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First Word | March 2015

Firstword

This issue is a global special! First up, we bring the Picasso of architecture - Frank Gehry´s fabulous new project in Sydney. The new wing of the University of Technology´s business school-this is Gehry´s first project in Australia and a fine one at that! The master architect has used local sandstone to create an undulating facade and combined it with glass for the building to fuse with the surrounding cityscape. The architecture details are amazing and you can even take a virtual tour of the beautiful building through a video on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cwinteriors

Cut to Thailand and tour a breathtaking triplex apartment designed by Ayutt and Associates on the 53rd upto 55th floor of a new skyscraper in Bangkok. Rooted in traditional Asian inspirations, the apartment presents a contemporary space replete with all the luxuries possible.

Japanese Architect Masafumi Sanada, who has designs of the China House in Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, JW Marriott, Pune, and District 6 - a brewery in Bengaluru to his credit, Sanada fuses Japanese and Indian sensibilities to create spaces that are a pleasure to experience. We speak to him about his design philosophies and India´s F&B design scenario.

Back home, Vipul and Bhavisha Designs lend a classy look to an office in Mumbai with the innovative use of material. Each cabin uses the same colour palette but looks distinct because of its design treatment. In the same vein, Delhi restaurants are innovating with intriguing concepts and three such restaurants - Woodbox CafT, Vault CafT and The Vintage Avenue - showcase design through their concepts of recycled materials, British era vaults and vintage design elements. The decor will definitely stir the design aficionado´s palette.

International exposure has revived pride in Indian culture and art. A lovely example of this is Mango Tree Craft and Design, an initiative of world-renowned Somany Ceramics. The first project by this company is a collection of stunning lights inspired by the traditional dance forms of Kerala. We present here their latest collection and a chat with Anjana Somany, their Creative Director.


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