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This site, architectureideas.info is for the people constructing buildings/houses and those interested in architecture like budding architects and civil engineers as it touches on the different aspects of Architecture, Interior Design, Vastu Shastra and Construction in a very simple and easy-to-understand language. The posts are in a question-and-answer format and most of the commonly asked doubts have been clarified.

Vastu Guidelines For West Facing House | An Architect Explains

For people who follow Vastu Shastra rules, West facing houses are the third choice; first and second choices being North Facing and East Facing houses respectively. The reason that a West facing home has become the third choice for many people is the ‘wrong’ belief that West facing houses are bad as per ‘Vastu Shastra”. However, this is not true and a West facing home can be as auspicious as a North or East Facing one, provided one follows certain Vastu rules….

Foyer Ideas | An Architect Suggests

A Foyer is a space that connects the entrance door to various other rooms. A foyer is where you welcome your guests when they enter your home. So, in a way, a person makes his first impressions in the foyer. An Architect suggests ideas and tips for arranging furniture and decorative items in a foyer or entryway so that a good impression is created …..

CoA | Recognised Architectural Qualifications For Registration

To apply for registration with the Council of Architecture, a person is required to possess a recognised architectural qualification. But what are the qualifications recognised by the Council of Architecture? Being a registered Architect, I I decided to post the latest list of the recognised architectural qualifications appended to the Architects Act, 1972 and updated on 03/05/2016 by the Council of Architecture…..

Design Ideas Architects Avoid In Their Own Homes

When clients ask for many design features in their homes, we as architects agree to incorporate these features. But practically speaking, they could be problematic, difficult to maintain and actually avoidable. So here’s a list of finishes, materials that I will not have in my own house and recommend that you should also avoid, even though they look good or snazzy.

Bedroom Ideas | An Architect Suggests

A bedroom is a very private space that must have a cozy ambience to allow you to relax and sleep easily and comfortably. For this, the bedroom must not be cluttered, must have unobstructed space for movement so that even if you wake up sleepily to go to the bathroom, you will not bump into furniture. An Architect gives you ideas and tips for arranging the furniture efficiently so that you can have all the furniture that you want without cluttering the bedroom……

Bedroom Closet Ideas | An Architect Suggests

Bedroom Closet organigning takes up a lot more time than you would expect because the amount of clothes and accessories possessed by each member of the family is so huge that, it seems unlikely that the area demarcated for storage purpose will be able to contain all of it. An Architect tells you that it is possible. Here are some tips and ideas to help you organise all your things within a bedroom closet in such a way that you can find everything…..

Vastu And Colours | An Architect Explains

Colours play a very important role in enhancing our well-being and happiness. Our body absorbs colour energy through the vibration each colour gives off and through colour, we receive all the energies we need to maintain a healthy body, mind, and soul. An Architect explains the concept of colour therapy and how to use the Vastu Guidelines for colours in a scientific manner to make a change and improve the overall well-being of the residents of a Home……

Understanding Vastu Shastra | An Architect’s Experience

As an Architect practising in Bangalore, India, I have often been instructed by my clients to apply Vastu Shastra rules to the design of their houses. Since we are not taught Vastu Shastra in our Bachelor of Architecture course, I decided to learn the subject by myself, from several insightful books. Surprisingly, I found it an easy subject to learn, since Vastu Shastra guidelines are wholly based on scientific principles and very similar to the basic design rules that we are taught in Architecture school…….

Flooring Materials | An Architect Explains

The purpose of flooring is to provide a horizontal, clean surface to support the occupants of a building, the furniture and equipment. Therefore the flooring must be strong enough to bear the super imposed loads. There are several flooring material options and each has it’s own advantages and disadvantages. An Architect reviews the flooring materials with their pros and cons, to help you decide which one is best suited for your home/building………..

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