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Showing posts with label Heritage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Heritage. Show all posts

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Amrapali Museum: an ode to Indian jewellery

By Shilpi Madan
Photography: Courtesy the museum
Read Time: 2 mins
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toe-rings| ruby hastphool at the back of the tiny hand at the end of the silver back scratcher, with concealed daggers within at each end - probably a queen's vanity essential| hairpin

Unseen tribal jewellery and heirlooms in silver and gold from across India pirouette proudly at the recently opened Amrapali Museum in Jaipur…

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Adaptive reuse of century-old Ahmedabad home

By Savitha Hira
Photography: Courtesy Kasturbhai Lalbhai Museum
Read Time: 3 mins 
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Glass-walled gallery atop the Claude Batley building juxtaposed with the colonial architecture of the main building 

Taking familial values several notches higher, the Kasturbhai Lalbhai Museum is a colonial home turned museum space that aspires to engage audiences in revisiting historical treasures and simultaneously revivifying Ahmedabad’s cultural scene...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mumbai’s Royal Opera House restored to its erstwhile grandeur!

By FinchD
Photography: Courtesy ANLAssociates
Read Time: 3 mins 
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Conservation Architect Abha Narain Lambah restores the 1916 Royal Opera House, Mumbai, to its erstwhile grandeur...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A confluence of architectural styles

By Marina Correa
Photography: Bharat Aggarwal; courtesy the architect
Read Time: 3 mins
                    
Dharampura Haveli in old Delhi
Dharampura Haveli in old Delhi

Ar. Kapil Aggarwal readapts the glory of a 150 year-old haveli in old Delhi, into a hospitality destination that takes pride in its architectural and cultural legacy in the contemporary context…

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Revisiting heritage with a modern concept

Compiled by Savitha Hira
Photography: Edmund Sumner; courtesy Studio Lotus
Read Time: 2 mins

Baradari - traditional envelope modern ambience
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Studio Lotus reinterprets legacy into a contemporaneous fabric - effortlessly doing exactly what it excels at - marrying the best of both worlds!


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Global Vernacular!

By Rutvi Ashar
Photography: Courtesy Penda
Read Time: 1 min 

landscape design in Hyderabad by Penda
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International design firm, Penda, known for their cross-cultural nuances are landscaping a residential society in Hyderabad - their inspiration: Indian step wells and water mazes!


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

State-of-the-art Museum Textile Gallery to highlight Kutch embroidery

By Nitika Agarwal
Photography: Courtesy MDC & Shrujan Trust
Read Time: 3 Mins

kutch museum textile gallery
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Matrika Design Collaborative chisel out Bhuj’s textile gallery with subtle contextual references that bring alive the embroidery traditions and the desert landscape of the region...

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Jawahar Kala Kendra: Soulful Refurbishment

By Savitha Hira 
Photography:  Deepshikha Jain; courtesy Soul Studio

Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
Jawahar  Kala  Kendra

Studio SOUL is refurbishing the heritage beacon of Rajasthan – the Jawahar Kala Kendra, with a thoughtful conservation of its architectural character and the original architect’s lofty vision…

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

CEPT Archives: assimilating nuances of lost architectural history

By Savitha Hira; Info courtesy: Ishita Shah
Images & Renderings: Courtesy CEPT Archives

CEPT Archives Ahmedabad
Archiving at CEPT

The new department of archives at CEPT, Ahmedabad holds in its midst rare gems of architectural representational styles – both, in drawings and design. IAnD probes and enlightens…

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Lucknow Memorial Gate: An ecologically viable footprint!

Compiled by TeamIAnD
Illustrations: Courtesy Archohm
 
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Archohm exemplifies an ecological footprint with a subtractive approach in the design of the proposed Lucknow Memorial Gate…

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Beautifying the Taj Mahal surrounds

Compiled by TeamIAnD
Photography: Courtesy Archohm
  
taj ganj redevelopment plan - aerial view
Aerial View - Taj Ganj redevelopment

The Taj Ganj urban redevelopment footprint spans the incremental growth of the contemporaneous neighbourhood of the Taj Mahal and marks a significant landmark in its tourist mapping…

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Ikat - Odisha’s unmatched art of weaving

By Udita Chaturvedi
Photographs: Courtesy Udita Chaturvedi
 
Earlier patterns used to be hand-drawn and then copied on looms
Earlier patterns used to be hand-drawn and then copied on looms

Odisha is a state that is full of culture, tradition, history, heritage, dialects and handloom products. In fact, it’s one of the two Indian states that weaves beautiful ikat prints on silk and cotton sarees (the other state being Andhra Pradesh).

Friday, November 13, 2015

Museum of Christian Art

By Marina Correa
Photography: Courtesy the architects

Christian Art Museum. Mumbai
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Situated below the apse of a chapel within the sprawling grounds of the St Pius seminary at Goregaon(E), Mumbai lies a tiny Christian Art Museum that showcases time-honoured Christian religious artifacts and memorabilia… 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Auspicious Silver

By Chirag Sharma 
Photography: Courtesy World Wide Web

silver ware for religious ceremonies
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That is what silver is all about: a quiet subtle yet extremely sophisticated statement of style that enhances the ambience through its naïve presence at the appropriate time, at the appropriate place. Flaunt it this season…

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Restoring lost charm: Ganeshkhind Temple Complex, Pune

By Marina Correa
Photography: Courtesy the architect
 
Parvati Nandan Ganapati Temple in Ganeshkhind, Pune…
Restored Ganeshkhind Temple, Pune

Kimaya Architects bag the Honourable Mention in the 2015 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for their restoration of the 16th century Parvati Nandan Ganapati Temple in Ganeshkhind, Pune…

Saturday, August 1, 2015

India’s first Architectural Archives Centre

Compiled by Team IAnD
Photography: Courtesy CEPT Archives

CEPT Archives Centre
CEPT Archives Centre

The CEPT University at Ahmedabad publicly authenticates its tradition of archiving by inaugurating its archival library and first exhibition at the hands of the eminent art and architectural historian, Prof. M. A. Dhaky today…

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mumbai’s Textile and Costume Gallery at CSMVS

By Savitha Hira
Photography: Courtesy SNK Architects

Mumbai’s first Textile & Costume Gallery at the CSMVS
The entrance to the Gallery

Mumbai’s first Textile and Costume Gallery at the CSMVS opens to collective nods of appreciation as the curated collection sits in a breezy trendy envelope that deftly combines museology tenets with a contemporary mindset...  

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Revival of a slice of history

By Anuradha K. R.
Photography: Courtesy Saif Habibullah

India Art n Design features Habibullah Estate conservation & restoration by Amar & jyotsna Habibullah
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One can’t delve into restoration unless there’s an irresistible inner calling for preserving a slice of history. Mr. Wajahat Habibullah’s century-old family-home, ‘Habibullah Estate’ in Lucknow has been recently restored by son Amar and his wife, Jyotsna Habibullah. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

“Addition as Subtraction” theme for New Wing at Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai

By Team IAnD
Photography: Courtesy Steven Holl Architects

India Art n Design features winning entry of North Wing extension of Mumbai city Museum by Steven Holl Architects & _opolis architects
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Internationally acclaimed New York based Steven Holl Architects along with Mumbai based _opolis architects; win the international competition for the design of a New Museum Wing to Mumbai's oldest museum - the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum at Byculla, Mumbai. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Breathing Life into 90-yr old home in South India

Complied by Marina Correa
Photography: Courtesy the architect

India Art n Design features Madom House restoration by Dr. Harimohan Pillai
Madom House - Before & After

A home built in 1925 located in Arangottukara village, in the borders of the districts of Thrissur and Palakkad, Kerala, gets a fresh lease of life after 90 years in 2014, under the aegis of Dr. Harimohan Pillai, principal architect, Archiestudio.  IAnD captures the process behind the restoration of this vernacular structure that was completed in 2014… 
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