Bamboo: Nature’s High Value Construction Material

Every year on the 18th of September, World Bamboo Day is celebrated as an effort to increase awareness about Bamboo globally and I – Muthukrishnan Anand, Green Building Professional, Indian Green Building Council, CII-Hyderabad India take this opportunity to once again bring this product as one of the right choice ...
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Resource-efficient constructions…for a better world

‘Resource-efficient construction means using less material resources to build or renovate or retrofit buildings and infrastructures without compromising on functionality. Whether for a make-over of a building or a new construction, if the constructed area is lesser than the site allotted then the land resources left can be ...
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Managing energy optimization in buildings…for a better world

Energy optimization is all about efficient and optimal use of all the resources available. The complexities of usage pattern make such optimizations difficult to do manually.  Technology comes in handy here to do such optimizations without taking away the conveniences and as technology matures, more such optimizations will ...
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Residential interiors vs Commercial spaces? Architecture…. a better tomorrow

The way spatial and design elements are used in residential and commercial projects vary a lot because of the needs of the client and the premise of the brief. While in private residential projects, the spatial diagram and use of materials need to work with the client’s lifestyle ...
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An Architects insight into Health care Industry; Dr. Ramesh

The healthcare industry (also called the medical industry or health economy) is an aggregation and integration of sectors within the economic system that provides goods and services to treat patients with curative, preventive, rehabilitative, and palliative care. Health + Wellness in the built environment became clear that additional focus on a collaborative approach to programming, ...
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Healthcare Facilities Programming & Planning Process; Ar. Martin Fiset

Based on numerous factors, among them demography, a growing middle class and the introduction of healthcare insurance, the need for new healthcare facilities in India will continue to increase both in the public and private sectors.  Administrators and investors are often at a loss on how to proceed ...
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Art, colour, spatial quality and ambience in healthcare; Ar. Anjani Gupta

Designing of environment for healthcare facilities is a great challenge for an architect.  S/he needs to address the major issues like ambience, atmosphere – both indoor and outdoor, socio-psychological and behavioural issues of patients in a humane way taking into consideration the rapidly advancing medical technology and science ...
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Healthcare infrastructure planning; Ar. M. Kaushal

The design configuration initiates from a service profile, which is required to freeze the facility module.  The basic list of facilities should be defined to contain all permissible medical and non-medical departments.  This may require the involvement of a doctor/medical expert and a bio-medical engineer for a clear ...
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Planning grid in hospitals; Ar. Tejas Shah

Hospitals come in all shapes and sizes.  This diversity is meant to accommodate the flexibility and informal state of human life, where most of the times cues are taken from Nature to build the right form. As for hospitals, four areas which are often dealt with in their ...
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Modern techniques used In Restaurant Lighting; Dillraj L Bhatia

‘Earlier lighting only meant putting up a bulband there was no scope of choice. But nowadays, you have an access to a wide range of creative lighting solutions and designer lights in all kinds of materials, shapes, and sizes to add drama to a space or provide a ...
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