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Down to Earth homes with a soul

India is undergoing massive urban infrastructure upgradation. Smart City Mission has envisioned to deliver high quality of life to its inhabitant. The definition of ‘high quality of life’ is up to each one to outline. Are we looking at tech-savvy houses and infrastructure to provide us the comfort and quality …

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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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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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Creating a benchmark project for Tamil Nadu

Chennai based Akshaya, the leading real estate company is acclaimed for its transparent business practices and innovations. It has built over 155 buildings, both residential and commercial in South India. T. Chitty Babu, the Chairman and CEO of Akshaya Pvt Ltd. and the Chairman of CII Smart City & member …

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A rebel with a cause

  My recent visit to Goa for a conference ended with an interesting meeting with architect Gerard da Cunha, a name synonymous with Goan architecture and one of the very few truly green architects of our country. Gerard, a practicing architect with his architectural firm based in Goa, is a …

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Illumination in Architecture

Kapil Surlakar, Director of Design at Light@ Work Design Consultants Pvt. Ltd based in Goa is a graduate of Goa College of Architecture. He was drawn to architecture due to its creative bent. According to him, the mixture of art and technology and the ability to integrate both with the …

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Architectural Visualizations

Sparrow is redefining the real estate space by merging the projections of real estate developers and the aspirations of a home buyer through new age technology. A home buyer no longer needs to go through endless brochures of images of the new project, but can virtually walk-through the project via …

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Architectural façade facelift

Innovations in building design and construction technology are enabling fascinating façades. Ravindra Verma, Chief Architect, Utkarsh Kothari & Associates (UKA) briefs on the new developments and use of Zinc in one of his projects. Architects believe in “form follows function”, yet, it is the facade that gives the first impact …

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Waterproofing Your Bathroom

In modern buildings, bathrooms are visualized as personal spaces to get refreshed and rejuvenated and as a matter of fact, a substantial amount of time and investment is put in to make-over or build bathrooms as per individual’s choice. But, the failure to correctl waterproof bathrooms hampers the look of …

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FM & BIM

BIM has taken the architectural world by storm and provides building designers with ways of looking at and analyzing their models in ways that previously weren’t possible. But what does this mean for a facilities manager? The first thing to understand about BIM, is that it is not a technology. …

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