Category Archives: Building Industry

Tribute to the Legendary IM Pei by Architect Rahul Ajit Kadam

The world has lost one of the greatest contemporary architects with the passing away of IM Pei on 16th May 2019. I owe my profound gratitude to him for shaping my design thinking right from my student days. I was very fortunate to do a seminar in my third year of architectural studies on his works at BKPS College of Architecture, Pune , under the kind guidance of Ar. P. Kanvinde sir. I recall during the preparation for this seminar, Ar. Mandar Bankhele (my friend and…

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Creating luxury through minimalist design – Shalini Pereira

Shalini Pereira is inspired by Nelson Mandela’s words, “It always seems impossible until it’s done”. Her motto is to push herself enough, never slipping into a comfort zone. Shalini Pereira has always been interested in the creative line of work. From a tender age she was fascinated by the built environment.  “The idea that you could transform a space that was already built into something totally different, that you could give a space character, was a high that I couldn’t get enough of”, recalls Shalini.…

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Using Architecture for Social Change – Nebula with Hatch Workshop

“Aavaas” by Nebula is an Indian affordable housing development venture established in 2016. Aavaas is a socially impactful business that believes in the mantra of “Affordable Living not just Affordable Housing” and seeks to provide Social Infrastructure on its projects – Affordable School, Health Clinic, Fair priced shop. In keeping with its impact goals it also aims to improve the lives of its construction workers with the philosophy of “Building the future of those who build our future homes”. Its promoters are the Pacifica Group…

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