Articles by Dattatreya Mandal

Forest Retreat: A modernistic man-made habitat secured by natural elements

The exemplification of a modernistic structure nestled in a sylvan natural environment - this in a nutshell describes the 'Forest Retreat', a simple architectural rendition from Czech studio Uhlik Architekti. The 'piece de resistance' of this fascinating scope is interestingly an integral part of the rustic site - a jutting rock that provides the support…


Sorry Spartans, it was the Persians who shaped the first recorded human rights!

Popular media and movies might sing a different tune of cultural dominance. But fortunately beyond abhorrent racism and fantastical rhinoceroses, historical evidences are still there to record the unbiased set of events. To that end, as it turns out - it was actually the Persians who concretely devised the first ethical guidelines pertaining to the…







Sports matches were fixed, even during the ancient times!

In spite of all the haughtiness, brouhaha and palaver, most of us must surely know that WWE is just a show - an orchestrated endeavor to entertain the public. Not that we have anything against it; in fact, Rome was among one of the ancient entities that favored public spectacles of the violent sort. And…


Nicolas Delort’s artworks entail black ink being etched off canvas surfaces!

Nicolas Delort's artworks are black and beautiful! Giving a wondrous twist to the conventional notion of adding paint to create a painting, the French-Canadian artist rather removes paint to create his incredible masterpieces! How so? Well, our crafty artist uses a unique technique termed as scratchboard, which requires one to apply to black ink to…


The Interlace: An amazing apartment complex with ‘meandering’ verticality

The abstract flow of verticality - this in a nutshell defines the aptly christened 'The Interlace', a fascinating apartment complex designed by Ole Scheeren in the island nation of Singapore. The entire residential compound is arranged in an interspersing manner with the organized display of solid volumes and voids. The layout however goes beyond the…