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Home & Design Trends Volume 7 N.5

Home & Design Trends is one of the most widely read architecture and design magazines in the world today. The Indian edition launched as the Home TRENDS series, the magazine aims to meet the demand for a world-class reference source on architecture and design for the both professionals and home makers alike. With its outstanding and pertinent features, Home & Design Trends raises the bar by catering to the varied and evolving design sensibilities of today's India. This is Bookazine for professionals and is a very practical source of ideas and inspiration with comprehensive details of each project featured. "

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1 min.
editor’s note

IN our cover feature Jim Olson says, “Architecture not only provides shelter but also enhances the human experience. It creates pleasure, provides meaning, and inspires. Buildings are an extension of our dreams and aspirations, being both about us and for us.” To think about it, nothing impacts the world more than architecture. Buildings, while they are an extension of our dreams and aspirations, it impacts the way we live, work and more importantly, the way the world looks. To paraphrase Norman Foster here, an architect designs for a future which is essentially unknown. While architecture should be aesthetic, it is imperative for it to be sustainable and contextual. It should respond and resonate with its surroundings, be mindful of the topography. And this is precisely why the works of Seattle-based Olson…

4 min.
design in context

MOBILE FUNCTIONALITY The Zin coffee table has two parts – a table top and a storage slot at the bottom, is crafted from two materials – leather and steel, but has multiple uses. The mobile table comes with a leather strap at the top that enables it to be lifted and moved to any desired spot around your home or office space. Designed by Isabel Quiroga for Uniqka, the table has a black powder-coated steel plate on top, and thick vegetable tanned leather, available in black and brown, for the base and handle. Small brass accents connect these soft and strong forms, which together create an interesting, multi-functional table. FROM WASTE TO WONDER It’s not often that we come across functional, aesthetically pleasing products that are designed from recycled waste materials and can…

3 min.
design radar

INSPIRED BY NATURE WITH FABINDIA Sustainable design is the buzzword for many these days, but how many have truly mastered it? Enter Bunai, the latest series from Fabindia, that brings together earthy tones with colonial-era design. As the name suggests, it is a series with mesh cane masterfully handwoven into the product’s design. WHEN PLASTIC MAKES THINGS OF BEAUTY BY CARPET COUTURE Another brand that’s taking a strong stand on eco-friendly design, is Carpet Couture. Established in 2009 by Rashi Bajaj, the award-winning brand has introduced outdoor rugs made using recycled plastic and tested 500 hours in the sunlight for colour fastening. They are water-resistant and can be used indoors or outdoors. NEW COLLECTION BY FREEDOM TREE With the festive season close on our heels, it’s time to head to brands that create and curate…

1 min.
marble masterpieces

A 40-year-old legacy, hundreds of Indian homes fitted with luxury stone installations, and decades of skilled craftsmanship have come to define Sthetic-in-Stone. Founded by the late Sheila Pasricha, the firm is committed to bringing India’s strong arts and crafts history to the fore with intricately detailed, light pieces of marble. Since its inception, the company has built a strong base of artisans and craftsmen whose skills have been passed down for generations. Today, it is working with the third generation of craftsmen, whose skills have been expertly honed over the years, alongside the company’s products. The exclusivity of Sthetix’s products comes through in their production quantities; each product is manufactured in very low numbers to avoid a mass or retail presence, and to directly fit the products as bespoke pieces…

2 min.

NEW KOREAN GARDEN BY SKNYPL SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA A unique garden atop the roof of the Seoul Hall of Urbanism and Architecture evokes associations with plants, stones, and hills, which are considered elements of harmony in an actual Korean garden. Much like an outdoor green zone, this installation allows visitors to sit back, relax, play, chat or just enjoy some solitude while watching the city go by. The only difference is that this garden has been crafted out of recyclable ETFE material filled with air, and is light and mobile. The movable parts help to change the configuration of the space for different events, whereas bobbing aerial elements filled with helium are used for announcements and slogans. The New Korean Garden is a proposal for the Seoul MARU 2019 Design Competition. SPACE…

2 min.
stop and stare

Helgelandskystenhas is the longest of the 18 Norwegian Scenic Routes, running from Jektvik to Kilboghavn. The 443km stretch is a well-structured bypass, and an eye-opener for many, owing to the unique natural phenomena that present themselves on the way, especially the dancing Northern Lights. The southern part of Helgelandskystenhas is a flat and smooth terrain perfect for cyclists since the landscape surrounding the mountains is flat. This particular scenic pass is now home to Norway’s newest landmark; a title that can be attributed to Oslo-based architects Marit Justine Haugen and Dan Zohar of Haugen/ Zohar Architects (HZA) for their latest project, Uredd Rest Area. On this route, the Uredd site has been one of the most frequently visited by tourists and locals alike, for expansive views of the fjord, mountain summits and…