Green Sustainable Architecture

The green building movement is picking up its pace in Asia and in the last ten years it has made some rapid strides. While conservationists say it is the only way to survive and save Mother Planet, smart ones use it as a marketing tool to promote their products and services. Either way the end result is that the awareness being created and fortunately in recent times many are convinced that unless you go green there is no way you can survive. Thus, the prevailing trend points towards increasing involvement in sustainable building project and there are no signs of this abating.

Asia has the largest share of the world’s population which in turn has also resulted in high densities in urban areas. Due to growing population and also resultant urbanisation process, building activity will remain energetic and hectic. In the process, it can produce valuable empirical knowledge and lessons to architects, interior designers and civil engineers all over the world.

Asia which has 50 countries has extremely diverse climates and geographic features. Due to diversity in culture, geography and climate, architectural style too varied from region to region, from country to country and within country from location to location. The tradition of this diversity and variety is followed even today where architects are trying to fusion modern architecture with local designs, materials and needs, which has opened up a new vista of
architecture.

Sawdust.online attempts to bring out the latest and mostly award-winning architecture and Interiors projects, expertise, opinions as possible at one place in the forthcoming special feature on Green Architecture so as to reduce the burden of knowledge hungry people. There is near unanimity among the architecture fraternity that unless you keep pace with and knowledge of the latest in the profession you will soon find yourself at the bottom of the
pyramid.

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An architects view on Waste Management

“The concept as perceived by architects view of “circular economy goes beyond recycling! The goal is just not to design for better “end-of-life”recovery

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SS 2020 to focus on Wastewater treatment & fecal sludge management

In the Swachh Survekshan 2020(SS 2020) league parameters pertaining to Wastewater treatment & reuse and fecal sludge management have been given special

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This structure is world’s first “self-shaping” building

14-meter high Urbach Tower, which was built by the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures

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UP Govt & UN join hands to save Taj Mahal

If the announced action plans become a reality, people of Agra and visitors to Taj Mahal may get see better surroundings by

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IFC sees immense scope for green bonds in India

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, sees immense opportunities to finance projects through green bonds in

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CSE to promote use of solar rooftop in residential societies in Gurugram

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), in association with the city-based civil action group Gurgaon First, organized a meeting for Gurgaon residents

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Its high time our architects get involved in fight against climate change

There is no populism involved in it and it may not fetch any additional votes for political parties nor does it matter

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Heritage as social action – a review

‘This World Environment day, let’s not only appreciate the natural environment, but also take a step forward to realise that ‘Environment’ comprises

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Why Mumbai International Airport fills us with hope this Environment Day

‘CSMIA became the proud recipient of Level 3+ Carbon Neutrality certification. The airport has achieved this highest ACA level of Neutrality in

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It’s our collective responsibility to tackle plastic pollution

Plastic pollution was the theme of last year’s environment day when lot of noise was made by the environmentalists and the political

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Phoenix to install destination floor reservation system in H’bad

Phoenix Group which is constructing two large-scale office buildings in Hyderabad, Phoenix Spaces 285 and Phoenix Aquila, will be installing destination floor

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Energy-efficient Interior Spaces

‘A real energy conscious interior design is the designing and planning of interior spaces and specifying suitable materials with the aim of

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Smita Vijaykumar, Co-founder & CEO, reNNovate

“For architectural spaces, Zaha Hadid is my personal favourite for the flowing spaces that she has created. She has redefined spaces, visualisation

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The Ginger Bread House

Humanity has evolved, for hundreds of thousands of years, in the context of the natural environment: hundreds of thousands of years where

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Biophilia concept to be used at Piramal Mahalaxmi

Piramal Realty, the real estate development arm of Piramal Group, has launched concept ‘Back to Nature – Space to Grow’, at Piramal

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Architecture & Sustainability

Humans have transformed ecosystems across most of the terrestrial biosphere causing major global changes in biodiversity, biogeochemistry, geomorphic process and climate. Environmental

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OLIVA-Skin & Hair Clinic, Pune; Archinova Design Pvt. Ltd

We were given a task for design & build for OLIVA -Skin & Hair clinics PAN India. It is a constant reminder

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Tex Valley, Erode; Creative Group

Designed for encouraging the growing power loom & handloom industries in the rich textile belt of Erode-Tirupur-Coimbatore, Texvalley is a bold initiative

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Converting industrial wastes into building materials

Chelyabinsk region is the leading metallurgical center of Russia. Multiple enterprises of ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy are located at the region’s territory.

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Landscape Management & Spatial Planning; Bernd Scholl

‘Planning strategies should focus on future looking at the past too. The experts should decide on the parts of city which needs

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Green School Design

‘Currently we @Goldmine  are developing a Design for a School + College building as EDUCATION is the most Powerful Weapon you can

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Green Power & Sustainable Concepts

Green Architecture is more than just a word, when followed religiously. It saves not just the environment but also our pockets. Green

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Credai & IGBC come together to accelerate green buildings

Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India (CREDAI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Green Building Council

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This window shading system works like human skin

Have you ever thought of buildings with a “skin” like a human’s which automatically lets in just the right amount of light

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Holistic and Integrated approach to green transition in corporate interiors

“When a corporate takes up an initiative in the positive direction it is observed and followed by the world. More people can

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Crafting Green Spaces

Great projects are reflective of today’s increasingly diverse design directives or shall we term them as ‘trendy designs’; but one has to

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We need to learn from Denmark

The only way to save the mankind is by reconciling economic growth with sustainable green policies and there is no other country

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‘In Nature nothing is wasted, there is always a circular economy for every part and piece’, Ar. Sean Williams

‘The emergence of net zero energy buildings and cheap alternative energy will progress the restorative design opportunities and have designers looking more

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