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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Cladding Systems: Smart Choices

Facade Cladding, while essentially being the skin of the building, should not merely accentuate the aesthetics but also serve as a shield from extremes of weather and external environment. This protective layer, while being functional, should also permit the building to breathe while defining its significance and character. Facade Cladding industry, today, is undergoing many …

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Façades, rising high for high-rises – Zak World of Façades Mumbai

Event Location : Zak World of Façades Mumbai, 11th April 2014 Façades, rising high for high-rises – Zak World of Façades Mumbai, 11th April 2014: Taking a cue from the current trend of tall buildings and building on the glory of enormous success of the previous editions, Zak World of Façades in its season two, …

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Indian facade industry’s power show at Chennai

Event Location : Zak World of Façades held on the 14th of June at Taj Coromandel in Chennai The 5th Zak World Of Facades completes successfully in Chennai with a turnout of 320 delegates. The key highlight was the launch of the Indian Façade & Fenestration Association (IFFA) and Qualindal. The building façade plays a …

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The GRIHA Summit 2015

GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) has announced their 6th annual conference ‘The GRIHA Summit 2015’ to be held on March 12-14, 2015 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The conference is expected to be attended by over 1000 professionals from the building and construction industry. The summit will bring together the industry, the …

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Terracotta – the exemplary façade material

Introduction: Terracotta is a glazed or unglazed ceramic resulting from the fired clay and has a porous body. It is being used in architecture since early 1800s when a church, designed by Sir Edmund Sharpe, was built almost exclusively of terracotta in Germany in 1824. It, in its unglazed form, eventually became fashionable as a …

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“CONSTANT DRIVE FOR INNOVATION CHALLENGES US AND BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN OUR BUILDINGS”

Developing the most prestigious buildings of south India, from UB City to Shantiniketan, from the Golfshire to the Polygon, Prestige group is the uncrowned king, at the helm of real estate development scenario of Bangalore and other parts of South India. Known to rule the high end as well as the mass scale residential developments …

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Cultivating Citified Façades

Coming full circle to where it started from, Zak World of Façades returned to Bangalore in its third season with an all new emphasis on the façades for high-rise cluster housing owing to a spurt in the residential demands of the cosmopolitan. The one day conference held at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Bangalore on 19th June …

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New-Age Hardware for Facade & Fenestration Systems

With the entry of international systems, equipment and hardware firms, the Indian architectural hardware for façade and fenestration has also evolved over the years. Technology and its use have increased many folds giving precision to products with quality and sustenance. Along with the use of technology, design has also evolved over these years. Gone are …

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WFM Interview with Managing Director of RSP Design Consultants

Ar. Arunjot Singh Bhalla Managing Director RSP Design Consultants (India) Pvt. Ltd. Arunjot Singh Bhalla is a graduate of Chandigarh College of Architecture and a Post graduate in ‘Architecture & Urbanism’ from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. In his extensive 27 years experience as an urban designer and architect in India and internationally, he has …

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