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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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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Intelligent Glazed Façades

The office for the architectural firm ‘Abhikalpan Architects Pvt. Ltd’ at Indore features a unique double glazed façade unit fixed with spider fittings, unlike the conventional DGU fixings, which is affixed within frames earlier. Expanding a small office of 1500 Sq ft, beyond borders of its ro

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Façades of the Future – Perpetuity to Prosperity

Buildings in developed countries consume more than 40 per cent of the country’s energy. Since building in India are less energy intensive, it is estimated that they consume approximately 30 per cent of the nation’s energy. Alarming scenario is that in the next thirty years, we will have to add 3

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Efficient Facades for Airports

Audaciously sculptural or pared down pristine. India’s great feats of architectural ingenuity are pushing the field in bold new directions. Designing energy efficient terminals that have a long lasting effect on the environment and passengers alike is the definition for new age terminal designs. C

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AIS participates in the 7th GRIHA Summit, 2016

Asahi India Glass Limited (AIS), India’s leading integrated glass company, participates in the 7th GRIHA Summit from 16th to 20th February, 2016 in New Delhi.  Featuring four (16th - 19th February) exciting days of eminent speakers, unmatched networking opportunities, exhibition of green buildin

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Analytics of Façades for High Performance Buildings

With rapid urbanization in developing countries, need to reduce environmental impact and building energy costs have never been greater. Indian construction industry is at a critical juncture wherein it has to balance the demand of low cost construction but simultaneously comply with the stringent en

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Green Façades – Myth or Reality?

Green” seems to be the buzzword these days. All building components need to conform to green design principles, and the façade is no exception. The building envelope falls under heavy scrutiny, as it is generally seen, often justifiably, as a very significant element in the design of a green buil

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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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