Riya Ahuja

An architect who loves to create a balance between built and nature. I love to experiment with new things and make the most of them. The beauty found in nature inspires me.

7 Incredible Indian Cities that Architects Must Definitely Visit

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India has been a hub for culture and heritage forever. Every part tells a different story, which inevitably binds you in a circle of astonishment. As architects, we have an eye for details, perspective, harmony, and all the other design principles.  Indian cities have their own share of mesmerizing beauty to explore. So, as Architects, …

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Garden Styles: Historic and Modern Gardens around the World

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English Garden Style The English landscape garden emerged in England around the 18th century. This style replaced the symmetrical and formal garden style all across Europe too. The key concept was taken from the paintings to form a picturesque view of the garden. Vertical gardens were not in trend. Characteristics The garden style has a …

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Green Architecture: An Essential and Sustainable Choice

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The world green building council defines green building as, “a building that, in its design, construction or operation, reduces or eliminates negative impacts, and can create positive impacts, on our climate and natural environment. Green buildings preserve precious natural resources and improve our quality of life.” Green architecture gives impacts on sustainable construction practice while …

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Vastu and Climatology: Value of Plants in creating Positive Environment

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Vastu combines 5 important elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space, which help to create balance and harmony between nature and humans. When an individual follows Vastu, it is believed to bring wealth, positivity, and health. The Vastu is based on gravitational forces, magnetic forces of Earth and Sun, and moon directions. Certain elements …

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Dubai Expo: An Event of Innovation, Technology and Arts

Dubai Expo

World expo, officially called International Registered Exhibitions, is where people from all over the world gather to find solutions or innovative technologies for challenges or problems. This happens with a gap of five years, with 192 nations as participants. In simple words, it is an international exhibition of food, culture, technology, sports, architecture, and literally …

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The Legacy of Colonial Houses: Simple yet Significant

The Legacy of Colonial Houses: Simple yet Significant Colonial house designs are traditional and classic family homes designed in the U.S colonial era. They typically are of rectangular shape with gabled roofs, large symmetrical windows with a neutral colour palette. Colonial House,House architecture,Colonial House design,Roof design,Roofing materials

Colonial house designs are traditional and classic family homes designed in the U.S colonial era. They typically are of rectangular shape with gabled roofs, large symmetrical windows with a neutral colour palette. Colonial houses are simple and have an influence over the residential sector. Colonial houses evolved from cabin houses which can be built easily …

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Biomimicry Architecture: A Unique Art of Mimicking

Biomimcry Architecture

Biomimicry Architecture is a technical approach to analyzing, observing, and taking inspiration from nature to create designs in various fields of art and architecture. The terms biomimicry and biomimetics come from the Greek words bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate. It is believed that for all challenges the world is facing today, nature …

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