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Prof. Christopher Benninger bags Baburao Mhatre Gold Medal 2024, highest Architecture Accolade by IIA | SURFACES REPORTER News Update

Prof. Christopher Benninger, one of the biggest architects in the country has received the prestigious Baburao Mhatre Gold Medal 2024. This is the highest accolade given by Indian Institute of Architects. A report by SURFACES REPORTER.

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Indias largest Rs 165 Cr Pet Hospital in Mumbai set to open in March, a dream by Ratan Tata | SURFACES REPORTER News Update

Ratan Tata, one of India biggest philanthropist and Business tycoon has fulfilled his long-awaited dream and initiated a state-of-the-art animal hospital in Mumbai. This will be Indias biggest pet hospital spanning 2.2 acres. A report by SURFACES REPORTER

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Making Elevators safe, UP govt launches new law | SURFACES REPORTER News Update

Elevators are one of the most important segments of modern-day design. However, due to rising accidents, people are asking the governments to create active law and regulation for the installation, maintenance and safety of the elevators. SURFACES REPORTER tries to understand the what actually causes

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Veil House: Modern Design Magic with Weathered Steel

Veil House by 5468796 Architecture stands as an epitome of avant-garde design, captivating the essence of contemporary living while securing its place as a visionary masterpiece.

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Havells, Signify Light Up Ayodhya Mandir and Rampath, RAK, Merino and others also add their contribution| SURFACES REPORTER News Update

Other than the government, there are a lot of brands that have aided in the development in the temple town including L&T, Havells, RAK, Signify, Merino, Lord’s Mark Industries & more. SURFACES REPORTER takes a note on the contribution made by these brands in the redevelopment of Ayodhya.

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DESIGN FOR TOMORROW Where Trends, Ideas and Tradition converge - Submit your Idea

In the design world, the pursuit of innovation is seamlessly intertwined with a reverence for tradition. As we step into 2024, the design ethos for tomorrow takes center stage, and Surfaces Reporter proudly unveils the editorial theme

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Global Tech giants love for India, Apple unveils new office, Google opts for GIFT City

Global tech giant Apple has recently opened a massive office in Bengaluru. Check out the specification and know about others who are opening their offices in India in this report by SURFACES REPORTER.

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Smritivan Earthquake Memorial And Museum Ar B V Doshi Sangath rocks at Global Architecture Design Awards 2023, secures Platinum & Gold Awards | SURFACES REPORTER Design Update

Legendary Ar B V Doshis firm Vastushilpa Consultants Sangth won recognition at the notable Global Architecture Design Award (GADA) 2023 securing both Platinum and Gold honours. A report by SURFACES REPORTER.

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Iconic buildings serve as landmarks that anchor a city’s identity on the global stage says Ar Sonali Rastogi

Ar Sonali Rastogi, Founding Partner, Morphogenesis, Delhi is one of the most versatile architects in the current Design scenario. Sonali has recently spoke about the transformative powers of the architecture and how it shapes the identity of a city. A brief report by SURFACES REPORTER.

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With an investment of Rs 4340 Cr, 17 new luxury hotels and resort to be set up in Gujarat

The tourism sector of Gujarat is on the cusp of facing the paradigm shift with the launch of 17 new luxury hotels and resorts. These proposed properties include JW Marriot in Surat and a Palace on Dumas beach by Swami Shipping & Hospitality. A report by SURFACES REPORTER.

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Rs 1100 Cr New terminal of Trichy, an ode to Southern Architecture | SURFACES REPORTER Design News Update

Inspired by the local art and tradition, the new airport terminal of Tiruchirapalli has the capacity to handle more than 44 lakh passengers annually. A report by SURFACES REPORTER.

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Airport, Townships, Hotels, Resorts, Projects worth 50,000 crore coming up in Ayodhya | SURFACES REPORTER Real Estate News Update

As the Ram Temple is set to open in a few days, the once-forgotten city is getting a total facelift with an investment of Rs 50,000 Cr. A report by SURFACES REPORTER.

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This Workspace Elevates Sustainability by Using Recycled Materials for Future Reuse

According to the studio, flexibility is a pivotal aspect of the design, with spaces dedicated to individual focus work, collaboration and meetings that can be easily reconfigured.

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This Symbolic Brick-Concrete Memorial Commemorates the Lasting Impact of Actor Vishnuvardhan

According to the studio, the choice of brick and concrete reflects durability, symbolism and versatility, thus embodying the lasting impact of the memories being commemorated.

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Narayan Murthy calls for 3 Shifts in Infra Sector, experts respond | An excusive by SURFACES REPORTER

Billionaire N R Narain Murthy has again sparked a nation-wide debate by proclaiming that the infrastructure industry needs to work three shifts a day during an interview. SURFACES REPORTER spoke to varied stakeholders of the infrastructure industry to try and find out, if the statement holds any tru

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A Tropical Oasis with Enveloping Red Tiles and Innovative Ventilation System | Tile House

To counteract its challenging wind conditions, the Tile House features an innovative roof system, resembling an inverted trapezoid, directing wind through the structure.

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Recycled Glass-Infused Concrete Bridge for a Greener Tomorrow | Darwin Bridges

The structure, crafted from concrete incorporating recycled glass, replaces a pair of two-lane bridges erected in the 1960s to cater to the burgeoning suburban community and connect it with the highway system.

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Discarded Delivery Boxes, Paper Bags Combat Waste with Artistic Installation | Pulp Fractions

Utilizing mainly discarded delivery boxes and paper bags, the studio processed these materials through pressing and drying, transforming them into a lightweight and durable substance.

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Mini India to have replicas of the monuments created out of same material as original| Bharat Vandana Park, Delhi

The Bharat Vandana Park, also hailed as Mini India is slated to open in March 2024 after a lot of delays. The park will feature replicas of the famous Indian monuments created out of same construction materials as the originals. A report by SURFACES REPORTER.

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Designer AlZaina Lootah and Ar Sahil Rattha Singh Weave Emirati Tradition and Sustainability into this Wooden Oasis

The pavilion aligns with sustainability goals, being dismantlable and reusable, leaving no trace behind as its materials can be upcycled for future use.

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This Rotating Bamboo Facade Redefines Openness in Architectural Design | Furnish Studio

Bamboo was chosen for the surrounding walls to support local farmers, while concrete spacers were repurposed from industrial estates’ surplus materials.

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Nescafe’s First Algorithmic 3D-Printed Biodegradable Store | Dolce Gusto Neo

Nescafe’s First Algorithmic 3D-Printed Biodegradable Store | Dolce Gusto Neo

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MVRDV’s Colourful Facade Renovation Leads to Women and Children’s Centre

One of the most prominent features of the renovation is the colourful gridded aluminium frame added to the building’s exterior.

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Checkout Brazil’s most Eco-Friendly McDonald’s | Superlimao Studio

This innovative 2,150sqft (220sqm) building, completed in 2023, embraces a biomimetic design inspired by the last remaining trees in the area, situated along Avenue Bernardino de Campos.

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ElasticoFarm Transforms Italian Park with Innovative Treehouse-Inspired Home

Sheltered by the encompassing trees, The Hole with the House Around dwelling exudes the appearance of a modern treehouse, with its primary structure elevated from the ground, offering sweeping views of the Alps.

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A Facade of Harmonious Architecture and Music | Tension Instrument Concert Hall

Unlike traditional designs that guides one to gaze, this hall invites you to embrace a panoramic view, akin to a harmonious chorus of walls converging to create structural brilliance.

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This Mesmerizing Mosaic Masterpiece Enriches an Outdoor Sanctuary | Broken Pavilion

A recent addition to this outdoor haven is the Broken Pavilion, a magnificent mosaic sculpture wall by American contemporary artist Rashid Johnson.

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Studio Gang and SCAPE Revitalise a Remarkable Urban Community Design | Day One Tom Lee Park

The resurrection of Tom Lee Park, now known as Day One, represents a remarkable achievement in urban design and community revitalization, forging a vibrant and inclusive space along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River.

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An Unconventional Home made from Reclaimed Bricks that Harmonizes with Trees | GjG House

The building’s curvilinear walls are meticulously constructed using repurposed bricks, minimizing waste and highlighting the inherent charm of real brickwork.

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This Museum’s Geometric Concrete Structure is Illuminated by its Roof’s Cross-Shaped Design | Space of Light

Characterized by his signature use of concrete, the meditation space is softly illuminated by a cross-shaped aperture in its roof, capturing and transforming natural light throughout the day.

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This Recyclable and Recycled Architecture is Redefining Sustainable Design | Kamikatsu Zero Waste Centre

The Tokyo-based studio Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP was commissioned by Kamikatsu to craft an ecologically sound structure that embodies their zero-waste ethos.

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This Eclectic Bengaluru Restaurant is born from Reclaimed Materials | The Circus Canteen

These materials were carefully sorted into distinct categories, ranging from home appliances to toy cars. The result is an eclectic interior showcasing mismatched furniture and flooring. Remarkably, less than 10 per cent of the interior’s materials were newly sourced.

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This Climate-Responsive Urban Space is 3D Printed from Recycled Plastic | Urban Lounge

This innovative installation seeks to reshape urban outdoor spaces in the fight against climate change.

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This House Redefines Living Spaces for Modern Lifestyles | The Broken Home

Integrated Field’s residential project, named The Broken Home, aims to reimagine the lifestyles and relationship dynamics of a Thai family in the modern Digital Age.

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This Wood and Motar Art Installation Redefines Colour and Design | Black – Still

The black-painted lath panels, numbering around 2,000, are seemingly penetrated by the oozing mortar—a nod to hidden, powerful forces shaping the city’s landscape.

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Recycled Materials Shape a Vibrant Landscape and Striking Canopy at Udaan Park | Studio Saar

The central attraction of the park is a colourful canopy that draws inspiration from the starling murmurations.

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Artful Steel Facade of this House Incorporates Nature-Inspired Design and Plant Support | Woven House

The perforated steel facade features a repeating pattern of twisting, diamond-shaped modules, inspired by rattan weavings.

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This Installation is a Wooden Tribute to Material Life Cycles and Construction Practices | Making A Stand

Comprising 127 six-meter-tall vertical wooden fins, the temporary structure had been meticulously positioned in a grid formation around the existing trees, street furnishings and sculptures of Leeds City Square.

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Mitsubishi Jisho Design Crafts Teahouse Pavilion using Food-Waste-Based Materials | Veneti-An

Constructed from a variety of food waste materials, including coffee grounds and pasta, commonly found in Venice, the Veneti-An teahouse boasts 7,165 paper tubes, 128 cork floor panels, 74 coffee-ground-made panels and 2,324 joint components made from discarded pasta.

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This Sustainable Marvel is Redefining Architecture’s Future | Darwin Bucky

Designed as a prefabricated kit of parts, this innovative structure challenges conventional building practices while providing a unique spatial experience for its occupants.

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A Captivating Mirror and Glass Canopy that Redefines Museum Space| Common Sky

This installation forms a massive glass and mirror canopy, consisting of overlapping mirror and glass panels, to enclose an open-air courtyard at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum.

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Artist Showcases the Power of Unity through Laser-Cut Metal Installation | Gathering Pavilion

Constructed using laser-cut metal, the eight curved modules are intricately stacked, symbolizing individuals coming together in harmony, akin to a collective preparing for farming activities.

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Asia’s Largest Wooden Building Showcases Sustainable Design and Net-Zero Energy | Gaia

This remarkable building stands out for its extensive use of mass timber, making it one of the largest wooden structures in Asia based on timber volume.

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The New Aare Bridge: Blending Tradition and Innovation in Aarau

The Aare Bridge in Aarau, Switzerland, is a harmonious blend of traditional and modern design, created by renowned firms like Christ & Gantenbein, WMM Ingenieure AG, Henauer Gugler AG, and August + Margrith Künzel Landschaftsarchitekten AG. Read on to know more

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Studio RAP Unveils Striking Archways with 3D-Printed Ceramic Tiles | New Delft Blue

Utilizing 3D printing and an algorithmic approach, Studio RAP constructed the archways using 3,000 unique tiles that evoke the colour and patterns of traditional Delft Blue porcelain.

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This Music School Unites Architecture and Community under its Coconut Wood Cantilevered Roof | Casa de Musica

Casa de Musica serves as a social gathering space with its warm materials and natural ventilation, while also providing musicians with spacious and well-equipped classrooms.

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Roar Captures the Beauty of Indian Stepwells in this Showroom | Jaipur Rugs’ Dubai Store

Housed within a renovated warehouse, once abandoned, in the former industrial area, the showroom boasts cascading, rainbow-coloured staircases that pay homage to these architectural wonders.

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Snohetta Transforms a Museum with Comprehensive Grounds Redesign | Blanton Museum of Art

Impressively standing 40ft tall, each petal is meticulously crafted from perforated panels and spans an impressive diameter of 30ft.

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Check out this Self-Balancing Brick Arch Constructed with Augmented Reality | Angelus Novus Vault

Serving as the entrance to the Time Space Existence exhibition, organized by the European Cultural Centre in Venice to address the climate emergency, the Angelus Novus Vault has been designed and built within a brief three-month timeframe.

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Restoring The Nostalgia: David Sassoon Gets a Makeover

JSW Foundation’s Restoration & Conservation efforts revive Mumbais iconic library to its former glory

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This Timber Pavilion Amalgamates Research and Nature amid a Forest Canopy | Flora Pavilion

Titled Flora (Forest Lab for Observational Research and Analysis), the pavilion serves as a scientific facility, allowing researchers to reside and work within the forest canopy.

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MSR Design Transforms an Abandoned Steel Mill into a Colourful Tech Campus | Mill 19

Minneapolis-based architecture firm MSR Design has successfully repurposed a 70-year-old abandoned steel mill in Pennsylvania by creating a vibrant tech campus that includes three colourful buildings and a large rooftop solar array.

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Giant Wooden Table and Chairs Add a Whimsical Touch to this Mixed-Used Facility | Sweets Bank

The design of Sweets Bank is intended to evoke curiosity, catch the eye and be highly Instagrammable, thus aiming to enhance the image and reputation of both the town and the Shunkado brand.

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MVRDV to Design an Energy-Neutral Park for a Fossil Fuels-Free Future | Hangzhou Oil Refinery Factory Park

By repurposing this industrial infrastructure, access to the waterway will be granted, providing recreational opportunities and fostering economic connections between the north and south regions of China.

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This Sustainable Office Building Blends Railway Heritage and Modern Design | 11 & 12 Wellington Place

Committed to sustainability, 11 & 12 Wellington Place is a fully electric building, operating with net-zero carbon emissions. The building operates entirely on electricity, eliminating the use of gas and fossil fuels.

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This House with a Singular Column Harmonizes Interior Comfort and Cost | One-Legged House

By minimizing the number of columns, both the foundation and structural costs are kept to a minimum.

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This Cafe is Designed with Incredible Possibilities of Upcycling Milk Cartons and Beer Bottles | Early BKK

Milk cartons and glass bottles, commonly found in the neighborhood, emerged as the most suitable materials for recycling and repurposing.

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This Twisting Tower Serves as a Sculptural Beacon for Hikers | Lookout Tower

A striking characteristic of the Lookout Tower is its distinctive form—a column constructed on an equilateral triangular plan, simultaneously unconventional and harmoniously regular.

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Researchers Repurpose Deteriorated Old Wooden Houses with 3D-Printed Structures | Traditional House of the Future

Dubbed the Traditional House of the Future, this prototype initiative is part of a government plan in Nanlong Village, located in southwest China, aimed at renovating numerous deteriorated old wooden houses.

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Magma from Volcano Inspires this Colourful, Multi-Faceted Public Space | Magma Flow

The park’s design is inspired by the flow of magma from a volcano with its floor coloured in red, orange and yellow pathways that create organic shapes resembling liquid magma.

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This House Harmonises Traditional Japanese Construction with Contemporary Design | C4L House

C4L House respects Japan’s cultural context and honour the skills and innovations of past generations while providing spaces that can be passed on to future generations.

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This House Harmonises Traditional Japanese Construction with Contemporary Design | C4L House

C4L House respects Japan’s cultural context and honour the skills and innovations of past generations while providing spaces that can be passed on to future generations.

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Iron and ETFE Polymer Unite to Form a Reflective Cube Installation at Milan Design Week | Momentum

Led by Ma Yansong, MAD Architects has unveiled their latest installation Momentum, in collaboration with Interni and AXA IM ALTS at the main atelier of Milan Design Week 2023.

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Apple’s First Flagship Store in India is its Most Energy-Efficient One | Apple BKC

Designed by Foster + Partners, the design of the store incorporates finely crafted elements, locally sourced materials and lush greenery to stimulate the senses and lift the spirits, embodying the creative spirit of Mumbai.

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Brillhart Architecture Captures the Essence of Bahamas in this Tropical Dwelling | Beach House

The design of the Beach House is centered around creating individual pavilions that are spread out to form a courtyard.

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Heatherwick to transform old Desalination Plant into a Museum | Jeddah Central Museum

Heatherwick will be designing the Jeddah Central Museum in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia by converting the desalination plant into a souk – a marketplace.

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4 Ring-Shaped Panda Pavillions By EID Architecture Converges Architecture, Landscape And Land Art

An extension of the world’s leading research institute on panda preservation Chengdu National Giant Panda Research and Breeding Centre, EID Architecture has envisioned a group of four sweeping structures that would blend into the natural environment.

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A Fluttering Fishing Net forms the Facade of this old Market Building | Timeless Beacon

Named Timeless Beacon, the installation is made of multi-coloured fishing nets and reflective film that