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Composite Constructions

Composite constructions have contributed significantly to the construction industry and becoming popular with their structural efficiency, technical and constructional advantages writes N Venkatesh, Head QA/QC &ISO Internanl Auditor, BL Kashyap &Sons Ltd. Composite Constructions are slowly replacing the Structural Steel today used in the used in commercial, Industrial, Residential, School, …

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Zinc for Performance and Sustainability

Zinc as a building material is still a fairly new and exciting concept in India. Yet, it is enjoying incredible growth says, Girish Dharachar, Managing Director, Umicore Building Products. VMZINC is the international brand name of the rolled titanium zinc products manufactured and marketed by the Umicore Group around the …

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Balancing of Open and Built

The spatial planning, material use, and even the furniture and fixtures of the studio exhibit its deep understanding of the human psyche. All the elements coalesce to evoke human memories. We believe intelligent buildings are made of more than just automated building parts. By designing the studio in a climatically …

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Star Garment Product Development Centre, Sri Lanka Model for economic and sustainable development

With the enhancement of building technology integration, the built environment can breathe alongside us during busy day activity and restful evening. While incorporating different energy systems that use technology to enable the building to adjust to their user’s activity, buildings can be more responsive as the outdoor conditions fluctuate throughout …

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Transfer Terminal An Elegant Curve

The new €37.5m (£27.6m) Transfer Terminal at Arnhem Central Station in the Netherlands is the result of an ambitious 20-year project – master-planned by UNStudio – to redevelop the wider station area; the largest post-war development in Arnhem. The 21,750m2 Transfer Terminal features a dramatic twisting structural roof geometry, which …

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Transcon Triumph Interactivity of people and spaces

The idea behind the progressive design of Transcon Triumph, which is under construction in Andheri, Mumbai, was not only to add a unique high-rise to the urban development in a city where rectangular shapes dominate the landscape. The ‘X’ shaped design enhanced the functionality of the structure by allowing the …

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Forbes Marshall Green Field Industrial Building with Positive Energy

Industrial buildings, when visualized, conjure images of typically large scale, disciplined, stoic, systematic frames and structures. Design of industrial buildings in this country has lately taken a shift from being vapid steel trusses to treating them as institutes of dynamic potential that when tapped right, contribute to the country’s progress. …

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Volvo-Eicher Headquarters Interlinked Cubes of Steel & Glass

The building is LEED platinum rated with innovative technologies. It uses a large proportion of re-used material and an extremely high percentage of easily renewable materials. The Volvo-Eicher Headquarters of the newly formed joint venture at Gurgaon, Haryana by Romi Khosla Design Studios (RKDS) is designed to be a state-of-the-art …

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Infosys Campus: Pushing The Boundaries

For designing the Infosys campus in Mihan, Nagpur, the client brief was simply ‘to create the world’s most sustainable office building’. Morphogenesis took this opportunity to test if a development of this scale (142 Acres) could be net zero on water, net zero on energy and net zero on waste …

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An Office and a Campus Interlocking of Dynamic Systems

Both at Agilent Corporation office in Manesar and IIT Jodhpur campus, it was not only about operating energy, but was also about creating intricate life-like systems. SHiFt is known more for the design of sustainable projects rather than intelligent buildings, but they are both intimately connected. “Intelligence in an inanimate …

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