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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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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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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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Passive exterior skin design for improved Indoor environmental control

While Functional requirements remain the main focus of Chennai based KSM Architecture, the firm’s designs give due regard to climatic parameters, especially the indoor climate, ventilation and natural light. Located on a busy stretch of Lloyds Road in Chennai, the 1800sqmt Vishranthi Office nestles itself among a line of old …

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Design as a Strategic Tool

Soyuz Talib and Kavita Parwani Talib of STAPL is one of the most prolific yet low-profile architects in Navi Mumbai. They can easily claim to have redefined the benchmarks of fine architecture for the satellite city of Mumbai through path breaking projects. Soyuz Talib Architects Private Limited has designed some …

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Hotels with a boutique vibe

Simplicity, conceptual rigour and material innovation determine Mumbai based Urban Studio’s approach towards its projects – right from masterplanning of mega projects to the smallest product details. Headed by Pronit Nath and Amisha Thanwala, Urban Studio is a multi-disciplinary firm with a boutique vibe. The Architects share with Buildotech the …

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BIM: Enabling the transformation of a mall to a multi-speciality hospital

Bangalore headquartered KGD-Architecture focuses on hospital and clinic design and now sees an increasing demand for aesthetics and convenience during the construction of healthcare set ups. Columbia Asia Hospital at Whitefield, Bangalore is one such project. KGD is an integrated one stop design company with architecture, interior, structure, mechanical, plumbing, …

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Designing Schools Holistic & Ecological

Talking about Buildings for Health, school buildings demand a design strategy to build structures that respond to climate and are naturally ventilated. It is also a pre-requisite that the schools are made barrier-free and visually well connected. Chennai-based KSM Architecture led by KS Money and Sriram Ganpathi is sensitive to …

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Following a ‘fluid and evolving’ design approach

Benny Kuriakose, the Chennai-based architect believes there is only good architecture and bad architecture. He also advocates sustainable architecture. But his take on sustainability is different from the run-of-the-mills explanations that we hear normally… Benny’s approach to a design is characterized by fluid and ever-changing reflections that follows the universal …

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