Showing posts with label Nostalgia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nostalgia. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Nostalgia stirs positive emotions!

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By Savitha Hira

Read Time: 3 mins

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Team IAnD knocked on the doors to feel-good memories inviting select architects and designers to unearth their most desirable and memorable projects till date...

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Defining health and luxury at the turn of the millennium!

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By Ar. Premnath
Photography: Courtesy the architect
Read Time: 1 min 30 secs
"Golden Palms Bengaluru Nostalgia Architect Premnath indiaartndesign"
The Golden Palms Resort (inset) Ar. Premnath

Ar. Premnath turns back the clock to the turn of the millennium, when he designed The Golden Palms Resort for erstwhile Bollywood hero, Sanjay Khan…

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Of Op Art and Wire Frames!

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By Minnie Bhatt
Photography: Prashant Bhat; courtesy the designer
Read Time: 2 mins
"Tru Tram Trunk BKC Minnie Bhatt designs indiaartndesign"
Tru Tram Trunk (inset) Interior Designer Minnie Bhatt

Interior designer Minnie Bhatt juggles through her most-loved projects to zero-in on one of her most challenging assignments – Tru Tram Trunk at BKC, Mumbai…

Friday, May 8, 2020

The charm of unconventional design!

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By Architects at Group DCA
Photography: Kapill Kamra; courtesy Group DCA
Read time: 2 mins
"Sainik Farms residence Nostalgis GroupDCA indiaartndesign"
Sainik Farms residence (inset)l-r:Architects Amit Aurora and Rahul Bansal

Group DCA embrace myriad design sensibilities to style a residence in Sainik Farms, Delhi using the unconventional artistic taste of the client as their starting point. Richly detailed, the residence provides a visual feast with intrigue in every corner…

Monday, April 27, 2020

Mana Ranakpur: Contextually rooted in the sublime

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By Ar. Akshat Bhatt
Photography: courtesy  
Read time: 2 mins 
"Mana Ranakpur Akshat-Bhatt Nostalgia Indiaartndesign"
Mana Ranakpur (inset) Ar. Akshat Bhatt

Ar. Akshat Bhatt of Studio Architecture Discipline goes down memory lane with a project that not only uses architecture as a reflection of time and place but engages with the future and is of a progressive disposition.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Manav Gulzar: A humbling experience!

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By Ar. Hiren Patel
Photography: Vinay Panjwani; courtesy HPA
Read Time: 1 min 30 secs
"ManavGulzar community centre ArchitectHirenPatel Nostalgia indiaartndesign"
Manav Gulzar Community Centre (inset) Ar. Hiren Patel

Ar. Hiren Patel of his eponymous firm speaks about an ongoing humbling experience that he feels keeps him grounded as a man and a responsible professional…

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Influencing societal change

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By Ar. Reza Kabul
Photography: courtesy Reza Kabul Architects
Read time: 1 min 30 secs
"Shreepati Arcade Architect Reza kabul indiaartndesign"
Recreational Floor, Shreepati Arcade, Mumbai (inset) Ar. Reza Kabul

Reflecting on the confidence and undaunting spirit of his team to go out-of-box, Ar. Reza Kabul reminisces on how Shreepati Arcade marked unprecedented achievement in 2003 as the tallest building in Mumbai…

Monday, April 13, 2020

Losing Steam

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Concept & Narration: Vagish Naganur
Story & Visualisation: Gurjit Singh Matharoo
Photography: Courtesy Matharoo Associates
Read Time: 3 mins
"DRM Office Matharoo Architects Nostalgia Indiaartndesign"
Divisional Railway Managers Head Office Building, Ahmedabad (inset) Ar. Gurjit Singh Matharoo

Starting today, in the first of our series ‘Nostalgia’, IAnD speaks to Ar. Gurjit Singh Matharoo, who goes down memory lane and shares with us a story that is also a part of an upcoming book of stories on Matharoo projects called 'wit-ness to mat-haroo (hindi) spirit of endeavours'. G in the story is Gurjit.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Block Printed Textiles

By Dr. Alka Raghuvanshi

Saree, Design, Block Printing, textiles, wooden blocks, block print textiles,

Getting nostalgic about the art of block printing, Dr. Alka Raghuvanshi uses technological windfall to elicit renewed respect for this almost-forgotten traditional craft.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Visit to Ajanta Caves

By Shriram Khadilkar
Photography: Shriram Khadilkar

Lord buddha in preaching pose flanked by Bodhisattvas, Cave 4, Ajanta

Back from his recent visit to the Ajanta caves, Shriram Khadilkar finds it difficult to break free from the onslaught of memories of visually rich wall paintings and local legends…

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Vacant Memories

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By Shriram Khadilkar

An artist’s work space is his private lair. In this era of tech gizmos and virtual connect, we take you back in time to film-maker, painter-sculptor, legendary Baburao Painter’s studio in Kolhapur, which was the epitome of comfort and tech-convenience in the early 20th century.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Enigma of Passion

By Lalit Hira

Scene from Antigone ; Image  Source: The Hindu
Apart from theatre and films, he had a keen interest in all arts and wanted to initiate people into appreciating art. He once wrote, ‘Samajhne ki koshish matt kijiye, ras lijiye’ (Do not try to understand the arts, just experience them), remembers veteran theatre artiste Utkarsh Mazumdar. “This ‘enfant terrible’ of Indian theatre loved to experiment and was never at ease with a stereotype presentation of a play.”

Friday, December 16, 2011

Cartoon-artist Mario: a tribute

By Vijay N. Seth (vinns)

Graphic humorist, fine artist and photo buff, Vijay N Seth (vinns) recounts fond memories of the great Mario de Miranda (1926-2011), who has left a un-fill-able void in the world of popular cartooning.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tribute to Mr. V A Mali (1911-2011)

By Shriram Khadilkar
V A Mali with an Industrialist and his portrait
The great painter V. A. Mali was a living legend. Two months ago, on 22nd August 2011, he completed 100 years of age and embarked on his 101st year.  A long and eventful journey; where the spirit was raring-to-go, even till this grand age. I had been to his house to greet the doyen of Indian art.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mahatma Gandhi & Karmarkar

By Shriram Khadilkar

Friends (Cement)
Last Sunday was a day of the Mahatma. While one Mahatma is internationally acclaimed as the trailblazer of the Freedom of India Movement, the other of circumscribed renown is Master Sculptor Late Shri Vinayak Pandurang Karmarkar – Rodin of Indian sculpture. It wouldn’t be wrong to even call Rodin as the Karmarkar of Europe!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Bom Bahia comes alive...

By Savitha Hira
I visited the museum almost 2 years back, when I was asked to write about the restoration and conservation processes that had brought alive the almost forgotten history of Mumbai. In the course of my conversation with Tasneem Mehta, Convenor INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage), Managing Trustee and Hon. Director Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, I was informed that the biggest challenge in the project was doing so much on a shoe string budget. In her words, "By any reckoning, 4 crores, which is the total project cost is a very tight budget for such a comprehensive project. We not only restored the entire building and the garden surrounding it, but also 3500 artefacts; archived the entire collection as well as mandatory paraphernalia of setting up a museum".
Till date, every time I visit...  feels like a first time. 

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