N I H I L I T Y

After you’ve lost all your clothing,
After you’re bare and vulnerable,
After you’re exposed to the worldliness,
After you’re split apart, wide open,
After you’re immersed in shyness,
You feel like nature’s coincidental creation.
You feel honest, having nothing to hide.
You feel close to who you actually are.

– KV

I will give you too, a rose.

My love,
We have found each other
Thirsty and we have
Drunk up all the water and the
Blood,
We found each other
Hungry
And we bit each other
As fire bites,
Leaving wounds in us.
But wait for me,
Keep for me your sweetness.
I will give you too
A rose.

– Pablo Neruda

U n s e e n R e a l i t i e s


Unseen Realities

B O R N . O F . D A R K N E S S


While the lights tried to outshine,
With all that noise and dazzle, a few,
Meek subtleties, preferred the quiet.
Peeking at you, and still remain unseen.
They murmur, in audible undertones.
Silently, in harmony, they expose.
And yet there absence is so fierce!
That these lights seem flagrant.
How often we just see the bright,
And do not question, what if?
Darkness was the mother, of all that shines?

-KV

World’s First 3D-Printed Jet Powered Aircraft

3D-printing has once again aced a technological frontier. And this time, it isn’t just shoes, apparels or robotics. With the aid of 3D-printing, Aurora Flight Sciences and Stratasys Ltd have developed a drone, which is reportedly the fastest and most complex 3D-printed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ever flown. With all these superlatives attributing this drone, it made a star debut at Dubai Airshow 2015.

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A Little List of Gifts – For anyone who loves design

The Blueprint Wrap

Often one gets bewildered and stuck while planning gifts for an upcoming occasion. On top of that a gift idea for a friend or a significant other who is an architect feels even harder to crack! Whether the giver belongs to the design community or not, an architect’s sophisticated taste cautions one.

Gifting here becomes an art of comprehending the other person’s taste and requirement. An act which demands thoughtfulness, consideration with a bit of humor and surprise. So apart from the conventional pricey presents bought from a stationer, or perhaps a set of literary classics on Corbusier, Kahn or Vitruvius, these are some quirky suggestions. One might want to have a quick look at this list. Depending on the purpose and penchant of an architect, the list appeals to every whim and affectation.

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Real Madrid’s New Headquarter | Rafael de La-Hoz

This design brings an end to Real Madrid’s search for a comprehensive corporate headquarter. The winning proposal for the design competition was selected for the unique balance between its futuristic outlook and viability. This entry comes from the studio of Rafael de La-Hoz, along with inputs from a building company Ferrovial Agroman. A building located right within the city of Valdebebas, Madrid; ‘Ciudad Realmadrid’ would encompass an area of 8,000 square meters once constructed.

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‘Soft In The Middle’ by Atelier 2B | Winner of ChiDesign Competition

‘Soft in the Middle’ presents a unique concept for CADE (Centre for Architecture, Design and Education) and CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) headquarters. Being one of the winning entries of ChiDesign  competition (organised by Chicago Architecture Foundation) , this proposal by Atelier 2B (Yewon Ji, Nicolas Lee and Ryan Otterson) proposes a facility with flexible and collaborative core.

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Shake Hands with 3D-printed Robotic Limb | Rob Scharff

“Robots are becoming omnipresent in our lives,” says Rob Scharff, who created a 3D-printed robotic hand, that can actually shake hands with humans. And when we say ‘shake hands’, this happens through the robot’s own tactile feedback, and not some remote operated input. A graduate from Delft University of Technology, Scharff has been working on a research project called ‘Soft Robotics’, which essentially talks about upgrading elementary robotics to an advanced hybridized technology, which responds to human stimulus.

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