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“Glocally” Impressive

In business, opposites may be said to repel each other than attract each other, but if at all they do, they must complement each other. Such is the paradox relationship of architects Rohit and Matin seemingly opposite but yet are interconnected and interdependent, much like the natural dualities of light …

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A workplace unlike any

One of the few eco-friendly labs which produces biodegradable cleaning chemicals, Schevaran Laboratories needed a research and innovation centre as part of their expansion programme. In response, Mysore/Bengaluru-based Dr. B Shashi Bhooshan, Director, BSB Architects designed a modest, low-key, single-storied structure in contrast to the generally accepted steel and glass …

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Architecture’s new scientific foundations – II

Nature and the built environment are both complex. But they don’t always have the same type of complexity. A “natural” complexity is not “designed” in the sense that one person – the designer – determines all details beforehand, says mathematician, urbanist, and architectural theorist Nikos A. Salingaros in the second …

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Environment Friendly DG sets

Sterling Generators presented its new generation DG Sets powered by Volvo Penta engines that offer high performance and are long lasting in nature. The range of DG sets from 250KVA to 650KVA have enhanced operating economy, environmental performance and effective combustion with low exhaust emissions and decreased fuel consumption.

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Clean Energy Revolution

Addressing climate change will be challenging, for both India and U.S. in different ways, as we transition away from economies based on fossil fuels, says, David W. Cash, Ph.D., Fellow, Harvard University and Former state utility and environment commissioner of Massachusetts, USA, recounting his own experience during an interaction with …

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Sustainable Educational Environment

Following the vision of client Bouy Group, Dubai of providing excellence in knowledge by creating a collaborative environment that empowers students, parents, teachers and the community, Gurgaon, India based Studio KIA charted an unconventional approach to design Shining Star International Schools in UAE. Already in existence with 1400 students displaced …

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Office building showcasing sustainability measures

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) office in Dubai designed by Green Consultant En3 achieved LEED Gold certification under LEED BD+C (Building Design and Construction) version 3.0. The 121936sqft built-up area of TRA building sports many green features that directly contribute to the environment in terms of reduced energy consumption, impact …

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Environment responsive roofing – the future

Various materials have been tried in the past as thermal insulators with varying efficiency. Some of the roof cooling products include high-albedo paint, lime coating (that can be applied on visible patches on roof surface). While lime coating is cheaper, it requires repainting every six months. Application of high-albedo paint …

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Natural Smoke and Heat Ventilation system

When an accidental fire occurs within a large confined inhabited space, such as a shopping mall, a hotel atrium, high-rise buildings, etc., special safety considerations are invoked. The buildings and interiors are designed in such a way that the architectural feature can generally be appreciated from within the building, for …

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