Design and Story Telling

Decades ago India got its much deserved freedom from the British Raj. It too came with a price - 'partition' that dislocated a lot of people from their home towns. Crowds migrating, refugee camps, broken families, abandoned villages, gave a dark edge to 'free' India. It was necessary to show people a hope - a dream of... Continue Reading →

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God Lies in details – II

I would continue writing about Hunnarshala Foundation in this post. So let me start where I left. As I mentioned earlier, Hunnarshala works towards building technology that is rooted in regional culture and knowledge yet has a modern scientific approach and eclectic aesthetics. Hunnarshala has successfully proven its principles through numerous projects - of which, we had... Continue Reading →

God lies in details

This is a tale of an expedition we took in to the great Rann of Kutchh. Unlike our previous tours, we started this one with not so clear idea of what we would experience. In our architectural interest, we only knew that we want to visit Hunnarshala Foundation. So let me start this series of... Continue Reading →

Project rural combine

"The only important thing about design is how it relates to people"_ Victor Papanek. The real strength of design as an activity or a profession can be vividly experienced when people (user) become the integrated part of design process. We at Design Nonstop call it as 'democratic design process'. Currently Design Nonstop is involved in a... Continue Reading →

Travelogues…

The Arabs travelled far and wide, taking along things, giving ideas. They prided their possessions as if they owned them eternally. Their power was their journeys, like Sindabad the sailor. Their travels were ‘real’ fantasises, like an elephant hidden in a cave, and seen partially, with a lamp. The seen descriptions were all true but... Continue Reading →

The Beginning…

Hello,A very warm welcome to our blog - Design Nonstop. Before formal introductions, let us begin from the beginning - the beginning of design.Long long ago, while man was still evolving, he lived in the wild like other animals. But then in the process of evolution his natural defenses like claws and hair were lost,... Continue Reading →

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