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On the occasion of International Women's Day in March, Surfaces Reporter found it appropriate to feature 3 Young & Rising Women Architects & Designers from India:
 
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Smart Lounger integrated the material intelligence with parametric tools and techniques to create a seamless amalgamation of form, structure and material. The design is not form oriented, rather process oriented.

Smart Lounger by Studio Symbiosis

Smart Lounger integrated the material intelligence with parametric tools and techniques to create a seamless amalgamation of form, structure and material. The design is not form oriented, rather process oriented.

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Helical staircases are designed to create an attractive focal point for any architectural spaces to impress the visitors. The Helical stone staircase designed by Webb Yates Engineers and the Stonemasonry Company under the residential design of RAL Architects in Formby, UK is unusually striking.

Floating Stone Helical Stairs

Helical staircases are designed to create an attractive focal point for any architectural spaces to impress the visitors. The Helical stone staircase designed by Webb Yates Engineers and the Stonemasonry Company under the residential design of RAL Architects in Formby, UK is unusually striking.

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The design of the dime cabinet has been inspired from a spinning coin. It’s a dynamic cabinet with a signature Splinter Works twist of illusion and intrigue. The individual curved segments glide and shuffle to reveal its function as a sommelier table.

‘The Spinning coin’ cabinet

The design of the dime cabinet has been inspired from a spinning coin. It’s a dynamic cabinet with a signature Splinter Works twist of illusion and intrigue. The individual curved segments glide and shuffle to reveal its function as a sommelier table.

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Dutch designer Robert Kolenik has turned an ordinary kitchen into a luxurious lounge with his fully functional aquarium kitchen. The enormous aquarium/kitchen island is topped with an L-shaped Corian countertop that rises with the touch of a button.

Aquarium Kitchen

Dutch designer Robert Kolenik has turned an ordinary kitchen into a luxurious lounge with his fully functional aquarium kitchen. The enormous aquarium/kitchen island is topped with an L-shaped Corian countertop that rises with the touch of a button.

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 Thread work paintings and graphic art Sunil Sethi, Fashion designer and President of the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) came in collaboration with play clan to present the artistic delight of his art work at the recent India Design 2017 expo held in Delhi.

Ancient Folklore of Indian Cities

Thread work paintings and graphic art Sunil Sethi, Fashion designer and President of the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) came in collaboration with play clan to present the artistic delight of his art work at the recent India Design 2017 expo held in Delhi.

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ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Researchers at Technische Universitat Wien (Austria) have developed an alternative for resource intensive formwork for the construction of concrete domes. It is now being used in a test dome for the Austrian Federal Railways Infrastructure.

Inflating Flat Concrete Plate into Double Curved Shell

Researchers at Technische Universitat Wien (Austria) have developed an alternative for resource intensive formwork for the construction of concrete domes. It is now being used in a test dome for the Austrian Federal Railways Infrastructure.

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This exclusive glass installation representing a Christmas tree is done by Hive Home for Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai during Christmas 2016. Surfaces Reporter likes the depiction of theme done through artful use of light & materials.

The Descending Rays of Ava

This exclusive glass installation representing a Christmas tree is done by Hive Home for Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai during Christmas 2016. Surfaces Reporter likes the depiction of theme done through artful use of light & materials.

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This is the entry passage of a residence in South Mumbai. Since the passage is long and narrow, a full length mirror is used effectively to widen up the space at the main door.

Subtle use of rich Materials to Create a Luxurious Entrance

This is the entry passage of a residence in South Mumbai. Since the passage is long and narrow, a full length mirror is used effectively to widen up the space at the main door.

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Standing 3 meters (10 feet) tall, Benjamin Dillenburger and Michael Hansmeyer’s Arabesque Wall is 3D printed over the course of four days from a 50 Gigabyte file. Created in collaboration with Design Exchange in Toronto for the 3DXL exhibition.

3D Printed “Arabesque Wall” with 200 Million Individual Surfaces

Standing 3 meters (10 feet) tall, Benjamin Dillenburger and Michael Hansmeyer’s Arabesque Wall is 3D printed over the course of four days from a 50 Gigabyte file.

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The Dining Table is a glowing square box of back lit, laser cut Corian with glass on top protruding out from all sides. The laser cut Corian design is repeated on the ceiling level to bring in a connection.

A play of cuts & designs!

The Dining Table is a glowing square box of back lit, laser cut Corian with glass on top protruding out from all sides. The laser cut Corian design is repeated on the ceiling level to bring in a connection.

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The challenge offered was to design an office space in such a small area and that too keeping vastu in my mind. The directors cabin was provided at SW corner facing North and a pantry at the eastern face. The use of Yellow color Duco paint adds to the vibrant concept.

When Vastu and Small Space come together!

The challenge offered was to design an office space in such a small area and that too keeping vastu in my mind. The directors cabin was provided at SW corner facing North and a pantry at the eastern face. The use of Yellow color Duco paint adds to the vibrant concept.

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PRODUCTS & MATERIALS

Smart Lounger integrated the material intelligence with parametric tools and techniques to create a seamless amalgamation of form, structure and material. The design is not form oriented, rather process oriented.

Smart Lounger by Studio Symbiosis

Smart Lounger integrated the material intelligence with parametric tools and techniques to create a seamless amalgamation of form, structure and material. The design is not form oriented, rather process oriented.

Read more
Helical staircases are designed to create an attractive focal point for any architectural spaces to impress the visitors. The Helical stone staircase designed by Webb Yates Engineers and the Stonemasonry Company under the residential design of RAL Architects in Formby, UK is unusually striking.

Floating Stone Helical Stairs

Helical staircases are designed to create an attractive focal point for any architectural spaces to impress the visitors. The Helical stone staircase designed by Webb Yates Engineers and the Stonemasonry Company under the residential design of RAL Architects in Formby, UK is unusually striking.

Read more
The design of the dime cabinet has been inspired from a spinning coin. It’s a dynamic cabinet with a signature Splinter Works twist of illusion and intrigue. The individual curved segments glide and shuffle to reveal its function as a sommelier table.

‘The Spinning coin’ cabinet

The design of the dime cabinet has been inspired from a spinning coin. It’s a dynamic cabinet with a signature Splinter Works twist of illusion and intrigue. The individual curved segments glide and shuffle to reveal its function as a sommelier table.

Read more
Dutch designer Robert Kolenik has turned an ordinary kitchen into a luxurious lounge with his fully functional aquarium kitchen. The enormous aquarium/kitchen island is topped with an L-shaped Corian countertop that rises with the touch of a button.

Aquarium Kitchen

Dutch designer Robert Kolenik has turned an ordinary kitchen into a luxurious lounge with his fully functional aquarium kitchen. The enormous aquarium/kitchen island is topped with an L-shaped Corian countertop that rises with the touch of a button.

Read more
 Thread work paintings and graphic art Sunil Sethi, Fashion designer and President of the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) came in collaboration with play clan to present the artistic delight of his art work at the recent India Design 2017 expo held in Delhi.

Ancient Folklore of Indian Cities

Thread work paintings and graphic art Sunil Sethi, Fashion designer and President of the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) came in collaboration with play clan to present the artistic delight of his art work at the recent India Design 2017 expo held in Delhi.

Read more
The designers integrated an experimental solid surface table top made out of recycled plastics. The inspiration of working with recycled plasticwho introduced DIY machines for reprocessing plastics..

Office Workstation for Start-ups with Recycled Plastic

The designers integrated an experimental solid surface table top made out of recycled plastics. The inspiration of working with recycled plasticwho introduced DIY machines for reprocessing plastics..

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BUSINESS

Asian Granito India Ltd plans to double the capacity of Quartz Stone segment

Asian Granito India Limited (AGIL), one of India’s largest tiles companies is eyeing for a leadership position in flooring solution – Quartz stone. Company is investing Rs. 20 crore in setting up a 3rd line of quartz stone facility..

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Delta Faucet Company is a rising player when it comes to premium and luxury segments of the bath fittings market in India. Delta is known for its robust quality, unique innovations like the H2Okinetic™, Temp2O® and Touch2O™ technologies and its leadership position in USA.

"We expect steady growth in the premium segment," says Ravi Nindwani, MD, Delta Faucet Company India

Delta Faucet Company is a rising player when it comes to premium and luxury segments of the bath fittings market in India.

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While the demonetisation rattled the real estate sector, there were several policies laid down to bring in transparency and accelerate the growth of the sector including RERA, REIT and interest subvention to affordable housing segments.

CREDAI wishlist from Union Budget 2017-18

While the demonetisation rattled the real estate sector, there were several policies laid down to bring in transparency and accelerate the growth of the sector including RERA, REIT and interest subvention to affordable housing segments.

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Surfaces Reporter studied the important happenings and their impact on our segments of operation - Real Estate, Architecture & Design and Building Materials.

10 Take aways from 2016 to 2017

Vertica Dvivedi, Editor, SURFACES REPORTER Magazine gives you an insight of the Top trends to focus on from 2016-2017 in sectors - Real Estate, Architecture & Design and Building Materials such as Co-working spaces, e-commerce, start-ups, interior design, materials, GST, Reit, airpollution, budget

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After the Swedish furniture giant IKEA, now the American brand Ashley announced its intention to strengthen its presence in India. The brand entered the Indian market last month in Bengaluru and has plans to open 100 stores across India in the next few years.

American Furniture Brand Ashley to open 100 stores in India

After the Swedish furniture giant IKEA, now the American brand Ashley announced its intention to strengthen its presence in India. The brand entered the Indian market last month in Bengaluru and has plans to open 100 stores across India in the next few years.

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It is a well-known fact that light brings life to any structure or space. In architectural terms, the quality of lighting in a space defines its character and creates impressions.

How to design Architectural Lighting?

It is a well-known fact that light brings life to any structure or space. In architectural terms, the quality of lighting in a space defines its character and creates impressions. Light defines the architectural space and contributes to its perception ..

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