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
Ar. Saurabh Chatterjee - Skyline Architects

Ar. Saurabh Chatterjee - Skyline Architects

India has come far from the era when only traditionally designed houses were the available option for home seekers. With change in land price and increase in property rates, the flat system has penetrated the residential housing architecture. As more and more people flock to metropolises
Ar. Suneel Kaushik - Silhouette

Ar. Suneel Kaushik - Silhouette

Indian Architecture and design has seen a drastic change in the last 15 years, which is making progress visible, and the influence of global architecture cannot be denied for the same. More importantly, environment protection and energy conservation are the requirement of the day.
 Ar. Pavitra Sriprakash - Shilpa Architects

Ar. Pavitra Sriprakash - Shilpa Architects

Global architecture remains an inspiration and aspiration for all buildings in India. There is a lot that can be learnt from the scale and the ways in which densities are dealt with from Asian cities that have large populations. At the same time, there are Western examples
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