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3D Construction Printing: Real Option(s)!
Aparna Rao February 06, 2019 at 11:36 AM
3D printed construction became a tangible and realised option in the year gone by, i.e. 2018, with the first ever 3D printed home being occupied in August 2018 in Nantes, France. This family of 5 moving from their crowded apartment to a detached home of 1700 sq feet of their own marked, not just their per... read more ›
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Pools that Play Peek-a-boo: Premium Tech for Advanced Exteriors
Aparna Rao November 05, 2018 at 02:57 PM
Any conversation these days is incomplete without a discussion on the latest technology to enter the market and the aspect of our lives it’s likely to impact. Indeed, tech is so pervasive that no teeny bit of human life misses being impacted by it, and its advancements are so fast and numerous that ... read more ›
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The Future Of Chairs: 3D Printed Furniture
Aparna Rao April 02, 2018 at 05:31 PM
The future of design and production has more or less been hijacked by 3D printing technology. This method of additive manufacturing (as it is also called) is proving to be so hugely advantageous on so many counts that it is getting adapted into a variety of industries ranging from construction and rocket ... read more ›
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FLOAT - Floating Land On Aquatic Territory - look seawards by 2020!
Aparna Rao April 14, 2017 at 01:16 PM
Yes, the future has arrived. It’s actually knocking on our doors, and it has taken the sea-route to get here! While the world has been talking about humans moving to future colonies in space or on the moon, the California based Seasteading Institute, after a 5 – 8 year period of research and i... read more ›
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Solar Energy Options: Some Cool Products!
Aparna Rao April 06, 2017 at 10:58 AM
When the buzz around us is all about the energy crisis and the need to switch to renewable/ non-depleting sources, the obvious thing to do must be to make that switch in our own lives. But, as we all know, this switch is easier preached than made. Now, for example, harnessing the abundantly available sola... read more ›
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Binishell inflatable concrete
Riddhi Shah March 01, 2017 at 01:01 PM
Concrete as a building material, is a dream for an architect. The material scores high on two most important criteria - strength and flexibility - to become the most sought-after material in construction. Since the use of this material, spanning a greater distance has been made easy. Also achieving variou... read more ›
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Brick-laying Machines: the future of building construction?
Riddhi Shah February 25, 2017 at 09:35 AM
In today’s technological era, machines are taking over all manual jobs. Soon we might see the same happening in the world of architecture and construction. Architects and designers can rest assured as there are no machines invented with the intellect to take over their jobs yet. But a company based ... read more ›
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Eco-fabrics: bizarre innovations for a sustainable future
Riddhi Shah February 01, 2017 at 04:18 PM
The earliest form of fabrics known to mankind is animal skin and banana leaves. Historically speaking, fabric has always been spun or hand woven using natural materials like linen, wool, flax. It is much later, with Industrial revolution, that machine made and synthetic fabric was widely used. According t... read more ›
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Façades Today: As Screens and in Motion
Aparna Rao December 02, 2016 at 01:41 PM
Neon signs, fantastical light shows and videos playing out on enormous screens that actually are the faces of buildings have come to be the hallmark of most big or iconic cities of the world; their lit-up city-scape silhouettes inextricably fused with their names and identities. Media facades and LED disp... read more ›
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BIOMASONS GROW BRICKS FROM BACTERIA
Riddhi Shah August 13, 2016 at 04:46 PM
As the world today sees issues like global warming and climate change spiraling, there is a growing sense of urgency to combat them before the situation gets out of hand. A huge contributor of global warming is the construction industry. Buildings are the largest consumers of energy and emitters of greenh... read more ›
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