It´s vacation time. And we take you to a bunch of places. A quaint beach resort in Kerala built using local materials and traditional architectural elements that combine with contemporary beauty is our top pick for the month. Designed by Kochi-based Inspiration Architects and Hyderabad-based Vistaar Associates, this resort calls for an advance reservation. For an international destination, check out the new Raffles Hotel in Istanbul designed on a fantasy theme of Dream of Istanbul where traditional Turkish design elements are combined with contemporary architecture of Istanbul, fusing the two to make a dream come true.
In Delhi, kick back the summer heat by travelling to medieval Norway, the design theme of Kinbuck-2, a new restaurant in Connaught Place. Brick lined walls, arched entryways, black ceilings and floor, and a laidback vibe define this space. Unlike the Rahul Guptadesigned salon at Kirti Nagar, Delhi; awash in red, black and white, this salon is bold, beautiful and blingy!
A stunning home in Indore by Mumbai-based design firm Inner Space utilizes the large volume of the house beautifully to create a modern palace. With all rooms designed around a central atrium that glitters with a Murano chandelier and a fine selection of materials, this home is straight out of a book. Also making a lasting impression, is the office of INC Research by AVCI Architects in Istanbul, a project that uses material, colour and pattern effectively.
A chat with Architects Shriya Parasrampuria, Prashant Dupare and Amit Patil who run an architecture studio in Mumbai by the name of iStudio, has them sharing about experimenting with design, material and form.
In features, new-age kitchens fuse technology and design while a focus story on furnishings highlights the latest materials and textures in India and abroad.