Mar 02, 2023
by Sukanya Deb Mar 02, 2023
Non-Aligned, Non-Alienated by Nathalie Muchamad at Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2022, investigates familial history, spice trade in Asia and its significance in imperial history.
Feb 15, 2023
by Sunena V Maju Feb 15, 2023
Earthscape Studio crafted a farmhouse in Kerala that disguises itself as an extension of its surrounding nature through the use of vernacular construction and local materials.
Feb 14, 2023
by Rahul Kumar Feb 14, 2023
Running parallel to the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2022, STIR explores a curation of selected immersive works by emerging young artists and curators at the Kochi Students' Biennale.
Feb 13, 2023
by Jerry Elengical Feb 13, 2023
Overlooking a paddy field in Thiruvankulam, Kerala, the house has been assembled on a prefabricated steel skeleton, which employs the grid as an organisational foundation.
Feb 10, 2023
by Jerry Elengical Feb 10, 2023
The unassuming residence exhibits a dark naturalistic materiality that melts into the surrounding forest, allowing the context to become the protagonist of its design scheme.
Jan 29, 2023
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jan 29, 2023
Bhumi by Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts, with support from Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation, is a collaborative work between local village communities in Thakurgaon, Bangladesh.
Jan 06, 2023
by Sunena V Maju Jan 06, 2023
In a small town in Palakkad, Archidobe weaves a sacred place, absorbing the relation between Kerala architecture and performing art with a series of arches in hurudees bricks.
Dec 30, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Dec 30, 2022
Best of 2022: STIR celebrates recent Indian architecture which illuminated the multiplicity and sensitivity of the country’s practitioners across varied contexts and typologies.
Dec 27, 2022
by Jincy Iype Dec 27, 2022
Best of 2022: From Oscar-nominated production designers to trend forecasters, STIR recalls compelling conversations centred on the disciplines of architecture and design.
Dec 24, 2022
by Almas Sadique Dec 24, 2022
The fifth edition of Kochi Biennale opens its gates across Aspinwall House, Anand Warehouse, and Pepper House to an exposition of layered visual offerings.
Dec 14, 2022
by Rahul Kumar Dec 14, 2022
As the Biennale makes a postponement announcement at the 11th hour, STIR visits the grounds of selected shows that are on view.
Dec 10, 2022
by Vatsala Sethi Dec 10, 2022
The biennale's fifth edition, titled Our Veins Flow Ink and Fire, features 200 works dispersed across Kochi, exploring conceptual underpinnings.
Oct 21, 2022
by Zohra Khan Oct 21, 2022
The Kerala-based architect crafts an indigenous building technique using soil and granite waste to design Flintstone6 - a two-bed cottage in southern India.
Oct 08, 2022
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Oct 08, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks with Vinu Daniel of Wallmakers who tries not to be an architect; he says, "unlearning is as necessary as learning.”
Oct 05, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Oct 05, 2022
Designed for an avid traveller and his family, this residence blends tropical modern aesthetics with traditional elements in Kannur, Kerala, India.
Sep 30, 2022
by Sunena V Maju Sep 30, 2022
Indian architecture firm Wallmakers, led by Vinu Daniel, received the Royal Academy Dorfman Award 2022 for its creativity and willingness to take risks while creating sustainable buildings.
Apr 01, 2022
by Vinu Daniel Apr 01, 2022
On the 15th anniversary of the late architect's passing, Vinu Daniel reflects on the enduring impact of a fortuitous run-in with the man known as the 'Gandhi of Architecture'.
Feb 02, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Feb 02, 2022
The two-storey residence in Taliparamba in Kannur, Kerala, blends a playful and engaging façade with lucid, earthy interiors to create an abode brimming with light and airiness.
Dec 18, 2021
by Divya Menon Dec 18, 2021
The show has at its centre the resurrection of the Indian creative community's morale, the deliverance of several spaces from the vagaries of time and Alappuzha's heritage revival.
Dec 09, 2021
by Jerry Elengical Dec 09, 2021
Speaking with STIR, the Kerala-based architect explains the innovative design of his latest project, while sharing his views on sustainability and extruding buildings from their context.
Jul 12, 2021
by Rahul Kumar Jul 12, 2021
Intersectional and multidisciplinary artist, Sajan Mani, currently based in Berlin, questions the non-existing histories of Dalit and hegemonic Brahmanical archives.
Jun 09, 2021
by Jincy Iype Jun 09, 2021
STIR speaks with Indian artist and designer, Alex Davis, about Moody Blooms, a collection of life-size, monochrome sculptures emulating the beauty of flowers with stainless steel.
Mar 24, 2021
by Nivedita Jayaram Pawar Mar 24, 2021
Wallmakers, an architectural firm based in Kerala, India, experiments with waste cloth hung from the ceiling to aesthetically delineate different areas inside a space starved café.
Feb 01, 2021
by STIRworld Feb 01, 2021
The biophilic home designed by the Thrissur-based firm for a family of four conceives a spatial setting in order to nurture growth and peace amongst its inhabitants.
Nov 06, 2020
by Jincy Iype Nov 06, 2020
‘Function’ forms the crux of Box House, an ecological Indian home with open, handsome interiors, its white volume flanked by fragrant, local trees and a century-old stepped pond.
Oct 14, 2020
by Zohra Khan Oct 14, 2020
The Ernakulam-based studio sculpts free-flowing brick walls in this ‘inward-looking’ home whose design revives a construction technique that has faded in the sands of time.
Sep 17, 2020
by Meghna Mehta Sep 17, 2020
Designed by Nikhil Mohan and Shabna Nikhil, this home exudes modern elegance with life-enhancing spaces that are built in accordance with the surrounding landscape.
Aug 26, 2020
by Rahul Kumar Aug 26, 2020
STIR speaks to Shubigi Rao and Bose Krishnamachari, as the team is in the final stages of the forthcoming edition of the most coveted biennale of the region.
Mar 02, 2020
by Jincy Iype Mar 02, 2020
On his birth anniversary, STIR remembers the ‘Gandhi of Architecture’ and brings an insight into his works that questioned the elitist way of life.
Jan 11, 2020
by Jincy Iype Jan 11, 2020
STIR speaks to the ever-experimental graffiti artist Anpu Varkey, whose self-published silent comic revisits her childhood memories from rural Kerala in south India.
Dec 16, 2019
by Abraham Panakal Dec 16, 2019
The Kerala government engages with the best minds from the industry to put forth a new design agenda at the power-packed event held at Bolgatty Island, Kochi.
Dec 11, 2019
by Meghna Mehta Dec 11, 2019
Expert talks, master classes, workshops and invigorating discussions on the new facets of design await experts and enthusiasts at the second edition of the event in Kerala, India.
Oct 14, 2019
by Meghna Mehta Oct 14, 2019
Designed by Bengaluru-based firm Kumar La Noce, the Cardamom Club offers scenic views of the hillside landscape, with the built-up structures adapting to natural environments.
Sep 28, 2019
by Meghna Mehta Sep 28, 2019
This family home by Indian boutique firm Thought Parallels, designed amid the picturesque rubber plantation in Kerala, embraces nature with contemporary minimalist features.