Category Archive for "Sustainable Materials"

Sustainable Materials

Sustainable Materials

Mahiravani Farmhouse Designed by Sanjay Patil of Environ Planners, this farmhouse located at Mahiravani on the outskirts of Nasik is a green project that also doubles up as a weekend office. This space is one that exists in harmony with its surroundings, validating the sustainable approach adopted by the architect...
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Staying Committed for Sustainable “Green Interiors” for Future Generations

The recent conference “Green Interiors”, jointly hosted by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and Indian Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID), is very important, keeping in mind that people spend most of the time indoors and quality indoor ambience can lead to healthy environment. India already has a green space…

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CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre, Hyderabad

The CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre is the first Platinum rated green building in India. The development ensures 53% saving in overall energy consumption, 35% reduction in potable water consumption, and usage of 80% recycled/recyclable material. It incorporates several world-class energy and environment-friendly features, which include: Solar PV systems Indoor...
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Meluha The Fern – An Ecotel Hotel – Part 2

ECOTEL® The Hallmark of Environmentally Sensitive Hotels INTERIORS NUWUD MDF (Medium Density Fiber Wood) The interiors of the hotel may not suit those with a superstitious bend of mind, for within Meluha – The Fern, you will not be able to say, “touch wood”! This is because the “wood” is...
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Meluha The Fern – An Ecotel Hotel – Part 1

ECOTEL®The Hallmark of Environmentally Sensitive Hotels Meluha – The Fern, managed by Concept Hospitality Pvt. Ltd is a high-end business hotel, located at Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai. Luxury with responsibility is the hotel’s raison d’être. Meluha -The Fern is very conscientious about the environment and is rooted in environmentally sensitive basics....
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Firdaus Variava: SpireEdge interview

ArchEdge: Has Bharat Floorings and Tiles taken any initiative to address the ‘sustainability/green’ needs of the construction industry? Firdaus Variava: Yes, definitely, we have. After I had attended a CII-IGBC conference in Hyderabad, I realized that the best way to contribute would be to make tiles that use recycled content. Points that...
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Rolling Back the Architect

Durganand Balsavar’s designs incorporate community demands even at the cost of violating architectural principles. “Social issues were so dominant that design and aesthetics took backseat,” says Balsavar, recounting his experiences of post-2004 tsunami rehabilitation work in villages of Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam district. An outpour of aid workers and contractors followed...
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Afghan Church, Mumbai

The Afghan Church is located in Colaba, South Mumbai. It was built by the British and named in the honor of British soldiers who died in the First Afghan War of 1838. The original name was The Church of St John the Evangelist; and it was consecrated in 1858 by...
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