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Focusing on customer confidence

Piramal realty has projects across Mumbai. What are the special features of these projects in terms of design, technology and sustainability? Piramal Realty aspires to enrich lives by setting new standards in customer centricity, architectural design, quality, and safety, in both residential and commercial developments. While being cutting edge and …

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Facade Design: Technological Changes brought by BIM

Architectural envelopes are the coat of a building, organically integrating building aesthetics, building function, building energy efficiency, building structure, and other factors. Today, as architectural envelopes of different materials and in different structural forms have been seen all over the world, architectural envelopes are synonymous with grandeur, elegance, and modernity, …

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Smarter Environments through parametric design

rat[LAB] is operated as a cloud-based organization with an international network of researchers & computational designers which functions as a global collaborative and multidisciplinary laboratory facilitating design research that leads to novel spatial tectonics and smart built environments. Sushant Verma, an architect and computational designer, is involved in education for …

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A Concert Hall & the Algorithm

The Elbphilharmonie concert hall, a gargantuan glass tent by Herzog and de Meuron is as unreal as its computer rendering published 13 years ago. Located 100 meters above Hamburg’s harbour, inscribing a silhouette of waves, the concert hall, is now a centre of attraction for all who live in Hamburg …

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Duville Estates new project

Duville Estates has launched residential township project ‘Riverdale’, its first project in Kharadi, Pune spread over 31 acres of land along the banks of Mula- Mutha River. The project has three offerings: Riverdale Heights, Riverdale Grand, and Riverdale Residences. The main contractor for Riverdale Heights is Shapoorji Pallonji, Master Planning …

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Auditorium at Agastya International Foundation, Kuppam Understanding the language of the land

Agastya International Foundation is a non-profit educational trust. The campus is set in 172 acres of undulating terrain amongst the rolling hills of a rural district, Guddivanka in Andhra Pradesh. The mission of the foundation is to spark curiosity, nurture creativity and build confidence. It seeks to transform and stimulate …

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KONE Ultrarope™ will enable elevator travel of up to one kilometer in the future

Reinventing the elevator Traveling more than 500 meters, or 100-odd floors, in a continuous elevator trip is challenging and doesn’t really make sense using conventional technology. At that point, the weight of the several kilometers of rope needed to hoist the elevator becomes an obstacle. More ropes are needed just …

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In the heart of a Sal forest

Kanha National Park, cuddled in the Maikal range of Satpuras in Madhya Pradesh, once has been the source of inspiration for Rudyard Kipling for his outstanding creation – ‘The Jungle Book’. The landscapes and the surrounding luxurious meadows along with the wooded strands and the dense maroons of forests offer …

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Heating water efficiently

How important is the role of water heaters/heat pumps in energy savings of a building? Energy savings for buildings can be attributed to two levels of water heating solutions: Common water heating solutions: Today many builders provide water heating solutions which are either Solar, Heat Pumps, Electrical individual water heaters …

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Lightweight Aluminium Formwork

System Formwork is an improvised version from the earlier one, which was carried out by the carpenter using wood and nail. Aluminum formwork is a boon to the construction industry. The increase in concrete construction necessitated to use large form assemblies to be handled by mechanical means and this led …

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