A Journey To Begin With

(by Santosh Prabhu, Team MIE 2017) A kiosk in the middle of the Cubbon park… Something that’s simple, modular, a breeze to fabricate, assemble and at the same time, secure and solid. Amusingly, this was the brief we had in our hand, when we started our most personal project so far. To start with such […]

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Brick Kiln House

Residential  |  Community Row Housing  | Malur, Bangalore The brick kiln house was our first take on CSEB architecture, hours of puzzling over the bond patterns lead to each brick meticulously being laid out into what would be the model house for NSR Greenwoods. The sight of the brick kilns, omnipresent in the surrounding region […]

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The Indigo Lab

Denim Research & Design Studio in the state of the art denim factory | Shell Apparels Pvt Ltd, Bangalore ”Worn as the fabric of hard honest work, and as the expression of angry rebellion; used for the sails of Columbus’ ships in legend; and worn by American cowboys in fact.” A Denim Factory as our […]

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The Little Green Cafe

We wanted to bring the values that the team at the little green cafe bring to their plate; health, ecology and authenticity.  Natural materials like lime and clay plasters, together with chemical free paints render each textured wall and ceiling. The wood is upcycled teakwood and antique printer shelves. The woodwork and brass inlay in […]

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Tadelakt, a Moroccan Marvel

There is a certain magic in working with natural materials, there is life in using earth and lime. There is a large palette to play with, but it was not until I learnt about Tadelakt, the Moroccan marvel technique, did I discover the pure class of craftsmanship in earth. There were almost twenty of us, […]

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We imagine a school, in Earth

“For us, it goes in circles, move and continue, and move and continue and keep moving.”– This brief from the team at Kashi Education Society came a long way in shaping our design process. We imagine children running, walking along walls, a casual finger trailing a texture or a motif along a wall, stopping to […]

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