmanieh’ residential tower is a living concept created in collaboration by ZAAD studio and Marz design.

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Bamboo, stabilized mud plaster, stabilized earth blocks,  stone, stone dust, waste and recycled materials were used in the construction of Bamboo Symphony by Ar. Neelam Manjunath.

Bamboo Symphony by Neelam Manjunath, Manasaram Architects in Bengaluru

Bamboo, stabilized mud plaster, stabilized earth blocks, stone, stone dust, waste and recycled materials were used in the construction of Bamboo Symphony by Ar. Neelam Manjunath.

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Ministry of Design was created by Colin Seah to Question, Disturb & Redefine the spaces, forms & experiences that surround us and give meaning to our world.

Ministry of Design by Colin Seah

Ministry of Design was created by Colin Seah to Question, Disturb & Redefine the spaces, forms & experiences that surround us and give meaning to our world.

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SURFACES REPORTER spoke to Venkat Subramanian, MD, Saint Gobain India -Gyproc Business, about the range and usage of Designer Ceilings - focussing upon its aesthetics and functionality.

Designer Ceilings: Functional Décor for Modern Day Homes

SURFACES REPORTER spoke to Venkat Subramanian, MD, Saint Gobain India -Gyproc Business, about the range and usage of Designer Ceilings - focussing upon its aesthetics and functionality.

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A European restaurant theme has been designed by adding elements of European street with rustic grey flooring and brick textures

Yellowingly Retro: An European Restaurant in Yellow by Thought Design Architects

A European restaurant theme has been designed by adding elements of European street with rustic grey flooring and brick textures

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Aroha is a theme residential project, one of its kinds in India which, derived inspiration from the architecture and design with beautiful aspects of Buddhism to create cognizance about the adjacent Buddhist Caves

AROHA: A Buddhism-Inspired Project by Gaurav Sanghavi and Harsh Pote

Aroha is a theme residential project, one of its kinds in India which, derived inspiration from the architecture and design with beautiful aspects of Buddhism to create cognizance about the adjacent Buddhist Caves

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The Fluid form structure for Toddler’s Den is meant as a workshop space for Toddlers. The objective is to have an organic growth that emerges and merges into the other part of the school, generating playfulness.

Projects by ‘Andblack’ Studio, Ahmedabad

The Fluid form structure for Toddler’s Den is meant as a workshop space for Toddlers. The objective is to have an organic growth that emerges and merges into the other part of the school, generating playfulness.

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Pinnacle is an installation designed by New York-based architect Daniel Libeskind. The 8m-high sculpture, which sits in the 17th-century Courtyard of the Priory in the former Children’s Hospital of Bologna, the region’s capital, consists of two imposing facades.

PINNACLE

Pinnacle is an installation designed by New York-based architect Daniel Libeskind. The 8m-high sculpture, which sits in the 17th-century Courtyard of the Priory in the former Children’s Hospital of Bologna, the region’s capital, consists of two imposing facades.

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A beautifully painted brick wall adorn the double height space with elegant calligraphy and Asian floral themes of umbrella and floral motifs creating a perfect backdrop of the Lounge/Bar of second floor.

70’s Hong Kong in Modern Delhi

Nomita Sawhney & Abhishek Rustagi designed the restaurant taking inspiration from 70’s Hong Kong fusing together a nostalgic pop-retro style with a contemporary design. They say, “The first floor has imagery and artwork dedicated to cultural ethos of Hong Kong Chinese Lanterns, Iron & glass work, an

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Delhi-based architecture firm Morphogenesis has won the architectural competition to design what will be the world’s largest office building at 65,00,000 sq ft, touted to become the centre of the international diamond trade.

Morphogenesis to design one of worlds largest office buildings

Delhi-based architecture firm Morphogenesis has won the architectural competition to design what will be the world’s largest office building at 65,00,000 sq ft, touted to become the centre of the international diamond trade. The project, whose construction has been delayed by about 1.5 years ..

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World Architecture Festival is a three-day event for architects and interior design professionals, a global festival that combines awards, conferences and networking providing architectural knowledge and inspiration.

National Museum of Szczecin Poland is World Building of the Year 2016

World Architecture Festival is a three-day event for architects and interior design professionals, a global festival that combines awards, conferences and networking providing architectural knowledge and inspiration.

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Heatherwick Studio has unveiled a new public landmark for the Hudson Yards development in Manhattan. The structure named ‘Vessel’ comprises a series of metal-clad staircases and landings that connect to form a honeycomb pattern in the shape of a tall vase or urn.

Ar Thomas Heatherwicks Endless Staircase inspired by Indian stepwells

Heatherwick Studio has unveiled a new public landmark for the Hudson Yards development in Manhattan. The structure named ‘Vessel’ comprises a series of metal-clad staircases and landings that connect to form a honeycomb pattern in the shape of a tall vase or urn.

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When an idea embraces materials, different forms & expressions are born. As the touch of a musician brings life to an inert musical instrument, a material comes to life when a designer actualizes an idea with it.

Surfaces Reporters - Material Poetries - some Untold Stories

When an idea embraces materials, different forms & expressions are born. As the touch of a musician brings life to an inert musical instrument, a material comes to life when a designer actualizes an idea with it.

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Surfaces Reporter is excited & glad to be the first magazine in the fraternity to hold the pulse of evolving space design punctuated by shared spaces and having a discussion on the same.

SURFACES REPORTER Special Talk Series Delhi SPACE INNOVENTION

Collaborative spaces or Co-working spaces are terms we heard of but probably couldn’t ever realise how big & evolved these would be all of a sudden in India. The spark started with some startups venturing out on creating co-working plug & play offices.

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This beautiful terrace is a part of one huge pent house in Rajkot. It is the dream house of the client. He has fantasy of huge and open spaces. We have carved out many such spaces in this royal penthouse at the 11th floor. This terrace is having east facade opening and they get beautiful and mesmeri

Sumptuous surfaces in a spacious penthouse @Rajkot

Dipen Gada says, “This beautiful terrace is a part of one huge pent house in Rajkot. It is the dream house of the client. He has fantasy of huge and open spaces. We have carved out many such spaces in this royal penthouse at the 11th floor.

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Corten steel has an amazing organic nature changing in shade and textural quality over the time, rendering the building dynamic. It was chosen for these reasons. We also like to work with other natural looking metal façade materials like Galvanized Iron sheets, Bronze sheets and Copper sheets etc

Sanjay Puri makes the best out of Corten Steel

Corten steel has an amazing organic nature changing in shade and textural quality over the time, rendering the building dynamic. It was chosen for these reasons. We also like to work with other natural looking metal façade materials like Galvanized Iron sheets, Bronze sheets and Copper sheets etc.”

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WADe India, the federation of World Women Architects & Designers was launched in 2016 to connect the women of the industry, and also to be instrumental in bringing some important issues to the fore that needs solution. During the launch, role models and young talented women designers were felicitate

Alternate yet connected career options for women architects and designers during break mainstream

WADe India, the federation of World Women Architects & Designers was launched in 2016 to connect the women of the industry, and also to be instrumental in bringing some important issues to the fore that needs solution. During the launch, role models and young talented women designers were felicitate

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The traffic inspired semi steam-punk theme came naturally as a consequence of the ever changing face of the city of Hyderabad. The juxtaposing of roadways always perceived to be grounded with the altitude of the place gives it a tremendous vibe.

Free Flow-Traffic Bar brings Hyderabad’s streetscape into the interiors

Vindhya & Baba Sashank tells Surfaces Reporter about the design, “The traffic inspired semi steam-punk theme came naturally as a consequence of the ever changing face of the city of Hyderabad. The juxtaposing of roadways always perceived to be grounded with the altitude of the place gives..

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Wall House was the culmination of an ongoing extensive research and experimentation in low-impact building technologies that are environmentally and socioeconomically beneficial, by negotiating the balance between hi-tech and low-tech and incorporating everyday materials...

"WALL HOUSE" An experiment in low-impact building technologies!

Such hybrid technologies focus on new ways of using age-old local materials that combine hand skills and local craft traditions alongside knowledge-based scientific systems. A laboratory for research and experimentation, this was a prototype for future development.

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This was done for a project in Bhimtal where only natural materials and finishes have been used to construct the buildings. Local materials such as stone and wood have been used. Nothing has been procured beyond 100km from the site

Only local materials for this Kumaon Cottage

This was done for a project in Bhimtal where only natural materials and finishes have been used to construct the buildings. Local materials such as stone and wood have been used. Nothing has been procured beyond 100km from the site.

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We come from a time where spaces are getting smaller but expectations are getting much larger. There is this constant fight between reality and expectations. Amidst this stands the architect whose role is to try and bridge this gap

The Open House

Ar. Nishita Kamdar says, “We come from a time where spaces are getting smaller but expectations are getting much larger. There is this constant fight between reality and expectations. Amidst this stands the architect whose role is to try and bridge this gap.

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Ar. Manishi & Apoorv say, “Keeping the product in mind which is reflective glass bottles with colored liquor inside, a conscious decision of giving an earthy and monochromatic look to the store was taken.

Modern Wine Cellar

Ar. Manishi & Apoorv say, “Keeping the product in mind which is reflective glass bottles with colored liquor inside, a conscious decision of giving an earthy and monochromatic look to the store was taken.

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This is the Ahmedabad’s first experience zone showcasing actual amenities to be incorporated in the proposed property; the theme being - Get back to LIFE. It’s an elegant combination of Interiors and Graphics.

The material palette of Ahmedabad’s first experience zone

This is the Ahmedabad’s first experience zone showcasing actual amenities to be incorporated in the proposed property; the theme being - Get back to LIFE. It’s an elegant combination of Interiors and Graphics.

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Marcel Wanders, ace designer who weaves his magic to not only design spendelous interiors but also create beautiful objects, has teamed up with LG HI MACS to launch its new 2016 colors in the LUCIA collection i.e., Ice Queen, Shadow Queen and Star Queen.

Marcel Wanders Magic with Solid Surfaces

“I am excited about all the possibilities these new colours allow. We named them after poetic characters full of personality: ‘Star Queen’ ‘Ice Queen’ and ‘Shadow Queen’. In their company you are free to explore a world of polarities: dark versus light, black versus white and the grey spectrum in be

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A new generation acrylic stone, HI-MACSR is a material that is designed and produced by LG Hausys, Switzerland, a world leader in the technology sector. Due to its thermoformable properties, its wide range of colours, its translucency and the invisible joins, HI-MACSR is able to provide an infinite

How Solid Surfaces Dance With Karim Rashid Touch!

Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of this generation. Over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 40 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design.

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Ar. Amit Khanna says, “The circular structure takes one back to times, when sliding down the smooth surface of the banister was a moment of glee and exhilaration. The combination of the dark African Wenge wood and white railing is a quintessential color palette, complementing each other.”

The Swirling Staircase

Ar. Amit Khanna says, “The circular structure takes one back to times, when sliding down the smooth surface of the banister was a moment of glee and exhilaration. The combination of the dark African Wenge wood and white railing is a quintessential color palette, complementing each other.”

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The challenge was to come up with an eclectic image of a building which would touch the sentiments of such an old institution and also speak for the future. The design pivots around Gradation - a derivative of the functional necessities..

New Office Building of a 117 Years old Institution

The challenge was to come up with an eclectic image of a building which would touch the sentiments of such an old institution and also speak for the future. The design pivots around Gradation - a derivative of the functional necessities..

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A name to reckon with in the Indian Architectural design arena, in 1992, Ar. Sanjay Puri founded Sanjay Puri Architects. It is one of the fewest Indian firms who continuously lend its design expertise in the International Arena and has won many accolades for its acclaimed projects.

Creating Unconventional yet Functional Spaces! Ar. Sanjay Puri

"Architecture is the only art form that affects human behavior both physically & emotionally. Each project should create spaces that are different to experience and create an identifiable series of spaces that are a joy to inhabit or use."

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These designs were showcased in SURFACES REPORTER – Milan deisgn week special issue – ‘100 Designs from Milan – Editors Pick’. Here’s a sneak peak. To request the complete issue write to press@surfaces.in

Dolce and Gabbana and Smeg create 100 Hand decorated refrigerators

These designs were showcased in SURFACES REPORTER – Milan deisgn week special issue – ‘100 Designs from Milan – Editors Pick’. Here’s a sneak peak. To request the complete issue write to press@surfaces.in

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The Learning Hub is envisioned to be a place where students might meet their future business partner or someone they would have an amazing idea with. The outcome is a structure that interweaves both social and learning spaces to create a dynamic environment more conducive..

How The Humble Concrete Turned Into A Dazzling Façade

The Learning Hub is envisioned to be a place where students might meet their future business partner or someone they would have an amazing idea with. The outcome is a structure that interweaves both social and learning spaces to create a dynamic environment more conducive..

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Four firms have been shortlisted to design Qatar‘s Lusail Stadium, the centerpiece for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Foster + Partners, David Chipperfield Architects, Mossessian & Partners and Mangera Yvars Architects are now competing to design the 80,000 seat stadium..

Leading Architecture firms including fosters and chipperfield contest for Qatar 2022 masterpiece

Four firms have been shortlisted to design Qatar‘s Lusail Stadium, the centerpiece for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Foster + Partners, David Chipperfield Architects, Mossessian & Partners and Mangera Yvars Architects are now competing to design the 80,000 seat stadium..

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The right edge of the façade segment is cut off with a straight vertical line analogue to all the other segments of the overall façade. The façade is built in steel and aluminum, and painted in different colors. It contains embedded lighting that glows at night.

A Garage no Less than a Museum

The right edge of the façade segment is cut off with a straight vertical line analogue to all the other segments of the overall façade. The façade is built in steel and aluminum, and painted in different colors. It contains embedded lighting that glows at night.

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Surfaces Reporter is sharing a school building design that seeks a relationship with the children, integrating architecture as an ‘emotional component’ in their education. The spaces stimulate the creativity and the curiosity. We enjoyed the visit to the school in the presence of the Architect.

Approach to Materials and emotions while designing for Kids

Surfaces Reporter is sharing a school building design that seeks a relationship with the children, integrating architecture as an ‘emotional component’ in their education. The spaces stimulate the creativity and the curiosity. We enjoyed the visit to the school in the presence of the Architect.

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We are in the age where technology is developing rapidly. Advances in technology are the driving force behind much of the development in all the fields. With the mechanization slowly setting in, things are dynamically improving and we are getting faster results than before..

Ar. Prem Nath Shares his Outlook on 3D Printing in Architecture

We are in the age where technology is developing rapidly. Advances in technology are the driving force behind much of the development in all the fields. With the mechanization slowly setting in, things are dynamically improving and we are getting faster results than before..

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The abstract looking cubes have 16 sides, the outer sides being clad in Larch tiles (25x4 cm) that are unequal & protected with special treatments.

Auditorium created with Wooden Cubes

The abstract looking cubes have 16 sides, the outer sides being clad in Larch tiles (25x4 cm) that are unequal & protected with special treatments.

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Chaise lounge by Karim Rashid for RIVA 1920 is composed of two symmetrical and and approached parts, separated from a central space to allow the water flow in case it is placed outside. This monolith gives shape to relax by smooth owing lines able to put comfort at the centre of the design theme.

Karim Rashid designs Chair Inspired by Human Body

Chaise lounge by Karim Rashid for RIVA 1920 is composed of two symmetrical and and approached parts, separated from a central space to allow the water flow in case it is placed outside. This monolith gives shape to relax by smooth owing lines able to put comfort at the centre of the design theme.

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