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The Architect Newspaper

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Studio Lotus and Studio GreyMatter weave new and traditional Indian designs for Ekaya’s Ahmedabad store
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Habitus Living

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Crafting the art of Zen with Lifeyoga
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Mint Lounge

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Inside a ‘meenakari’ museum in Jaipur
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Outlook Traveller

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LifeYoga: Delhi's Newest Wellness Sanctuary
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Commercial Interior Design

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Studio Lotus reimagines Dubai's cocktail haven with a blend of old charm and new elegance
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Lifestyle Asia

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Head to this bespoke yoga studio in Chanakyapuri to realign your chakras
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Designmilk

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Studio Lotus Takes Guests Through an Immersive Retail Experience
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Designboom

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Studio Lotus crafts eco-conscious luxury in the Kumaon Himalayas, blending seamlessly with nature
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PLAT 11.5 Ordinary

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Nimble Practice in Formation
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Godrej Design Lab Conscious Living Report

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A deep dive into spaces, materials and the environment
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Scale Magazine

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Redefining state engagement through inclusive design, honoring Odisha's heritage and climate
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Architecture + Design

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Ekaya's Ahmedabad store envelops shoppers in a contemporary celebration of traditional Banarasi textile crafts
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Conde Nast Traveller

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A first-of-its-kind meenakari jewellery museum opens in Jaipur
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Love That Design

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Studio Lotus: Where design meets social responsibility and culture, fostering collaboration for holistic vision
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Hotel & Hospitality Expo

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Ankur Choksi as a panelist in Hotel & Hospitality Expo 2023
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UIA Guidebook for the 2030 Agenda

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Envisaged as a symbol for a new Odisha - rooted in tradition yet projecting into the future
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Architizer A+ Awards

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Best Adaptive Reuse and Renovative Firm Special Mention

IFI GAP - Design Distinction Awards

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RAAS Chhatrasagar bags Bronze in Sustainability category
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LIV Hospitality Awards

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Masti 2.0 wins LIV Hospitality Award in Interior Design - Restaurants
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32nd JK AYA Awards

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Max House wins JK AYA Award in the Public Building Category
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The Architecture MasterPrize

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Studio Lotus gets an Honorable Mention, Firm of the Year

Platform

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A nod to the region's vibrant cultural heritage amidst a fast-evolving cosmopolitan landscape
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Aces of Spaces

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Ekaya Ahmedabad wins Retail Project of the Year
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International Design Awards 2023

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RAAS Chhatrasagar - Winner in Cabins & Lodges category
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Architectural Digest

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Sunita Shekhawat's flagship is a palace of discoveries
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Surface Design Awards

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The Nest bags the first prize in Housing Exterior category

AD 100 2024

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100 most influential Architects and Interior Designers in India

Loop Design Awards

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RAAS Chhatrasagar wins in Hospitality & Hotels category
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Society Interiors

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Pioneering the conscious design and architectural excellence
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Archello

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Studio Lotus has been named among the 100 best architecture firms in the world by Archello
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AZ Awards by Azure Magazine

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Principal Sidhartha Talwar as a jury member in AZ Awards by Azure Magazine
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India Design ID Symposium

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Principal Ambrish Arora as a speaker at the India Design ID Symposium on Be the change you want to see
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Ahmedabad Design Week

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Ankur Choksi speaks at the Ahmedabad Design Week on Creating Meaning; Celebrating Context
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Rice Architecture - Spring 2024 Public Program

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Principal Ambrish Arora as a speaker at the Rice Architecture on Creating Meaning; Celebrating Context
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State of Architecture in South Asia - GSD Harvard

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Ambrish Arora as speaker at State of Architecture in South Asia on Creating Meaning; Celebrating Context
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India Art, Architecture & Design Biennale 2023

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Krushi Bhawan features in Vismaya Exhibition in India Art, Architecture & Design Biennale 2023
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FOAID

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Asha Sairam as a panelist in FOAID 2023
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State of Architecture in South Asia - Architectures of Transition

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Ambrish Arora as speaker at State of Architecture in South Asia on Positioning Practice - Shifting the Mainstream
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IFI GAP - Design Distinction Awards

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RAAS Chhatrasagar bags Bronze in Sustainability category

Architizer A+ Awards

Awards
Best Adaptive Reuse and Renovative Firm Special Mention

LIV Hospitality Awards

Awards
Masti 2.0 wins LIV Hospitality Award in Interior Design - Restaurants

Surface Design Awards

Awards
The Nest bags the first prize in Housing Exterior category

Aces of Spaces

Awards
Ekaya Ahmedabad wins Retail Project of the Year

The Architecture MasterPrize

Awards
Studio Lotus gets an Honorable Mention, Firm of the Year

Loop Design Awards

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RAAS Chhatrasagar wins in Hospitality & Hotels category

Indian Arch Dialogue

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Ambrish presents at India Arch Dialogue 2017
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AD 100 2024

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100 most influential Architects and Interior Designers in India

Why the Future of the Building Industry is Circular

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Rethinking development amidst rapid urbanization and climate change challenges
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Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival Malaysia

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Principal Sidhartha Talwar as keynote speaker at the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival, Malaysia
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Reimagining the way we build

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Modular construction as a sustainable and efficient alternative to conventional building methods
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Building with the terrain

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How can we design better in the Himalayas?
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Transforming heritage properties into hotels

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Reinterpreting heritage to craft authentic hospitality experiences
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Not just another brick in the wall

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Transforming the ubiquitous Brick into forms of Contemporary Expression
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Can we do more with less?

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A case for Looking Inwards
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Of material and memory

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Creating a Cohesive, Memorable Hospitality Experience
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Craft, beauty and the search for meaning

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On the relevance of Handiwork for Indian Contexts
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Building better facades

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How Facade Design impacts a building's Performance and User Well-being
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The concept of second homes

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Holiday homes-an escape from urban chaos
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Can design shape culture?

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This Thing called Cultural Space, by Sidhartha Talwar
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How do we celebrate our living heritage

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How can Contemporary Design and Local Craft enrich each other?
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Reimaging urban living

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Designing Compact Homes that incorporate Daylight and Natural Ventilation
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Building brand identity through design

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How can Spatial Interventions impact Experiences? by Asha Sairam
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Evolution of the Jaali at RAAS Jodhpur

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Crafting a dialogue between the old and the new through authenticity of materials and workmanship
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People | Place | Time

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Diving into the Past, Engaging with People in the Present, to create Spaces of the Future
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The tale of retail

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Store vs Click: Instant gratification or virtual convenience?
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The future of restaurant design

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Strong Concepts and an emphasis on Better Engagement spell the Future of Restaurant Design
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Emergence and Improvisation

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Quality of Emergence as seen through a Theoretical and Professional Lens, by Ankur Choksi
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Coworking spaces and digital nomadism

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What does the Future of Work look like? by Ankur Choksi
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Innovative use of architectural materials

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Contemporizing Craft, by Pankhuri Goel
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What it means to design sustainably

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Greenwashing has become rampant; we must recognize the need for going Truly Green, by Sidhartha Talwar
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Living in light

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Daylight as an Integral Architectural Element, by Sidhartha Talwar
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The Future of the Building Industry is Circular

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Is 'Building Green' the solution, or are there Credible Alternatives? by Ambrish Arora
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Evolving Paradigms of Luxury

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A New Consciousness that favours Experiences over Possessions
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What's your brand VM statement?

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A Space that evokes Inner Blooming
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Architect of the Month | India Today Home

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"In the last 16 years, Studio Lotus has changed the design language of the country"
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AD 50

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Ambrish talks to Architectural Digest India at the first AD 50 Awards
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Futurarc

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The retro charm of energy-efficient Max House, New Delhi
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India Home Today

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A weekend retreat: three construction systems, a distinct indoor-outdoor design, and a celebration of craft
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Super Jury | World Architectural Festival 2021 | RAAS Chhatrasagar

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Studio Lotus presents RAAS Chhatrasagar under the category Hotel & Leisure, Completed Buildings at WAF 2021
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Indian Architect and Builder

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An exemplar of Contemporary Heritage
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Temenos, New Delhi | Indian Architect & Builder

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A jewel amidst the urban sprawl
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Better Interiors

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Home to the first motorcycling destination property in India, say hello to the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe, Goa
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Grand Designs | Livingetc India

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A home that's richly layered with artwork, handcrafted materials and bespoke furniture
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Heritage Restored | VM-RD

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"The layout of Ekaya Thaan speaks stories of lost treasures"
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Absolutely Fabulous | Architectural Digest India

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Gaurav Gupta's flagship store has been designed in imagination-defying style by Studio Lotus
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IIID DESIGN EXCELLENCE

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House with a Brick Veil and Abhishek Gupta Flagship win at National level and Coonoor House at Zonal level
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IFJ

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The Jaypore store creates a modular immersive retail experience that reflects the brand's core values
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Elle Decor

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Masti 2.0 at The Dubai Edition Hotel--minimal intervention, maximal repurposing
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Volume Zero

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The House of Celeste explores India's multiculturalism, celebrating its sense of togetherness and belonging
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Elle Decor

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Motodo Pizzeria -an ode to the hospitality and conviviality of Italy
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Forbes India 2023

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Asha Sairam reflects on her guiding principles and design passion, as part of Forbes NextGen designers
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India Design ID

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Studio Lotus features in 'In Studio with Kohler' at ID 2023
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Luxe Code

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A multi-generational home that successfully blends varied aspirations
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LA Journal

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Imagine Studio at The Trees extends the boundaries of the gated development to include the community and the city
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IIA Kerala Chapter

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Principal Harsh Vardhan as a key speaker at IIA Kerala Chapter Convention 2023
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FIND Asia Design Fair

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Ankur Choksi as part of a panel on The Fourth Pillar of Sustainability at FIND Global Summit, 2022
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HOSPITALITY DESIGN AWARDS

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RAAS Chhatrasagar-Winner in the Lodges and Camps category at the 18th Annual HD Awards
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DEZEEN AWARDS

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Studio Lotus longlisted in Dezeen Awards 2022 for Architecture Studio of the Year
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Archdaily

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Max House-An alternative Benchmark for Commercial Architecture
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Architecture + Design

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House of Celeste-Into the Wild
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