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Edit | October 2013

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“The desire to be acknow­ledged as world class is driving the design industry in India and this is reflected in the projects that we feature. Take, for example, the home we have featured this issue. Designed by I and I Designs, the home at Marine Drive in Mumbai explores new materials and showcases innovative ways of using them. Onyx printed glass finds place in the ceiling while cement boards don the walls. The home makes a definitive style statement.

The office designed by Icon Projects makes another statement in its own right. Exploring design ideas to combine aesthetic and functional features and expanding the scope of standardised office design, this office in Kolkata is an eye opener. Even the hospitality sector is constantly exploring newer designs to satisfy the tastes of the international traveller. Tree houses, glass floors, exterior jaali pelmets, bursts of colours and classical design in a modern shell are some of the trends we explore in our focus story on hospitality design.

And if luxury is your style, check out the Hotel Hilton Garden Inn, Gurgaon. Here, international design standards are met with the expertise of a bunch of local architects and designers who have offered consultancy in their specialised fields. As a result, there is a great landscape, sound architecture and bespoke interiors. Design excellence is also showcased in the work of Istanbul-based product designer Nazar Sigaher who explores materials and forms to create day-to-day utility products.

From new materials to new-age colours, lovely pastel shades find place in a language school designed by Spanish desig n firm Masquespacio where the neoclassical architecture of the structure meets classy contemporary interiors. And if it’s about designing educational institutions, an exclusive interview with Pune-based Architect Madhav Hundekar throws light on designing trends and ideas for creating vibrant, interactive and eco-friendly campuses.

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