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
Home of the Future

Home of the Future

MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, presents its model for the "home of the future" on the occasion of the 2018 China House Vision Exhibition. 'Living Garden', conceived in partnership with Hanergy, breaks down the boundaries between the interiors and exteriors, bringing inhabitants
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
Ar. Zubin Zainuddin & Ar. Krupa Zubin - ZZ Architects

Ar. Zubin Zainuddin & Ar. Krupa Zubin - ZZ Architects

There seems to be a lot of emphasis on timely delivery of projects. This is the primary reason that a lot of buildings seem to be designed with a lot of glass and metal facades. In some cases, even residential buildings in the city are being constructed as glass curtain
Ar. Naresh V Narasimhan - Venkataramanan Associates

Ar. Naresh V Narasimhan - Venkataramanan Associates

Globalization has opened up the boundaries politically, economically and culturally; bearing its influence on every field across the globe. It has given rise to new forms and styles of architecture that are homogenizing cities and landscapes. However, the glamour of this
Ar. Nilanjan Bhowal - The Design Consortium

Ar. Nilanjan Bhowal - The Design Consortium

The world has been witnessing a significant shift in the economy, environment and technology. These in turn affect the social, morphological, technological, environmental and spatial aspect of architecture. As a response to the ever-increasing demand for habitable spaces,
Ar. Parish Kapse - Team One Architects

Ar. Parish Kapse - Team One Architects

The buildings in India have now changed considerably in the last five years. A lot of influence of the previous style of architecture has now almost vanished as Architects have started to experiment with new design concepts and structures, and have also started to use various
Ar. Sourabh Gupta - Studio Archohm

Ar. Sourabh Gupta - Studio Archohm

Modern India, is in a state of flux; we are at the threshold of trying not to be hung up on the past while not aping the West. India is trying to find its own interpretation of contemporary Indian living through design and architecture. We are evolving spaces as per our societal
Ar. Sundeep Gwash - The Firm

Ar. Sundeep Gwash - The Firm

One of the positive developments in the real estate sector in 2017 is RERA, which has a direct impact on the architecture in practice. We witness that developers are now more serious about what they are offering as sale. So, it is good if the focus of real estate is shifting
Ar. Badrinath Kaleru & Ar. Prerna Kaleru - Studio Ardete

Ar. Badrinath Kaleru & Ar. Prerna Kaleru - Studio Ardete

There are a lot of complex factors at play at present. The conditions — environmental, political, and lifestyle — are changing rapidly and are in a constant state of morphosis. The designers and architects have to design in a way that their projects reflect these fluctuations.
Ar. Swanzal Kak Kapoor - Saka Studio

Ar. Swanzal Kak Kapoor - Saka Studio

In the current Indian context, we are seeing a definite impact on architecture and design, based on the rapid transformation in the pace, availability and nature of imagery that is accessible to the public at large, as well as younger professionals. There is an aspirational desire to
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