What to do next? A question that can pop up naturally in this newfound time! Books have always been the best antidote to boredom and stress, specially during these home-jammed days. So, why not to get engrossed in something interesting and mind indulging quarantine reads. TIHG recommends top 5 Interior Design and Architecture books that can take you all to a journey of decor aesthetics for inspiration and implementation. Scroll for the picks below:
1. Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture For The People
2018 Pritzker Prize Laureate, Balkrishna Doshi is one of the few pioneers of modern architecture and urban planning in India and first Indian architect to receive this prestigious award. His monograph Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture For The People, is a comprehensive overview of the architect’s projects (educational, cultural or housing). With this, he wants to show the work to the global audience and how the Indian architecture has re-framed its grounds and enhanced the roots of mod designs. This definitive book throws light to his inclination towards classical modernism and cultural traditions. As he collaborated with Le Corbusier in designing the Chandigarh city, this vocabulary has a lot more functional, purposeful and flowing approach.
2. Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave
Home reflects your personality and this indeed is the ultimate agenda preached by Joanna Gaines in her book- Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave. The author takes us through a journey of exploring our pros and cons, wants and requisites for an overall decor space , suiting our personality. Homebody gives us different examples of ambiences. Being the co-founder of Magnolia, a home and lifestyle brand based in Texas, she has given a step by step guide in navigating the practicality of aesthetics and desires. Another interesting part of the book is the removable design template at the end which enables the readers to plan and sketch their own image of the design cocoon.
Style tip: The book with the cover is aesthetically pleasing to be put on a coffee table for sure!
3. Living Heritage of Mewar: Architecture of the City Palace, Udaipur
A living epitome of cultural heritage of the Royal land- Rajasthan, Living Heritage of Mewar: Architecture of the City Palace, Udaipur is an exponential example of the historic well being and modern contemplation. The authors- Shikha Jain (Senior consultant with Ministry of Culture, India) and Vanicka Arora (Conservation Architect and Academic), takes us back to the medieval yearning highlighting evolution of the palace, its architectural developments and queued expansions. This book displays beautiful illustrations of the grandeur property tht proposes the plan of conservation, keeping the history and condition in glory!
4. Who’s Afraid of Pink, Orange, and Green? Colourful Living and Interiors
Graphic Designer Iris De Feijter and Irene Schampaert gives us some serious decor suggestions in the book Who’s Afraid of Pink, Orange, and Green? Colourful Living and Interiors, as she vividly satiates the importance of design as a whole in broader aspect- colours, design, style, patterns and pictography. As design revolves around visual perspective and aesthetics, the author gives us an inspiration in in opting daring, bold and out of the box accents for the space. In the world of Pinterest and Instagram, this guidebook allows the readers to understand the concept behind every colour for a confident balance with more than 20 international interior designs and 5 interviews with amazing designers.
5. The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details