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Showing posts with label IX. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Inside India’s first sports museum| Let the child in you revel in simple pleasures| Switchable glass | and more…

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Salient Design Studio blueprints India’s very own multi-sports archive - the Fanattic Sports Museum, commemorating the country’s revered tryst with the sporting world.
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Editorial

Dear IAnDian,

The child in each of us never really grows up. It just takes that one instance or opportunity that helps realise a fantasy, a secret desire, a penchant ...

Designers aid this realisation - in more ways than one. In this week's fare, the restaurant La Rotonde in Nice, France takes us back to our merry-go-round times, when as children, the carousal was our greatest thrill! This themed restaurant surrealistically brings back the age and the aura of cherished times.

Collectibles is the other area, where design ushers in a transformative role. India's first sports museum in Kolkata is pure delight for young and old alike, as it showcases 133 exhibits and more - a large chunk from the personal collection of noted sports journo, Boria Majumdar. Breaking the stereotype of traditional museum typology, this one draws a seamless connect with the outdoors, with the focus on experiential and explorative interaction.

And of course, there's much more packed in. Enjoy the issue.

Warm regards,
Savitha Hira
Editor

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

This retail design does not focus on the product alone! | Home with glass balconies amid the scenic mountains| Taste of La Dolce Vita…| and more

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SAOTA shapes this Cape Town residence to blur the unmistakable thresholds between landscape and architecture, drawing on soft transitions and honest expressions.
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Editorial

Dear IAnDian,

La dolce vita – the good life! What is the ‘good life’? Luxury at your fingertips? A luxurious, scenic second home? A liveable space that balances both - sustainability and contemporary needs? A little bit of every aspect that one needs and… desires? Or is ‘the good life’ a commonplace phrase for everything gung-ho in life - that keeps changing according to one’s priorities? More so this, I would think, especially in today’s parlance.

So from visiting the mountainous, glass-balconied home that opens to the panoramic views in Cape Town, Africa (our cover story), to the Vision Hotel in Italy’s Lake Garda that depicts a formidable mix of green and modern elements, to a human-centric experiential interior in Mumbai that focuses on the person more than the product, turning the popular retail sales dictum on its head; we have just three stories for you this week.

With an in-house celebration underway – our sister concern – Gallery Pradarshak celebrates its 25th Anniversary over the weekend, IAnD will be taking a short sabbatical and will be back at your service on the 19th of June. Do take a look at www.gallerypradarshak.com and you are most welcome to attend the celebrity brigade on 8th and 9th June, Mumbai.

Warm regards,
Savitha Hira
Editor

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Will the new Karle Town masterplan reinstate Bengaluru’s Garden City charm? | Looking for a larger design vision| Digipop Rug Collection by Karim Rashid| and more

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Structured, yet flexible. Bold, yet minimal. Fran Silvestre Arquitectos presents a play of spatial configurations and functional aesthetics through the interiors of their latest residence, ‘The Fourth Room’...
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Editorial

Dear IAnDian,

When the architectural vocabulary is potent, the feeling, the aura, the response to the built form... is sublime. It gives a special intellectual high to comprehend the sensibilities of the architect, his thought process in the design and the ultimate interaction of inanimate with animate. 'Do walls have ears?' sounds passé. Walls have eyes, they mouth words, have emotions... as they come alive in such architecture. History recounts the provenance of such built forms. Our cover story - the home in Valencia is one such example too. A must read.

UNStudio's progressive masterplan in Bengaluru for a tech company; a home that serenades its Pichola Lake surrounds in Udaipur, and a home that celebrates exposed bricks in a raw aesthetic are some of the other stories this week.

So, while you battle the summer sun outdoors, we help you cool off with a visual treat inside.

Warm regards,
Savitha Hira
Editor

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Toy Room: Delhi’s playfully evocative club | Appetisingly refreshing: Dadu’s in Hyderabad| Thailand’s Little Shelter Hotel| and more

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International nightlife brand Toy Room’s first Indian outlet in New Delhi aligns perfectly with its foreign counterparts, where provocative playfulness amidst an elite clubbing experience is the norm…
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Editorial

Dear IAnDian,

Our mailboxes seem to be suddenly flooded with a lot of hospitality projects. Different thematics, varying décor elements... each creating an aura so distinctive that it can hold its customer on the aesthetics quotient; the rest of course is the mandate of the cuisine and the chef! Yet, each is bound by the most common element - the emotional connect.

Speaking of the interiors, much thought goes into detailing and this is evident in all our stories this week. Our cover story, Toy Room, stands up to its international counterparts - thanks to Chromed Design Studio for crafting some eclectic imagery. It is commendable how sophistication has been equalised with inuendo - with a flair that all at once says - "I care, whilst you may sport a devil-may-care attitude!!" An appealingly superb use of the Teddy Bear mascot as it takes on the onus of the design and the decor - especially in the way the graphics have been conceived. Do check it out.

Our rendezvous with more hospitality projects will continue into the coming week. So, stay tuned...

Warm regards,
Savitha Hira
Editor

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

When passion drives design| The stage as the storyteller| Crafting experiences for the style-conscious| and more

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Sergey Makhno Architects bring their love for Japan to Ukraine via a maze-like Japanese restaurant, carefully balancing the outlook of the city folk with the nuanced culture of a foreign land…
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Editorial

Dear IAnDian,

Sometimes a little soul-searching goes a long way. We bring you two very strong designs this week – one from Ukraine (the cover story) and the other from Latvia. Both stories underline the premise that when design is fervently driven by passion, the outcome is simply fabulous!

To commemorate 100 years of Latvia with a multi-media dance performance, Didzis Jaunzems Architecture has worked in tandem with a video artist to design a stage that accommodates artistes against backdrops of shifting video projections – suited to both, large groups as well as solo performers. The strength of the design lies in its built form – as it alludes to the Latvian flag and several technologically-driven polygonal surfaces. Do check out these breath-taking tableaus.

Our cover story stems straight from the heart where our chef Fujiwara Yoshi – Japanese at heart and Ukranian by livelihood, joins hands with Sergey Makhno Architects to craft an eponymous restaurant representing exactly the sentiment – Japanese culture flirting with a charming Ukrainian soul. The large space is beautifully demarcated into different zones, ensuring diner comfort and variety without digressing from its locus-foci.

Warm regards,
Savitha Hira
Editor

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Reconciling with nature| Self-sufficiency in public transport| Educational campus of the future| and more

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An epitome of biophilic design, Amaya Resort conceived by Salient Design Studio seeks articulate connections with nature.
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Editorial

Dear IAnDian,

Look around you and you will notice an increasing awareness of a diligent use of resources world over. There seems a rise in the responsibility of 'informed' built forms. Our stories this week reinstate the premise: whether it's a sociological need that the built form fulfils as much as it does the emotional need, as Ar. Romil Sheth of Sasaki Design talks about the ideal educational campus of the future; or as architecture office cepezed unravels the design of the first self-sufficient - a fully-integrated bus station in Tilburg, The Netherlands that generates its own energy. Can this module toe a global footprint?

And closer to home is our cover story, where sustainability is the fulcrum of the design of this luxury resort in West Bengal. A story that reinstates the human-nature connect that the race for all things mechanical and technological is paring out for our eyes to see and our soul to acknowledge.

Enjoy the read!

Warm regards,
Savitha Hira
Editor

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Ar. Christopher Charles Benninger – an enigmatic persona! And more…

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A chat with the award-winning American-Indian architect reveals a life impacted by multiple layers and eclectic influences, much like a work of art.
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Editorial

Dear IAnDian,

The effect is cumulative. Several factors drive it. Its essence is layered. That's sweet success in its complete sense - creative and economic. So, the next question is - what are these layers? These success-driving factors? Where does one get them? And, how do they impact? That's exactly what our video series "in Candid Conversation with" showcases.

Actions, occurrences, emotions, journeys that trace these influencing factors; reminisces that help introspect, awaken and impact. We have just wrapped up Season 1 of our video series featuring 'super achievers'. Their professional fronts are there for the world to see; but this series has brought them closer to you as they've opened up not just their homes, but their hearts, getting candid about personal details in front of the camera... just for you - the IAnDians.

A big 'thank you' to all our guests, who participated, and our patrons for making this series a big success.

With this issue, we also take a short break and shall be back in a fortnight with new stories, new ideas and lots, lots more. Stay tuned.

Enjoy the issue.

Warm regards,
Savitha Hira
Editor

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Check out the hottest addition to the Superyacht industry!

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Kelly Hoppen and Bill Dixon style the all-new, uber-luxurious Pearl 95 - UK based Pearl Yachts’ hottest addition to the Superyacht industry.
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Editorial

Dear IAnDian,

We all aspire for the luxury life. We all aspire to visit new places and experience new experiences. The superyacht industry and the glamour that is associated with it took our fancy this week as we were given a tour of the exciting Pearl 95 - the latest and hottest addition to the water-holiday fleet with its interiors done up by none other than the exquisitely flamboyant Kelly Hoppen. Kelly perceives little details in a picturesque way and that's something that contributes to her picture-perfect styling.

Besides the dream boat, we bring you some regular interesting fare with a home refurbishment by Offis Architects in Slovenia; another modest home in Noida by Mixed Folios and a luxury store in Mumbai by Limited Edition Design Studio.

With the onset of a new volume, IndiaArtnDesign enters another new phase bringing you the best of interiors and architecture every day.

Enjoy the read and do dream a little about your personal luxury quotient!

Warm regards,
Savitha Hira
Editor

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