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

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

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

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… 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Diwali Decor

By Chirag Sharma
Photography: Courtesy World Wide Web

India Art n Design features Diwali Decor

Staying tuned in to our Indian roots adds a distinctive flavour and individuality to our global mindset and avant-garde homes during the festive season...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

UNESCO 2014 Asia-Pacific Restoration Award Winner

By Savitha Hira
Photography: Courtesy Kimaya Architects

Shri Sakhargad Niwasini Devi temple complex in Kinhai, Satara restored by Kimaya Architects
Earlier view of hillock and temple complex from west

The 2014 UNESCO Asia-Pacific ‘Award for Merit’ in Cultural Heritage Conservation goes to the restoration of Shri Sakhargad Niwasini Devi temple complex in Satara by Architects Anjali and Kiran Kalamdani of Kimaya Architects, Pune… 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Shri Swami Narayan Mandir in Robbinsville, NJ

Compiled by Team IAnD
Photography: Courtesy BAPS

Shri Swami Narayan Mandir in Robbinsville, NJ

The sixth traditional BAPS mandir (temple) of its kind in North America, the new Shri Swami Narayan mandir in Robbinsville, New Jersey opened its doors to the community at large on August 10, 2014.

Friday, May 2, 2014

IIM-A Heritage Campus Restoration

By Savitha Hira

Info: Courtesy IIM-A-RFP; S& KC
Photography: Courtesy India Art & Architecture FB Page

20th century Louis Kahn’ IIM-A conservation by Ar. Brinda Somaya.

Mumbai’s Somaya & Kalappa Consultants’ win the competition for Conservation Architects for the conservation of the 20th century Louis Kahn’ IIM-A.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hand-made Paper Museum, Pune

By Ar. Ajay Sonar

Paper Museum, Pune designed by Ar. Ajay Sonar.
Cave-like Paper Museum made from papier-mâché 

Designing the Paper Museum in Pune has been an opportunity to connect with a glorious past and develop a recreational space that experientially interacts with the hoi polloi in a multiple format.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Water-conscious Landscaping

By Savitha Hira
Photography: Courtesy Ar. Kakoli Sikder

Water habitat retreat, Bijolai Palace, Jodhpur.
Bijolai Palace

The Water Habitat Retreat at Jodhpur is a laudable exercise in traditional rainwater harvesting, and landscaping this heritage property has effectively brought it into the limelight…

Friday, February 14, 2014


By Team IAnD
Photography: Courtesy World Wide Web

Valentine's Day Special
Like a dream come true

This Valentine, cozy up to a fine-dine experience with your beau...

Friday, January 31, 2014

Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2014

Compiled by Pari Syal
Photography: Courtesy KGAF

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2014, Mumbai

The most iconic and much awaited Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai opens its arms to the connoisseurs and hoi-polloi with a perfect amalgamation of Art, Craft, Theatre, Culture, Dance, Food, Literature and this time, Urban Design.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Joy of Christmas - Store-front Display

By Savitha Hira
Photography: Courtesy Damian

Christmas Cheer at Damian, Mumbai, India
Festive Cheer

One of the most decorative and dedicated store-front displays spread across a length of approx. 25ft for 45 years now, is the one at Bandra west, Mumbai, India...

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mumbai City Museum Design Competition Launched

By Team IAnD
Photography: Courtesy MRC

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai Competition launched
Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai

An exceptional design team is being sought for the North Wing project of the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, through an international competition via electronic submission within the next 35 days...

Friday, July 5, 2013

Water & Fengshui

By Pari Syal

Water & Fengshui

Equated to wealth – water can be as productive a force in life as it can be destructive…

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Patolas of Pattan

By Jahnvi Sreedhar
Photography: Courtesy World Wide Web

Patola Sari of Pattan

A two-hour drive and hundred-odd kilometers from Ahmedabad, is a precocious weaving town, Pattan. This north Gujarat town is the house of one of India’s finest hand-woven saris. IAnD finds out what makes these saris special and what lies ahead for this art…

Friday, June 7, 2013

Design & Dance

By Jahnvi Sreedhar
Photography: Courtesy Shrijith Krishna & Ananya

Dance and Design, complex and surreal relationship.

Dance and Design share an intense, complex and surreal relationship. Also, both, with time, have come to acquire a larger connotation. IAnD delves into the realm of design in classical Indian dance performance…

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

San Thome Basilica

By Jahnvi Sreedhar

San Thome Cathedral Basilica , Chennai
San Thome Cathedral Basilica   

A sultry summer afternoon, I walked towards the National Shrine of St. Thomas Basilica, Chennai, intrigued by its structure and stature and that it completes 120 years of existence in 2013…

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Gurmukhi Font

By Siya Mishra
Photography: Courtesy Paul Hunt

Adobe Gurmukhi Typeface based on manuscript calligraphy developed by Paul Hunt
Come Mar. 9, 2013, at this year’s Typography Day at IIT Guwahati, Adobe’s Paul Hunt is all set to promote the new Gurmukhi typeface based on manuscript calligraphy…
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