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“Innovative products need skilled installers”

USG Boral’s modern building material solutions Our products cater to comfort, safety, aesthetics and other benefits related construction – like building fast & light weight, etc.. Gypsum board is our flagship product and the plaster board is one of the most important part of the system and solutions that we …

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New paradigm for urban density

Twelve Tacoma by Toronto-based Aleph-Bau, stands out in a steady line-up of typical 19th century workers’ rowhouses in Toronto’s central Summerhill neighbourhood. The coloured brick facades and front porches of the neighbouring houses couch Twelve Tacoma in a local vernacular that both subdues and accentuates its modern qualities. The effect …

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Origami Pavilion

What does the oriental and secular art of paper folding have in common with aluminum? At first, absolutely nothing, however, architect Tal Friedman felt the hidden similarity between the two and arrived at a modern project and with an interesting structure: The Origami Pavilion. The project presents a novel approach …

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Parametric Brickwork

As Francesca Hughes points out in her wonderfully written book-The Architecture of Error (MITpress2014)- using the same devices that are used to build submarines in the building industry would also import other characteristics of war-machines to our buildings. Yet after almost half a century architects mostly celebrate their successful seemingly silent …

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Architecture in a digital world

Parametric design, as definition goes, is a process based on algorithmic thinking that enables the expression of parameters and rules that, together, define, encode and clarify the relationship between design intent and design response. Parametric design is a paradigm in design where the relationship between elements are used to manipulate …

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High Perfoming Public Complex

Italian architecture practice Studio Fuksas has completed the largest building in Rome in over 50 years. Opening to the public in October 2016, the New Rome/EUR Convention Centre and Hotel ‘the Cloud’ is a €239 million earthquake proof complex that has taken 18 years of planning and construction. Studio Fuksas …

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Boulder Concrete Technology

India’s history, dating back to 3200 BC has been influenced considerably by the disposition, development and use of stones and other construction materials. India possesses a wide spectrum of dimensional stones that include granite, marble, sandstone, limestone, slate, and quartzite, spread out all over the country. India is also amongst …

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Fire and Fire Rated Glass

The importance of Fire Protection system in high rise and commercial buildings is very much acknowledged today by developers, occupants and the system providers alike. Vikram Khanna, COO – Consumer Glass, COO – Architectural Institutional Business and CMO, CIO, Asahi India Glass Ltd (AIS) speaks to Buildotech AIS has always …

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Integrated Smart Building Initiatives

L&T Technology Services (LTTS), a leading global pure-play engineering services company and global technology leader Dell EMC have joined hands to enable holistic, integrated Smart Building initiatives. The joint offerings are expected to drastically reduce implementation time, save up to 40% of facility energy costs and enable up to 15% …

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The Green Beacon

Inspiration, a Kochi-based architectural firm headed by Jaigopal Rao and Latha Raman Jaigopal is described as a community of architects, engineers, interior designers and craftsmen who aspire to create sensitively designed living environs. Inspiration specializes in developing greener strategies for projects ranging from homes, office and resorts across urban and …

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