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Simple. Thoughtful. Impressive.

Simplicity is the common thread and the most striking feature of projects designed by LIJO.RENY.architects, Trissur, Kerala. The firm’s projects highlight the famous quote by Leonardo da Vinci, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. Lijo Reny architects, in a short span of time, has successfully redefined simple yet functional architecture. The …

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26th Edition of ACREX INDIA 2016

The exhibition on Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Refrigerating and Building services held in Mumbai in February showcased the manufacturing potential of the domestic HVAC&R industry. The event spread over three days kicked off with a panel discussion on “Importance of Design and Architecture for Sustainability, Big Savings and Performance in the …

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COLOURFUL CONCRETE

Concrete doesn’t always have to be boring! Numerous projects by renowned architects have highlighted the many possibilities of coloured concrete. The Lanxess “Colored Concrete Works” campaign’s examples of pioneering architecture show that dyed concrete is fashionable. In harmonywith nature: The “Alp” Complex The “Alp” complex lies in the center of …

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Operation of Chilled Beams in Hospitality

A field experiment was initiated by Halton Group - a company specializing in indoor climate solutions & products, in a hotel in Paris. It studied the operation of high temperature water cooling systems viability for hospitality environment. The experiment showed that humidity escaping from the bathroom posed a risk of condensation only when shower was being used for extensively long periods. Response times for cooling down a room from non occupied mode is more dependant on the thermal loading of the structures for both systems rather than the difference they have in cooling capacity. Velocity measurements showed excellent comfort conditions for the active chilled beam.

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Delivering Eternal Spaces

The building of Bearys Global Research Triangle (BGRT), Bangalore is shaped in response to the site, mitigating overall impact on the natural surroundings. Designed by Architect N.M Salim, it further employs simple yet effective sustainable devices to create a comfortable internal environment without the need for mechanical support.

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Cooling with Energy Saving

Arctic Coolers from Desiccant Rotors International Pvt Ltd, offer a completely natural way of producing refreshing cool air. DRI Arctic range of evaporative cooling units has been specifically designed for the cooling of industrial and commercial buildings. They are capable of lowering the fresh air temperature by 7-12 degrees and …

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Research Support Facility A model for Net Zero Energy Building

From its inception, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Research Support Facility (RSF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, was designed to be a world-changing building. With the goal of creating the largest commercial net zero energy structure in the country, the building is meant to serve as a blueprint for a net zero energy future and influence others in the building industry to pursue low energy and net zero energy performance.

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Going Beyond Net Zero Energy Buildings

Building industry today is going through a paradigm shift of performance, to reduce energy and carbon footprint. As per Dr Kath Williams, LEED Fellow and Principal, Kath Williams & Associate, USA, there is a growing realization towards combining whole building design with energy efficient technologies, to create Net Zero Energy …

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Interplay of Volumes and Spaces

The design for the corporate office of India Glycols in Greater Noida embodies the issues concerning the workplace today and explores the paradigm of the office space as a social activity. Directors Manit Rastogi, Sonali Rastogi and Sanjay Bhardwaj of Morphogenesis, explain how the non-contextual suburban setting of Delhi, led …

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Learning Centre in Ladhak

Kimalayas, is a structure built entirely in response to the climatic conditions of this small village located in the remote Zanskar range. It is one of the highest human settlements at 4200m altitude, with only access to the world possible in summer months from May to October. And only route …

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