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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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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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“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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