M Moser Associates Taking a sustainable design approach

M Moser Associates Taking a sustainable design approach

The building envelope of Global Support Centre is a response to the extreme weather conditions in Hyderabad. The facade is cladded in a simplified, high-performance curtain wall system with a series of angled louvres. This system allows for maximum daylight penetration
More Than What Meets The Eye

More Than What Meets The Eye

The façade is responsible for establishing the identity of a building, besides being environmentally sustainable, efficient and pleasing to the eye. Architects share their inventiveness in creating facades that are funky with brightly coloured geometric lines
The Smoke Wall

The Smoke Wall

The glass façade on buildings has been blamed as a killer facade whenever a fire breaks out in a high-rise building. Many a times, a poorly designed building traps the smoke from a fire, suffocating the occupants to death before they
Giving Buildings - a New Lease of Life

Giving Buildings - a New Lease of Life

A building can get old, or its design may become obsolete as architecture is evolving every few years with new ideas and new technologies. Over the years cracks can appear in concrete; there can be leaks due to damaged silicone joints
BIG Develops an Undulating Building Envelope

BIG Develops an Undulating Building Envelope

The 96,000m2 office development for the state-owned Shenzhen Energy stands out as a new social and sustainable landmark at the main axis of the city. BIG won the international design competition in the city known as China's 'Silicon Valley' with
A Breathing Entity

A Breathing Entity

The building offers pause from the typical hermetically sealed glass-boxes. Key to these forms of adaptation is the relationship of the building to its environment and the contextual forces that shape the form development and its
Fire & Safety Audit of Facades

Fire & Safety Audit of Facades

It's seen from many building fires that the spread of fire is spontaneous if facades have combustible materials or the building design has inherent flaws. So, it is important to ensure that every material that goes into a façade must comply with the
rat[LAB] Studio Presents Advanced Façade Design

rat[LAB] Studio Presents Advanced Façade Design

Parametric and Algorithmic Design Techniques can help develop smarter facades that can perform a multitude of tasks in an optimized way, in fact, parametric design opens up vast possibilities of controlling performance-based factors right from the early design
Audit & Forensics

Audit & Forensics

Façade is a dynamic industry where there is continuous learning and innovation, with a fair amount of experimentation that happens at most project sites. Sometimes, things do not work out due to lack of data or experience on the performance of
Instant Wall Cladding by Insta Build

Instant Wall Cladding by Insta Build

Insta Build, a new entrant in the interior design space, is offering a new product from Korea called 3D Foam Wall Cladding, under the brand name Insta Walls. The claddings come with a self-adhesive; simply remove the
PMC For Facades

PMC For Facades

The most striking attribute of a modern high-rise building is its appearance – the first visible contact being its façade. But what happens if the façade is not implemented in a proper manner, or it becomes dull and starts showing signs of
CMC Introduces Translucent Stones

CMC Introduces Translucent Stones

Classic Marble Company (CMC) has introduced six new luminous products in its latest collection of translucent stones – Stone & Luce. Launched under the company’s popular brand KalingaStone engineered marble, the mosaic inspired collection with
Wood's Timeless Appeal

Wood's Timeless Appeal

Despite an influx of new materials for facades, wood continues to find a major number of takers in the premium class of buildings. Why is wood still coveted as a façade material? According to Parul Mittal, Director, Greenlam Industries, wood has long been a building
First Impression

First Impression

From eliminating use of silicon sealants in ACP façade construction, to using media façade system to make buildings communicate, creating a façade to cleverly convey a building's intent and trade, or referencing a university's engineering activities within
Architects SHAU Design a Façade by upcycling 2000 Icecream Buckets

Architects SHAU Design a Façade by upcycling 2000 Icecream Buckets

SHAU, a multi-awarded rising architecture practice, started a mission: to rekindle interest in books by offering a designed place for reading, paired with multiple community activities. In 2012, the '100 Microlibraries'program was initiated to make learning attractive and

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MGS Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture
NBM&CW

New Building Material & Construction World

New Building Material & Construction World
L&ST

Lifting & Specialized Transport

Lifting & Specialized Transport
II&TW

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week