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A Promise of Performance & Style

A modern building interiors requires balancing multiple objectives such as aesthetics, acoustics, environmental factors, fire safety and integration with the building’s infrastructure. Modern innovations now address all these concerns and offer a plethora of options in terms of visual effects, support systems and safety features. Knauf AMF, a global manufacturer …

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Analysing our Vertical Transportation

India is surely growing tall with more than 40 storeys high building becoming a norm rather an exception. TAK Mathews, Chartered Engineer and Principal Consultant TAK Consulting examine the criticality of vertical transportation in building tall.     The reference from the Bible (Genesis 11:4) to the “Tower of Babel” …

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Green Elevatoring

Eco friendly elevators powered by sun or wind are the new rage. They recycle energy and provide the same comfort and ride quality as the traditional elevators. Water Elevator The elevator designed by architect Matthew Lloyd from UK uses water weights to counterbalance the lift cart and the drive is …

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The journey of sustainability

The idea of sustainability in the building sector must co-exist within the larger holistic concept of socio-economic, cultural and financial sustainability and more so, in the Indian context. Consequently, the understanding of sustainability, need to be redefined by expanding its boundaries. Sustainability is like old wine in a new bottle. …

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Eco-sensitive Lifestyle Bathrooms

With today’s pace of hectic living, wellness is increasingly becoming an important aspect of the way we build and furnish our homes. Bathrooms for example, are being envisaged as an oasis where home owners can unwind and relax. Leading the revolution is Roca which has redefined the modern bath space with its total bathroom solutions and has created a benchmark reference in the world of luxury bath design.

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ZINC & SUSTAINABILITY

Architectural metals are getting widely used in different building types to meet the variety of design conditions. Often architects turn to some rather energy intensive metal choices such as aluminium, copper, painted steel and stainless steel. However, zinc is the most environment friendly metal available and has long been used in Europe with service life of more than a century. Its specific advantages cover a wide variety of areas, including beauty, longevity, performance and sustainability.

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Intelligent-Elevators for Vertical Challenges

The space constraint has forced construction industry to move vertical in metro cities in India. As the building height increases, the need for enhanced elevator speed also increases. This has opened new avenues of technology for the elevator manufacturer in India. Rajnikant Lad, Chartered Engineer & Elevator consultant at Shree …

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Elevator Types

There are three main types of elevators commonly used: traction with a machine room, machine-room-less traction, and hydraulic; however, there are variations on each type. Hydraulic Elevators Hydraulic elevators are supported by a piston at the bottom of the elevator that pushes the elevator up. They are used for low-rise …

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Stone Flooring – Timeless Elegance

When it comes to flooring, natural stone is the foremost choice for homeowners and designers alike. The reasons are not hard to find. Their low cost life cycle, flexibility, durability, availability in multitude options and ease of maintenance set them apart from other flooring options. Moreover, with the alternative of engineered stone now on offer, stone finish floorings are here to stay.

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Contemporary Architecture in India Passage through times

Ahmedabad based Architect Yatin Pandya, proprietor Footprints E.A.R.T.H, is an author, activist, academician and researcher. His books, “Concepts of space in traditional Indian architecture”, and “Elements of space making” have been published internationally. A visiting faculty at National Institute of design and CEPT Univer-sity at Ahmedabad, Yatin takes us through …

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