Category Archive for "Modern Architecture"


Christel House School, Lavasa ensures healthier classrooms for its children

About Christel House, Lavasa: Lavasa Corporation Limited Christel House Foundation, USA have established Chritel House as a heartfelt initiative to help underprivileged children with education, nutrition and healthcare. The school will grow to include class provisions upto grade XII. Holistic approach: Currently, around 324 children from 16 villages in and around Lavasa, study here. Food,...
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Meluha The Fern – An Ecotel Hotel – Part 3

ECOTEL® The Hallmark of Environmentally Sensitive Hotels WATER FLASK & GLASSES The mineral water supplied in Melhua’s rooms has received immense commendation for being amongst the purest forms of spring water used in hotels. Water is relatively safer if stored in flasks and bottles made of glass, instead of plastic....
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The Leela: energy saving lighting solutions from GIBSS

AT A GLANCE Strategic Goals Attracting additional market share by appealing to a more diverse clientele, including younger travelers and tourists interested in health and wellbeing    Reducing energy consumption and getting the facility Green Building LEED® certified Contributing to the environment and society at large Abstract Economic Impact Annual...
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Modern Approach to Design of Green Homes

The Indian Green Building Council defines a green building as “one which uses less water, optimizes energy efficiency, conserves natural resources, generates less waste and provides healthier spaces for occupants, as compared to a conventional building.” The first question that comes to mind is, “Shouldn’t all building have these characteristics?” Unfortunately this...
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Bombay Art Deco architecture

Art Deco emerged as a design style in Europe during the 1920s. It made its presence felt in art, fashion and architecture. Sadly, the Great Depression and World War II raised their ugly heads, blighting the prospects of this architectural style that had rapidly become the personal favorite of the...
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Building Fast, Innovating Faster

In October 2012, a Chinese company named Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) proposed to build the world’s tallest building in a mere 90 days. Stunning indeed. What is more interesting is the way BSB planned to undertake this audacious project. To be able to build a 220 storey, 838 meter high...
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Up, up and away

A city’s, or for that matter, even a country’s economic prowess is gauged by its skyscrapers. These skyscrapers personify the ambitions of the place and represent modernity. The Empire State Building in New York is its most identifiable structure. When it was built, it announced the rise of the modern...
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Magnus Larsson

Magnus Larsson builds on architectural responses to predicaments by embodying biomimicry as a tool for sustainable practice. After talks with Jason DeJong at UC Davis and with Stefano Ciurli, a b. pasteurii expert at the University of Bologna, Larsson put together a team at University College London to grow bacterial...
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23 Marina, Dubai

23 Marina is an exclusive waterfront development located at the start of Dubai Marina, overlooking azure waters of the Arabian Gulf, Sheikh Zayed Road and Dubai Media City. It is an urban precinct of high-rise towers overlooking the man-made waterfront. The Marina Waterfront features a charming boulevard lined with exclusive...
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