Graffiti – An Artistic Touch for a Quality Public Realm

“Painting is a blind man’s profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen,” said Pablo Picasso. True to his words is the power of art. And the most vibrant form of expression is painting that has a direct link to human evolution. One…

Preserving The Purity With Eco-Shades

Imagine a world devoid of its colorful shine… a Sun without its golden radiance, a sky without its blue stretch and puffy white clouds or even a leaf lacking its serene green touch… How unexciting and unattractive would it have been? While appearance is a major quotient in predicting the beauty of any object, color…

Van Gogh’s Masterpieces – Gateways to lead a Quality Life

Thanks to the growing awareness on Global Warming and Ozone depletion, the concept of sustainable life spaces has achieved popularity like never before.  Termed as ‘Green Buildings’ sustainable structures are the today the most promising life spaces. Though treated as a novel concept, its roots were well-established in the world of art. Impressionism is one…

Canvas – A Root For Structural Transitions

From caves to graffiti walls, the art of painting has been a close companion of human civilization. Be it the residences, or the structural outlook of cities, art has always played a dominant role in shaping our lifestyles. The influence has been so much that, a growing trend is being seen among the architects in…

Art, A Determinant of Human Identity

Art is popularly known as a language of expression. A medium depicting diverse range of human emotions and activities, Art, has been a critical element in human lives, right from the stages of evolution. Little would have one wondered on how such an imaginative and creative form of expression shape our personalities. From cave paintings…

Smart Homes – An Answer to Your Safety Concerns

Fear is a complex set of emotions that often caution us from the threats in our surroundings. A fundamental part of human behavior, ‘Fear’, is also a critical determinant of an individual’s personality. It is the very cause of ‘Fear’ that results in the need for safety. The requirement’s stronghold in shaping an individual’s identity…

French Windows as a Gateway to Meet Quality Living

** The article presented is first in the series to reflect – How Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs’ can help in the search for Quality Homes Personality of an individual can be rightly said as a result of inspirations and influences. However, the source for our inspirations and influences are often drawn from the immediate surroundings…

Five Senses Defining a Quality Home

Our senses are gateways to experience the world we live in. And, the very first step to explore the outer world starts from our home. How many of us have actually thought of a home that could satisfy our five senses?  But to identify such a living abode, in this mechanic life amidst the growing…

Benefits of Green Homes in Concrete Jungles

Breathing is the first activity we did when life pumped into our flesh, and will be the last thing we do before our heart stops beating.  In this competitive world, we all are in a ‘Race to Accomplish’. Be it fame, money, luxury, security or emotional bonds, the list goes on and seems never ending….

Three Steps to Serenity

With a population of about 1,277 million, India is today the second most populous country in the world and third highest in the number of obese and overweight people. A shocking revelation by the World Health Organization indicates that about 11% of India’s adolescent population and 20% of adults are obese and overweight. What could…

Five Aesthetic Phases of A Quality Life

Renowned British Statesman, Winston Churchill, once said, “We shape our buildings; thereafter, our buildings shape us.” The thought raised many eyebrows and was even mocked by few at first. Can a building or a structure actually bring a change in our way of living? Though not visibly related, housing patterns and human lifestyle share a…