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1. Public art installation as city landmark
April 16, 2018

“The SeaSaw for Den Helder is a memorable, undulating public art installation, which responds to its context and history, whilst literally representing the dynamics of the sea in its infinite movement,” says Jacob van Rijs, co-founder, MVRDV. As home to the country’s main naval base, the city of Den Helder sits on a unique location at the northernmost point of Holland and is a zany tourist spot with its many beaches. As the winning entry from an international competition by Zeestad, an independent organisation in partnership with the municipality of Den Helder, MVRDV’s design of this publ... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

2. Courtyard home
March 28, 2018

Bangalore-based Cadence Architects designs a 4100 sq. ft. bungalow that creates an inward-looking haven for the residents, blocking out the urban vagaries of the burgeoning metropolis. A sensuous sweeping curve captures the imagination at the first glance, set as it is, amidst a dense and conventional residential fabric. The contemporary ferroconcrete form, curvilinear, composed of clean lines, becomes iconic in context. A large and the only opening punctured in the curved façade accords a strong identity to the building, while characterizing the master bedroom inside with a distinct cur... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

3. Metaphoric master-plan by Zaha Hadid Architects in UAE
March 08, 2018

Following an international competition, ARADA has appointed Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) to design the Central Hub, the centrepiece of Aljada, the developer’s renowned masterplan in Sharjah, UAE. Developed with environmental considerations integrated throughout the masterplan to minimise the consumption of resources, the proposal conceptualises the moment a water droplet strikes the earth’s surface, captured in an array of elliptical buildings designed to channel prevailing winds into civic spaces and courtyards to facilitate cooling during the summer months. The central observation ... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

4. Luggage amidst urban drama!
November 30, 2017

The international luggage brand, Samsonite’s new Amsterdam showroom by i29 interior architects is an exciting take on the brand’s spatial identity… The space is a fresh, recognizable and consistent reflection of the urban setting, the natural habitat of the suitcase or bag. Instantly inspiring and attracting diverse social and age groups of customers, the use of archaic symbols intuitively refers to travel and movement. The dynamic space resonates with the young and fashionable to the mature and classic alike, as the brand’s effective universal communication is ingrained in global collect... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

5. Sculptural chiaroscuro!
November 22, 2017

Sanjay Puri Architects create organic spaces – both, inside and outside - this 800-room students’ hostel, which takes its cue from the contextual language of its vicinity – the old city streets of Mathura in India…. Designed as five linear blocks, each four-levels high, the built spaces snake across a wedge-shaped site, twisting and turning along its length. Sitting adjacent to repetitive hostel blocks on the east and west, these new student accommodations within a large university campus create individual spaces within a discernible identity in each part of the layout. All buildings... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

6. Romanticism at its best!
November 03, 2017

This collection of porcelain art in Jingdezhen, the porcelain capital of China is a breath-taking sight of ingenuity – the Sanbao Art Museum! Sanbao village, a scenic place not far from the Central City of Jingdezhen in China, hosts a nascent, dynamic, porcelain-centric hub with porcelain artists’ studios and porcelain-related industries, causing a highly competitive environment, where it takes great ingenuity and endless efforts to be the best. The relationship between the artists and their creation is sort of romantic, like the feeling of first love: indirect probing, exploring, neg... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

7. "This sculpture has brains!"
October 23, 2017

Is an interactive art piece a genuine opportunity to connect with yourself or another? Artist-designer and information architect Matthew Mohr believes so… Matthew Mohr Studios designs a sculpture of a giant human head that displays the likeness of every visitor, who interacts with it. ‘As We Are’, his newest creation, is a 14-feet-tall 3D human head made up of 3,000 ribbons of ultra-bright LED screens comprising over 8,50,000 individual LEDs. Visitors can interact with the imposing sculpture by having their photo taken in a photo booth located in a recess at the back of the sculptur... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

8. Luxury with a green soul
October 17, 2017

TCS Architects, sibling design studio of Design Forum International, designs and builds two multi-residence buildings in Delhi, both intended to reflect luxury with a green soul “With a decreasing green cover in urban areas, craving for a green view and a connection to nature has become more intense, both for visual reasons as well as to create sufficient biomass to produce oxygen,” say Goonmeet Singh Chauhan and Anoj Tevatia, principal architects speaking of the design of their two recent projects – in Vasant Vihar and Greater Kailash, New Delhi. Retaining trees and shrubs on site, intr... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

9. All-in-one destination for living, working and leisure!
September 22, 2017

Designed by Ben van Berkel / UNStudio, CapitaLand’s new Raffles City is a sustainable urban hub for living, working and leisure located in Hangzhou, one of China’s most picturesque cities. Hangzhou is a city on the move. Steeped in tradition with a view to the future, the first premise that the architects worked on for this mixed-use development was – ‘How can we utilise a dense, mixed programme as part of a transit-oriented development to stimulate sustainable living and improve quality of life?’ With strong future ambitions especially concerning sustainability, economy and livabil... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

10. Micro Libraries of Indonesia
August 01, 2017

A floating library constructed out of 2000 ice-cream buckets as part of the ‘100 Micro-libraries’ program in Indonesia is a source of pride for its low-income populace. The Micro-library Bima, Sumur Bandung, Indonesia by SHAU recently won both, Jury and Popular Choice awards in the Architizer A+ Awards 2017. SHAU, a multi-awarded rising architecture practice started a mission to rekindle interest in books by offering a designed place for reading, pairing it with multiple community activities. The ‘100 Micro-libraries’ program was initiated to fight the high illiteracy rate in Indon... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

11. Bring home the drama!
July 15, 2017

A 12-month-long renovation project for a 5500-sq. ft. bungalow in New Delhi by Nomita Kohli of Wisma Atria Interiors has created an impactful space that seems straight out of a Bollywood set! Luxury real estate has been a part and parcel of the urban city fabric of Delhi since a long time; this sprawling bungalow is nothing short of a typical affluent Delhi home. 5500 sq. ft. of space includes a formal living room, two master bedrooms, a dining room and a TV room. The house also accommodates a bar area and den with a live fireplace in addition to a powder toilet, and a classical staircas... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

12. The façade story
June 20, 2017

Three buildings, one typology, each faced with a distinct context. Here’s a look at three commercial buildings by Brenac & Gonzalez & Associes, the façade of each unique and aptly contextual… Each building is adorned by a façade as intriguing as the next. Taking them one at a time: An urban poetry of city arteries, railway lines and catenaries forms the backdrop for Be Open on city block A11, Paris. A stand-alone building, the A11 building’s skin impresses upon passers-by and passengers on the train, a limitless profile, ever changing with the light and weather. Three volumet... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

13. Want a bespoke façade? Get a drone!
May 06, 2017

Now use real-time data to customize a bespoke façade using a drone. Tech-wizards, Carlo Ratti Associati show you the way… Carlo Ratti Associati has winged imagination to soar new heights with portable technology that employs drone formations to draw on urban facades. With this project, any façade can become a space to showcase new forms of open-source, collaborative art or the visualized heartbeat of a metropolis through real-time data. In its initial implementation, the project proposes to use the facades of construction sites as giant canvases. ‘Paint by Drone’ employs a set of one... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

14. Apple Dubai Mall: yet another plume in the desert!
April 29, 2017

One of the world’s largest kinetic art installations opens to visitors at the Apple Dubai Mall… Apple Dubai Mall is reinventing the traditional introverted idea of mall-based retail as a more outward-looking experience that engages with the spectacle of urban life. Its design is a highly innovative response to the culture and climate of the Emirates, while also demonstrating Apple’s pioneering ambition to create inspirational civic spaces for all. Designed by the veteran Foster+Partners, the new Apple Dubai Mall occupies the most pivotal position in the city, alongside the iconic B... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

15. Living in an active ecosystem!
April 17, 2017

‘Breathe’ - a housing prototype for eco-optimised urban living was recently showcased at Salonedel Mobile, Milan.IAnD reviews the proto for practicability… “What happens, when we view houses not only as a space in which to live, but as an active part of our environment?” Addressing this practical social and urban issue, MINI LIVING - a lab platform working on urban living solutions, has teamed up with New York based architects SO-IL, to conceive a compact space, conscious of its surrounding environment. Based on MINI’s principles of ‘creative use of space’ and ‘minimal footprint’, B... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

16. A harmony of curves and lines, with textures galore!
March 18, 2017

The recently completed 5800 sq. ft. residential project by Interface Architects is a harmonious composition in concrete, wood, brick and more. Contrasting geometries of rectilinear forms and a curvilinear surface resolve into a balanced configuration defining a striking façade that is aimed at catching the passersby’s attention in this dense urban neighbourhood in Bangalore. This doctor couple’s home is as warm inside as it is dynamic outside. One’s vision is directed from the sharp edges and lines of the upper floor (housing space for rent) and terrace to the ever-flowing curviline... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

17. The uplifting play of light and shadow!
February 20, 2017

Ar. Prasanna Parvatikar of Cubism Architects & Interiors designs this pristine urban solace ingeniously juxtaposing an introverted design with an open-plan layout. Occupying the corner site of a community living zone in South India’s textile capital of Tirupur, Tamil Nadu, and looking out on to adjacent buildings, the 8,000 sq. ft. home simultaneously responds to both - a sense of privacy, and a visual connect to its verdant surroundings. A sense of linearity and a minimalistic approach reflects through every line and detail chiselling a seamless space that invigorates the soul. Wea... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

18. Adaptive reuse of century-old Ahmedabad home
February 07, 2017

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... The museum stands apart as a labour of love; reflecting diligent detailing and underlying passion as key drivers of unbounded love and reverence, as Jayshree and Sanjay Lalbhai pay homage to the latter’s grandfather – Late Kasturbhai. Incidentally, a man, who not only worked for the preservation of art and culture, but is also the force behind a nu... (read more)

Author: Savitha Hira

19. Bringing together urban design, architecture and art!
February 07, 2017

Visit indiaartndesign.com to view the images of this public art installation ">The new design for the external space belonging to the office development “die welle” (the wave) is an urban design measure with an architectural context and an artwork. Did you just ask, ‘What’s in a name?’ Well, architects Till Schneider and Michael Schumacher of schneider+schumacher have spun a bespoke design being inspired from the name of the complex in which it is built. Enhancing the office complex “die welle”, located close to the Alte Oper in Frankfurt am Main, the architects explore the redes... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

20. Old If Not Wild. Riding Airwheel Z5 Fast Smart urban Folding Electric Scooter To Enrich Life
February 07, 2017

Anybody doesn't want to live in regret. By investigating the same type of electric scooters on the market, Airwheel proposes a brand new design plan to overcome their shared shortcomings. The newly born Airwheel Z5 standing up electric scooter, made of high tech composite material, is a product of advanced technology. Have interest and click the website to consult: http://lr.zoosnet.net/LR/Chatpre.aspx?id=LEF97767077&lng=en Riders can only stand on the platform with the feet front and back. This is a very uncomfortable posture, especially for the little over weighted persons. So, Airwhee... (read more)

Author: Dan Abelow

21. Kickstarter Campaign Launched To Fund Urban Stealth Backpack, ‘Ninja Backpack
January 16, 2017

Queens, NY – A fast emerging New York design team, has officially launched a Kickstarter campaign for its inaugural ‘Ninja Backpack ’, an innovatively designed urban backpack time tested on the streets of New York and ready for worldwide distribution. The Kickstarter campaign aims to garner widespread support and financial backing to produce, market and distribute Ninja Backpacks to a mass audience. The Ninja Backpack design team aims to launch a line of covert design backpacks that have exceptional quality and unique features. The Company’s first entry into the marketplace is uniquely ... (read more)

Author: Dan Abelow

22. High-Low Tech architecture: achieving the best of both worlds!
January 09, 2017

Forward-thinking architectural practice, Philippe Barriere Collective uses hybrid architecture to give form to the Mahmud Qabadu Mosque in the City of Jedaida, Tunisia… A High-Low Tech design and construction, the mosque is designed to become a religious and urban landmark playing a central role within the rural community. Positioned at the centre of two-major axes of urban development, connecting the rural park with the main commercial artery and the two large urban pedestrian plazas (one with shops, the other without), its privileged setting signifies unity and centrality, reflect... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

23. Urban Revivalism
January 02, 2017

By FinchD Photography: Rajiv Majumdar; courtesy Praxis Read Time: 2 mins This Praxis Inc’ designed penthouse apartment atop a residential tower in Bangalore, explores the stylistic, visual revival of mid-century elements, in a modern urban context... Accommodating a young, upwardly-mobile family, the layout of the house emerges out of the lifestyle and social standing of the family, which requisites large, open spaces to have room for frequent gatherings. The resultant space is a linear, unobstructed sequence of dining and living areas, juxtaposed between two terraces, on the west ... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

24. Eclectic symphony!
December 11, 2016

Located at the summit of the city of Lima, Casa O is a home that encapsulates the panoramic urban cityscape into its interior, positioned as it is, on a hill... Copy: Designed by Gomez de la torre & Guerra, the house contorts along the winding curve of the land. Its fluid form, born out of the terrain it is built on, enables multiple vantage points within its layout. The design emerges as an eclectic synthesis of a modern interpretation of the historical styles of architecture that are endemic to the city of Lima. The swooping curve in the plan, for instance, alludes to the illustr... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

25. Managing operating cost of commercial spaces
December 06, 2016

Konterra by SWBI Architects takes eco-friendly design to a new high with a terracotta and glass façade. Following their signature mantra of exploring newer materials and design techniques, architects Bina and Sanjay Wadhwa of SWBI Architects Pvt. Ltd design an office building that is both, spatially well planned and climatically responsive, besides its other green features – clearly a gold-rated LEED certification in sustainable design. Set for single or multiple commercial tenancies, the 32,000 sq.ft. five-storey (four floors and a basement) building is spacious - minimum of 80% co... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

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