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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Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) Projects are the Only Viable Solution to Overcome Energy Deficits in the Country – notes Frost & Sullivan

India's strategic geographical location enables it to tap the vast potential for solar power generation, with about 300 clear sunny days in a year. By 2050, about 69 percent of the electricity produced in India will come from renewables like solar energy. Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) ar

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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

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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,

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ETFE – The trending facade material, making the trendiest buildings

Ayca With over 12 years’ extensive experience in architectural façade industry, Ayca is the senior façade consultant at Arup, Singapore. Her expertise lies in designing various façade systems. She is involved in several major projects in Singapore, India, China, Romania, Germany, Israel and Tu

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Surface Finishes – exploring the third dimension

“The art is at one’s surface and symbol; those who go beneath the surface do so at their own peril” ~ Oscar Wilde Introduction Surface is seen, surface is perceived, and surface defines the aesthetic impression of the object. The aesthetic experience of a fenestration object is an in

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