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Hot climate Double facades

“Specializations” of the general double façade (buffer, twin face or extract-air)reflect climate-focused considerations that have evolved and can be seen in recent hot climate projects. This has resulted in either a hybrid approach to the façade or in simplification of a more complex, traditional approach, elaborates, Professor Terri Meyer Boake, …

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Emphasis on sustainability

New-Delhi based Amit Khanna Design Associates led by Founder & Principal Architect Amit Khanna has adhered to specificity and sustainability intrinsic to the design process and in all the projects. Buildotech highlights the design principles followed by the firm. Established by Amit Khanna in 2004, AKDA integrates the disciplines of …

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Implementing Commissioning Strategies to Achieve Energy Savings in Buildings

Commissioning has been established as one of the most useful approaches for solving energy and controls performance deterioration while ensuring a high ROI. Sudhir Putran, Vice-President, Field Services, Schneider Electric India elaborates. Facility managers are tasked with keeping building systems running effectively and efficiently – a challenging job as buildings …

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Designing a Cycle Spin Club

The idea of spinning club is a unique concept in itself where in the athlete trains the user in stationary cycling with musical beats and colorful, cheerful lighting ambience, that also enhances the stamina and endurance of learner. Sony Spin Club in Kharghar is one of its kind exclusive Cycle …

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Centralising Facility Management

In a perfect world, facility management would be seamless. Multi-site facility management then would be as easy as pie. Perfect scenario will be to have buildings with optimized operations, energy to be consumed efficiently, occupant comfort at its best, and repair emergencies becoming non-existent. But, we don’t live in a …

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GREEN YOUR SCHOOL

As with the previous years, this year’s IGBC event in Mumbai too had interesting contests for schools. Under the Green your school theme, the top prize for “Benefits to School and Society” was bagged by K.V.SEC. -2, R.K. PURAM, NEW DELHI. The responsibility to co-ordinate and initiate this contest in …

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A fashionable pursuit, or an unavoidable responsibility?

Parul Zaveri & Nimish Patel’s pursuit for responsible architecture has led them to initiate and explore design directions and processes that make the built environment functionally, psychologically, environmentally and spiritually, more contextual and more comfortable for the end user. Their design firm Abhikram (Sanskrit word for ‘Initiation’), has been focusing …

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Hotels with a boutique vibe

Simplicity, conceptual rigour and material innovation determine Mumbai based Urban Studio’s approach towards its projects – right from masterplanning of mega projects to the smallest product details. Headed by Pronit Nath and Amisha Thanwala, Urban Studio is a multi-disciplinary firm with a boutique vibe. The Architects share with Buildotech the …

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BIM: Enabling the transformation of a mall to a multi-speciality hospital

Bangalore headquartered KGD-Architecture focuses on hospital and clinic design and now sees an increasing demand for aesthetics and convenience during the construction of healthcare set ups. Columbia Asia Hospital at Whitefield, Bangalore is one such project. KGD is an integrated one stop design company with architecture, interior, structure, mechanical, plumbing, …

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Bentley’s Structural Design Software Helps Decrease Construction Time

Designing with a Prototype SkyHouse Apartments were created by Novare Group (real estate development company headquatered in atlanta) and Batson-Cook Development (Abased in Atlanta offering real estae services) to provide luxury housing at affordable prices in the US. The developers are building the USD 45-75 million apartment complexes throughout the …

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