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This last quarter of 2018 has been quite exciting. Putting together a design conclave with the participation of a line up of distinguished architects has been inspiring and enjoyable.The day long discussion on rethinking different aspects of design is expected to bring out some very important talk points and interactions. Joining hands with IIA, Karnataka Chapter and ISOLA, Bangalore Chapter has been a very fruitful experience too. Buildotech thanks all the speakers who accepted our invitation and the design professionals who have been very supportive. The readers can of course look forward to a detailed coverage.

In sync with two of the sessions at the conclave – Rethinking Earth and Wood – we have in this issue some very interesting essays on down to earth houses using traditional methods of building and embracing nature. Answering a question from Buildotech, Ar.Biju Bhaskar of Thannal, an enterprise based in Thiruvannamali ,says that we need natural buildings based on indigenous techniques of India.” Mud has a ‘breathing quality’ when used in pure form or mixed with lime, which adjusts itself to the temperature outside, like how water is kept cool in a pot.” Ar.Vinu Daniel writes that though using bamboo for the façade has a downside to it, he has done it successfully with a continuous string of bamboos in creating façade for a Thiruvananthapuram residence.

Ar. Dili, again from Kerala, brings to the fore the uniqueness of a dominant roof that suits the warm-humid climate of Kerala. From South India, we are taken to Malaysia by Ars.Oscar and Ponni who have created classical style villa in Kuala Lumpur with elements of Indian architecture.

But, the issue is not just on design; there are features on technology, products and projects as well.

 

Editor

Buildotech India
 

 

July – Sept 2018
Globally, PEB has hit the construction market because of the multitude of advantages it offers. Most of the sectors are compelled to go the PEB way—highrise residential buildings, warehouses, airports, manufacturing facilities, retail facilities, healthcare centres etc – not only because the cost and the construction time is less, but also because the process ensures uniform quality, less environment pollution and increased energy savings.

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April – June 2018
The first quarter of this year turned out to be a period of review for the real estate sector with both RERA and GST having been in implementation for one year. The purpose of Rera has definitely been to bring in more transparency and accountability. Experts are also optimistic about the potential of GST, which is aimed to have a transformative impact on the country’s property market.

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January – March 2018
You read about fire related calamities everyday, the latest being the one at the Cochin Shipyard in Kerala, and the safety lapses that lead to these accidents. The importance of designing Fire-Safe buildings and premises following National Building Codes & Standards and providing Fire fighting equipment & systems has been discussed over and again.

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October – December 2017
Interiors have been gaining great momentum and attention. The term interior architecture has also been getting expanded and explored in projects and on paper. The relationship of interiors to architecture is shifting in tune with the social and functional factors. Architects look at understanding the design of the buildings from inside out.

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July – September 2017
Interiors have been gaining great momentum and attention. The term interior architecture has also been getting expanded and explored in projects and on paper. The relationship of interiors to architecture is shifting in tune with the social and functional factors. Architects look at understanding the design of the buildings from inside out.

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April – June 2017
With technology advancing faster than the building industry, the architectural design processes are getting revolutionised. Parametric design which is now followed globally as a resource with which it is possible to achieve efficiency in concept and implementation.

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February 2017
Cutting taxes on small enterprises & lower income citizens, encouraging affordable housing & the rural economy and according infrastructure status to low cost housing have brought in cheer: The Budget has impacted the real estate sector in a big way.

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January 2017
With the January 2017 edition, Buildotech has completed a decade of being part of one of the most important segments: the built environment. In 2007, when we launched the magazine, it was the word“ sustainability”, that was most talked about, discussed and to some extent less understood.

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December 2016
The last few weeks really belonged to demonetization. Among many other sectors directly or indirectly impacted, the real estate segment too has been airing views or rather concerns about the market’s uncertainties.

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November 2016
Offices, commercial spaces and some building complexes are undergoing a smart transformation connecting and linking HVAC, lighting, environmental sensors, and security and safety equipment, along with external inputs such as the smart grid and weather.

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October 2016
As building technologies and designs are evolving, the process of creating built environments for different functionalities and locations is no doubt challenging..

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September 2016
The need for optimum use of space and the passion for technology and design are making buildings grow super tall. The trend has driven the growth of world elevator markets.

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August 2016
As this issue of Buildotech goes to press, the whole nation is evaluating the impact of Goods and Services Tax which just passed the first hurdle.

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July 2016
Design and architectural professionals who are seriously looking at sustainable design are concerned with the health & safety, and productivity of the occupants and also the optimal usability.

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June 2016
As with our previous issues, this month’s edition too brings to its readers a mix of informative articles in technology and design. Though new regulatory rules have been passed for real estate, the lull still continues.

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May 2016
Integration of lighting design with architecture and the available daylight has always been a challenging component of interior designing. Years on, architects and designers have been putting together what they have learnt to create the best lighting solution for the occupant.

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March & April 2016
The month of March did bring in cheer to the real estate sector with the clearing of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015 which is expected to ease homebuyers’ concerns like delayed delivery and change in project layout among others.

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February 2016
The Summit had a right mix of speakers and topics that held the audience till the last minute”; “It was a wonderful experience”; the best Summit on real estate and Facility management organized in recent times”… These were the reactions from the delegates who attended the first International IFM summit put together by Buildotech in January in Mumbai.

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January 2016
From time to time, India has been seeing extraordinarily innovative and purposeful architecture that has changed the way we perceive buildings and structures.

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