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 tech

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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 experi

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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 si

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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, Bang

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Acoustics in the Built Environment Horizontal Treatment of the Slab Edge in Curtain Wall Buildings

Mike Carrick AMIOA, SIDERISE Technical Officer - Construction Acoustics, SIDERISE Mike Carrick AMIOA Introduction Acoustics is an area of design that is often neglected and equally often approached as some form of ‘black art’. We rarely describe architecture in terms of sound. It is as if this

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An Iconic Architectural Expression

Kohinoor Square Tower, Kohinoor Group, Mumbai Kohinoor Square Tower, Kohinoor Group at Mumbai, India is planned as mixed-use commercial high rise tower. The source of inspiration for the design concept is the meaning of the name Kohinoor: mountain of light. Kohinoor is also the name of the largest

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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 wisd

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Deciding on Code for Fire Safety in Buildings

Event Location : Zak World of Facades at ITC Maratha, Mumbai on 10th April 2015. After many successful and highly motivating events all over India, another exclusive Forum on Façade Design & Engineering was held as a part of Zak World of Facades at ITC Maratha, Mumbai on 10th April 2015. The fo

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Panel Discussion on Fire Safety in Façades

The panel discussion on the New Mumbai Fire Brigade Regulations on Glass Façades focused on the following aspects: Architectural considerations while designing fire safe façades; Perimeter protection - preventing the spread of smoke from floor to floor; and Cladding - the problematic zone. The pan

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Industry Joins hands to form INDIAN FACADE AND FENESTRATION ASSOCIATION

Indian Façade and Fenestration Association is a first of its kind Association formed by façade Industry leaders for self-regulation and up gradation of standards and best practices. Unlike any other association, IFFA is a Section-25 company, as per the Indian Companies Act, with Directors and Mana

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