Theme: Conscious Architecture
Presenting the August-September 2019 issue—showcasing the best architecture and renowned architects in India and around the world—think Tadao Ando, Jean Nouvel, Daniel Libeskind and Shigeru Ban. Plus, 12+ doyens from the field—including Abha Narain Lambah, Dikshu C Kukreja, Gurjit Singh Matharoo, Rajiv Saini, Sharukh Mistry and Sunita Kohli—voice their insights and concerns about its past, present and future. Our cover story is the instinctively designed holiday home in the Sahyadris, which belongs to LAB Founder, architect Shonan Purie Trehan, who's scaling great heights in the industry. We've also collated other brilliantly planned homes in Goa, Japan and Rwanda. Get a glimpse into the minds of top creatives—Christopher Charles Benninger, Jasper Morrison, Martin Waller, Nisha Mathew and Soumitro Ghosh, and Akshat Bhatt share the most important aspects of their work life. The issue also covers a number of trends inspired by architecture; from Brutalism—the post-World War II movement that is catching up as an interior trend—to Terra Turq which is adapted from the hues typical of baked clay facades. Our Hardware special pages highlight emerging interior trends—encapsulated by the designs of six interior experts—that have been translated into stylised compositions using hardware essentials. And finally, for our last page, architect Sanjay Puri writes a fitting ode to our Ultimate Design Hero—the late IM Pei. Grab your copy today!