Our Style is Always Evolving, Growing and Expanding

Ar. Karl Wadia,Senior Associate Architect, Architect Hafeez Contractor Ar. Karl Wadia, Senior Associate; Architect Hafeez Contractor; has always had a penchant for design. He graduated from The Academy of Architecture, Mumbai in 2003 and completed post graduate degree from the Columbia Universit

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Sandeep Shikre, President & CEO of SSA Architects – An Interview with WFM

Ar. Sandeep Shikre, Presid- ent & CEO Sandeep Shikre & Associates Architect Sandeep Shikre started his fi rm Sandeep Shikre & Associates (SSA Architects) more than 26 years ago. Headquartered in Mumbai, the fi rm provides engineering, design, planning, architectural and consulting s

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Balancing Form & Function

Ar. Anupam De Founder & Principal Architect, Anupam De & Associates (ADA) Architect Anupam De is the Founder and Principal Architect Anupam De & Associates (ADA). It is an architectural practice that aims to sculpt aesthetic and functionally superior environments. After having being asso

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Creating Sculptural Architecture – JMH Architekten | WFM Interview

WFM: Are you doing any project in India? Jürgen Mayer H. (JMH): We are doing a project in India in collaboration with Mumbai-based architectural firm - Collaborative Architecture, headed by Architects Mujib Ahmed and Laita Tharani. We shall reveal the details of the project later. Intense discussi

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Hardware Supporting Energy-Efficient Building Elements is in Dire Demand

Hiten Sethi, Founder, Hiten Sethi & Associates WFM: Please comment on the need for choosing right kind of hardware for windows, doors and façades? Hiten Sethi (HS): Architectural hardware is becoming increasingly design-oriented. Any architectural hardware shall ideally provide the highest lev

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Façades in India are Getting Better

Concept design for the structural glazing facade with a different opening option - Vertical detail One of the foremost talents in the realm of Indian architecture, Reza Kabul’s foray into the industry was a random experience of viewing books on architecture that proved catalyst enough for a switch

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Creating Façades with Robust Characters

Ar. Abin Chaudhuri, Principal Architect, Abin Design Studio Ar. Abin Chaudhuri is the founder and Principal architect at Abin Design Studio, Kolkata. He graduated from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 1998 and pursued specialisation in Industrial Design at Domus Academy, Milan in 2003. Abin attended

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No Two Projects Would Have the Same Solution

Nitin Bhatia, CMD & Principal Consultant, FACET Façade Consultancy Nitin Bhatia is the Managing Director & Principal Consultant of FACET Façade Consultancy, a specialist façade consultancy practice executing projects across India, Middle East and Africa. Nitin has trained as an architect

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Go for Responsible Façades Which Could Minimize Energy Liability

WFM: What are the important aspects to be considered while designing and installing fenestrations? Nilabh Nagar (NN): The most important design factor would be the orientation of the opening. But many a times, constraints of site and function do not allow proper orientation. So one needs to adopt o

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Facade Designs & Materials are Constantly Changing & Evolving

WFM: Please give us a brief introduction of your fim and few of your recently completed important projects? Jonas Upton-Hansen: UHA is an international architecture and design studio based in London. The firm was founded in 2011 with an initial focus on luxury residential projects in London and grew

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