In the outskirts of Bharuch, Gujarat, the dense 50 year old Sapota plantations held both the main attraction and the biggest challenge in the design of this weekend house for the Shah family. Situated within 800,000 square feet of farmland, the plot has 30 fully grown Sapota trees that the clients wanted to preserve in all their glory. External link: Dipen Gada Architects came up with a plan to form a 15,000 square foot house around the mature trees, making them the main feature of the impressive home. A central courtyard hosts one of these majestic trees right at the heart of the home, whilst another climbs through a picturesque balcony.

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Traditional Kerala architecture is a famous style from Southern India, which is primarily based on the science of carpentry principles that are known as Thachu Shastra, and the science of architecture & construction known as Vastu Shastra. A central, airy courtyard is essential in a traditional Kerala home, and so a pond edged courtyard design creates the heart of this 2400 square foot residence in Palakkad. Designed by i2a Architects for Mr. Rajeev & family, this house was created with a fundamental ‘Idanazhi’ concept, which in regional language means corridor. The light-filled corridor establishes an easy flow through each open zone of the home, keeping family members close and connected.

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Dhrangadhra yellow stone and exposed concrete build this wonderful single-story modern rustic home in Gujarat, Ahmedabad, India. Designed by Snehal Suthar and Bhadri Suthar of tHE gRID Architects, the 1100 square foot home is a single-story dwelling that was created as an intimate, modest weekend getaway. The cosy interior design marks a relationship between manmade and natural materials, featuring beautiful reclaimed wood, jute and rope, mild steel, and entire walls of clear glass. A tonal limestone floor created with Kotah slabs smooths easily onto a paved terrace. These earthy, local materials plus local workmanship meant that the build of the home had a reduced carbon footprint, which was significant to the owner.

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Mood lighting and smooth tonal decor sweep through this desirable 378 square metre duplex apartment located in India, Mumbai. Visualised by ArtPartner Architects, The Mumbai Oasis is a contemporary abode that is characterised by impressive high ceilings and stylish furniture arrangements. The homeowners wished to create an interior that moved away from the usual design concepts produced in India, whilst maintaining focus on comfortably accommodating a large number of family members and friends. Large living areas meld into one open plan, dual height space, to craft beautiful internal views from every direction. Outside, a large, restful terrace overlooks the green landscape through bushy borders and twinkling string lights.

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We assume the cross-disciplines of nice and entertainment art within the school surroundings greatly enhances the experience for all college students and leads them to focus on the “story” they are trying to inform with art in both realm. For our newest interview, we had the pleasure of catching up with LAAFA’s Vice President, Holly Olin-Miller, and Director of Academic Affairs, Marty Kline.

What is true art?

At the same time, true art is something that should be able to connect the spectator with the overall vision of the artist, even though the interpretation might not be spot on. It holds true for any form of art, be it painting, music, or performing arts – it should be able to inspire personal transformation.

RSVP by May 10, this can be a free online occasion, however pre-registration is required. Join the Westport Art Group’s Thursday Morning Painters plein air at Westport … Read More