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Increasingly large number of professionals from the community of the architects, designers, structural engineers, developers, builders, manufacturers, contractors and everything in between, has a heightened consciousness about sustainability as the need of the hour and have thus become advocates, pr

Canadian Wood showcased possibilities of sawn lumber in interiors & exteriors, during Greenbuild India

Increasingly large number of professionals from the community of the architects, designers, structural engineers, developers, builders, manufacturers, contractors .

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Nothing worthwhile ever comes easy. The road to any goal goes through  action and experiences. Embarking on a roller coaster ride becomes bearable if you are clear about your goal. And do not hesitate to keep a Plan-B ready.

A thorny path to a beautiful destination is worth trudging- Vertica Dvivedi

Nothing worthwhile ever comes easy. The road to any goal goes through action and experiences. Embarking on a roller coaster ride becomes bearable if you are clear about your goal.

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The annual celebration of WADe Asia 2017 received thunderous applause from entire design fraternity. It was the coming together of Architecture, Art & Design community to celebrate Women-led development!

WADe Asia 2017: 1st platform for Recognizing & Celebrating women-led development in Architecture, Art & Design

The annual celebration of WADe Asia 2017 received thunderous applause from entire design fraternity. It was the coming together of Architecture...

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As architects, artists, interior & product designers, you are sculpting the dreams of your clients and realizing their vision for finest facade, opulent abodes, sustainable buildings, finest products, luxurious casas, exclusive creations of art, and so much more.

Designers, Design your Vision

As architects, artists, interior & product designers, you are sculpting the dreams of your clients and realizing their vision for finest facade, opulent abodes, sustainable buildings, finest products, luxurious casas, exclusive creations of art, and so much more.

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The Cafe is a representation of the brand Kumite 1 League which is a fight league and has 6 fight teams. The concept given by the owner of Cafe, Ali, was that a fight cage was essential. The Cafe is divided in 3 parts: entrance is the fight cage, a sunken enclosed AC section and the terrace.

The K1L Cafe at Versova

The Cafe is a representation of the brand Kumite 1 League which is a fight league and has 6 fight teams. The concept given by the owner of Cafe, Ali, was that a fight cage was essential. The Cafe is divided in 3 parts: entrance is the fight cage, a sunken enclosed AC section and the terrace.

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Going by the brand’s tagline ‘Crafted for Eternity’ and their USP ‘Modern Meenakar’, 42mm designed the store as a reflection of their brand. Jaipur – being their homeland provided them with the perfect opportunity of blending traditional with the modern.

Jewellery Store for Sunita Shekhawat

Going by the brand’s tagline ‘Crafted for Eternity’ and their USP ‘Modern Meenakar’, 42mm designed the store as a reflection of their brand. Jaipur – being their homeland provided them with the perfect opportunity of blending traditional with the modern.

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Designing this bathroom was a challenge as it was an attached bathroom shared between son’s & daughter’s room with entrances from each of the room. “The bathroom should look a part of the bedroom”, this thought gives the initial cue to the conceptualisation.

The Amalgamation & disparity in A shared bathroom

Designing this bathroom was a challenge as it was an attached bathroom shared between son’s & daughter’s room with entrances from each of the room. “The bathroom should look a part of the bedroom”, this thought gives the initial cue to the conceptualisation.

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Boteco means a place for great drinks and easy conversation that will capture the essence of a Brazilian watering hole with an emphasis on fine food. The restaurant space has been designed to reflect this casual Bohemian vibe that is in sync with the Brazilian cuisine that the restaurant offers.

Industrial finishes for this Bohemian Boteco

Boteco means a place for great drinks and easy conversation that will capture the essence of a Brazilian watering hole with an emphasis on fine food. The restaurant space has been designed to reflect this casual Bohemian vibe that is in sync with the Brazilian cuisine..

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This apartment is in one of first few completed hi end luxury premises in South Mumbai. From the 31st floor this home has a 360 degree view to Mumbai from the living room deck. All of the main living spaces and bedrooms have unobstructed view of the Bandra Worli Sea Link.

Uber luxurious & artistic Penthouse in Mumbai

This apartment is in one of first few completed hi end luxury premises in South Mumbai. From the 31st floor this home has a 360 degree view to Mumbai from the living room deck. All of the main living spaces and bedrooms have unobstructed view of the Bandra Worli Sea Link.

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ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Nothing worthwhile ever comes easy. The road to any goal goes through  action and experiences. Embarking on a roller coaster ride becomes bearable if you are clear about your goal. And do not hesitate to keep a Plan-B ready.

A thorny path to a beautiful destination is worth trudging- Vertica Dvivedi

Nothing worthwhile ever comes easy. The road to any goal goes through action and experiences. Embarking on a roller coaster ride becomes bearable if you are clear about your goal.

Read more
The annual celebration of WADe Asia 2017 received thunderous applause from entire design fraternity. It was the coming together of Architecture, Art & Design community to celebrate Women-led development!

WADe Asia 2017: 1st platform for Recognizing & Celebrating women-led development in Architecture, Art & Design

The annual celebration of WADe Asia 2017 received thunderous applause from entire design fraternity. It was the coming together of Architecture...

Read more
As architects, artists, interior & product designers, you are sculpting the dreams of your clients and realizing their vision for finest facade, opulent abodes, sustainable buildings, finest products, luxurious casas, exclusive creations of art, and so much more.

Designers, Design your Vision

As architects, artists, interior & product designers, you are sculpting the dreams of your clients and realizing their vision for finest facade, opulent abodes, sustainable buildings, finest products, luxurious casas, exclusive creations of art, and so much more.

Read more
The Cafe is a representation of the brand Kumite 1 League which is a fight league and has 6 fight teams. The concept given by the owner of Cafe, Ali, was that a fight cage was essential. The Cafe is divided in 3 parts: entrance is the fight cage, a sunken enclosed AC section and the terrace.

The K1L Cafe at Versova

The Cafe is a representation of the brand Kumite 1 League which is a fight league and has 6 fight teams. The concept given by the owner of Cafe, Ali, was that a fight cage was essential. The Cafe is divided in 3 parts: entrance is the fight cage, a sunken enclosed AC section and the terrace.

Read more
Going by the brand’s tagline ‘Crafted for Eternity’ and their USP ‘Modern Meenakar’, 42mm designed the store as a reflection of their brand. Jaipur – being their homeland provided them with the perfect opportunity of blending traditional with the modern.

Jewellery Store for Sunita Shekhawat

Going by the brand’s tagline ‘Crafted for Eternity’ and their USP ‘Modern Meenakar’, 42mm designed the store as a reflection of their brand. Jaipur – being their homeland provided them with the perfect opportunity of blending traditional with the modern.

Read more
Designing this bathroom was a challenge as it was an attached bathroom shared between son’s & daughter’s room with entrances from each of the room. “The bathroom should look a part of the bedroom”, this thought gives the initial cue to the conceptualisation.

The Amalgamation & disparity in A shared bathroom

Designing this bathroom was a challenge as it was an attached bathroom shared between son’s & daughter’s room with entrances from each of the room. “The bathroom should look a part of the bedroom”, this thought gives the initial cue to the conceptualisation.

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PRODUCTS & MATERIALS

The client had specified that they wanted something understated thus the designer followed that and chose bricks as the material palette and decided to use it in a way which would be distinctive and different.

THE ‘BRIC’ Block by Mansi Pandey

The client had specified that they wanted something understated thus the designer followed that and chose bricks as the material palette and decided to use it in a way which would be distinctive and different.

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This gym is part of a club facility for a housing colony in Gurugram. Their client wanted a very economic and fast execution of this space. The designers took this up as an opportunity to introduce some low-cost materials that are in no way low on aesthetic appeal and functionality!

Aesthetic outcome of an experiment with low cost materials

This gym is part of a club facility for a housing colony in Gurugram. Their client wanted a very economic and fast execution of this space. The designers took this up as an opportunity to introduce some low-cost materials that are in no way low on aesthetic appeal and functionality!

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Mitesh Antala, the Principal Designer at RUST- the design studio, Rajkot, established his studio in 2015. He had a clear vision and mission to “develop interior and architectural experiences that are not only distinctive and compelling but also environment-friendly”.

Making a mark with RUST

Mitesh Antala, the Principal Designer at RUST- the design studio, Rajkot, established his studio in 2015. He had a clear vision and mission to “develop interior and architectural experiences that are not only distinctive and compelling but also environment-friendly”.

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“The details are not the details. They make the design,” says Monika Bhatt. “We begin by thinking about how you live and what you love.” They have played with colours. Elegantly, each room has been rendered with different flooring, colour Scheme, designs and lighting and beautifully played with curt

Inside the Surat Bungalow

“The details are not the details. They make the design,” says Monika Bhatt. “We begin by thinking about how you live and what you love.” They have played with colours. Elegantly, each room has been rendered with different flooring, colour Scheme, designs and lighting and beautifully played with curt

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Upon entering the intricately designed solid wood door, once faces the Temple next to waiting area, flanked on both sides with a uniquely custom designed feature in solid wood and resin. The custom-designed pattern inspired from the starburst not only imparts diffused light and shadow patterns.

The patterned Resin & Wooden Door

Upon entering the intricately designed solid wood door, once faces the Temple next to waiting area, flanked on both sides with a uniquely custom designed feature in solid wood and resin. The custom-designed pattern inspired from the starburst not only imparts diffused light and shadow patterns.

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Based on a design by visual artist Milou van Ham in collaboration with poet Tsead Bruinja, these tiles feature 16 different lines of poetry that lend the building an identity specific to the location. It looks like brick but is actually made of Concrete

Unique ‘Arts and Crafts’ Facade - For a Residential Tower

Based on a design by visual artist Milou van Ham in collaboration with poet Tsead Bruinja, these tiles feature 16 different lines of poetry that lend the building an identity specific to the location. It looks like brick but is actually made of Concrete

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BUSINESS

Increasingly large number of professionals from the community of the architects, designers, structural engineers, developers, builders, manufacturers, contractors and everything in between, has a heightened consciousness about sustainability as the need of the hour and have thus become advocates, pr

Canadian Wood showcased possibilities of sawn lumber in interiors & exteriors, during Greenbuild India

Increasingly large number of professionals from the community of the architects, designers, structural engineers, developers, builders, manufacturers, contractors .

Read more
A documentary film on Didi Contractor to be screened at WADe Asia Architecture & Design event, 28-29 October, Hotel Leela Ambience, Gurgaon.

Marrying the Earth to the Building: A film on Didi Contractor at WADe Asia event

A documentary film on Didi Contractor to be screened at WADe Asia Architecture & Design event, 28-29 October, Hotel Leela Ambience, Gurgaon.

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This Durga Puja, people in Guwahati, Assam, worshipped world’s tallest bamboo idol of Goddess Durga. Art director Nuruddin Ahmed, with his team of 40 assisting artists created the idol for  Bishnupur Sarbojanin Durga Puja Committee in Guwahati.

#WonderWithBamboo: Guwahati’s Gigantic Durga Idol, Made Using 100% Bamboo, Aims For Guinness!

This Durga Puja, people in Guwahati, Assam, worshipped world’s tallest bamboo idol of Goddess Durga. Art director Nuruddin Ahmed, with his team of 40 assisting artists.

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Amongst a delightful gathering of “soul-sisters”, as the organizers call each member, across all trades and industries, the Editor-in-Chief of India’s first material-centric Architecture & Design Magazine, Surfaces Reporter, Vertica Dvivedi got recently honored with “Women of Excellence 2017” award.

Vertica Dvivedi felicitated with “Women of Excellence 2017” Award at Women Economic Forum

Amongst a delightful gathering of “soul-sisters”, as the organizers call each member, across all trades and industries, the Editor-in-Chief of India’s first material-centric Architecture & Design Magazine, Surfaces Reporter, Vertica Dvivedi .

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Belgotex International Group, global manufacturer in soft flooring from Europe and other parts of world (South Africa , Europe , South America , Australia ) which is bringing the global legacy of innovation to Indian market.

Belgotex Forays into Indian Market to Revolutionize Flooring Landscape

Belgotex International Group, global manufacturer in soft flooring from Europe and other parts of world is bringing the global legacy of innovation to Indian market.

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With demonetization, one of the major areas deemed to be affected was the luxury market in India. Overnight, sales almost stopped and situation seemed gloomy. SURFACES REPORTER’s initial forecast however saw the potential hidden in this downturn.

Is the Luxury Market bouncing back?

With demonetization, one of the major areas deemed to be affected was the luxury market in India. Overnight, sales almost stopped and situation seemed gloomy. SURFACES REPORTER’s initial forecast however saw the potential hidden in this downturn.

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Surfaces TV

Watch WADe India event telecast on NDTV Prime

WADe India, 1st platform for Women Architects & Interior Designers was launched on 14th May 2016 at Leela Ambience Gurgaon. Presented by Surfaces Reporter magazine in association with Indian Institute of Architects, NDTV Prime.

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Swapnil Chaturvedi Revolutionizing Toilets and Mindset towards Sanitization

Imagine negotiating your life without any access to a toilet. That is the condition in which India 70 million slum dwellers live. For the women, this means a no food, no water policy for the entire day, every day.

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Stonex Architect’ Meet: A Gala Night for Architects World-over in Milan

With an array of over 300 natural stones responsibly sourced from Italy, Spain, Greece, Brazil & Turkey, we at Stonex go the extra mile to exceed all customer expectations.

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Everything that you wanted to know about how and why WADe Asia was conceived.

WADe Asia is the 1st platform for recognizing & celebrating women-led development in Architecture, Art and Design in Asia. It is the federation of World Women Artists, Architects and Designers. 

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Because Every Smile Matters

As a part of our Aludecor Cares initiative, we have been fortunate enough to spend a day with the residents of Tollygunj Homes, a home meant for senior citizens in Kolkata.

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Sustainability 4s

In 2013 along with his wife, Tania, Swapnil Chaturvedi started Samagra Sanitation (www.samagra.co), a hybrid social enterprise entity that has both a for-profit (Samagra Waste Management Pvt. Ltd).

Swapnil Chaturvedi Revolutionizing Toilets and Mindset towards Sanitization

Swapnil Chaturvedi or well known as the “Poop Guy” brings a revolution in creating new sustainable public toilets and also revolutionizing the mindset of people in using these toilets and not defecates in open.

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Around 1.2 billion or a sixth of the Earth’s human population lives in India and about half of this billion defecates in the open. The present government has demonstrated its political will to make India Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2019 by launching the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) .

10-on-10 Siddhartha Das India Sanitation Coalition

Around 1.2 billion or a sixth of the Earth’s human population lives in India and about half of this billion defecates in the open. The present government has demonstrated its political will to make India Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2019 by launching the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) .

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Sanitation in India has got unprecedented political attention and increasing resources have been allocated in the plans and budgets.  The Swachh Bharat Mission has given a great opportunity to elected representatives to commit to sanitation and accordingly to enhancing quality of life.

Achieving Swachh Bharat: Required change in Mind – set for sustainability by Siddhartha Das(Program Leader, India Sanitation Coalition)

Sanitation in India has got unprecedented political attention and increasing resources have been allocated in the plans and budgets.

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