Maharashtra PWD tells all departments to submit only Green Building designs

Maharashtra Public Work Department (PWD) has asked all their departments to, henceforth, prepare and submit designs based on the Green Building concepts only. A senior PWD official said this excessive use of power has resulted in more demand for power in the recent years. "That additional power is l

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Smart Facades
Responsive Designs for Optimal Day Lighting & Energy Conservation

Façade & Fenestration is often considered the biggest hurdle in achieving higher levels of energy efficiency in buildings. Buildings have evolved from being predominantly passive systems to having high levels of internal control due to addition of man-made materials. With increase in artificial

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Optimising Façade Designs for Wind Loads

A façade typically represents 30 per cent of the total development cost. The taller and more complex the building becomes, the figures escalate. A key component of the cost is the thickness of glass, framing members and size of brackets – all which are largely dictated by the wind loads that the

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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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“Our Customer’s Faith is Our Strength”

Mario Schmidt, Director, Lingel Windows and Doors Technologies Pvt. Ltd. India has taken a leap in fenestration product technology. Use of alternate materials such as UPVC and aluminium instead of traditional wood not only furthers green initiatives but reduces costs in the long run. Lingel, a Germ

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Fully Glazed High-Rise An Architectural Dream Stays a Reality!

During the times of modern architecture and the international style the dream of fully glazed highrise buildings became a sparkling reality – creating astonishing façades, allowing an interaction between inside and outside and paying homage to great views. But in present days due to building regu

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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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The Altitude Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ar. Abin Chaudhuri, Principal Architect, Abin Design Studio 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 from engineering to architecture. Aft

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Bharat Diamond Bourse Bandra – Kurla Complex, Mumbai

Ar. Abin Chaudhuri, Principal Architect, Abin Design Studio 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 from engineering to architecture. Afte

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