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Sparrow: The Agenda of Resurgence, invites you to participate in a design competition to build a Bird House for a House Sparrow - STAR India

Sparrow: The Agenda of Resurgence, invites you to participate in a design competition to build a Bird House for a House Sparrow - STAR India

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 envelopes the abandoned market building.

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RSDA Illustrates a Bespoke House Design by using Shipping Containers | Container House

Led by architects Rakhee Bedi and Shobhit Kumar, the Container House exhibits the example of artistically responding to the methods of repurposing old shipping containers into a quaint abode.

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This Cafe Embodies the Quintessential College Street Coffee House Experience | Coffee House

A beautiful assortment of traditional and modern elements with the classic touch of College Street design creates a lively experience at the Coffee House New Town.

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Portable Buildings: The Future of Architecture is Here | SR Exclusive

The future is here, and we’re talking about buildings that are portable. Gone are the days when you had to be glued to a building, or a building glued to be a spot. Portable buildings are the flying cars of 2020.

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Use of Recycled Materials in Architecture and Design

Someone correctly quoted that architecture is what bridges the gap between the built and the unbuilt environment. To make recycling a successful strategy we must take on appropriate measures to include recycling in the architectural industry.

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Mixed Use Projects in Architecture: Examples & Best Practices | SR Exclusive

With the growth of population, there is an increased need for space. Planners are constantly under pressure to create new solutions. Mixed-use buildings and developments have been around for a long time. It provides us with a sustainable method to use space and utilize resources.

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Top 3 Wood Veneer Application Ideas to Create a Modern Home | SR Ideabook

Having natural beauty within a residential space is a wish of many people. Nothing but true wooden material can get this aesthetic beauty in your home. Veneer, a natural wood product, that not only beautifies the overall space.

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Top Indian Architectural Photographers to Follow on Instagram | SR Article

The digital world has made it easy to transform a mundane Monday into a relaxed Sunday. In today’s times, social media platforms are not merely about socialising.

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Architecture Projects That Redefine Retail Design | SR Exclusive

There is no surprise in the fact that to sell well, it should appeal to the customers. This is because humans are highly visual. Most of the sensory information that we receive is through our eyes.

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SR Interview: Going Sustainable is Expensive. It is a Myth says Ar Snehal Shah, Principal Architect, EssTeam, Surat

Climatically responsive, ambient, resilient and efficient – these are the four words that define the hardcore sustainable practice followed and preached by Surat-based EssTeam. An exclusive interview by SURFACES REPORTER with Ar Snehal Shah, EssTeam, Surat.

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Energy Efficient Buildings- The Dos and The Donts

Energy efficient buildings are a need of the hour and the process to design them includes constructing/upgrading systems in buildings to make the most of the energy that is consumed by them and taking steps to reduce the loss of energy.

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Modern Architecture Design: Top 5 Current Trends | SR Trends Report

The architecture field is expanding adversely with time. One can see different types of innovations in the architecture field. Innovation has become a significant trend, due to which each architecture is not focusing on repetitive designs but new innovative designs every time.

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This Pavilion turns Harvesting of Solar Energy into an Inspiring Public Space | Solar Pavilion

The Solar Pavilion highlights the power of the sun where energy and heat are both generated on-site with the help of the latest techniques and aesthetic solar panels.

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11 Reasons To Choose PVC Panels Over Ceramic Tiles

PVC panels are the go-to choice of Surface Décor material that is a very trendy choice for most home owners, architects and interior designers these days. Not only is the material sustainable but also work well at any kind of space it is installed at.

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The cause of Mumbai high rise fire may lie in lack of fire fighting system | SURFACES REPORTER NEWS UPDATE

The financial capital of India, Mumbai, has seen a lot of fire accidents lately particularly in the high rise buildings. Most of these fires attributed to the lack of fire safety measures taken during construction and the recent R A Residency fire, Dadar is no exception. A report by SURFACES REPORTE

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The Legacy of Architect B.V. Doshi

Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, commonly known as B.V. Doshi, was a renowned Indian architect, urban planner, and educator who made significant contributions to the field of architecture. Born in 1927 in Pune, India, Doshi had a long and illustrious career that spanned over seven decades. He was widely

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Cork Walls, Concrete Arches and Exposed Mechanical Systems Fashions Madrid’s Reggio School

Jaque-led Office for Political Innovation designed six-storey Reggio School encompassing cork walls, concrete arches, porthole windows and zigzagging roofs.

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This Tranquil Oasis Integrates Classical Kerala Architecture | Niraamaya Retreats Backwaters and Beyond

Niraamaya Retreat demonstrates a boutique architectural experience of opulence that strongly connects with the surrounding landscape through an appropriate balance of contemporary design and traditional elements.

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India’s pride in Architecture BV Doshi passes away - Irreplaceable says Vertica Dvivedi

What a loss! Devastated to know that Architect Balkrishna Doshi (26th August 1927- 24th January 2023) has left the mortal body in the age of 95. One of the most extraordinary talents of our time and a phenomenal force in the world of architecture, I cannot completely comprehend the enormity of this

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Perforated Stone Facade of This Bikaner Home Blends With Citys Sand Dune Gusts| Design Square

Ar. Rajkumar Kumawat with his team at Design Square has designed a spellbinding home in Bikaner, Rajasthan featuring an intricately carved stone perforated screen facade with stone overhangs and projecting balconies.Read more exciting details of the project on SURFACES REPORTER (SR)

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Timber and Concrete Unite to create a Dramatically Sloping Roof Café | Takahama Cafe

Named Takahama Cafe, the newly introduced structure seamlessly connects the earth and atmosphere and reflects the surrounding environment.

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A Flexible, Energy-Neutral Residential Complex to come up in Amsterdam | Tic Tac Toe

Each of the apartments in Tic Tac Toe will be flexibly designed with 11 floors alternating between six and 7 homes per floor.

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These Suspended Camping Pods offer Comfort and Luxury of Modern Lodging | Floating Retreat

Ardh Architect has introduced a city of hanging pods that will offer a camping experience while hanging in the middle of the air between two mountain ridges.

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3D Printed house for Indian Army | SURFACES REPORTER Design Update

Faster construction methods are crucial for Army as they are often sent to places where there are little resources. Recently, Indian Army has inaugurated a 3D Printed house in Ahmedabad using a concrete 3D Printer. A report by SURFACES REPORTER (SR).

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Dubai’s 100-Storey Hypertower to be the World’s Tallest Residential Building

The Burj Binghatti Jacob & Co Residences aims to set a record as one of the tallest residential constructions in the world with its 100 storeys.

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38 Clay Plaster Cones Crisscross to Form a Climate-Sensitive Pavilion | querkraft

The Austrian pavilion reinterprets Dubai’s building traditions through its striking 38 intersecting cones of different heights that form the shape of a pavilion.

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This Sustainably Stacked Vertical Campus is Boston’s First Fossil Fuel-Free Building | KPMB Architects

The 345,000 sqft vertical campus building in Boston is touted to be the first fossil fuel-free building in the city.

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With 352 photographs, 333 drawings and 18 maps, Yatin Pandyas Courtyard Houses of India Is A Breakthrough Publication

Yatin Pandyas Latest Volume Will Take You On An Immersive Ride To The Alluring Courtyard Houses of India

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Rural Villages in the Alps Influence this Studio’s Cladding | Schindel Studio

Comprising a bathroom, storage and a single studio room, the Schindel studio can be accessed by two doors on either end of the building’s southern elevation.

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Interchanging Facades of this Building are Shaped by two Differing Urban Contexts | Harajuku Quest

To be developed for NTT Urban Development, Harajuku Quest will be a renewed commercial and cultural centre in Harajuku, Tokyo, and will be reportedly completed by February 2025.

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This 300m Slender Timber Bridge allows you to Cycle through the Tress | Cycling Through the Heathland

The 300m long bridge is made of interwoven timber columns and beams that support the concrete cycle path in the centre.

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ETFE: A New Sustainable Way To Construct a Building From Bottom to Top

The true functionality of plastic polymers was not quite realised until recently, this article by Surfaces Reporter(SR) explores more about ETFE. Earlier plastic polymers were seen as auxiliary building materials that could only be used for wipe-clean kitchen surfaces.

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1200 Glass Blocks mimic a Brick Pattern to form Curvaceous Walls of this Pavilion | Qaammat Pavilion

Made of two glass blocks, the Qaammat Pavilion has been designed as a landmark for gathering to promote local culture and heritage.

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Dramatic Roofline Shelters this House from Harsh Summer, Torrential Rain | House of Noufal

Indian architecture studio 3dor Concepts discerned the brief by drawing inspiration from traditional architecture and modern archetypes.

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Exposed Brick and Concrete Forges A Connection With Nature In this Panchkula House | Studio Ardete

Located in a modest residential neighborhood of sector 20, Panchkula, ‘the Brick House’ designed by Ar.Badrinath Kaleru and Ar.Prerna kaleru led Studio Ardete features raw brick and concrete exteriors that creates a relationship with its natural surroundings.

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This Installation Celebrates Beauty and Importance of the UAE’s Mangrove Forests | Once Upon a Forest

The installation complements the contemporary design event through its fluidity in close association with the diverse landscape of the UAE.

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IIA YAF Crossroads 2022 Takes Calicut to A New Heights | 2500 Delegates, 200 Guests, 10000 Footfall | Surfaces Reporter Event Update

The CROSSROADS- Young Architects Festival, 2022 hosted by the Indian Institute of Architects, Calicut Centre under the aegis of IIA, Kerala Chapter, was a great three days of enjoying the warmth and local hospitality while basking in the architectural bliss. A report by SURFACES REPORTER (SR).

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Seven Spatial Styles Unified by a Central Courtyard | Takayuki Kuzushima and Associates

The one-story residence lays out an uneven cluster of seven different volumes where each level hosts a distinct programme.

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10,000 Alphabets in Shades of 100 colours Guise as a Floating Book Installation | 100 Colours no 37

Composed of 10,000 alphabet letters from A to Z, the 100 Colours no 37 installation also includes Norwegian special letters in shades of 100 colours.

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This Shopping Centre Illustrates How to Sustainably Assimilate Urban Mistakes of the Past | Lyon Part-Dieu

MVRDV’s design extends and restructures the shopping centre into a mall that will open up to the streets.

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Kengo Kuma Designed Wooden Stepped Garden in the Sloped Roof of This Student Exchange Hub in Tokyo

Designed by Japanese studio Kengo Kuma and Associates, the new Tokyo Institute of Technology spans a 4,879-square-metre area and serves as a hub to support student interaction, incorporating spaces for co-learning, workshops and support services.

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Swirling Rattan Imitates Clouds and Streams in this Art Gallery | Enter Projects Asia

The concept of the art gallery revolves around a contemporary design that moves in a fluid space with parametric work and dynamic forms that alter when viewed from different angles.

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3D Printing and Material Science Cuts Construction Time in Half | Mighty Buildings

Mighty Buildings produces only 1 per cent of the waste that is generated by traditional methods, thereby having a near-zero waste production.

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Largest Mosque in Central Asia Emblems Culture, Unity and Several World Records | Nur Sultan Grand Mosque

Designed by Dewan Architects + Engineers, the grand mosque draws inspiration from the rich history of southern Kazakhstan.

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This Pedestal-like Parking holds up a Gleaming Glass Office Tower | 405 Colorado

The signature architecture combines a sculptural glass form that meets a terracotta base to match the city’s progressive urban spirit.

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A Century-Old Korean Rustic Charm Elevates this Modern-Day Coffee House

Located in Daegu, South Korea, the gorgeous store has been resurrected out of a 1919 traditional Korean-style house known as hanok.

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This Zen-like Home Explores the Raw Beauty and Simplicity of Concrete | Cement House

Exposed concrete, the course of simplicity and the subtle play of materials shows vestiges of the undressed design aesthetic of the Cement House.

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Block your calendar for Lucknow Architecture Festival (LAF) 2022 | 4, 5 & 6TH November| Outreach partner SURFACES REPORTER

Lucknow Architects Association is organizing Lucknow Architecture Festival 2022 on Nov 4,5 & 6, 2022. SURFACES REPORTER is the outreach partner for the event. Read on to know more about LAF and what it holds.

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New Practice Elevates a Brownfield into a Lively Town-Centre Gathering Space | Walk-Up Avenue

The multi-purpose public space Walk-Up Avenue comprises a flexible event space, green-roofed stage, communal garden, cafe and play areas.

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Off-Grid House is a Simple, Clean-Lined and Comfortable Multi-Family Dwelling in the Compact Neighborhoods of Central Delhi | UnBox. Design

Located on a two-side open plot in the congested yet sought-after neighborhood of Central Delhi, this “Off-Grid” House has become a landmark due to its beautiful construction.

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This Pleated Facade Minimizes Thermal Load and Attracts Visitors | Iowa State University

Iowa State University has been known for its strong engineering programs. A brief to make the public, land grant university into a multi-disciplinary culture of innovation by creating a high-quality, centralized space for undergraduate students to explore ideas outside the conventional curricular st

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This Residential Building Alludes Indian Aesthetics, Sustainability and Minimalism | Studios 90

Sanjay Puri Architects has recently completed the work on a residential project, Studios 90. Located in Kodla, Karnataka, Studios 90 is a sustainable housing complex for the workers of a local cement factory.

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SURFACES REPORTER is the media partner for Young Architecture Festival Awards @Crossroads| Calicut, Kerala

The much-awaited YOUNG ARCHITECTS FESTIVAL 2022 by Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) is to be held from 27th-29th October, 2022 to be hosted by the Kerala Chapter with SURFACES REPORTER being one of the media partners.

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1.5 million Botanical, Geometric Motifs Bejewel this Porcelain Facade| Church of Saint Sarkis

New York-based architect David Hotson in collaboration with architectural designer Ani Sahakyan has created a striking façade for a church in Texas. Showcasing the visual story through a series of Italian architectural surface manufacturer .

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This Low-Density Building is Integration between Living Nature and Architecture | Bosconavigli

The construction of Bosconavigli has commenced as the team has finished the completion of land reclamation, excavation and perimeter piling to support the area. The brainchild of architect Stefano Boeri, the Bosconavigli project is realised by Stefano Boeri Architetti and Arassociati.

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Get a Glimpse of Hawaiian Red Sugarcane’s uniquely Textured Curls on this Building’s Facade | Koula Tower

Studio Gang, a Chicago-based architecture studio, recently completed the residential tower Koula in Hawaii with a heaving facade that draws inspiration from its local ecology. Koula, meaning red sugarcane in native Hawaiian, is a local plant that has a twisting structure.

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Transparent Teardrop-Shaped Tents Designed by Tokyo Based Architecture Firm | Yuko Nagayama & Associates

Envisaged and designed by Tokyo-based architecture firm Yuko Nagayama & Associates, these tents offer an immersive experience to visitors in a serene forest in Japan.

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This Flat-Pack System offers a Climate-Resilient and Adaptable Solution to Floating Buildings | Land on Water

Copenhagen-based architecture studio MAST has designed a system that can help in constructing floating buildings by making them more flexible and sustainable. Dubbed Land on Water, the system comprises modular containers.

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Kengo Kuma Rebuilds a Gently Arched Timber Bridge that was Destroyed in Japan Flood | Kusugibashi Bridge

After getting destroyed by the Western Japan Flood in July 2018, the resurrection of the Kusugibashi Bridge was laid in the hands of acclaimed architecture studio Kengo Kuma and Associates. Located in Osogoe, Shuto Town, Iwakuni City, the Kusugibashi Bridge has been now rebuilt into a wooden bridge

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The World’s Highest Private Club is 1000ft above Central Park Tower | Central Park Club

Private clubs have been a part of New York’s nightlife for decades now. There is a new swanky addition to the city’s exclusive and prestigious clubs where only the residents of the tower can become members and access the club, its top-notch amenities and luxury services.

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TOVA Sustainably Unifies Vernacular Earthen Architecture with 3D Printing | IAAC-3dPA

A group of students and researchers from the 3D Printing Architecture (3dPA) postgraduate programme of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), Barcelona have designed and created the first 3D printed architectural construction in Spain.

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Local Bamboo and Recycled Plastic Coalesce to form this Residence, Workshop and Studio | Piyandeling

Realrich Architecture Workshop recently completed the work on their new project Piyandeling Artisan Residence and Workshop. Located in the serene Mekarwangi Village, North Bandung, the project is an extended concept from the previously Realrich Architecture Workshop’s Guha project.

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MVRDV Designs Bold, Colourful Luminaries out of Leftover Aluminium | High Profile

Architectural design studio MVRDV and upscale Belgian lighting brand Delta Light join forces to create a range of luminaries that are inspired by residual product – leftover aluminium. Called High Profile, the bold, colourful and conceptual collection.

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Sinuous Curves and Skeletal Structure of this Bridge Draws Inspiration from Eel

Designed to replace a decaying and inaccessible pedestrian bridge, Sam Crawford Architects created the Bara Bridge in Sydney, Australia. Spread across 40m on the Kensington Pond, the Bara Bridge.

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USA to Welcome its First 3D-Printed Multi-Storey Building | House of Cores

New York-based design studio Hannah has commenced the construction of the first 3D-printed multi-storey structure in Houston, Texas. In collaboration with the leading provider for 3D construction printing PERI 3D Construction.

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Plastic Waste gets a Second Life through Furniture and Household Goods | Plastplan

Known for focusing on using recycled materials that are mainly plastic, Plastplan design studio has developed a machine that can be used for recycling. The Iceland-based studio aims at creating a sustainable planet by curbing plastic pollution.

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This Colourfully Stacked Vertical Village Encapsulates Mixed-Use Architecture | Radio Hotel and Tower | MVRDV

Architectural studio MVRDV recently completed its first building in the United States, Radio Hotel and Tower. Taking shape of colourful stacked blocks cladded in eight different shades of glazed bricks, Radio Hotel and Tower encapsulates a dramatic impact on the skyline of upper Manhattan.

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World Architecture Day: 25 Beautifully Designed Architectural Wonders

Architecture and design are few of the art forms which have successfully mesmerized the world and stayed firm through the test of time. Besides imagination and inspiration, originality and craftsmanship plays