Redeveloped Connaught Place Delhi Preserves the Magic of the Yore

The redeveloped Connaught Place in Delhi retains the magic and charm of a bygone era.  Built in 2005 by Tor Russell in collaboration with W H Nicholls, CP is circular and known as the largest commercial hub of its type in the country. The construction of the iconic place started…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on September 29, 2023
Narela: What’s Wrong With Delhi’s 3rd Sub-city?

The Narela Sub-city in Delhi’s North is a classic example of faulty and visionless city planning and shoddy execution and implementation of the plans made for the area. The sub-city’s poor infrastructure and lack of even basic facilities have made the area almost ‘unlivable’ and incredibly ‘unattractive’ in the eyes…

  • Posted by: Sanjay Kumar Pandey on September 28, 2023
Our Future Hinges On Green, Sustainable Architecture: India’s Leading Architects

Of late, a great deal of interest has been shown in Green architecture and sustainability by the new, emerging breed of young architects and designers across India and abroad--and why not? Our future hinges on the two.   According to a well-known designer and architect from India, the existing building…

  • Posted by: Sanjay Kumar Pandey on September 27, 2023
Rohini: A Famous, Decent Neighbourhood In Delhi’s North-West

Rohini is a well-known and decent neighbourhood in the North West Delhi. Also known as the second largest sub-city in Asia, after the Dwarka Sub-City which is situated in the South West Delhi District, Rohini was developed as part of the sub-city project of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).  …

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on September 14, 2023
Dwarka: One of the Greenest & Most Well-Planned Residential Areas of Asia

Dwarka--situated in south western edge of New Delhi in South West, in the vicinity of the Millenium City of Gurugram and Indira Gandhi International Airport—is one of the most well-planned residential areas in not only India but entire Asia. It is a residential hub and one of the posh areas…

  • Posted by: Sanjay Kumar Pandey on September 11, 2023
Mukesh Ambani’s Antilia in Mumbai Matchless in Numerous Manners

The world has many incredibly expensive building structures, some of which are private residences built by billionaires for their personal use. Antilia, in Mumbai, is one such structure. It’s unique in many ways.   To begin with, it’s the second most expensive residential property in the entire world, next only…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on September 8, 2023
World Dotted With Monuments That Spell Love!

Love doesn’t demand splendid gestures. But, for the royals or the ultra-rich, these gestures often take on a meaning that stands the test of time, through lovely memorials and structures, built with bricks, stones, wood, and steel.  Yes, the world is full of such beautiful monuments and architectural wonders that…

  • Posted by: Sanjay Kumar Pandey on August 24, 2023
Elevating Hospitality: Unveiling the Future of Wellness-Centric Experiences

In an era where holistic well-being is gaining prominence, architecture is evolving beyond aesthetics and functionality to incorporate the concept of wellness into its very foundations. The built environment has a profound impact on our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. As a result, architects are reimagining design principles to craft…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on August 23, 2023
What Triggered Recent Building Collapses in Shimla? Are Construction Workers the Main Culprits?

As per a report, 72 people have lost their lives due to the torrential rainfall in Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) recently and the state has suffered substantial damage. The damage in the two overwhelming spells of heavy rain – this week and in July – is about Rs 10,000 crore.  Several…

  • Posted by: Sanjay Kumar Pandey on August 19, 2023
With Brion Cemetery, Italy, Carlo Scarpa Takes Architecture beyond this World

“The place for the dead is a garden. I wanted to show some ways in which you could approach death in a social and civic way and further what meaning there was in death, in the ephemerality of life other than these shoe boxes.” Carlo Scarpa   Building Material Reporter…

  • Posted by: Guest Author: Nupur Bhavsar on July 21, 2023
Louvers: Why Are They Used & How Much They Cost?

Architectural and decorative Louvers are much talked about and in demand from both the designer community and the homemakers keen to give a face-lift to the home interior as well as exterior.    What are Architectural Louvers?   It’s basically a narrow, sloping slat held in a frame and typically…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on July 11, 2023
Why Bridges in India Are Collapsing Like Ninepins?

Morbi Suspension Bridge Collapse   Of late, there have been many cases of buildings, bridges and other public and private structures collapsing overnight, sometimes just after being thrown open for public use. Bihar, Gujarat, Delhi…it’s the same sad story everywhere.    On June 4, 2023, an under-construction bridge, which was…

  • Posted by: Sanjay Kumar Pandey on July 10, 2023
Using the Latest Technology to Give Better Experience

-- Aniruddha Sinha - Sr. Vice President & Group Marketing, CSR Head & Business Head - P2P Division, WalPlast      The building materials and construction industry faces unique challenges in today’s business environment, characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA). With the technological landscape becoming increasingly similar across…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on July 6, 2023
What Are Refractory Bricks? What’s Special about Them?

Refractory bricks--also known as fire bricks--are ‘special’ bricks made with different materials, and used for different purposes. Being fire-resistant and sturdier and also safer, today, they are being used more and more nowadays by architects and designers to build safer and more attractive buildings.   Let’s dive deeper and know…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on July 1, 2023
3D Printing Technology: Beyond the Hype

Many beautiful and inventive projects have been created using 3D printing online for construction. Several architectural and construction firms are using 3D printers to design and build structures. In recent years, 3D printing technology has advanced dramatically. It has transformed the way many industries operate. Additive manufacturing is also being…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on July 1, 2023
By 2033, India Will Be Nail-free: Akash Bansal, Director, Dhruv Tubewell Engineers

Akash Bansal is a young and dynamic director of Dhruv Tubewell Engineers who believes in creating and giving products and services that help people make more money and lead better and easier life. He is bullish about adhesive and its future in India and has high hopes for its growth…

  • Posted by: Sanjay Kumar Pandey on July 1, 2023
Trending Construction Materials 2023: Top 5

A continuous supply of new materials that, while initially lavish, are part of research programmes in many universities and companies that are already working with two specific objectives in mind: reimagining architecture to make it more creative and environmentally friendly. Opaque wood, luminous cement, cigarette butte bricks, concrete to urbanise…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on June 29, 2023
Buddhist Rock-cut Caves: Treasures of India

India attracts a significant number of tourists every year due to its rich cultural legacy. This rich past is well portrayed by outstanding historical structures and magnificent temples. When it comes to ancient monuments in India, rock-cut temples and architecture are the most primordial and spectacular examples. These magnificent rock-cut…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on June 20, 2023
PG Students of SPA, New Delhi: Committed to Making a Positive Difference

SPA Faculty with Ar. Rahul Tyagi (extreme right)   In the realm of design, the ability to think creatively and approach problems from different perspectives is essential. At the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), the final-year students, pursuing a Master's in Industrial Design, have embraced this philosophy wholeheartedly. They…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on June 17, 2023
Today, People Prefer One Stone with Multiple Finishes: Pawan Lohati, Stone World

Indore-based Stone World--founded in 2008--is the leading supplier of quality Indian Natural Stone products & Stone Crafts. It has reached several milestones and attained new heights in a very short period of time. The company has all kinds of projects running in the smart city.    The Founder & Director,…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on June 16, 2023
Smart Home: A Combination of Technology and Architecture

One of the driving factors behind the creation of smart houses in the twenty-first century is to provide a more crafted family living space suited for a working-class society with long workdays and to lessen the degree of burden on the elderly population. Home automation is the process of giving…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on June 15, 2023
10 Eco-friendly Construction Materials

Eco-friendly building materials are those that can be easily recycled and aren't harmful to the environment during their creation, usage, or disposal. It's beneficial to use eco-friendly materials over time. As a result of using less energy and reducing carbon emissions, green home construction lowers energy costs. It’s more essential…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on June 15, 2023
Street Corners: Time to Place a Bench!

Our streets can be safer, more sociable, and more inviting if we make street corners more comfortable.   Most cities have only a few places where we cross paths most often. Rather than maximizing conversation, they're designed to optimize throughput and mobility. Creating places that encourage interaction at the street…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on June 14, 2023
New Parliament Building: Features that Stand Out

The government has officially inaugurated the expansive and the much talked about New Parliament Building. The triangle-shaped building that has an area of 64,500 square metres has modern and cultural features and is fortified with all the modern technology, while also accounting for the country’s rich legacy by taking architectural…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on June 2, 2023
Smart Design Helps People to Live Properly, Make Them Enjoy Their Building

Kolkata and the northeastern part of India are rather interesting from several perspectives. From food to football to culture to architecture to movies, the former capital of the East India Company and the present capital of West Bengal, the mega city inspires on several scores.    We were recently in…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on May 2, 2023
Kolkata Architectural & Design Legacy: An Understated Elegance

Kolkata--the Cultural Capital of India--is an architecturally and historically rich place. Airy verandas with ornamental pillars, European architectural styles with Bengali and Marwari influences, and British and colonial architecture… define the rich architectural and design landscape of the world-renowned city.  The place has numerous heritage monuments and the architectural legacies…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on April 22, 2023
Ponder Over These 5 Things Before You Buy Land for Your Dream House!

Buying a plot to build your dream home could be a big and life-changing decision. Do your homework first before you buy the plot you want. Is the plot located where basic facilities and amenities are easily available? Is the plot worth the amount you have to pay for it?…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on April 18, 2023
Sustainability and Green Design: A Way to the Future of Creation

Every year, more people become conscious of the environment and the effects of climate change. The green and sustainable design movements are both expanding rapidly to save natural resources, promote energy efficiency, and reduce environmental harm.   So what exactly are sustainable design and green design? The majority of people…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on April 11, 2023
Tiny Houses in Vogue

Today, the concept of living in tiny houses has gained currency thanks to various reasons. Such houses are usually preferred by those who are either short on budget or those who believe in minimalism and love nature.    Less carbon footprint, less consumption of energy, less building costs, aesthetic looks,…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on March 29, 2023
Tiles vs Marbles

Clay-made tiles score over natural stone marble in numerous ways. But marble also scores over tiles in several ways. To begin with, marble is usually costly (reasonably priced options exist though) but floor tiles are affordable and cost-effective. But marble gives a better look and finishes. For an opulent look…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on March 28, 2023
Biophilic Design: A Novel Approach to Understanding Architecture’s Core

The term "Biophilia" was created and adopted in the architectural field at the start of the twenty-first century to highlight the emotional component of people's desires for connections with the natural world inside of buildings. To fulfill this desire for "nature" in building, the biophilic design was put forth as…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on March 24, 2023
Minimalist Architecture: Can’t Escape the Calm and Explicit Beauty!

When considering minimalism, words and ideas like "less is more," "clean lines," "reduction," "uncluttered," monochromatic," spring to mind. Minimalist interiors are unquestionably beautiful, with their calm and simplicity. However, achieving this look requires more thought and effort than simply picking a few decorative items for a white background, which can…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on March 22, 2023
Top 4 Eco-friendly & Green Building Materials for Building Purposes

Eco-friendly and green building materials are the need of today for various reasons. From saving energy to money to protecting the delicate environment, such materials are valuable for a variety of reasons. Let’s take a quick look at 4 such materials!     Bamboo      Today, bamboo is becoming…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on March 21, 2023
Adaptive Reuse in Architecture: Imaginative Reuse of Old Buildings Required More Than Ever Today

Today, against the backdrop of rising costs, rising pollution, and fast depleting man-made and natural resources, it has become important to minimize waste, and use what we already have in the most imaginative and ingenious way.   What’s Adaptive Reuse In architecture?   Also known as building reuse, the term…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on March 17, 2023
5 Colour Trends For Interiors: Fasten Your Seat Belts, 2023 Will Be A Riot of Colour!

Colours play an important role in our lives. They impact our moods and well-being in a big way, though not many people really know about this.   For example, while blue calms illness and treats pain, red kindles the body and mind and boosts circulation. Similarly, while Green helps you…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on February 14, 2023
White Marble: Make Your Home Stunningly Beautiful!

Pure White Marble is one of the most sought after shades of marble slabs in India. Thanks to its unspoiled charm and distinctive character, it can surpass most of the other stones. Used extensively for the flooring, walls, bathroom countertops, besides tabletops, white marble designs create magic, effortlessly enriching the…

  • Posted by: Sanjay Kumar Pandey on January 31, 2023
Colors in Architecture: An Expression of Aliveness

We sense our world through myriad expressions of forms, colours, and patterns understanding our intentions and emotions. The colours and textures add drama to our perceptions. The beauty of shades, shadows, and tones indicates the WOW factor that drives us.    The manifestation of our imaginations, fantasies, ideas, and concepts…

  • Posted by: Editorial Team on January 20, 2023
Follow These 4 Awesome Architecture Trends for 2023, Be in Sync with the Changing Times!

With the end of 2022 and the arrival of 2023, it’s time to talk about new trends and developments taking place around us.  Talking of trends, and taking the series on trends forward--after “interior design trends” and “furniture trends”, let’s take a quick look at 4 of the most striking…

  • Posted by: Sanjay Kumar Pandey on January 18, 2023
Research in Architecture: Way of Examining Details

    Writing acts as transmission in an articulated way composed of various expressions to relate to the reader. Architecture is a profession of crafting new ideas and experimenting with them considering the future possibilities and well-being of the people. Architects have different methods of experimenting with some sketches, drafting,…

  • Posted by: Priyanshi Shah on November 18, 2022
Social Media’s Impact on Architectural Creativity: Both Positive & Negative

    Impact of social media on all fields has risen, lately. This is visible in the rising number of users, along with the rise in the number of apps that help us connect with others around the world. Social media’s impact on Architecture/Architects especially has been phenomenal. Today, there…

  • Posted by: Karan Mutha on November 11, 2022
Connections: Soulful Architectural Spaces

Imaginations and visuals create a narrative for a designer to convey experiences and learnings to society. Connections are an integral part of human nature, as we tend to relate to our surroundings. Spaces are living experiences when it's been used and one can emerge from them holding to that peculiar…

  • Posted by: Priyanshi Shah on October 12, 2022