Hospitals Under Fire - How Ready Are We?
Recently, we have seen many incidents of fire, particularly happening in the hospitals that are already overburdened with a pandemic raging at hand. A fire has no face and no regret while destroying everything that comes in its way. It becomes even more heart-wrenching when patients who cannot save themselves come under its wrath. SURFACES REPORTER spoke to the experts and tried to ascertain, why the fire incidents rose and what should be done so that in case of the third wave the mistakes are not repeated. An indepth report by SURFACES REPORTER (SR).
CANTILEVER HOUSE GHAZIABAD
Regional Vernacular to Reimagine Contemporary Living, Zero Energy Design (ZED) Lab
NETFLIX UNVEILS ITS FIRST GLOBAL LIVE-ACTION POST-PRODUCTION FACILITY IN MUMBAI IN 2022
Mumbai is set to be the Global-first for Netflix- the world’s biggest subscription-based streaming service. The video streaming company will be unveiling its first fully-owned post-production facility in Mumbai in 2022 for live-action movies and TV series worldwide. According to the streamer, “the facility will have 40 offline editing rooms designed as a flexible, collaborative and inspiring environment for showrunners, directors, editors and sound designers to create their best work.”
IMPORTANCE OF CREATING SAFE SPACES IN TODAY'S HOMES
Greenply’s Session with Design & Health Experts in association with ABID FOCUS: KOLKATA
SETTING NEW TRENDS IN THE LAMINATE WORLD
Manilam Decorative Panel is one of India’s fastest-growing manufacturer of Decorative Laminates that offers an exotic range of diverse surface ideas to beautify your interiors and decorate your dream spaces. The brand has been constantly innovating and moving forward to create a niche for itself in the laminate industry, SURFACES REPORTER (SR) recently spoke with the Next Gen Leader, Namrata Agrawal, Director, Manilam Industries Ltd. Here are a few things that you must know about Manilam:
Remember India in all that you do!
As one of India’s leading lifestyle designers of India, Raseel Gujral Ansal is ceaselessly valued for her outstanding ability in leading architecture and interior design over the past 30 years. She is a Doctor of Philosophy in architecture and has a well-celebrated work portfolio in product design, architecture, and interior decoration. She founded her flagship company, Raseel Gujral Ansal Design in 1990 and followed it up with two more fabulous companies, Casa Paradox and Casa Pop, in 1995 and 2014, respectively. Raseel Gujral Ansal carries a mammoth legacy of creative excellence combined with a fearless compulsion to evolve. This mantle has been handed to her by her father, the legendary maestro of all arts, Satish Gujral. A true exemplification of the Renaissance ethos, & the guru-shishya tradition, Raseel was schooled in her creative career within the crucible of the architectural firm led by her father & her brother Mohit Gujral and as in the renaissance has disregarded all compartmentalization between creative fields. Hence, she calls herself the accidental artist/ architect.
SEGU RESIDENCE, BANGALORE
The Segu Residence is a home in Bangalore that belongs to an expatriate family transitioning to the process of acclimatizing to a renewed style of dwelling in urban condominium abodes. Nestled in the heart of South Bangalore, this home is an honest collaboration between the design studio and the homeowners — the client brought hands-on expertise to the forefront with his honed experience in the sphere of project management and execution. The focused brief emphasized the curation of a minimalistic home that is modern and elegant in its demeanor — a coherent brief that enabled the home to become a literal extrapolation of the conceptual sketches that manifested themselves as devices of design.
BUILDING STRUCTURES - CRACKS & SEEPAGES IN CONCRETE
ALSO LAUNCH OF - NUVOCO CONCRETO CWT PLUS
AR CHRISTOPHER BENNINGER CREATES RS 700 CR SASSOON HOSPITAL PLAN | PUNE
Veteran architect Christopher Benninger has created an ambitious Rs 700 Cr plan for the redevelopment of Sassoon Hospital, Pune out of which Rs 100 Cr has already been sanctioned by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar for the initial phase. According to the hospital authorities, the Master Plan is created to develop the hospital for the next hundred years. The plan was submitted to the state and the phase-wise development will commence with the construction of hostels for postgraduate doctors and nurses.
A SOLID SURFACES & ALUMINIUM FAÇADE
JK House Delhi by Conarch Architects
AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE RENOWNED NEW YORK ARCHITECT DIANA KELLOGG
WHO HAS DESIGNED AN OVAL-SHAPED SANDSTONE GIRL’S SCHOOL AMID THE MYSTIC THAR DESERT
THE WATERFALL HOUSE
"The sound of running water, the natural stone finishes, the tranquil views of landscapes greens, the sculptural birds all ameliorate the experience of the waterfall house."
A HOME THAT INTERACTS WITH NATURE
Dr. Hareesh and Dr. Anju, well-known doctors in Trivandrum, Kerala, came up with the requirements of building their home, in a lush green site flanked by huge mango trees.
TO BE OR NOT TO BE ARCHITECT SANGEET SHARMA
Some known, some untold stories
Bamboo Society of India signs MOU with COA to mainstream Bamboo in the building sector
THE MOU AIMS AT INTRODUCING BAMBOO, AN AGRO PRODUCT, AS A MAINSTREAM MATERIAL FOR THE BUILDING AND RELATED SECTORS
RISING STAR AR THAKUR UDAYVEER SINGH, PRINCIPAL SPACE RACE ARCHITECTS, JALANDHAR
Architect Thakur Udayveer started his career with MNC Arcop Associates Pvt Ltd based in Noida but soon came back to Jalandhar to start his own office. With a young and passionate mind, he is always dreaming about the new designs. Taking cue from the major architectural firms, he runs his architectural practice to avoid hassels and believes in thorough detailing while working on any project. He keeps on sharing his views and project details on Social media in order to inspire and impart knowledge to youngsters. In an exclusive interaction with SURFACES REPORTER (SR), he spoke about his experiences, life and more.
WORLD WOOD DAY CELEBRATED BY SURFACES REPORTER
The eminent panelists debunked some of the most common misconceptions related to Timber construction and gave explainations to why Timber could be a great material for future construction.
The optimization of spaces to give a palatial feel is the prime philosophy followed. The outer façade of the abode resembles an ethnic European villa with rustic textures.
Viewpoint: AR GOONMEET SINGH CHAUHAN FOUNDER PARTNER DESIGN FORUM INTERNATIONAL NEW DELHI
ARCHITECTURE, INVERTONOMICS, DESIGN EDUCATION IN INDIA & MORE
WORLDS FIRST 3D PRINTED SCHOOL
Studio Mortazavi, an architectural design agency based in San Francisco, Lisbon, and Paris, collaborated with non-profit organisation Thinking Huts to design the world’s first 3D printed school for a university in Fianarantsoa, Madagascar.
Kiran Bedi Messages from Lt. Governor, Puducherry
Excerpts from Vertica DVIVEDI -Leadership in the Times of Crisis
The Architect Behind Ram Temple Ayodhya
The most anticipated temple architecture of the decade, Ram Mandir of Ayodhya is set to start its construction under a legendary architect Chandrakant B Sompura of Sompura Temple Architecture, Ahmedabad. Surfaces Reporter found some interesting details about the architect.
MANOJ PATEL -DESIGN STUDIO GUJARAT
Established by Manoj Patel in 2015, ‘MANOJ PATEL DESIGN STUDIO (MPDS) is a design firm that majorly focuses on sustainable building designs and restyling of the space with contemporary elucidation for design through exploration of waste and recyclable materials. Manoj Patel has been honoured and awarded for various acknowledgments by PAN INDIA, including “young Practice of the year” by Institute of Indian Interior Designers – IIID, LEXUS DESiGN AWARD INDIA. His several projects have also been recognized and published by international publications.
SHABNAM GUPTA - FOUNDER OF PEACOCK LIFE THE ORANGE LANE MAHARASHTRA
Shabnam Gupta is the creative genius behind many iconic celebrity homes, remarkable commercial projects and unconventional interiors across India. The ace and multi-award winning interior designer, Shabnam Gupta has racked up an impressive portfolio of celeb homes such as that of Kangana Ranaut, Raveena Tandon, Parineeti Chopra, Rani Mukherji, Tanuja Chandra, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Bijon Das Gupta and Irrfan Khan. She is also the principal designer of architectural and interior design firm, ‘The Orange Lane’ and the founder of ‘Peacock life’- a retail venture providing a range of designer furniture, lifestyle and décor products.
NERI OXMAN: MATERIAL ECOLOGY
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) housed “Neri Oxman: Material Ecology”, an exhibition featuring the work of architect, designer, and inventor Neri Oxman. Surfaces Reporter (SR) takes you to an exclusive tour of the exhibition. Write your comments to us at email@example.com. All Images Courtesy: The Museum of Modern Arts and MoMA
HIGH-END RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS
NEW MARKET & NEEDS AFTER COVID
TO THE PASSION, PERSISTANCE & PROWESS OF AR. REVATHI KAMATH
Most people recognize her as a pioneer of ‘Mud Architecture’ in India, someone who gave it a new dimension. However, as an architect as well as a person, she was much more. A person who wouldn’t hesitate calling a spade a spade, with an unmatched sensitivity towards nature and her craft is something we always will remember about her. WADE ASIA and Surfaces Reporter (SR) have been associated with architect Revathi Kamath through her works. She was the receipent of the WADE ASIA Sustainability Champion Award in 2018. She has also been the recipient of the prestigious Aga Khan Award. This article is a heartfelt tribute to the great architect with some not so known facts about the architect which she revealed during her presentation at WADE ASIA. If you have knew her well or have a message to share about Ar. Revathi Kamath and her work, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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‘A Man without Mask' - A TRIBUTE TO AR PRADEEP SACHDEVA
For an architect, it is always a great achievement if his creations are imprinted in the minds of the people. This kind of feat was achieved by Ar Pradeep Sachdeva when he designed iconic public spaces like The Garden of Five Senses and Delhi Haat. An alumni of IIT-Roorkee, he was an expert in designing public spaces and giving an urban outlook the heritage precincts while retaining their soul, Ar Sachdeva left for heavenly abode during the early hours of May 31st, 2020 due to heart attack. Surfaces Reporter (SR) feels it is a great loss to the Indian Architecture Fraternity, a void which cannot be filled.
Solid Surface Myths Busted
Solid Surfaces is a low-maintenance, non-porous and repairable countertop created by pouring stone pieces, acrylic, resin and other chemicals into a mould. It has become a perfect mid-range countertop material. Buyers who are looking for other affordable countertop materials often gravitate toward Solid Surfaces. SURFACES REPORTER (SR) is sharing some of the issues faced while working with Solid Surfaces. We are thankful to the experts from LG, REHAU and NEONNEX who have shared insights in this regard.