Showing posts with label Thought n Impact. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thought n Impact. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Working towards sustainable tourism design

Compiled by Avinash Yadav
Photography: Courtesy Carlo Ratti Associati
Read Time: 2 mins

'Pankhasari Retreat' in the Himalayas

To live in the midst of nature without having to lose connectivity with the digital world; 'Pankhasari Retreat' aims to promote sustainable tourism design in the bed of the Himalayas!  

Friday, July 15, 2016

A journey called design!

By Rutvi Ashar
Photography: Courtesy Humayun Khan
Read Time: 2 mins

The Design Village by Archohm

Architectural practise Archohm’s rustic themed design school in Noida is set to change the routine learning process of a student; packed with interaction zones and metaphoric bursts of colour...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Amortizing branding costs!

By Savitha Hira
Photography: Courtesy Zero 9
Read Time: 2 mins

exhibition pavillion

Anu and Prashant Chauhan of Zero 9 have bagged the A+Design Award 2016 for their Dimexon Expo Stand – a modular, knock-down concept that not only drives brand recall but can be reprogrammed each time for changing needs and rejuvenated visual appeal...

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Introspecting about the Brutalist Barbican

Info & Images: Ar. Amit Khanna

Brutalist Barbican Estate

“A visit to the unsympathetically, but aptly named Barbican Estate means coming face-to-face with the Brutal!” Ar. Amit Khanna of the eponymous AK Design Associates muses about his visit to the district…

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Miki Agrawal: Breaking taboos with contemporary design

By Leah Linhares
Photography: Courtesy Miki Agrawal

Miki Agrawal - entrepreneur for underwear for women with periods

Here is an individual, who is en route to empower the modern-day woman through innovative design that not only helps make life better for them but also aids the environment along the way!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Sustainable Living

By Anuradha K R
Photography: Courtesy PYHT

mud and stone house

An agro-tourism centre in Neral, Maharashtra, promises a bona fide experience of traditional, rural house brimming with feel-good eco-factors. The project serves to raise awareness, interest and expertise levels in traditional architecture…

Friday, June 26, 2015

Green Culture begins at Home

By Anuradha K R
Photography: Courtesy the architect
green home- sustainable architecture

Ar.  Ashish Bhuvan and Ar. Charanyha Lakshmmi.S, sustainable design experts of IdeinLab Architects, help augment the roots of ‘green culture’, through their design of a stunningly self-sustaining home in Bengaluru, which stands independent of its energy and water needs from civil utilities.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Earthy tones – why does the human psyche react to them naturally…

IAnD Exclusive

By Chirag Sharma
Photography: Courtesy World Wide Web
India Art n Design features Earthy Colours & Human Psyche

Have you ever wondered why the human psyche reacts to and is most comfortable in an earthy environment? IAnD finds out... 

Friday, December 19, 2014

What colour is your home? Take our quiz…

IAnD Exclusive

By Team IAnD
Information: Courtesy the Dewey Color System™
Photography: Courtesy World Wide Web
India Art n Design features Colour Quiz 'What does your favorite colour reveal about your personality'

Your home reflects your personality. What does your favourite colour reveal about your personality? Take our quiz…

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Power of the Bend - Anisotropic Geometries

By Savitha Hira
Photography: Sumedh Prasad; courtesy Orproject
India Art n Design features Anisotropic Geometries by Ar. Rajat Sodhi
Geometries of the Bowl(left) & Vase (right)

Ar. Rajat Sodhi of Orproject applies anisotropic geometry to develop limited edition lifestyle accessories for Art d'Inox... 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Speak4Deaf App

By Nisha Advani


Translating the premise ‘technical progress that does not encompass all facets of society is baseless’, four students design an app that bridges the communication gap between normal folk and the speech and hearing impaired. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Affordable housing – a dire need in India

By Ar. Prashant Sutaria

Estate Square, Ranchi

Ar. Prashant Sutaria dwells on the role of the architect as an influential instrument of ‘better urban housing in the affordable category’…

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Entrepreneurial Empowerment through Design

IAnD Exclusive

Design Impact Special

By Team IAnD
Photography: Courtesy NID

Entrepreneurial Empowerment through Design - Design Clinic Scheme

Commemorating the initial success of the Design Clinic Scheme empowering MSMEs, 21 success stories of completed design projects in India have been launched as a Book, “Entrepreneurial Empowerment through Design”. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Braille Smart Phone

IAnD Exclusive 

Design Impact Special

Compiled by Team IAnD
Photography: Courtesy World Wide Web

Braille Smart Phone by Sumit Dagar.

Interaction designer, Sumit Dagar prototypes the world’s first Braille Smart Phone that can empower communication with the visually impaired.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Origami-based Paper Microscope

IAnD Exclusive 

Design Impact Special

By Team IAnD
Photography: Courtesy Foldscope

Paper Microscope by Stanford Professor, Manu Prakash.
Paper Microscope - CAD design

Stanford Professor, Manu Prakash designs an ultra-low-cost paper microscope to aid disease diagnosis in developing regions…

Friday, May 16, 2014

Bubbles - Breathe Clean Air!

IAnD Exclusive

Design Impact Special

By Team IAnD
Photography: Courtesy Orproject

Bubbles -controlling air pollution by Ar. Rajat Sodhi.
Sectional View

As air pollution worsens across many cities in India, New Delhi-based architect Rajat Sodhi and his teammates at Orproject propose a controlled-environment bio-dome concept to tackle the problem…

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The ‘Hangbag’ Carry Bag!

IAnD Exclusive

Design Impact Special

By Zoya
Photography: Courtesy the designers

Innovative Hangbag by Parin Sanghvi, Mohit Singhvi and Shruti Gupta of MIT Institute of Design, Pune
Innovative Hangbag

Did you know over one billion paper shopping bags are used every year and only one per cent end up in the recycle bin? Design students from MIT Pune have come up with an innovative solution that negates our environmental woes and reduces the recycling process too, to a large extent…

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Design for Social Change

IAnD Exclusive

Design Impact Special

By Prof. Anil Gupta

Prof. Anil Gupta's views on 'design for social change'.

In an exclusive for India Art n Design ezine, Prof. Anil Gupta, as the Guest Editor of our Design Impact Special Edition starting today, addresses this pertinent issue that lies at the core of all design showbiz. If we need to use Design for Social Change, will designers engage with grassroots innovators?

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Design Impact - Special Edition

IAnD Exclusive

Design Impact Special

Dear Readers,

Guest Editor, Design Impact Special Edition - eminent Prof. Anil Gupta from IIM, Ahmedabad.
Prof. Anil Gupta

At India Art n Design ezine, it has been our constant effort to bring you projects, concepts, insights and breakthroughs in design per se. Starting May 14, 2014, we bring you a Special Edition called the "Design Impact Week"

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sky Courts –The Showstopper!

By Savitha Hira
Photography: Sanjay Puri Architects

Sky Courts, Mumbai by Architect Sanjay Puri

Ar. Sanjay Puri does India proud as the only Indian architectural firm to win ‘across categories’ at the MIPIM 2014 Awards…

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