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Dubai achieves yet another Dimensional Milestone
TFOD Editorial April 20, 2020 at 06:30 PM
Innovative. Intriguing. Inspiring - these three "I's" have formed the basis of architecture and construction in Dubai. Sustainability has always inclined towards using resources wisely while saving them for the future generations. Dubai has apparently taken this concept to a whole new level.... read more ›
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High Density Development that’s Green? Singapore shows how it’s done...
Aparna Rao March 06, 2019 at 01:34 PM
Tackling the contemporary problem of balancing green cover with the high density built forms that urban agglomerations necessitate has become one of urban planning’s core concerns. Building high to leave sufficient green spaces free on the ground was an initial architectural response to the problem,... read more ›
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World Architecture Festival: Kiwi Infrastructure Proposal for Desi Statue Bags Honours
Aparna Rao January 24, 2019 at 09:27 AM
If any single thing is making more news than the grandiose flurry of celebrity weddings this season, it is statues of all sizes and entities. Yes, statues from all over are in the news, led by the ‘Statue of Unity’ of superlative claims, for various reasons and so is the statue of Thiruvalluva... read more ›
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World Architecture Festival, 2018: Savouring Radical Innovative Picks
Aparna Rao January 02, 2019 at 02:38 PM
The World Architecture Festival, which concluded this year on 30th November at Amsterdam, is always an opportunity to witness and enjoy the essential best of the architectural practice from around the world. This year, too, saw some extraordinary picks among the shortlisted projects as well as the winners... read more ›
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Architecture for Agriculture: Bangladeshi Project, International inputs and lessons
Aparna Rao October 15, 2018 at 01:24 PM
A supermarket is to open next month in rural Bangladesh for small local farmers to sell their produce, but interestingly, this news from the agri-business realm of a small developing nation is significant for the architecture world, and why would it not be? After all, the inputs here are as cross-continen... read more ›
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Virasat-e-Khalsa, Punjab: by Moshe Safdie Architects
Aishwarya Khurana July 26, 2018 at 02:08 PM
The primary feeling that is ignited within a visitor, visiting the Virasat-eKhalsa, is a sense of visual grandeur, calmness and utmost positivity. The light- brown coloured sandstone towers along with lush green gardens and reflective water bodies, represent the theme of Earth and Sky, mass and lightness ... read more ›
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Passive Houses: What, Why and Where?
Aishwarya Khurana April 14, 2018 at 03:32 PM
"Passivhaus" or "Passive House" is a  philosophy that provides standards, which ensure the energy efficiency of a building by reducing its ecological footprint and utilizing measures that don’t require much external energy for heating or cooling of spaces. These structures a... read more ›
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Aishwarya Khurana March 16, 2018 at 03:35 PM
The evolution of architecture from the Medieval era to the Modern times has seen varied design styles and construction techniques. The differences in detailing of elements led to differences in the visual appeal of the structures.While the Gothic era cathedrals were extravagant, grand and awe-inspiring vi... read more ›
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Hastings Pier by dRMM Architects wins 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge November 02, 2017 at 11:07 AM
Celebrated Indian architect Anupama Kundoo (of Anupama Kundoo Architects) was on the jury for the 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize! Now in its 22nd year, the RIBA Stirling Prize is the UK’s most prestigious architecture prize. From six shortlisted projects, the 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize was awarded to d... read more ›
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Zeitz MOCAA, Capetown: A Spectacular Salutation to African Art
Aparna Rao October 16, 2017 at 03:21 PM
If ever there was a way to further aggrandise or celebrate an old structure while creating something splendidly new out of it, London based designer Thomas Heatherwick has shown how it’s done. He has shown how exuberantly, mind-tickling-ly creative a process conservation and adaptive-reuse is in the... read more ›