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A Concert Hall & the Algorithm

The Elbphilharmonie concert hall, a gargantuan glass tent by Herzog and de Meuron is as unreal as its computer rendering published 13 years ago. Located 100 meters above Hamburg’s harbour, inscribing a silhouette of waves, the concert hall, is now a centre of attraction for all who live in Hamburg …

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Volvo-Eicher Headquarters Interlinked Cubes of Steel & Glass

The building is LEED platinum rated with innovative technologies. It uses a large proportion of re-used material and an extremely high percentage of easily renewable materials. The Volvo-Eicher Headquarters of the newly formed joint venture at Gurgaon, Haryana by Romi Khosla Design Studios (RKDS) is designed to be a state-of-the-art …

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“It is not about square feet space”

Niranjan Hiranandani, Co Founder & MDHiranandani Group, speaks about the group’s upcoming projects and the current real estate scenario and What is the outlook for the real estate sector as a whole now? Coming from the positives of second half of 2015 and most of 2016, commercial real estate was …

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Sound in Architecture

Architecture today is not just about engaging the visual sense but is also factoring in sense of touch and sound to make the buildings more holistic and in harmony with occupants well-being. While the science of architectural or building acoustics is well understood, using that science to create desired acoustical …

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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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Suspended Ceiling Designs

The primary objective of a surface suspended below the main ceiling also referred to as false ceiling is to conceal electrical wiring and give uniformity in interiors. Made from Plaster of Paris (POP), gypsum, wood, fabric, mirror, metal strips or glass among others, it adds a design element and helps …

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Suspended Ceilings

The ceiling designs are often dependent on factors such as the need to accommodate air distribution ducts and plenums, power and telecom wiring, fire safety equipment and security systems. The Ceilings and Interior Systems Construction Association (CISCA), USA, in its study, evaluated the performance benefits of suspended ceiling v/s open …

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Performance with style

It is not uncommon to find Buildings with suspended ceilings that have warped or developed patches and waiting to be replaced. Replacements are expensive, cause work disturbances, have poor aesthetics and result in colour variations. The challenges to the ceilings are posed by high humidity condensation, water dropping from AC …

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Paint Colour Trends

Till recently, the interior colour choices were dictated by room function and the occupant’s gender. No more restricted by unwritten colour rules, the modern palette draws inspiration from all over the world. Sapna Srivastava takes a look at the latest colour combinations and themes and factors influencing colour trend for …

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Shimmery textural steel

Shiny steel in modern kitchens isn’t unusual anymore, but its use in decorating contemporary homes, restaurants, hotels and shopping boutiques puts them in a whole new light. Sapna Srivastava reports on the different forms of steel and their innovative applications in au courant interiors. When it comes to buildings, steel …

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