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How Indore based architect Manish Kumat’s architecture is close to nature

Manish Kumat is an architect at par excellence, who has more than 1000 projects under his belt. Indian Institute of Interior Design was his brain child. He was the founder Chairman of the institute. Besides being the Chairman, he also held several important positions in IID. Abir Pothi had an hour long conversion with Manish …

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I see art like mithai, it is pure joy: Canna Patel

Architect and interior designer Canna Patel talks about how the lockdown changed her attitude to design and that the basics haven’t changed Much like the tumultuous advent of Covid-19 changed trajectories across the world 2020, life did alter for well-known architect-interior designer Canna Patel, too — allowing her to take an extra moment from her remarkably busy …

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Brilliant talent lost to market trends: Christopher Charles Benninger, master architect, in conversation with Abir Pothi – Part 1

Abir Pothi had the honour of interacting with two esteemed guests who run one of the biggest architectural practices in the country. Christopher Charles Benninger is a master architect and he has executed some great projects in India. He was part of CEPT, he set up Christopher Charles Benninger Architects (CCBA) in Pune, he also designed the …

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Architecture is contextual, art is universal, believes architect Vivek Gupta

‘It is oft said that after god, who created everything, it is architects who get the opportunity to create something that remains for longer than their own life’. This deep respect for architecture and its lasting legacy is a fascinating exploration with architect Vivek Gupta, who holds forth in Samvaad on contextualizing projects, the twin dichotomies of functionality and creativity, what contemporary art means to him, and more