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In this issue

Conscious Architecture

In this issue, we explore the tenets of conscious architecture and design. Right from structures that are true to its context, to design interventions that seek to explore new materials, recyclable solutions and energy-efficient methodologies. Now, more than ever is the need to adapt a conscious, mindful approach to the way we build and the way we live.

THE SWAP ANALYSIS

We’ve always captured what the writer has to say about a certain project, or what an architect or designer has to express about his/her own project. For this cover feature, however, we took a backseat, we refrained from asking questions, we let the creators engage in a dialogue with each other and their creations. We became mere spectators to their conversations, understanding the nuances, the observations which otherwise would have never been made. For the first in this series, we approached architects Puran Kumar of Studio PKA and Rajiv Parekh of reD Architects in Mumbai. The projects featured are telling of their creators – the much written about ‘The Mango House’ by Puran Kumar of Studio PKA, and an exclusive sneak preview of ‘The Library House’ by Rajiv Parekh of reD Architects. We bring you the unedited version of their engaging discourse…

THE SWAP ANALYSIS

10+ mins

The Future of Housing

Norwegian start up Othalo promises to tackle two of the world’s biggest and most challenging problems. Othalo, established in 2019, is known for its patented technology that mass produces building systems from recycled plastic waste. “The meaning of the name itself, gives you an idea of the core of the company. In old Norse it is seen as the expansion of the light of the individual and collective human consciousness against the forces of ignorance and darkness of the world,” says Frank Cato Lahti, Founder, Othalo. Seema Sreedharan, Editor-in-Chief, Architecture+Design, caught up with Frank Cato Lahti for a conversation on the problems that plague our world and the solutions that we need. Here’s an excerpt…

The Future of Housing

3 mins

An Amalgamation of Sustainability and Digital Craftsmanship

As a community we are constantly striving for a more sustainable future. Designers and architects are constantly on a quest to find techniques, materials and solutions that leave less carbon footprint, reduce waste and energy consumption. While there have been many experiments and breakthroughs in this direction, Rotterdam-based studio The New Raw have developed circular design concepts that not only close material cycles but also raise public awareness.

An Amalgamation of Sustainability and Digital Craftsmanship

3 mins

A Contemporary Rendition of Traditional Architecture

Project: Chirath Residence, Palax, Kerala; Architects: Wallmakers, Kerala

A Contemporary Rendition of Traditional Architecture

4 mins

Building a Green Future

The built environment is responsible for a considerable portion of the causes of climate change and biodiversity loss– contributing almost as much as 39% of the carbon emissions produced globally.

Building a Green Future

2 mins

Student Housing Reimagined for Sustainable Living

Project: St. Andrews Institute of Technology and Management – Girls’ Hostel Block, Gurugram Architects: Zero Energy Design Lab, New Delhi

Student Housing Reimagined for Sustainable Living

6 mins

Natural Connection

Casa Agua begins with the intention of remodelling and expanding a house from the 70s to adapt it to its new users.

Natural Connection

1 min

Woven Around a Courtyard

Project: House in the Farm, Arur, Zaheerabad Architects: Studio Inscape, Hyderabad

Woven Around a Courtyard

3 mins

A Biophilic, Flexible Workspace

Project: Corporate Headquarters for Doctors Without Borders, Barcelona

A Biophilic, Flexible Workspace

3 mins

Modern, Chic Abode

Project: The Fluid Home, Mumbai; Architects: Quirk Studio, Mumbai

Modern, Chic Abode

2 mins

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Architecture + Design Magazine Description:

PublisherBurda Media India Pvt. Ltd.

CategoryArchitecture

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyMonthly

A+D, is in its 40th year of publication and is the only national monthly of architecture for architects, designers, students of architecture, construction industry, building promoters and planners. Based on a very contemporary format, it portrays the modern trends in building technology, research and development in the process of design, project profiles, conservation and environmental issues, product and material information, etc. Focused at an entirely new segment of readers, A+D makes good business sense for those who are looking at promoting their products to an industry, which could add to their institutional sales substantially.

A+D, is also instrumental in constituting the only national awards "A+D & Spectrum Foundation Architecture Awards" which has generated tremendous response from the leading architects and professional bodies of the country.

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