ABOUT THE ISSUE
With this issue Design Essentia launches its fifth edition for the year 2020.
DE introduces its special “Lets Go Raw” edition. For the love of “Terracotta” and the raw “Concrete” charm. This edition focusses on going “raw” in architecture and design; celebrating the resurgence of Terracotta. It seems that terracotta is once again making a comeback in the design world. Terracotta is seeing a resurgence in demand as architects look to create statement elements with respect to building facades as well as interiors, for that rustic earthy character to explore that “raw” aesthetics in design.
DE spotlight cover story includes the recently completed store “Webster” in Los Angeles, California designed by RIBA 2021 gold medal winner – Sir David Adjaye – Adjaye Associates. The design beautifully corresponds to the raw context with its “pink dye and raw textures. DE shares the conversation with renowned designer Dipen Gada, principal designer at Dipen Gada & Associates from Vadodara, India. Also sharing with our audience a conversation with an acclaimed architecture duo – Sanjeev Punjabi & Sangeeta Merchant, principal architects at SPASM, Mumbai. The architects share their thoughts and works on the “raw” aspect of architecture & design as well as discussing the situation of architecture post COVID-19. This edition showcases various homegrown architects & designers of the country sharing their thoughts and works towards promoting the raw and rustic expression in design.
Let’s highlight the “raw” aspect of architecture & design. Let’s get rustic, Let’s celebrate the resurgence of terracotta, Let’s go “RAW”.
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