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Moments of experience

An architectural project is worked out answering a multitude of questions; which works to create an environment favourable for human activity. The quality of our life, the force of our memories, the importance of our day-to-day interpersonal exchanges, the reading … Continue reading

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Envelope as a mediator

The envelope or exterior of the building is what defines the boundary between the inside and the outside. The exterior appearance is what we first experience or see of a building. In a similar way, we see people first as … Continue reading

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Context embedded processes

Is architecture context? Architecture is defined as architecture because it is set within a context and it has a strong and eloquent visual relationship with the environment. A building is always seen first as a part of the whole. Creating … Continue reading

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Materiality of ideas

Architecture is the art of blending culture with emotions; it is multi-sensory and manifests itself through materials. Building materials and construction techniques act as mediators for this blending. Materials and their inherent qualities evoke feelings and reveal the meaning behind … Continue reading

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Leisurely brunch at Lagerbay

Lagerbay located on waterfield road, is a fairly new joint in Bandra. It is where the once legendary Zenzi stood. Though I had never been to Zenzi; Lagerbay feels strangely familiar. Lagerbay sounds more like a bar but  once inside … Continue reading

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Carnival for a Cause

Bombay Brunch Brigade religiously goes out for brunches. We look forward to brunch every month like Bahai’s look forward to their 19th day feast. In May it was special – as we got to brunch for a cause. Every year … Continue reading

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Brunch Happiness

Weekends are made for brunching — catching up with friends, lingering over a few (or many) belinis. With the Bombay night party scene taking a hit with numerous raids as Bombay cops see partying as the biggest threat there has … Continue reading

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