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A luxury apartment complex in Gurugram that honours sustainability

An international team led by Hafeez Contractor created a luxe residential project that respects the need for sustainable living 
Architecture + Design

Postmodernist architecture master Ricardo Bofill has died

We look at the grand career of the Spanish architect — and the recent book that captured his legacy

Meet Bengaluru’s secret carpet collector with an enviable collection and knowledge of rugs

Danny Mehra has travelled the world to curate a sumptuous collection of carpets whose histories are as fascinating as their designs
Architecture

San Francisco’s luxurious new skyscraper is sinking into the ground

The 645-foot-tall Millennium Tower will continue tilting at a rate of three inches per year, and has already sunk between 17 and 18 inches into the ground
2022

India Mahdavi answers the question, what will 2022 bring? 

AD100 designer India Mahdavi on trends that the design world needs and  yearning for red lipstick 
Set Design

These are the most iconic design moments from Pedro Almodóvar’s career

In his superb new movie Parallel Mothers, the Spanish auteur once again puts colorful characters in stylish surroundings with a healthy dose of kitsch

How an outdated Juhu bungalow stepped into the light

Interior designer Sejal Shah repaired and restored this 6 bedroom family home in Juhu
Interview

Queer Eye's star designer Bobby Berk talks life and design with AD 

Queer Eye Season 6 is streaming on Netflix and we caught up with Fab Five member Bobby Berk to talk about everything from memorable makeovers to the secret to timeless design 

America’s most expensive home is headed for auction

The One, a massive 100,000-square-foot Bel Air estate, will hit the market with an estimated $295-million price tag

Artist Rebecca Campbell creates fantastical vignettes for Good Earth’s latest dinnerware collection

For Pomegranates and Roses, a tableware range from the Bosporus collection, Anita Lal collaborates with London-based artist Rebecca Campbell to conjure scenes of imagined lush gardens

Behind the scenes of Ritu Kumar and Ashiesh Shah’s latest homeware collection

For a collection born largely via virtual exchanges, fashion stalwart Ritu Kumar and architect Ashiesh Shah’s larger-than-life decor range belies its low-key lockdown beginnings

Best of 2021: 8 new brands that caught our eye 

AD takes a look at eight of the most promising design brands from the year that went by

A lime kiln inspired this new line of oil diffusers by Casegoods

Lime base, terracotta pink, copper basin, fragrant oil: what’s not to love about the new Chulha oil diffuser?

Tracing the history of the Murshidabad chair

Senior curator of the Al Thani Collection, author of some of the most beautiful and authoritative books on Indian art and culture, and a contributing editor at AD, Dr Amin Jaffer explores the histories of fine and decorative arts of the Subcontinent

How the Lal Bagh Palace of Indore was brought back to life 

Four years ago, AD100 architect Abha Narain Lambah stepped in to restore the palace to its former glory, with support from the Madhya Pradesh Department of Archaeology and the World Monuments Fund

This Art Deco mansion in Kolkata is home to modern Indian masters

The ground floor of the Kolkata home designed by architect Rajiv Saini stands on a sprawling acre of land and hosts the biggest names in modern Indian art

Radhika Chopra's neo-baroque mansion in New Delhi can rival an art gallery

Radhika Chopra's current residence is a historic Karl Malte von Heinz mansion in New Delhi. Here, and everywhere she goes, art is home

This Delhi home by Satish Gujral was built as a living sculpture

The late painter and sculptor designed the house which is the current residence of the Portuguese Ambassador to India, Carlos Pereira Marques and his wife Susana

This community hospital in Bangladesh is shortlisted for the RIBA International Prize

The Friendship Hospital in Bangladesh's riverine Satkhira district, designed by architect Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury, is in the running for the prestigious award

AD's 12 most anticipated buildings of 2022

From a stunning new David Adjaye project in Abu Dhabi to a powerful memorial for the Sandy Hook victims in Connecticut, these are the buildings that will have a lasting power once they are completed next year

In Meerut, a minimalist architect and a maximalist designer crafted this bungalow

Built by Hiren Patel & Associates, with interiors by Raseel Gujral Ansal, this bungalow in Meerut rejects trends for a classic opulence

At 94, B.V. Doshi is awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal 2022

At this momentous juncture in his career, AD looks back at the life and work of our dear Mr. Doshi

Step into a Mumbai apartment which exemplifies the ‘glocal’ aesthetic

Inscape Designers used traditional Indian art and materials, along with collectibles from around the world to give this Mumbai apartment a distinct character

Jaipur Rugs X Vinita Chaitanya's new range of carpets revives ancient weaving techniques

The Inde Rose collection is a celebration of Indian craftsmanship, motifs, textures and colours that tell scintillating visual stories
Design for All

Architect Siddhant Shah’s quest for accessible spaces is transforming India’s cultural landscape

The Mumbai-based founder of Access for All is focussing on making India more inclusive, one heritage site at a time
Architecture

This stunning new bookstore’s design was inspired by the history of a city

Located in China’s Shenzhen region and designed by X+Living, this extraordinary new bookstore pays homage to the progress of the city through its design

The check pattern is here to stay

Refreshing ways to channel the checkerboard in your own space

Meet the Indian studio that brought emotion to Design Miami 

As the only Indian studio to exhibit at Design Miami this year, Apical Reform put a contemporary spin on Indian design.
Architecture

Tour the world’s most beautifully designed new kindergarten

The stunning, 137,000-square-foot kindergarten in Huzhou, China, was inspired by Antoni Gaudí

A fashion line by architects brings together Indian technique and Persian motifs

Indian materials, local artisanship and Persian abstractions come together in the new garment line by AnanTaya