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Vertical Garden - hope for a green future
Riddhi Shah November 08, 2019 at 05:03 PM
It is said that, ‘If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need.’ We sure do have plenty of libraries, but there is a definite shortage of green spaces in our cities. Gardens help a city in numerous ways. Not only are they lungs of the city, but they also bring a lot peace an... read more ›
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Swiss Water Purification Plant Project Redefines Creative Infrastructure Design
Aparna Rao August 29, 2019 at 01:17 PM
Infrastructure design has always been considered and treated as one of the ‘less creative, more functional’ (as though the two were mutually exclusive!) branches of the architectural profession. Designing infrastructure is perceived as having less to do with any creative purpose and more to do with prepar... read more ›
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Red Ribbon Park by Turenscape: Painting the Ecosystem RED and Rocking it!
Aparna Rao August 06, 2019 at 01:21 PM
Why should green monopolise the colour-scape of sustainable and eco-conservationist design? Does Nature not operate with a various and vibrant palette of colours besides green? Well, the Red Ribbon Park, the design for the ecological conservation of Qinhuangdao park in Hebei. China seems to take cognisanc... read more ›
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The Statue of Unity: A Show of India’s Competitive Capabilities
Aparna Rao November 13, 2018 at 02:15 PM
‘Tallest, fastest, strongest’ says the large plaque placed on the premises of The Statue of Unity – the 182 m tall and presently the world’s tallest statue of India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel located on the banks of the Narmada at Kevadiya in Gujarat. This... read more ›
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Lessons from Brazil: Co-creating a Traditional Nurturing Biome for Education
Aparna Rao April 24, 2018 at 04:28 PM
There is no doubt in the fact that the perception of built form and the way it takes shape begs for some radical change. For, if we continue building in the same way that is most prevalent in today’s urban scene we are surely and speedily ensuring irreparable damage to the nurturer of our lives - ou... read more ›
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Prominence of Pause Places
Ar. Heli Haribhakti March 20, 2018 at 02:03 PM
In the busy lives we lead, we hardly get any time to pause. In the architectural sense, though, there are several spatial breaks such as porches, corridors, courtyards, and staircase landings; which subconsciously give us an opportunity to 'pause' - to breathe freely, relax our minds, and get reju... read more ›
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Mumbai Metro Line 2B: To Be Elevated or Underground?
Aparna Rao July 05, 2017 at 01:48 PM
The City of Dreams, Mumbai meri jaan, the city that some of the most aspirational and energetic of us Indians call home is finally set to have the conduit that would ferry its millions to their dreams – the Mumbai Metro! Yes, we already had a suburban railway service that has been doing the job sinc... read more ›
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Earthy Sophistication: Mud Bungalow by Wallmakers, Kerala
Aparna Rao June 23, 2017 at 07:11 PM
Earth architecture, a building technology perfected and practiced since pre-historic times, is yet being evolved and refined by practitioners of today with late Laurie Baker, Geoffrey Bawa, the practitioners at Auroville Earth Institute and some others leading the movement in this part of the world. We ar... read more ›
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Smartflower solar technology
Riddhi Shah May 24, 2017 at 04:36 PM
If there is one thing we can all agree upon is that the world is facing an energy crisis. The only ray of hope left for earth is extensive use of renewable and clean energy sources. There are no two ways about it. At some level, the entire world understands this and has made progress towards a shift from ... read more ›
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Felix Finkbeiner - Planting trees for a greener Earth!
Riddhi Shah April 11, 2017 at 05:26 PM
As a child, have you ever thought of growing up to become a doctor? A lawyer? A teacher? Perhaps a scientist? How many of us actually grew up to pursue our childhood dreams? The answer probably would be not many. Felix Finkbeiner from Germany has been one of those select few who has kept at his dream ever... read more ›