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An Architectural Science: Evolutionary aspects of practiceembedded architectural research

The last five centuries of Modern Science, from Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin to the big science of the Large Hadron Collider and the Human Genome Project, has provided remarkable insights into two of the fundamental questions of human inquiry – the origins of the universe and that of life. …

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Reflectance & Solar Power

A usual safety concern of neighbors/cohabitants near the planned PV system installation is the glare and reflectance from PV systems. The article demonstrates that the solar glass has less glare and reflectance than other common residential and commercial glasses thus, making them safe for surrounding environments. The underlying concept of …

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Is rooftop the new age solar

The beauty of harnessing power from the sun is that it can be done anywhere, from abandoned deserts to rooftop spaces in metropolitan cities. However, India still lags behind many other countries in tapping this clean energy, even though blessed with abundant sun in most parts of the country. Aruna …

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World’s First Green Mosque

At a time when the world is passing through climate change crisis, Mangalore based Beary Group, the real estate developers and property development & project management company has built a mosque that demonstrates sustainable and green architecture. Badriya Juma Mosque is located in a picturesque village on the Arabian coast …

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One Component Membrane

Dichtament DS2, the one component waterproofing system, for concrete, brick, masonry or cementbound surfaces by MC-Bauchemie (India) Pvt. Ltd is a combination of hydraulically setting pulverised material and selected polymers. It works on the principle of waterproofing by crystallization and forms an integral part of cementsubstrates. The crystalline penetration takes …

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High performance waterproofing membrane

Supreme Industries offers DURA range of civil products manufactured after strenuous interactions with experts in the field, studying current requirements and the fast changing demand scenario of new generation in the sector. DURAmembrane is a new generation, cost effective solution for waterproofing of basements and roofs.  After extensive research to …

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Biophilia and Healing Environments

Biophilia —literally means love of life. But, aside from bringing live beings like plants, pets and people into our living spaces, these are also critical to the design of buildings that make them attractive and life-enhancing. Elucidates Dr. Nikos A. Salingaros, Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics and Professor of Mathematics at …

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Thermal imaging for damp diagnosis

For experts like Brick Tie Preservation in Yorkshire (UK), electronic moisture meters, surface thermometers, hygrometers and data loggers, all are standard tools-of-the-trade apart from the company’s own salts analysis and gravimetric testing lab for masonry samples. So, why did it choose to add thermal imaging to its arsenal? The answer …

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Heat Reflective Ceramic Tile for Cool Roofs

‘Thermatek’ has become synonymous with quality over-deck thermal cool roof solutions. Some of the products offered include, Thermatek Heat Resistant Tiles, Thermatek Cool Mortar and Thermatek Heat Reflective Paint. The company is now introducing Thermatek Heat Resistant Ceramic Tiles for improved performance, briefs A C Ravi Rangaswami, CEO, ALA Inc. …

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A Memorial Design in Kutch

Veteran architect Hiren Gandhi approach towards any project is based on his clients’ brief and the given frame work of economics, climate and site constraints. Innovative design solutions constitute the architecture to suit the particular context, as was the case with the memorial design, where he resurrected the period of …

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