Facades of the Future Samskruti

Hoysala Boutique Apartments, Bangalore Project by Archinova_Environs Panaji, Goa. About the architect: Poonam Verma Mascarenhas is an architect, a conservationist and an environ-activist, with a keen interest in traditional architecture. She is engaged in unravelling and reviving the inherent wisdom of traditional building technology as she believes traditional buildings offer a generically green option. Her …

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A STATIC-DYNAMIC SKIN – Karle Town Centre

Project by Merge Studio, New York Led by Varun Kohli, Principal at Merge Studio, the team has created a rigorous process of such integration process whereenvironmental analysis, financial feasibility and other parameters are assessed in tandem with thedesign process, thus allowing them to solve for varying problems and often creating opportunitiesfrom initially perceived constraints. For …

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Smart Windows to Cut Energy Use-Google Inc., New York, Usa

Google wanted to improve the aesthetic value and the energy efficiency of its offices in New York at the 111 Eighth Avenue, one of the largest buildings in town. During the renovation, they needed a window that would incorporate the essential sustainable and energy efficient characteristics, while simultaneously being sturdy and extremely durable. The innovative …

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Unravelling the Brand Story through Façade – Classic Marble Company, Mumbai

Classic Marble Company (CMC) is an international brand that spans across 40 countries and considers as living space innovators dealing with a range of natural marbles, exotic stones, granites, high pressure laminates, engineered marble and quartz. Their existing facility in Bhandup, Mumbai is a part of the industrial sector, they were desirous of revamping the …

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The Non-Façade Façade-Jai Prakash Narayan International Centre, Lucknow

Inserted as anchor points on one of the principal nodes of the city of Lucknow, the two institutionsthe Jayaprakash Narayan Interpretation Centre, also known as the Museum of Socialism, and the Jayaprakash Narayan International Convention Centre, take on the onus of becoming contemporary landmarks that inspire the development of the urban fabric around them. The …

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Sculptural Office Building – The Crescent, Surat, Gujarat

The Crescent is a small single level office, located in Surat city, Gujarat. The client wanted a small office with a reception, cabins, pantry, dining area for the staff and a small conference room. The temperature at Surat remains above 35°C for 8 months of the year and the sun is always on the southern …

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Energy-Efficient Insulated Panels – Fire Rated ACPS at Kochi Smart City

The hot and humid weather of the Indian subcontinent is inspiring a growing number of architects to opt for building insulation. High standards of thermal insulation offer a practical and cost effective means of reducing electricity consumption. Smart City, Kochi is one such project where Aludecor ACPs have been used to manufacture sandwiched insulation panels …

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A Modern Public Facility New Railway Station Building, Hubli

Nalini Kembhavi Partner, Kem- -bhavi Architecture Foundation Nalini Kembhavi graduated from Sir JJ College of Architecture in 1972 and partnered her husband in establishing Kembhavi Architecture Foundation. She was instrumental in strengthening the Dept. of Architecture in BVB College, Hubli and is an expert pedagogue at various institutions. Nalini’s bent towards green practices is one …

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Dynamic Forms & Patterns Unilever Headquarters, Jakarta, Indonesia

With the advent of digital design documentation, the last decade has witnessed a significant departure from patterned linear geometries to more irregular and abstract building forms. Since the building façade is manufactured, and manufacturing efficiency governs the time frame and cost of the building, the key to successful implementation lies in the review and optimization …

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Black Box on Whitefield

VR Bengaluru, popularly known as “Black Box on Whitefield Road” is located in Whitefield, one of the fastest growing business districts in Bengaluru. The centre is a mixed-use development covering an area of 9,00,000 Sq ft spread across a 4.5 acre plot. A unique community centric, integrated lifestyle destination, VR Bengaluru plays host to a …

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