Buzz - October 2016
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to appoint a conservation architect for its UNESCO World heritage site Capitol Complex. This includes their three key buildings: Secretariat, Legislative Assembly and Punjab and Haryana High Court, besides an open-hand monument and martyrs´ memorial raised in remembrance of the martyrs of India´s freedom struggle.
A large part of great design is its ability to integrate itself in the environs in which it is being executed. Hence, if a mud house seems a little out of place in a city´s skyline, a modern, steel and concrete structure would look equally out of place in a village landscape. The agility with which an architect is able to straddle both worlds marks his level of expertise.
Fun with cartoons
The beloved cartoon character Chotta Bheem is all set to arrive in kids´ rooms with Asian Paints. The Chotta Bheem theme is also extended to the brand´s ´Glow in the dark´ range and Magneeto range.
Zynna´s Floral Collection of upholstery by ILIV from UK comprises floral printed curtains, cushions and upholstery replicating nature. It has varied range of calming and soft tones of pink, lavender, berry, beige, red, pastel and green
Casa Pop, the cosmopolitan and kitschy pret diffusion line of Casa Paradox by Raseel Gujral Ansal, has come up with a new line of colourful trunks. The Brocade Trunk is a multi-utility one that can be used for storage and display.
I´M Center for Applied Arts by Punam Kalra has introduced her latest collection of poufs made of wood and steel with colourful upholstery. Compact in size, poufs make for striking accent pieces.
Ottimo´s space saver rooms for kids by Tumidie from Italy is a new addition to the brand´s interior solutions.
The Mitra Collection by Inhabit redefines contemporary lifestyle. The range comprises ´chota bada sandook´ (a trunk made with beige kilim style fabric), ring table crafted in solid wood with antique finish, Bell Hop Bar Cart trays made of sturdy wood, mid century bar cart tray with marble top, an ottoman called ´chota minar and the NoMad kilim leather trunk.
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