Interior stylist Bhawana Bhatnagar on smart lockers at residential spaces
Security is the first thing that designers have to think about while designing houses, says the designer.
A fluid and practical apartment in Braga, Portugal.
The idea was born from the client's most basic requests; a reformulation of the apartment that would allow for a more fluid circulation, a more practical and visually clean environment without the need for furniture and decoration.
Indore : House with Poise by Khushalani Associates
The client gave a 45,000 square feet virgin site and a free hand to the team of Khushalani Associates under the leadership of Ar. Raijv Khushalani, in Bicholi, an upcoming exurb of Indore.
The design of this Pune school seamlessly includes fun, joy, and play into learning.
This half-indoor, half-outdoor school by Studio Infinity is a sanctuary for learning and exploration with lots of sunlight, rustic elements and open spaces
Rehabilitation of an attic in a building dated 1906, in Lisbon
By intervening on a roof space, more specifically in the attic of a building dating from 1906, in the 21st century, a dialogue is established between the different times and ways of living, but also between the respective construction methods that should coexist harmoniously.
Take a glance of Parineeti Chopra’s home to get some pristine views of the Arabian sea and more
Recently, Parineeti Chopra has been praised a lot for her latest release “The Girl on the Train.” So, as she receives balloons, flowers and goodies for the release and shares a picture of her with all the gifts, we get a small glimpse of her elegant living room and it just mesmerises us.
BAGH : A perfect canvas for India's diverse fabrics and colours
Nestled in a bustling city of Mumbai, Bagh India by Seasons Vadodara showcases the diversity of Indian heritage. The raw and earthy shell with accents of traditional elements create a perfect canvas for the vivid colours of textiles.
Godrej Security Solutions to install India’s first ever automatic locker system ‘Autovault’ at Pune’s residential project
The Autovault will provide residents of Godrej Elements 24x7 access to their assigned locker with complete privacy and the highest level of security.
State to state sizes and aesthetics of furniture changes: Kirit Joshi
In conversation with Design Dekko, Kirit Joshi of Spacewood Furnishers highlights preferences of Indian consumers with respect to furniture design.
Formalising the Informal: Potential of Self-Development of Slum Communities by Rahul Kadri of IMK Architects
What is the future of slums in a post-COVID-19 world? Can we formalise the informal? asks Rahul Kadri of IMK Architects
Edifice Consultants designs Niraamaya Retreats Backwaters & Beyond at Kumarakom
Niraamaya Retreat, a resort complex in Kumarakom, Kerala demonstrates a boutique architectural experience of opulence connecting strongly with the surrounding landscape through an appropriate balance of contemporary design and traditional elements.
From the Vault: Interior Designer Shalmali Nigudkar shares helpful tips on how to choose right colours for a lively home
U&Us Home Interiors help people choose the right colour combination for a vibrant home
From the Vault: Tara Sutaria REVEALS her preference for home decor and the most comfortable spaces in it
Design Dekko writer, Deblina Chatterjee re-visits Tara Sutaria's preference in home decor and why she loves John Abraham's home
9 Trendy home decor themes to give your abode a new and fresh look
Home Decor Tips: Design Dekko writer, Deblina Chatterjee, decodes different home decor themes which are in vogue
6 Creative and unique ideas to add bohemian touch to your minimalistic home decor theme
Bohemian home decor theme is one of the trendiest designs currently to revamp or adorn an abode, writes Deblina Chatterjee
IKS Architects designs an elegant and contemporary Police Store in Rajkot
Ar. Ishita Shah & Ar. Kushal Shah give a distinctive touch to Dhiraj Police Store in Rajkot
Ironic Art leads to Iconic Designs: Marcantonio
Design Dekko contributor, Priyal Sood, speaks with Italy based designer, Marcantonio
Frozen Music & Fluid storytelling
In conversation with Katrin Förster, International Key Account Manager - Architects and Interior Designers, ABB on the Frozen Music series
Designer Krsnaa Mehta Collaborates With Godrej’s U&Us to Customise & Create Dream Homes Exactly the Way You Imagined
Offering intricate style with a contemporary twist, limited-edition signature homes proffer turnkey interior solutions designed exclusively for you.
Manufacturing and retail trends that will drive growth of the Indian Furniture Sector in 2021
Kirit Joshi, Director and Co-Founder of Spacewood, lists key trends that will drive a growth in the industry.
This Ahmedabad bungalow depicts simple life-style which can be also a relaxation point after hectic work schedule
Set in the Malabar Hill, Ahmedabad, this residence is every homeowner’s dream come true : a minimalistic and contemporary home, with a timeless sense of material applications.
The Quintessence of a Cohesive, Dynamic, and Regal Abode - The Jardin Home by Quirk Studio
The Jardin Home stays true to its name (French for Garden) and allows members of the house to experience cohesive, dynamic and regal spaces that deepen a connection with nature.
'CoolAnt Beehive' by Ant Studio
Cooling the world is warming the planet! More CO2 was released in the atmosphere in 2 days in 2019 than the entire year in 1902. Apart from harmful emissions, the inherent functioning of currently available air cooling devices releases heat into the surroundings, thus creating heat islands in cities
The other side of Art – an artist retreat in Mumbai
Many coastal areas around the world are facing an immense dilemma. How do you deal with densification and increase in population in these areas considering the reality of rising sea levels? Coastal areas are however some of the most desirable places to live and work. In fact they are often attractiv
‘Not just a Arch house, more of a quiet sanctuary.’
The Arch House is a quiet sanctuary for its young traveller inhabitants... The existing building is a relatively compact Anglo-Italianate townhouse circa 1860. The signature arched doorway and front window are some of the house’s inspirational details.
How to Design a Perfect Kitchen
Kitchen Interior Design: Everybody has an image of their dream home kitchen. And despite the frequent challenges of limited space, construction layout and limited natural light, one can design their perfect kitchen with some smart tricks. Oshin Deshmukh, Studio Designer at Godrej U&Us Design Studio
This Diwali, upgrade not just your homes, but even its safety levels as 65% cops see a rise in home robberies and break-ins post lockdown
The report states that 71% of cops agree people start taking home safety seriously only after they experience a break-in
“The concept of architectural lighting has changed substantially over the past decade”
Vishal Singh, the Founder and Managing Director of Vizion Lighting Pvt. Ltd., delves into the nuances of architectural lighting, the increasing focus on conscious design and more
The Design House Company looks at multifunctional spaces for The Urban Office
The project titled, The Urban Office, is a multi-functional space, designed for business helmed by a father-son duo.
25 global design experts, 2 days & a lot of inspiration
Watch ideas, thoughts and insights shared by our panelists at Design Dekko Musings
Studio Lotus’s Design for theTaj Theog mountain resort's public spaces borrows from the vernacular and regional history
Studio Lotus was brought on board by Pradeep Sachdeva Design Associates (PSDA), the architects on the project, to design its public spaces to bring in the distinct warmth and intimacy of a mountain home to the hospitality experience.
iDAC –Mumbai hosts SPACEPRO; gives a Live crash course on spatial planning
iDAC - Mumbai, in collaboration with its knowledge partner - Epistle Communications; and with partners, Blum, Lingel & Jung hosted SPACEPRO a one-hour design workshop from 28th September to 2nd October 2020 at 5 P.M. daily.
Chennai based designer and artist Krishnamithra hand paints spaces for her new series
Illustrated Interiors by Krishnamithra is a series of hand rendered spaces furnished completely by Indian brands of interior and furniture companies that one can buy online.
Sanjay Puri Architects uses cantilevered cuboid volumes to create a sculptural office building in Chennai
Akshaya 27 is designed in response to the climate and the client’s brief overcoming multiple site restrictions, to create energy-efficient offices that open into outdoor spaces.
Urban Zen’s Rohit Suraj uses Sans Souci Aurora light to decorate a Hyderabad Villa
He used the Aurora light from Sans Souci (designed by Katarina Kotulacova) for a Hyderabad Villa project.
Designer duo Darshana Patel and Rashmin Perla give a fresh twist to southern India design
This home interior brings a fresh new approach to a distinctly South Indian style of interior.
Pure + FreeForm Harnesses the Transformative Power of Light with New Collection of Metal Skins
With innovation and sustainability at the core of Specular’s design, the collection succeeds in coupling function and form, where the surface becomes an integral feature of the built environment
Godrej Interio Whitepaper: Re-thinking Learning Spaces
Godrej Interio has launched a whitepaper Re-thinking Learning Spaces that lays emphasis on how education institutions will look at people, process and workspace framework once the lockdown norms are eased.
Invertonomics: In conversation with Architect Goonmeet Singh Chauhan
How can you use design innovation to solve critical issues of the country? By turning them into an economic opportunity.
Beyond Design: Interior Designer Sachin Gupta votes to bring alive vernacular designs
Sachin and Neha believe in the maximalist approach by employing scaled up accessories, complex textures and multiple elements leading to spaces that unfold like grand tapestries.
Re-Imagine Workspace : Work From Home and The Future of Office
Will the work from home trend redefine future offices? Will it lead to the end of office spaces? Find out more as our distinguished speakers discuss on our post-COVID-19 webinar live!
Mohicka Gupta Bose Decodes the CosyQuirk Way of Being A Decor Blogger
If you follow Indian décor bloggers and influencers on Instagram, chances are that you would have stumbled upon CosyQuirk by Mohicka Gupta Bose.
Eztablish Design Communication releases a documentary on Design in 2020; calls it CLARITY
Eztablish Design Communication has recently released a documentary that presents perspectives of leading architects and designers from around the world on how design will be redefined in the year 2020.
Whitepaper: Re-Thinking The Office Space By Godrej Interio
The Offices were not designed to keep people apart and stop the spread of infection. The post-COVID workspace, therefore, needs a complete re-thinking.
Explore the challenges and solutions to re-imagining workplaces in the post-COVID-19 world. Hear the experts talk about the factors that need to be kept in mind while designing a workspace in the post-COVID period.
Perfecting the Trad-Mo Decor style with Interior Maata, Ananya Bhattacharjee
Interior Designer, YouTuber and social media influencer, Ananya Bhattacharjee a.k.a Interior Maata is a big fan of modern rococo art, but she admits Indian vintage is still her fascination.
Balancing Legacy and Modernity: The Club at The Trees
Creating a dialogue between legacy and modernity to cater to a community’s recreational needs
Sanjay Puri Architects designs sustainable micro-environment for a residential project in Surat
The apartments are planned to facilitate cross ventilation and are sheltered by large cantilevered decks that mitigate heat gain in response to the climate of the location.
OUTSIDE the Box: Innovation in times of COVID-19
Weiss Architecture & Urbanism with Wonder Inc. have unveiled OUTSIDE the Box. This modular 'front of classroom' teaching support unit was designed to facilitate healthy, fresh air education during the time of COVID-19.
Sustainability is not about ticking off the boxes, says Sidhartha Talwar, Design Principal, Studio Lotus
In conversation with Sidhartha Talwar, Design Principal, Studio Lotus
Darkroom and Beyond: National Award winning photographer Andre Fanthome
André Jeanpierre Fanthome, Founder and Principal, Studio Noughts and Crosses delves on the world of photography from dark room to now.
Kangana Ranaut turns interior designer for sister Rangoli's new pad in Kullu (Manali)
In the midst of Vocal for Local debate, Kangana Ranaut prefers local partners for turning the Kullu (Manali) house of her sister Rangoli Chandel into a beautiful home.
In conversation with Shefali Pandey of GoBoho Decor
Professionally, Shefali Pandey is a digital marketer. However, on Instagram she is popularly known as the creator of GoBoho.
Addressing consumer expectations with new technology and design
Functional supremacy as important as design aesthetics of the product says Shyam Motwani of Godrej Locks & Architectural Fittings and Systems
Collaborators of the Cadavre Exquis Challenge by MuseX – Part 2
Here is the second set and final list of collaborators who made to the Cadavre Exquis Challenge by MuseX for MuseLABs
Collaborators of the Cadavre Exquis Challenge by MuseX – Part 1
On May 15, MuseLAB, through a selective process invited young designers and students to create something with a positive outlook and re-imagine the future.
Cadavre Exquis by MuseX defines collaboration and out of box thinking
With 38 distinctive contributions, the challenge set forth by MuseLAB’s research arm tests the creative side of design professionals and students.
A circular approach to Mumbai’s construction debris issue
Mumbai alone generates over 1500 metric tons of construction debris every day, and most of this debris is dumped in landfills; some of which have exceeded their capacity.
Evolving design sensibility of Mumbaikars over the years
Designers are paying increasing attention to aspects such as carbon footprints, monetary flows and objective views and their effect on aesthetic preferences.
Gender-neutral designs are still far: Payal Karumbiah of The Baby Atelier
In conversation with Supreeth Sudhakaran, she acknowledges increasing democratisation with families on home decor decisions
I do not prescribe to the thought of owning a niche, Ar. Dinesh Panwar of Urbanscape Architects
The New Delhi based architect feels, consumer centricity, authenticity and context are critical determinants of 'who', 'how' and 'what' of a design.
Abraham John Architects' Chhavi house reflects the past and present
Abraham John Architects faced several challenges while designing a residential villa in Rajasthan. Here’s how the team combined traditional Indian architecture with modern design to overcome them.
Housing will see changing definition of essentials post COVID 19
We are now spending more time at home than ever before! Here's an article that talks about how COVID 19 is set to change the housing industry.
COVID-19 : How are architects and interior designers managing work commitments ?
Our final story on the work-from-home series showcases some real voices from the ground.
Five inspiring design talks to watch during Covid-19 lockdown
In an unprecedented era of social distancing and working from home, why not invest time in upgrading our skills as well? Here are five must-watch talks at TED conferences that are sure to change the way you think about architecture and design.
Women’s Day through the eyes of the female AID professionals
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day—#EachForEqual—provided the perfect opportunity to ask some women in the industry about their take on diversity and inclusion.
Have a tiny kitchen? Use these 5 smart storage hacks
Kitchen Interior Design: Every inch of space is prime real estate in a tiny kitchen. Make most of it with these tips
Liven it up! 5 dos & don'ts to set up your living room
The living room is also called the family room for a reason. Use these tips and make everyone at home fall in love with the space!
Transform your kids’ room into a fun-learn zone with interactive walls
Every parent gets excited at the thought of designing the kids’ room. There’s a lot one can do to make those little spaces vibrant. Interactive walls help transform the kids’ room into a fun-learn zone.
The art of reputation building for architects and interior designers
Tanya Khanna says most architects and designers do not invest in creating a brand for themselves
“As architects, we must be held accountable to the manner in which we design our buildings”
Architect Amit Khanna talks about the need for sustainable architecture and more
Connecting and marching towards a sustainable world!
Product demos, engaging sessions, enthusiastic audience and conversations to build a sustainable world. That's what the 2nd edition of Connections by Design Dekko, Bengaluru, was all about. A recipe for a successful event!
World Architecture Festival 2019 Awards reveals India shortlist
A glimpse of projects from India which are shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2019 – the world’s largest live-judged awards programme
Award-winning architect, Vikas Dilawari, in conversation with Namrata Mehra
“Conservation, Adaptive and Re-Use” - Vikas Dilawari, Conservation Architect, explains how these words can shape up the city landscape.
Design Dekko: A networking platform for architects and the design community
Over 350 architects, interior designers and allied professionals were present at the launch of the first-of-its-kind platform in Mumbai