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 …..

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CoA | RECOGNISED INDIAN AND FOREIGN ARCHITECTURAL QUALIFICATIONS

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…..

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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.

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SCIENTIFIC 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……

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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…….

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FLOORING OPTIONS | 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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CoA | PROCEDURE FOR RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION

An Architect in India is required to be registered with the Council of Architecture to be able to practice. The Central Government directs that for the retention of a name in the register after the 31st day of December, renewal of registration must be done by 31st March of the year to which it relates. An Architect explains the procedure for Renewal of Registration and answers the commonly asked queries……….

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Chowriappa Constellation, Hennur, Bangalore | An Architect Reviews

Chowriappa Constellation is an under-construction apartment complex in Hennur, Bangalore East. It has 100 units in 2-bed, 3-bed and 4-bed configurations distributed in 15-storeys in eight towers on a 2 acre property. Possession of the project is expected by July 2016. Being an Architect based in Bangalore, I am in a position to review the design aspects of the building. I give this project a rating of 7.4 out of 10…….

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Chitrakut Amber, Horamavu, Bangalore | An Architect Reviews

Chitrakut Amber is an under-construction apartment complex in Hormavu, Bangalore North. It has 96 units in two, 12-storey blocks on a 2 acre property. Possession of the project is expected by December 2016. Being an Architect based in Bangalore, I am in a position to review the design aspects of the building. I give this project a rating of 7.8 out of 10…….

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