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Demise of a master architect and Padma Bhushan awardee BV Doshi

Rajesh Kumar Born into a family of furniture makers in Pune on August 26, 1927, well-known architect and Padma Bhushan recipient Balkrishna Doshi died in Ahmedabad on Tuesday, January 24. Announcing the news, Architectural Digest India wrote on Instagram, “India’s greatest architect, Balkrishna Doshi (26th August 1927- 24th January 2023) has passed away at the …

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s Artwork Focused on Man and Nature

Abhishek Kumar DECEMBER 15, ON THIS DAY Today we live in a chaos of straight lines, in a jungle of straight lines. If you do not believe this, take the trouble to count the straight lines which surround you. Then you will understand, for you will never finish counting. Friedensreich Hundertwasser Friedensreich Hundertwasser Friedensreich Hundertwasser …

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Inscape: The Landscape Of Roberto Matta’s Inner Mind

I am interested only in the unknown and I work for my own astonishment.—– Roberto Matta Roberto Matta was a well-known and significant Chilean painter who is best remembered for his mystical and fantastical works which are widely recognised as some of the most important representations of Surrealist art. Despite being an architect by profession, …

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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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A design project itself is art, says Sonu Varghese in Room For More Art

Abir Pothi presents Room For More Art — a series of features on interior designers across geographic boundaries, discussing with them the nuances of their profession, their methods of sourcing and projecting art into their work, the challenges they face, and a whole lot more perspective. ‘Art is a connecting element between spaces to achieve …

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In Room For More Art, Shivani Bhandari says art is no separate entity, but an integral part of any space

Abir Pothi presents Room For More Art — a series of features on interior designers across geographic boundaries, discussing with them the nuances of their profession, their methods of sourcing and projecting art into their work, the challenges they face, and a whole lot more perspective. Shivani Bhandari: ‘Art yet pushes us gently but firmly …

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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