CWAB 2013 awards - "Recession is good for us," echoed all the architects at the CWAB 2013 awards. When the market is low, clients look for value and that is when innovative ideas are born.
The monsoon that deluged Mumbai this month and brought the city to its knees, begs the question: When will urban planning ever manifest in our city? The pleasure of walking the city's streets or driving without craters is a long way off.
C harles Correa's works exhibited by none other than RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) in London from May to September, are described as the works of India's greatest architect
Can the design needs of a nation with burgeoning housing and infrastructure demands be met with the quality of design education that our youth receive? Or is an overhaul long overdue?
The debate about protectionism versus a free economy has many proponents for both arguments. In the case of architects, with so many foreign architects practising in India, do they eat into the growth pie or grow the market? More so, what does the law say on this?
The world's number one design school - Parsons, setting up an associate campus in Mumbai (called the Indian School of Design & Innovation (ISDI), Parsons, Mumbai) recognises the all-pervading role that design plays in our lives.
It's time for the Budget (at the time of going into print) and an air of anxious expectancy pervades the economy. Will it...won't it....are questions that are either dictating or delaying critical decisions.
In a world where brands - especially hospitality brands - create identities and expectations of delivery, the Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri, Coorg, spread across a 180-acre living, breathing rainforest, does so with aplomb. Fusing traditional design elements borrowed from the architecture of Coorg landmarks and fusing them with a contemporary style, framing picturesque views and providing all the luxuries of a hotel without disrupting the existing 300-odd species of flora, this hotel is a must visit
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