Why water is essential for a sustainable future, Anup Kumar Tripathi

‘Public private civil society should come forward to use water sustainable plumbing products and instruments which may reduce wastage of water, encourage the usages of recycle waters for sanitation and gardening and use low-water consumption plumbing fixtures and water closets’, says Anup Kumar Tripathi, Country Head, Sloan India ...
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Woodcarving, an integral part of local architecture & interiors of Gujarat, Jay Thakkar

‘There are many documentation done on the wooden architecture of Gujarat but major of them look at the functions, spaces and the form. What is missed out is these in-depth research documents is the details about the expression: the expression of culture, craft and material’, says Jay Thakkar, Associate ...
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Panchakroshi Yatra, Cosmic Circuit of Varanasi, Rana P.B. Singh & Pravin S. Rana

“While public efforts have historically failed to improve the Panchakroshi Yatra pilgrimage route, there has also been at least one attempt to fix the infrastructure of the pilgrimage route through private efforts. Over the course of many decades many of the wealthy citizens of Varanasi, as well as ...
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Requeim for an Art Deco Icon of Madras?, Prathyaksha Krishna Prasad

“Do Chennai’s Art Deco buildings have a future?”, asks Prathyaksha Krishna Prasad, Urban Conservation architect “The city—and I think of it as Madras and not Chennai—is still the landscape of my dreams…” – Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone “Madras”, the Queen of Coromandel, is where the soul ...
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Design impacts life, Dr. Ramesh

Dr. Ramesh, Archinova Designs Pvt. Ltd. The office spaces in Future would incorporate the most innovative health and wellness design features and has sustainability as a central philosophy. The best methodology to be adopted is a comprehensive pre and post occupancy study of the work place design impacts ...
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Office in the 3rd millenium … from the ’60s,’ 70s, Lorenzo David Overi

‘Operational Offices: Office furniture desks: Office Cabinets, Stools, Executive Offices…  since years ’60s,’ 70s,‘80s have all changed in style, dimension and functionality’, says Lorenzo David Overi, Chairman, FORMITALIA Group spa Though, day after day, the workplace undergoes a constant change, the office today is a reality. Although constantly evolving, it ...
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Not all Mice are Created Equal: ‘Use Ergonomics’, Ketan Sheth

‘Posture is the most important aspect when looking at workstation design. Chairs, work surface, accessories, monitor and input devices can help or hinder in maintaining good posture, but they cannot cause good posture. Simply having an ergonomic chair does not guarantee good posture, but merely facilitates neutral posture. ...
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Find your right choice – Ergo Dynamics, Sudeep Kolte

‘A typical office employee spends at least a third of their day at the office – at least’, says Sudeep Kolte, VP – Sales & Marketing, Gyproc India on how office design and architecture can boost employee engagement and creativity Gone are the days when workplace design included a simple desk, ...
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Domesticating corporate interiors, Sonali Pandit

‘Today’s work culture is complex and unpredictable. In such a scenario, all-purpose dedicated workstation does not work. An activity based placement is on the rise. This works on all platforms; it helps in recruitment and retaining employees and also helps in increasing productivity and success of employees. An ...
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Space Management in Workspaces, Sandesh Dhanraj

‘A casual relaxed atmosphere is important to allow the employees to work freely and enhance their creativity.  Avoid sticking to conventional designs: workstations should be creative’, says Sandesh Dhanraj, Founder & CEO, Noah Interiors on Workspaces 2018 Let’s face it: we all like to work in a cozy and welcoming ...
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