Inspiring Creativity

Inspiring Creativity

Competition is integral to the architectural industry; without competitions to spur creativity, there wouldn’t be an Acropolis in Athens. Platforms like Transparence are fuelled by the ‘power of an idea’. Besides providing a plethora
Shift to Green & Sustainable Housing

Shift to Green & Sustainable Housing

The green building industry is growing two-fold every three years. While urbanisation has driven a tremendous amount of economic development, it has also created serious challenges including energy shortages, water scarcity
For the Long Haul

For the Long Haul

 Although sustainable real estate is still in a nascent stage in the country, India is actually one of the leading counties when it comes to green buildings development. In fact, India ranks only second after the U.S. in terms of the number of green technology
 Green Construction - Changing Real Estate

Green Construction - Changing Real Estate

Green Construction - Changing Real Estate With a billion-plus population, India is the world’s 4th largest country in terms of carbon emissions. Rapid urbanisation has led to a harsh impact on the environment. To remain energy-positive and reduce our
Green Buildings - Essential for Environmental & Human Wellbeing

Green Buildings - Essential for Environmental & Human Wellbeing

The construction sector in India can make a significant contribution to the country's target of reducing its carbon footprint by retrofitting buildings for enhancing efficiency and minimizing resource consumption. A green economy is one that leads to improved
 A Sustainable Outlook

A Sustainable Outlook

The nomenclature of Contemporary Sustainable Architecture covers a wide spectrum including, but not limited to environmental design, green design, ecological design and so forth. The major focus of this ever-progressing trend is to minimize the impact of buildings
Vertical Walls: New-Age Gardens

Vertical Walls: New-Age Gardens

In the burgeoning high-rises, the space available for a private garden is either restricted or just not there. Increasing concretization in urban areas has further depleted gardens and green landscapes. More and more people are now appreciating the importance of
Climate Responsive Architecture

Climate Responsive Architecture

Responsive architecture is the method of architectural practice and research. It helps in measuring environmental situations through sensors, in order to enable buildings to adapt their form, shape, colour or character. The aim of responsive architecture is to refine and
Architecture in the Himalayas

Architecture in the Himalayas

For the last seven years or so, we have been raising structures in the Himalayas with either low or nil environmental impact. Presently, we are building a boarding school in Bhimtal (near Nainital), an Ayurveda retreat located between Devprayag and Rishikesh, a Geeta
Shades of Green - Redefining the Greys

Shades of Green - Redefining the Greys

"Green" has become a fashionable word these days. Unfortunately, more often than not, it has remained a word rather than a colour. As a result, it gets interpreted in numerous shades. While on one hand, a fully glazed building using photo-sensitive glass may be rendered as green
Make Green Homes a Way of Life

Make Green Homes a Way of Life

The need of the hour is to rediscover our rich architectural ethos and promote homes and habitats that breathe freely. Building on this imperative, in 2008, IGBC, a part of CII, launched an exclusive rating system with a focus on the design
Reinventing Malls

Reinventing Malls

There is so much talk of the death of brick-and-mortar retail as a consequence of the aggressive advent of e-commerce into the country, when the fact is that shopping malls have just got started in India - and they are definitely here to stay
Tata Bluescope COLORBOND® Steel Changing the Face of Infrastructure in India

Tata Bluescope COLORBOND® Steel Changing the Face of Infrastructure in India

More and more construction companies in the Public Sector space are opting for smart technologies, advanced building materials and modern construction methodologies Innovation and use of steel in infra development is also contributing
Protecting the environment, minimalism and pastel shades will define interiors

Protecting the environment, minimalism and pastel shades will define interiors

Protecting the environment as individuals, minimalism but with the richness of materials, and pastel shades will define the interiors. Metal and metallic colours, nature-inspired colours, lots of natural plants and greenery in living spaces - be it in the form of herb gardens
The application of solid surfaces has become diversified and interior-friendly

The application of solid surfaces has become diversified and interior-friendly

Solid Surfaces earlier used mostly in the kitchen, and the tabletop application has now become the trend breaker. The Solid Surface solutions have been trending as one of the most desirable decorative elements, which can be used in most creative ways on various surfaces