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
We expect a great attention towards new finishes and new materials

We expect a great attention towards new finishes and new materials

2017 has seen a focus on technology inside the bathroom, with a special attention towards the shower area. The market request for a home-spa, has pushed manufacturers to develop complex showers in which, together with the traditional rain shower, the user can enjoy the experience
Tech Driven Solutions

Tech Driven Solutions

With the emergence of IoT and Big Data, Smart and Connected digital lighting-based solutions are the way forward as they will bring in intelligence and functionality into lighting systems, enhance user experience, and deliver the desired outcomes for customers Design
New Materials & New Technology

New Materials & New Technology

Many architects imagine building surfaces, walls and facades composed entirely of smart materials, perhaps automatically enhancing their design from a pedestrian box to an interactive arcade The relationship between architecture and materials was fairly straightforward
Parish Kapse, Founding Partner and Director

Parish Kapse, Founding Partner and Director

Parish Kapse, Founding Partner and Director, Team ONE Architects, is a strategist and highly creative person. It’s been two decades of hard work and his design & management capabilities have ensured the successful implementation of more than 100 projects in
A colour awakening trend will see a rising pursuit of laminates in walls, facades, tabletops, closets and other surfaces

A colour awakening trend will see a rising pursuit of laminates in walls, facades, tabletops, closets and other surfaces

2018 is supposed to be the year of the 'Brown Dog' in the Chinese calendar, which is the sign of male earth dog, and is evinced in mountainy colours such as greens, browns, and pastels. The greyish pistachio, blush pink and indigo not only indicate the prospect of luck
New-Age Windows

New-Age Windows

Doors and windows will focus more strongly on noise reduction, especially for projects executed in large cities. Currently, in Sliding Windows, there is no countable noise reduction. Even a better glass combination will not improve the overall insulated glass performance
Ozone Designs, Unusual construction techniques, materials and technology will impact architecture planning and design

Ozone Designs, Unusual construction techniques, materials and technology will impact architecture planning and design

Over the centuries, engineers and architects have devised new ways to build taller, stronger and more beautiful creations using game-changing materials like steel girders, earthquake-proof foundations, glass curtain walls, and relooked at traditional materials like bamboo
I believe AQIs will change the way we design forward as public awareness and a sense of concern is leading to designing efforts to create healthy environments

I believe AQIs will change the way we design forward as public awareness and a sense of concern is leading to designing efforts to create healthy environments

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, but as a developing country, it is still grappling with basic issues of poverty, illiteracy, hunger, homelessness etc. When such a nation pushes to move forward and create infrastructure, it deals with budget constraints
As we race towards the next decade, 2018, should prove a critical year; this criticality can be expressed under several layers effecting the profession

As we race towards the next decade, 2018, should prove a critical year; this criticality can be expressed under several layers effecting the profession

To begin with, the methodology for awarding projects shall witness a rise in comprehensive services; i.e, architectural services shall struggle to remain a pure consultancy (other than maybe firms offering boutique design services) and lean towards
Desire for sustainable solutions, greater dependence on technology, and western influences will continue to impact architecture and design sensibilities

Desire for sustainable solutions, greater dependence on technology, and western influences will continue to impact architecture and design sensibilities

In our opinion, Indian architecture is going to continue seeing an increased influence from the developed nations. Due to greater exposure to different styles of architecture in global cities, architects in India are keen to experiment with their design style, which might be more prevalent
Planning & Designing

Planning & Designing

As compared to previous housing schemes, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) PMAY has distinct features, guidelines and benefits, writes Ar. Deepti H Makar, DGM – Architecture (REPL). While planning and designing affordable housing projects, multiple parameters need to be taken care of
Smart World-Class Settlements

Smart World-Class Settlements

Urban planning projects provide Urban Development alongside Ecological Conservation, which is the biggest challenge for architects and planners in the current world scenario, writes Architect Rishi Dev, Proprietor, RDAA. The concept of Urban Structure Plans is a more contemporary practice in urban planning
Make New Break Anew

Make New Break Anew

While flats in premium projects are tailor-made for the end-user, many get broken down by end-users wanting a different look. Ar. Harish Gupta discusses building material abuse and disposal post the handover of an apartment by the developer, and why there should be a check on such blatant
Tried & Tested

Tried & Tested

Tried & Tested Ferro-cement, a much tried and tested construction material, is set to make a comeback given its many attributes of structural strength, resilience, eco-friendliness, and cost-effectiveness, writes Ar. Babika Goel. Reinforced cement concrete (RCC) structures give the skeletal framework
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