The urban planner
Born in the US and settled in Pune, Architect Christopher Benninger is a living legend. He studied urban planning at MIT and architecture at Harvard, where he taught later. Having settled in India in 1971, he has done extensive work here and won many accolades for it, including the prestigious Great Master Architect Award in India
The ´Best Design Concept´ award at the Los Angeles Business Council´s 45th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards has gone to 8600 Wilshire, a luxury residential project in Beverly Hills, which was designed by global architecture firm MAD.
Shanghai-based Greenland USA in Los Angeles (LA) displayed its plans for the $1 billion Metropolis Los Angeles project north of LA Live at Francisco and 9th street. Set to break grounds, the magnificent structure will be 19 storey high and will comprise a 350 room hotel and a 38 storey residential tower. With this architectural marvel, the firm is set to establish its footprint on the skyline of downtown Los Angeles.
Singing Paeans to India
American popstar Cher´s remodeled penthouse in Los Angeles is a melange of mystical Indian influences.
India´s mysticism, exotic flavours and artistic traditions form the dTcor theme in the home of American popstar Cher. Having graced stages across the world for a major portion of her life, it was natural for the singer to want her pied-a-terre (penthouse) in West Hollywood to reflect not only her life but also her spiritual philosophy, which carries tints of Indian and Buddhist ideologies
An old story about a young British explorer's mysterious disappearance comes alive in this restaurant by Mohit and Dushyant Kakkar. In the realm of restaurant design, this might just be a first - an entire design piggybacked on a rumour.
A chapel, built in the basement of a Los Angeles university, is located within the rectangular confines of an old classroom; it has curved walls but not a single corner. Conceptualised by architecture firm Gensler, the chapel has a wave-like wooden ceiling that undulates above the heads of students.
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