Concept, Themes

The Themes We Provide

Interior Themes

Ethnic

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Ethnic style is very bright, dynamic, lively and original. It impresses with its scale, riot of colors and original decor. It recreates culture & tradition in its own way. Variations of ethnic style: African style (which includes Moroccan and Egyptian),European (Provence, Mediterranean and Colonial), Eastern (Indian, Chinese and Japanese), South American or Mexican.

Contemporary

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Contemporary refers to decor that is much more current. Contemporary interiors feature tone-on-tone color palettes relying heavily on brown, taupe, cream and pure white. Shots of color are sometimes found on a single wall, in a striking floor rug or in a special piece of art. Pieces feature clean lines and smooth surfaces without any carving or adornment. Silhouettes are slim without being dainty.

Furniture is made of light-colored woods such as maple and birch (which also have minimal graining), frosted or clear glass, stainless steel, nickel and chrome. Natural fabrics such as silk, wool, linen and cotton are used for their textural aspect and inherent neutral hues. However, bold color or geometric pattern may be brought into the design with pillows, a rug or a throw.

The lighting design is used as an artistic statement in a contemporary interior. Floor and table lamps have straight lines and sleek metallic finishes; color might be introduced with a special shade.

Bohemian

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Bohemian decorating is for those who want their homes full of life, culture, and interesting items for all the world to see. It  embraces the carefree, the relaxed and the unusual decor. There are no rules when it comes to bohemian decorating, yet warm earthy colors are quite common, as are metallic.

Bohemian rooms tend to be full of furniture collected over time. Second hand and vintage items are right at home in these rooms. Shapes and sizes aren’t nearly as important as they are in other styles of rooms. Each piece should be special and tell a story no matter what it looks like. No one should be able to walk in to a bohemian room and be able to tell where you got the furniture.

Rustic

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Rustic interior design creates a look that emphasizes nature: homespun, time-worn, handcrafted, distressed items, constructed of natural materials or finished in a natural hue. Rustic interior design furniture normally consists of wood, reclaimed lumber, and stone. However, bamboo, rattan, sisal, nubby cotton, wool, paper, glass, clay and various types of metal can also be incorporated to embellish the look. Heirlooms, flea market finds, DIY projects, folk art, collections, found items and vintage pieces coexist well in rustic decor, providing contrasting textures, patterns and colors. Metal-worked furniture is another great option to use with this concept. The rustic look features wooden beams and columns as well as hardwood or stone flooring. If you don’t have these elements in your home, it is possible to put up faux beams or columns to achieve the look.

Eclectic

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Eclectic style borrows various styles while creating a cohesive look through colour, patterns, texture and shape. Typical characteristics of an eclectic style space are calm mix of periods and styles with smartly used neutral background colours. There is always unexpected use of materials and items with uniqueness in art and furnishings. Everything has its place but it may look cluttered with a mixture of Old and new. This style also uses handmade items or items with sentimental value with quiet a lot of contrasts.

Shabby-Chic

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Shabby Chic interior design presents a soft, feminine feel that differentiates this look from other vintage styles. It is a uniquely romantic way of decorating that first originated in the 1980’s in the United Kingdom.

Shabby Chic interior design consists of furnishings that are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear, or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, opulent, yet cottage-style decor, often with an affected feel is emphasized to differentiate it from genuine period decor. Shabby Chic furnishings show signs of wear and distressed, time-worn and painted layers. Fabrics tend to be cottons and old French linens. Whites and pastels are favourite colors. Popular decor items are pillows made of vintage fabrics, vintage linens, chenille bedspreads, vintage chandeliers, and anything with roses on it.

Architectural Themes

Traditional

Related imageTakes into account the styles that were popular to a region or area. Its characteristics includes a commitment to maintaining a link to the past styles of building, reuse of materials or designing homes and building to stay consistent with the overall building design of the area.This includes classical style like Roman, Greek, Gothic, Renaissance etc. Indian vernacular style can also be very much part of Traditional style.

Contemporary

Related imageIt includes different styles, from postmodernism and high-tech architecture to highly conceptual and expressive styles, resembling sculpture on an enormous scale.Uses of very advanced technology and modern building materials. Some features are concrete structures wrapped in glass or aluminum screens, very asymmetric facades, and cantilevered sections which hang over the street. Skyscrapers twist, or break into crystal-like facets. Facades are designed to shimmer or change color at different times of day.

Modern

Image result for Modern buildingsIt’s a new architectural style based on the “rational” use of modern materials, the principles of functionalist planning, and the rejection of historical precedent and ornament. It emphasizes on form rather than ornament; structure and materials rather than picturesque constructions.

 

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FAQ

Conventional Architecture Vs. DeZinebox

We feel, there are few inherent issues or imprints with Traditional/Conventional method of hiring an interior designer/architect like:

  • It is a “Time Consuming” activity and takes “too much of time and efforts and also it is messy”.
  • It is “Costly” and mostly preferred by Senior generation for quality.
  • Its “Unfamiliar” territory and architect/designer has the final word.

Let’s say you want to do the interiors of your 2BHK(1000 sq ft.area) which basically includes designing your Living Room+Dining,Bedrooms and Kitchen through conventional method, will give you an approximate estimation of Rs.1.25 lakhs for only providing the designs(floor plans, 3D visuals etc).

How different is DeZinebox from the conventional method?

With internet and e-commerce, people are open to experimenting and using technology in various field like online shopping for electronics, grocery and now furniture. So, why not designs!?

Hence, DeZinebox has come up with a unique solution for providing online designs where we are providing you the power for its execution.

DeZinebox offers three boxes – Terra, Zephyr and Ether.Flow Chart_ for how it worksOnline boxes provide online design solution which Terra includes all the required drawings i.e. floor plan with furnitures, electrical layout, false ceiling layout and Zephyr provides all the required drawings along with 3D.

In comparison to the conventional method, if you want to get the online solutions for your 2BHK buying a Terra box will cost you Rs.20,000/- and Zephyr box, Rs.28,000 if 3D visuals is required excluding all the taxes.Along with the design we provide the customer an A-Z shopping list which directs the customer to the site where they can purchase the listed items and a project mapping to guide them with the execution task. (Note- It’s not compulsory to buy the items provided in the list.)

Addition to which our customers get discounts around 5%-30% on buying the products which are passed onto from our product partners provided in the shopping list of output file.(Output sample ).

Hereby, We are empowering our customers to do the execution themselves and give their spaces a professional touch at an affordable rate.

Let’s summarize the above and say why deZinebox makes sense:

• Affordable online solution
• Convenient to execute
• Transparent, with no hidden cost or agenda
• Not bound by geographical constraints
• Not tied down to a single vendor
• Can be used for validation
• Freedom to customize

 

 

 

 

Concept

What do we offer?

DeZinebox offers three boxes

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Terra represents founding element Earth out of five elements. This box provides dezine concept, technical drawings, budgetary estimate, guided project map that helps in execution, shopping list of materials proposed in dezine. Every element in the design is tagged and explains the brand, quality, cost, availability at online store. It directs you to the supplier’s website to begin your purchase. This way entire purchase of shopping list can be done at the click of the button right there after receiving the design. However these are only recommendations just to understand what kind of product would fit in the particular design concept. After understanding of product you may purchase it online or offline. We only wish to empower you by all means to execute the design and ease out the tedious purchasing process.

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Zephyr represents air element. In addition to what terra provides this box gives 3D drawing that helps to visualize the design better. This box also is self-explanatory and assists you to execute the design at your own pace.

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Ether represents the boundless space element. This box provides offline traditional consultancy services to the end-user. If you wish to have the personalize experience of getting your home designed by the professional, then this box is for you. Our professional Design Partners will personally execute your project considering your each and every requirement. Their experience and expertise glides you through this otherwise tedious process effortlessly.

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DEZINEBOX ECOSYSTEM

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Pillar I – Customers

A well & self-created space brings a peace and harmony in one’s life and also a deep sense of pride & joy.

Dezinebox is backed by an architectural firm with more than decade of experience in the design field. By leveraging on the power of the Internet & online e-commerce platforms we at DeZinebox feel that, we can empower you to ‘decor your dream space at your own pace’ through a process. This process is simple, convenient, affordable & transparent.

Pillar II- Product Partner

“If you have a product to SHOW, we have a platform to SHOWCASE it”

An important part of our offering is the design elements that we recommend to your customers, to bring their spaces to life.

In our quest to serve our customer with best of product and services, we’re always on the lookout for creative product partners who have unique and quality products in their portfolio.

We would love to recommend them to our esteem customers so that they can purchase them from the comfort of their home defying geographical barriers. Thus we will like to act as a growth catalyst by providing a global online platform and a strong recommendation to your creative products.

Please refer to ‘shopping list’ section of our Interior & Architecture DezineBox samples to understand the immense possibilities of business we can generate for you as our product partners.

Become Our Product Partner now!

Pillar III- Dezine Partner

DeZinebox although offers online designing plan services, but we can’t oversight our customers ‘offline’ needs for a traditional face to face consultations to address their implementation challenges & execution requirements.

To facilitate this, we would like to tie-up with trustworthy & like-minded creative deziners across geographies who like us believe in quality with affordability, transparency, and who have a very high commitment levels. They should strive for nothing less than the best to serve the customers.

DeZinebox would take a pride to associate with you and would recommend your services to our esteem customers and will share long standing success with you.

Become our DeZine Partner now!

Photography

Karla Caves

We had actually planned for paragliding. We left for Kamshet at 11 am and we were supposed to reach there by 12. Now that was next to impossible. I was quiet apprehensive for this trip as i had some other domestic plans ready for the day. But Hubby listens to his instinct always so we left the house. As expected we reached there by 1.30pm. The pilot was not ready to give us tandem joy ride due to bad whether. So unwillingly we left the place though it was fun watching those parachutes coming our way!

We found Karla Caves on the way back and decided to take that route. The road itself was very adventurous. We parked the car somewhere in the middle of the mountain and there onwards we were supposed to climb up. And we started hiking. We also wanted to visit the temple and were accompanied by big crowd for that. As we reached there on the top, I was initially not happy but the moment i saw the caves i loved it.The very first glance was superb.

These caves represents golden period of Buddhism in India.he major attractions of the Karla Caves consist of the Chaitya Hall, beautifully chiseled sculptures and pillars adorned with incredible architecture. The magnificent structural design of the Chaitya Hall makes it a must see. Even the rooftop, made up of teak wood, has been exquisitely carved.

One of the pillars of the Karla caves has four lions at the top. This design has been adopted as the national emblem of India. There are a number of rock-cut sculptures inside the caves, displaying animals as well as various forms of human life. There is also a stone stupa, placed under an umbrella and carved with figures of men, women and elephants. The 37 pillars chiseled with the figures of prosperous men and women on elephants, bowing before Lord Buddha, add to the attraction of Karla caves.

I just loved the play of lighting in the Chaitya hall well suited for the photography. This post is all about those clicks i tried there.

Perspective correction is required a bit as i don’t use a professional camera.

The play of shadow was worth catching.

This staircase invaded the  elegant piece of architecture. Unaware of its existence its been just standing still.

Design elements

Bookshelves

All those book lovers, here is a good news for you all. You no longer have to worry about stacking your reading stuff in a typical book rack.We will see numerous examples of  elegant bookshelves. I would like to state here that this furniture item definitely makes a fashion statement. Its no more just a piece of furniture lying in the corner.

Recently i have come across a very good website talking about design ideas.I just couldn’t resist myself by mentioning few of them.

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The “Shelves with a Bench” was designed by Stanislav Katz, a designer from Latvia.

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Its an Autumn shelve. An abstract form but doesn’t seem functional. I would personally say NO to it just to avoid cleaning pain.

a385_bookchairBook chair can be a space saving design. But the chair itself is not comfortable. We can add on some cushioning to it.

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Form follows function.Flexishelve, the size of the shelf  changes as per the book size. Something unusual though.Bookcase3_10

This one is nice piece of decoration rather than a efficient book shelve.

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Lovely Rita is an unusual bookshelf. At at a first glance just arranging books on this bookshelf could be a real adventure. Lovely Rita can live as a single shelf or be repeated endlessly by combining additional units, becoming a bookcase of the desired length

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Twisted and falling shelf.these are just for aesthetic purpose not so functional.

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This one is patriotic shelf, quiet similar to Autumn shelf. Only difference is form defined here.

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Concentric and Yin-yang shelf.

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Infinity book shelf. Capacity of storage is good.Best suited for libraries.

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This one an organic design. Multifunctional,  just a piece of art as well.

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The Folding Bookshelves is something really innovative in the bookshelves business. It’s very practical because you can arrange the books in an interesting way, as you can see from these pictures.

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The Brace Case is designed by Ward Huting, and is a shelving unit that uses taut cables to house books, magazines and other flat objects at various angles. The modular system enables the owner to decide how to install the cables. This might be an interesting approach to storing stuff, but it doesn’t looks to stable. The Brace Case is fully customizable according to individual room requirement and cable length. The Case is clamped between the floor and the ceiling, and can therefore be tailor-made to any room.

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Photo frame shelf.This one can either be a niche in the wall of projecting out as a box. Gives you the impression of photo frame

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The Cave is a shelving unit with integrated nook for reading, for those who want to grab a book and start reading right away. I can say that this idea is ideal for small places, because the nook for reading can save the space used by a chair. A bookcase CAVE provides a private reading space within its form. As a seat height is just above the floor, CAVE gives a feeling of hiding from others standing around it. Books can be stored on both sides. Therefore, CAVE can also functions as a partition of a room.

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Classic Car shelves

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Designed by Doris Kisskalt the FlexiTube is mobile and can be changed into a transparent room partitioner. This fantastic tub rolls and fits into any corner and changes into a sculpture of a shelf. The various elements get support through their velvety surface. Inside each tube is a shelf for storage which serves as a visual horizontal line. FlexiTube is available in two different sizes and can be combined in any number either lying side by side or on top of each other. Chocks will support your FlexiTube sculpture in case that you want to set it up without the support of a wall.

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The Ceiling Bookshelf is a great idea to store your books if your space is limited. As you can see a place that 99,9% of people don’t use can be used in a very practical way to store your books, and save a lot of space in any room. The ceiling bookshelf is an idea that can be applied quite easy. However, in order to get a book, you have to use a chair.

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Parenthetical Shelves Multiple Configurations and Uses

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Hanging Bookself is an innovative storage design for your books from unal & boler studio.

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Magnetique Shelf is designed by Nils Holger Moormann and is a shelf consisting of sheet steel and boxes made of FU(birch plywood). The sheet steel can be mounted onto the wall in a horizontal or vertical way. The backside of the boxes consists of a special, extra strong foil magnet which sticks to the wall attachment in any way you like.Depending on number, size and arrangement of the boxes, there is a new shelf everytime you change it. Magnetique is any cupboard you want it to be.

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An old-time Pendulum Clock that can be Used for Shelving

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Prove Shelves are designed by a german company named Creosa. The prove shelves can be used to display your books, cds, etc in a really interesting way. The storing space is limited but enough to store the most important things.

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Designer Da-Eun Song had an interesting idea when he designed this shelf that spells out shelf. This shelf has an very original and modern design. Can be transformed by using different word like your own name or signature.

Courtesy for some of the bookshelves

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Design elements

Transition Spaces

Transition – an in between state, in Architecture defined as the connecting space between two confined spaces. Architectural spaces are incomplete without transition spaces. Transition spaces have been always an interesting topic for me. My  friend Rupali and I actually had presented a seminar on Transition Spaces in Hindu Temple Complex. We concentrated more on the psycological and physicl transition of a person

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“Architectural spaces that envelop us like a physical presence, simple and dense, defying description imitation and photography. . . . universal, yet present. The exterior is simple leading to greater levels of mystery surprise and memory, creating poetic changes of light and shade . . . guiding us through its spaces . . . .”

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The inclusion of transitional and circulation spaces, in the form of corridors, draught lobbies, atriums and stairwells, is unavoidable in the design of most non-domestic buildings. The percentages of such areas may vary between 10 to 40 percent of the total volume in different building types.

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Transitional spaces are defined as spaces located in-between outdoor and indoor environments acting as both buffer space and physical link. Other than being functional as circulatory routes for the building, the designs of these spaces is considered very important by building designers for reasons of aesthetics, health and comfort, and as emergency exit routes in the event of fire. The importance of optimum energy consumption in transitional spaces is also important in non-domestic buildings, as these spaces do not generate income, hence any wastage associated with higher energy cost is economically difficult to justify.

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We transit so frequently that we are not even aware of the presence of that space. It is very interesting to know about it. We experience them from macro to micro levels.

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Right from the  prehistoric architecture  there was an apparent evidence of the usage of transition spaces and transition elements as well.In Neolithic period, we can see the confined spaces for transition in the adjoining excavated dwelling at Skara Brae.

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In Egyptian, Pre Columbian and Persian period these spaces were enriched due to utilitarian aspect and got  a new dimension. Their functionality had increased due to timely requirements of the respective user.

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Greek, Roman was the period when Architecture flourished at its best. It had contributed lots of inventions in terms of construction techniques, designing details. These spaces very used so intelligently that they acquired a new position in the design elements.

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In Indian architecture, the very ancient civilizations like Mohanjo daro and Harappa were expertly constructed as an advanced civilization comparable to ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. If we study the city planning here, you will find a well thought planned city with the interplay of transition spaces.

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Indian temples are one of the best places to study transition spaces. If we read the temple plan we will arrive at the hierarchy of transition spaces. The very first transition happens when we enter in the temple through giant Gopuram. Then we come to Sabhamandapa that is connected to Mandapa through a colonnade acting as a transition space. Then the Antaralaya between the Mandapa and Garbhgriha stands as another transition space. Garbhgriha is again protected by Pradakshina path one more form of transition space. There is hierarchy of transition spaces here. This transition is not only a physical transition but also a psychological transition required to enter in a god’s abode. A person entering into a temple mentally gets prepared for his actual confrontation to almighty. He can’t directly enter to Garbhagriha as he cannot achieve that level of devotion required to enter in a shrine. He develops it slowly through transcendental travelleling of his own self.

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There is hierarchy of transition spaces in any urban planning like City level, Town level, District level, Local level. The entire road network is a transition mode. Then interaction spaces, gathering spaces, urban corridors, plazas standstill again as  transition spaces in their own way. Urban nodes can also be referred as transition space at macro level.

Transition spaces play a vital role in Environmental Behavior. It is the study that covers relationship between human behavior and properties of urban places, the study of the mutual interactions among people, social groups, culture and the physical environment at all scales from interior architecture to regional planning, with applications to improve the quality of life through improved environmental policy, planning and design.

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The one of the most important functions of transition spaces is sustainability in building design. The accurate use of these spaces in a builtform may increase its energy efficiency up to great extent. The design considerations should include this space as a constraint. When architects talk about orientation of the building, built form, site organization, topography, landscape then they should consider Transition Spaces as one of the aspects in building design.

Lets discuss few of them.

The peripheral corridors reduce the glare and solar radiation, resulting in cooling in the interior spaces.

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The connecting passage between two dwelling units creates a comfort level for the inhabitants. See the image below, it acts a pleasant sit out as well.

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The provision of water bodies in a transition space invokes cool breezes giving out the cooling effect to the interiors.

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Courtyards have been a hot favorite for vernacular style. Even today courtyard planning is used in India. Being a transition space courtyards also act as a very functional interaction space.

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If we compare building designs with wrapped around circulation space, with internal corridor, with courtyard, with wrapped around circulation space with courtyard, we would find that the last design with external circulation space and courtyard is the most efficient design in terms of energy saving and benefits the most from the change in temperature.Design guidelines for all types of climate suggest the importance of transition spaces. For example, in warm and humid climate the building spacing should be such that the air flow is promoted

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Design elements contribute a lot to transition spaces. There are colonnades, aisles, courtyards, water bodies, openings like doorways , pathways, grounds, patios, gardens, trellis, pergolas, foyers, lobbies etc. If there is no defined space then confinement by some of the above elements itself make the space functional and sensible.

Transition spaces in Indian context

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Sabhamandapa in an Indian Temple

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Anup Talao: A tank with a central platform and four bridges leading up to it.

This is the most elegant tranition space i have come across. It was built by Mughal King Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri is regarded as Emperor Akbar’s crowning architectural legacy. Indeed, its numerous palaces, halls, and masjids satisfy his creative and aesthetic impulses, typical of Mughals.

We will certainly talk about Fatehpur Sikri in detail in near future.Watch out….