ID requires proper regulation & support

Interior design is an important part of any structure and this has been increasingly recognised in recent years thanks to demographic transition taking place in India and also ...
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Mumbai on World Heritage List, what next?

42nd session of the World Heritage Committee held in Manama in Bahrain from 24th June to 4th July had some good news for heritage lovers in general and ...
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Zero waste is possible only with architects’ support

Waste is man’s own creation and its improper treatment is one of the greatest blunders committed by him. India being the second largest populous country in the world ...
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We need government patronage for survival of local architecture

Architectural masterpiece – Taj Mahal of Agra,  splendid and most beautiful palaces of Udaipur, famous temples of South India and iconic British colonial era structures spread across the ...
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Preparing solid ground for future growth

Indian economy in general and the real estate sector in particular are in transitionary phase with some analysts calling it just a breather before the big leap forward. ...
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Architects can cover professional risks through insurance

The architectural profession is changing and the pace of change is becoming faster in recent years, thanks to changing technology and also government policies. Our building codes are ...
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Should COA govern interior design?

There is no doubt that the best project outcomes are achieved where the architect, designer and home builder have excellent synergy, a great sense of collaboration, know each ...
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3-D printing may endanger architecture profession

Another industrial revolution is underway and that may change business models and consumption patterns in the coming years. If it doesn’t it may top the list of greatest ...
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Self-certification blues for architects

Ease of doing business may come at a cost, particularly for some professionals like architects and engineers.  Many states in India have started moving in the direction of ...
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Is cement price need to be regulated?

Harish Rao, Founder, Sawdust Though cement industry moved out of price control nearly four decades ago, the issue of price regulation is being re-visited time and again and ...
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