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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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A building lives beyond the life of the Architect – Architect Hamir Smart

  In a first of a series of guest articles this article was written and contributed by Architect Hamir Smart. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai and did a Masters in Advance Studies in Architecture, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He established his practice Hamir Smart Architects in 2006. Hamir Smart has extensive experience on a wide variety of projects. With a Canadian education and International exposure, his design experience ranges from Architecture and Urban design to Interior…

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