• Horizontal v/s Vertical

    Feel small on the crowded streets of Mumbai or New York? Sky not visible? Just look around and you will find whole new lot of skyscrappers have eaten up your unending space. Tall concrete and steel structures are making roads appear narrower and congested. Blame modernism! machine age! and globalisation.Before…

  • Design: Image of the week

    This south Indian mini thali, is a wonderful example of organisation. Many of us would surely not like casually organised “thalis”. This organisation of elements (katories) in the given frame (Thali), boosts your hunger, you feel tempted. Ultimately, enjoy your meal.Intention of any design is to satisfy the hunger (need)…

  • basic design and architecture

    In Basic Design (BD. henceforth) subject, there has been lot of talk about BD principles (like, balance, alignment, repetetion, symmetry etc.) and BD elements (like lines, points, shapes etc.). Subject has been compartmentalised and not much efforts were taken to relate it to other subjects in Architecture. Yes, recently the…

  • the art of looking sideways

    currently i am busy browsing thru “the art of looking sideways”, by Alan Fletcher. This book is collection of images, anecdotes, quotes and useless/ful information about deisgn. i liked the design of coverpage of this book and also the way author has presented his ideas on inner pages. i strongly…