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Vitruvius and “De architectura”: A Timeless Insight into Ancient Architecture and Engineering

Introduction If you’re interested in historic pieces about architecture and engineering, de Architectura is one of the earliest written works on these fields by the Roman architect Vitruvius). Written for the first time in the 1st century BC, Vitruvius’ work has truly become a window to the basics and subsequent ambitions of ancient Roman architecture. […]

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Why 108? Art Historian Dr Alka Pande Answers for her New Series of 14 Books on Indian Art And Culture

Dr Alka Pande is an art historian who has taught Indian Arts and Aesthetics at Panjab University for over ten years. Her major interests include gender identity, sexuality, and traditional arts. She has received numerous awards, including the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, the Australian-India Council Special Award, and Chandigarh Lalit Kala

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“Copying Designs from the Internet can Lead to Client Dissatisfaction”, Says Architect Nomita Goswami in Samvaad (Part-2)

Welcome to Samvaad, where art meets conversation, and inspiration knows no bounds. Here we engage in insightful conversations with eminent personalities from the art fraternity. Through Samvaad, Abir Pothi aims to create a platform for thought-provoking discussions, providing readers with an exclusive glimpse into the creative processes, inspirations, and experiences of these creative individuals. From

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“It Used to be One-to-One Engagement but Now the Design Courses are More Focused On Pedagogy”, Says Architect Vishal Shah in Samvaad (Part-3)

Welcome to Samvaad, where art meets conversation, and inspiration knows no bounds. Here we engage in insightful conversations with eminent personalities from the art fraternity. Through Samvaad, Abir Pothi aims to create a platform for thought-provoking discussions, providing readers with an exclusive glimpse into the creative processes, inspirations, and experiences of these creative individuals. From

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Architect Ashish Agarwal: Home Buying and Designing in India – A Journey as Emotional as a Wedding (Part-4)

Welcome to Samvaad, where art meets conversation, and inspiration knows no bounds. Here we engage in insightful conversations with eminent personalities from the art fraternity. Through Samvaad, Abir Pothi aims to create a platform for thought-provoking discussions, providing readers with an exclusive glimpse into the creative processes, inspirations, and experiences of these creative individuals. From

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Architect Ashish Advocates for Art Integration: Inspiring Design Through Dialogue and Travel (Part-3)

Welcome to Samvaad, where art meets conversation, and inspiration knows no bounds. Here we engage in insightful conversations with eminent personalities from the art fraternity. Through Samvaad, Abir Pothi aims to create a platform for thought-provoking discussions, providing readers with an exclusive glimpse into the creative processes, inspirations, and experiences of these creative individuals. From

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2024 Design Educates Awards 2024 Announced. Check the Details

The Design Educates Awards (DEAwards) have been launched to acknowledge and promote architectural and design projects that significantly influence society. These awards spotlight creativity and innovation, focusing on projects completed or conceived within the past five years that embody added value beyond mere aesthetics. Criteria for Recognition DEAwards seeks projects that not only exhibit exceptional

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“Readable” Spaces, Signages Shaping Urban Realities: Role of Signages in Modern Cities

In a world gripped with over-reliance on technology, everybody now is relying on their phones and navigation systems to find buildings and architectural structures. So, are architectural signages still relevant? Are these visual infographics still important in an urban environment? Before we get into these pertinent questions, let’s review the basics: What are Signage Systems?

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Serifs to Sans, Quirks to Classics: The Aesthetics of Typography’s Endless Evolution in Design

We all use fonts daily, these fonts come into the domain of Typography, which is a design tool that is used around the world. These fonts now are very much part of a culture, you use it for work, for branding purposes, for designing logos or any kind of designing for that matter. These are

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Epochs in Harmony: Exploring Ancient Sculptures from India, Egypt, Assyria, Greece, and Rome at Mumbai’s CSMVS

A Historical Odyssey in Mumbai’s CSMVS Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) is currently hosting an extraordinary exhibition, “Ancient Sculptures: India, Egypt, Assyria, Greece, Rome,” transforming its rotunda into a portal through time. This curated assemblage brings together artefacts from diverse cultures, shedding light on the interconnectedness of the ancient world. Artistic Collaboration and

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