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35 Articles in Technology
The Growing Market for Facades: Recent Products to Enhance Face Value
Aparna Rao September 28, 2019 at 05:36 PM
There can be no end to the quest for the ultimate beautification of our face – it is one that has transcended millennia and will continue to do so for ever. So also in architecture is the quest for innovative ways of projecting an impressive façade. Even the brutalists, with all their materia... read more ›
Industry Focus
Towards Net 0: Foster + Partners Show Lead, Will Others Follow?
Aparna Rao June 14, 2019 at 01:34 PM
It is 2019, and right around the corner is 2020. Climate change due to unchecked fossil carbon emissions and its consequential threat to life as we know it on our planet is proven, accepted and looming large, notwithstanding the naysayers. According to the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction 20... read more ›
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 ›
Industry Focus
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 ›
Industry Focus
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 ›
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 ›
Industry Focus
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 ›
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 ›