Campus for AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES Manesar, Gurgaon, Haryana – Sanjay Prakash – SHiFt

Campus for AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES Manesar, Gurgaon, Haryana – Sanjay Prakash – SHiFt

Agilent Technologies a leading life sciences organisation ,chose to set up a corporate hub in Manesar thus housing all its various offices at a central location. Crafted for the ultimate office experience, this building imparts a distinctive character to enhance...
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Residence for Arvind and Priya – Biome Environmental Solutions

Residence for Arvind and Priya – Biome Environmental Solutions

Project facts: Name of the project: Arvindh and Priya’s house Location: Sahakaranagar, Bangalore, India Site Area: 111.52sqm Built up Area: 119.61 sqm Status: Built Year of completion: 2016 Design Team: Sharath Nayak, Maitri Dore, Ramya Ramesh, Sayan Chaterj...
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Pushkarna Residence – Chandigarh, Client’s narrative

Pushkarna Residence – Chandigarh, Client’s narrative

Vijaya Pushkarna, a journalist wanted a dream house, which would be sustainable and low cost. Her search ended with Anil Laul, one of the pioneers of indigenous architecture in India. ArchitectureLive! approached Vijaya Pushkarna to share her experiences of wo...
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Book review: Talking sustainability to designers

Book review: Talking sustainability to designers

Book review by Ar. Himanshu Burte Ann Thorpe’s ‘The Designer’s Atlas of Sustainability: Charting the Conceptual Landscape Through Economy, Ecology and Culture’ attempts a difficult task- to provide an overview of the conceptual landscape of sustainabil...
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Land and Building – Sustainable Architecture

Land and Building – Sustainable Architecture

When we talk of sustainable architecture we usually think in terms of specific issues- energy, emissions, and waste management. Most architects are thus conscious about the fact that their work ends up consuming energy from fossil fuels, that it releases...
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The first ‘SVAGRIHA’ Certified Building in Maharashtra

The first ‘SVAGRIHA’ Certified Building in Maharashtra

SVAGRIHA, Simple Versatile Affordable Green rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment, was introduced last year by TERI (The Energy and Resource institute), to facilitate Green Ratings for buildings less than 2500 Sq.Ft. SVAGRIHA is an offshoot of GRIHA (Gree...
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Bio-climatic School at Vadodara – Green Design

“The Hollow-core Interlocking Blocks used in the project for walling were made of Paper-mache and the space was so cool that they did not even need to put on their fans in the month of June when the school was inaugurated. The...
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Green But White

Green But White

We expect relatively sustainable buildings to look ‘different’. Khadke house (4000 square feet,six bedrooms), designed by Girish Doshi for Pune’s composite climate with its hot-dry summers, looks like any other elegant contemporary house designed by a ve...
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