Architect Profile: The influential and enduring BV Doshi

[UPDATE] Legendary architect Balkrishna Doshi will be honoured with the Pritzker Architecture Prize, popularly known as the Nobel prize for architecture. With this, the 90-year-old architect becomes the first Indian to be accorded this honour, the highest in the profession. Previous winners include world-renowned architects like Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, IM Pei, and Shigeru Ban. “Over the years, Balkrishna Doshi has always created an architecture that is serious, never flashy or a follower of trends,” the Pritzker jury said… Read more »

4 Building and Design Trends for Hospitality Businesses in 2018

The hospitality industry is constantly changing to cater to customer needs but the new year gives us an opportunity to take stock of the changes that have emerged in 2017, and make predictions for 2018. Here is a list of inspiring building and design ideas for property owners, architects and decorators involved in the construction and renovation of boutique hotels, resorts, homestays and the like. The hotel as an extension of your home Today, hotels… Read more »

The Charles Correa Way: 4 ideas that inspired India’s most visionary architect

“Just as there is writing and then there is literature, there is construction and then there is architecture. Great architecture can change society.” – Charles Correa One of India’s most visionary architects and urban planners, Charles Correa certainly changed the landscape of many of Indian cities, post Independence. Correa is remembered today for his distinctive, bold approach to design that embraces both the global and the vernacular. During a career spanning six decades, from the… Read more »

Choosing Palmex over natural thatch – An architect reveals why

Adithya G Kashyap is the Principal Architect and Founding Partner at Bangalore based architecture firm Architect Continuous. The firm is a conglomerate of architects, engineers and interior designers who have a diverse portfolio ranging from residences to public spaces. This has meant that as an architect Adithya has worked on varied projects. In the process, he has learned the importance of the ‘appropriateness’ of solutions for each client. He believes that design must address the… Read more »