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Green Infrastructure to address groundwater pollution

Water is a vital resource for country’s economic and social development. Every city in our country is facing water scarcity and groundwater pollution. Ironically according to global standards, India receives abundant rainfall. So where is this “abundant” water disappearing? Architect Arjun Kamal explains the problem and solutions that can help …

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The New Formwork Technology

Established in 1998, Bangalore based Concorde Group began its operations as plot developers and gradually transcended into the construction of villas and apartments. R.G Sunil, Executive Director of the Concorde Group explains Buildotech the rising trend of technology adoption in real estate and Company’s latest initiative in this area. Importance …

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Addressing Affordable Housing Challenges

Brick Eagle is a financial services enterprise for affordable housing and is currently handling a land bank of 500 acres in India. Rajesh Krishnan – Managing Director & CEO, Brick Eagle Group sheds light on this housing segment, its dire need and the hits and misses in its implementation. What …

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Integrating Culture,Art & Architecture

Shilpa Architects Planners Designers is an international award winning architectural design firm founded in 1979 by Sheila Sri Prakash, an architect & designer internationally acclaimed for trendsetting indo-centric and environment friendly designs. In 2004, her firm acquired SGBL Studio, an architecture and urban design firm with offices in Chicago, New …

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A Vertical Makeover

‘Bhendi Bazaar’ is a 100-year old settlement that was once Bombay’s lively local shopping destination. The area currently suffers from the stresses of a centuries-old infrastructure and equally aging housing stock. The streets are chronically congested and basic utilities such as sewage treatment, open space and parking are virtually non-existent. …

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Abodes of Affluence

The growth in the number of India’s rich and their wealth assets as well as the chaotic financial markets of past few years are attributed as the reasons for HNIs (high networth individual) investing in the uber-premium properties. The trend is also diverting the attention of developers towards a new …

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Lighting from Within

Light as a narrative tool is used in the architectural lighting of In Lumine Tuo in Utrecht, Netherlands by Mark Major and Keith Bradshaw, Principal Designer of the London based lighting design firm Speirs + Major. The exterior lighting connects the iconic Dom Tower with the Dom Church and Dom …

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Architects Plan to Turn Brazil’s Empty Stadiums into Housing for Homeless

An estimated 250,000 people were evicted from their homes to make way for the World Cup games. According to the project’s website, the project “Casa Futebol” proposes a reappropriation of the stadiums renovated or built for the World Cup using modules of housing of a surface of 105 m ². …

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From Inheritance to Architecture of Tomorrow

CRN Architects, an ISO 9001-2008 certified multi-disciplinary firm based in Chennai was founded by C.R.Narayana Rao in 1945. Since then, the firm has been a major player in designing the urban landscape of India and cities across the world. Mentored by their father, the second generation of Dr. C. N. …

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Glass Encased Garden of Arts

With the help of structural remnants of a former horse-riding arena, the Małopolska Garden of Arts (MGA) in Kraków, Poland merges a theatre and a library, bringing a contemporary aura to the city’s historic center. The form of the building designed by Polish studio Ingarden & Ewy Architects is a …

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