सभी उपयोगकर्ता पोस्ट Mahantesh . बंगलौर , भारत


5 Simple Steps for a Better Living


Healthy living leads to a healthy mind. As we all face the raw challenges posed by the pandemic, we are bound to feel overwhelming emotions such as anxiety, fear, worry, and anger. However, during these distressing times, it’s more crucial to maintain a calm and composed mindset to efficiently get through the day positively. To aid you all lead a better and more fulfilling living, we give you 5 secrets that will help you discover a happy life! Here are 5 simple steps for a better living:

1. Declutter your Home :

It is often said that a cluttered space leads to a cluttered mind. Remove excessive items in a home and get rid of objects that are obsolete. To make the space more useful, make use of storage boxes and compartments to organize all home appliances and accessories.

2. Allow Natural Light in :

Sunlight is the best medicine for a happy and healthy home. Natural lighting will reduce the production of harmful bacteria that can grow in any home and improves air circulation. Keep the curtains and windows opens especially in the morning to allow cross ventilation and natural light to enter the homes.

3. Add Indoor Plants to Purify the Air :

Plants are natural mood enhancers. Indoor plants can enhance the aesthetic appearance of a space, reduce stress, and eliminate air pollutants. They can also become a hobby for people who enjoy gardening.

4. Use Functional and Comfortable Furniture :

Purchase furniture that is in sync with space. The key is to have enough surface space without overcrowding the room. Avoid too large pieces or multiple pieces to keep the space neat and classy. Always buy according to the function first rather than the look. Invest in good-quality pieces for long-term sustenance.

5. Use Soft Fabrics and Textures to Enhance the Mood :

Soft furnishings include upholstery fabric, cushions, curtains, and carpets. In interior decor features, the use of soft furnishings can help bring in positivism, calmness, and a sense of belonging to home. The use of cool tones in textures like natural fibers, synthetic fiber, knit, or woven can add depth and happiness to space.

Healthy living may be a choice, but it’s a practice that is highly recommended. We ask you to make simple, conscious decisions about your everyday life as this can influence your physical and mental well-being. These little steps are just a start towards having a long and happy life ahead! As each new day comes, do work on making your life one step better!


Relevance of Courtyard in Modern Architecture


Courtyards have been the primary focus points of homes since ancient times to provide optimal Light and Ventilation. Modern architecture has enhanced the concept of courtyards to optimize space and add an aesthetic touch to space.

By placing more walls that open onto the outdoors, it allows for better cross ventilation and natural light to enter a space. Curating customized courtyards inside homes makes the space look bigger and more welcoming.

The figure shows how a courtyard helps in utilizing maximum sunlight and natural air ventilation which reduces the need for artificial lighting, fans, and air conditioners.

In the adjacent image, one can observe how a small courtyard accommodates different elements to complement each other. What stands out is the utilization of space which is effectively brought out through judicious planning of the court and the landscaping on the side.

If one can notice the seating space is carefully planned where there is ample light little shade from the plants.

The courtyard here acts as an accent for the entire living room.

The vertical wooden panels provide a sense of enclosure to the courtyard, while semi-enclosing the kitchen area just to give it enough privacy.

While accessorizing a space is important, it is equally pivotal to allow people to walk and move comfortably.

A strategic way to allow free movement can see in the adjacent image. At the base of the trees, there are many smaller aspects of design such as placing of outdoor furniture, stones, outdoor landscaping objects of various color and texture to add interest and richness, to accurate the main element of the courtyard.

A common aspect used in all these courtyards is the vertical connection of spaces from floor to floor through trees.

The courtyard not only caters to its conventional function of ventilation and light. But can be a space to relax, regroup and enjoy quality time with family and friends. It also provides the much needed connectivity of the exteriors with the interiors balancing a space. It provides a multi-functional extension to a home.