Situated in the heart of New Delhi, Rug Republic is brand of rugs and accessories that serves globally. Architecture Discipline was responsible for refurbishing of 20,000 sq.ft space to tailor an office building that holds a significant architectonic value, apart from functionality and efficiency.
The brief presented by the client was to make the existing dilapidated building usable again, within a limited budget and with minimal interventions. Hence, a great emphasis has been placed on reclaiming the usable spaces, by undoing ad-hoc alterations in the building’s spatial layout and removing layers of the flooring that was done by its previous occupants.
Instead of hiding under a veil of glass and granite, the design aims to make a post-industrial statement that would intrigue the visitor. The design, a weeping transformer, is a reinterpretation of an expression of warehouses that emerges out of the architect’s understanding of the physical context and the challenges it posed.
By equating Okhla to a war zone, a metal shell has been enveloped around the structure to protect the interiors from the hostile and acrid environment. An inward-looking building, therefore, finds its justification in the site’s industrial skyline that offers nothing of visual interest at eye levels. Furthermore, acrid air quality and ruckus created by the monkeys in the neighbourhood demanded a deviation from the conventional glass architecture and prevented large openings on the facade.
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THE BARE AND DYNAMIC
LOCATED IN AHMEDABAD, THE HS HOUSE, DESIGNED BY STUDIO SARANSH, IS A COMPACT FAMILY HOME THAT DEPLOYS BARE MINIMUM MATERIALITY AND FORM TO CREATE DYNAMISM
WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN
JAQUAR DESIGN CONFAB’S LATEST EDITION TITLED “ME TO WE” HONOURED AND CELEBRATED THE FEMALE POWERHOUSES IN THE FIELD OF DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE.
TAKING CUES FROM THE REGIONAL VERNACULAR TO REIMAGINE CONTEMPORARY LIVING
WITH AN OVERARCHING FOCUS ON UTILISING TRANSITIONAL SPACES, THE DESIGN FOR THE CANTILEVER HOUSE DESIGNED BY ZERO ENERGY DESIGN LAB, UPHOLDS THE IMPORTANCE OF SUCH SPACES IN PROVIDING ADAPTABILITY AND ENHANCING THE BUILT QUALITY OF THE ENVIRONMENT.
SMART AND BRIGHT
SMART LIGHTING IS RAPIDLY EMPLOYED ACROSS DOMAINS FOR GREATER COMFORT, SAFETY AND LOWER ENERGY CONSUMPTION. WE TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE MOST EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THIS SEGMENT
RMZ and CPP join hands for 10.4m sq.ft of commercial real estate development in India
RMZ Corp, one of Asia's largest privately-owned real estate owners and developers and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) announced today that they have entered into a joint venture to develop and hold commercial office space in Chennai and Hyderabad.
TRANSCENDING THE ARCHETYPE OF LEARNING SPACES
UNLIKE ANY TYPICAL TRAINING CENTRE, THE SEEMING “EFFORTLESS” DESIGN OF THE PJCF SKILL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, IS A GREAT EXEMPLAR OF A VERSATILE AND MULTI-FUNCTIONAL DESIGN SOLUTION COMBINED WITH FLAWLESS, VIBRANT AESTHETICS
RETROFITTING PROJECTS: HIGH CAPACITY, LOW CAPABILITIES
THE HEAD OF RETROFIT PROJECTS AT UNIVERSAL VOLTAS LLC, ASHOK JHA, BREAKS DOWN THE COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ENCIRCLING RETROFIT, FIT-OUT, REFURBISHMENTS, AND RETRO-COMMISSIONING BEFORE DELVING INTO THE PAIN POINTS SUCH AS A LACK OF EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED WITHIN THE MEP AND HVAC SECTORS
WORLD'S TALLEST HYBRID TIMBER TOWER
THE 40-STOREYED TOWER BEING BUILT AS THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY ATLASSIAN, IS SUPPOSED TO SERVE AS A CATALYST FOR SYDNEY’S NEW TECH PRECINCT.
SIMULATING NATURE WITHIN SPACES
TAJ RESORT AND SPA, DESIGNED BY EDIFICE CONSULTANTS, IS THE MORPHOLOGY OF THE TRADITIONAL HIMALAYAN VILLAGE WITH A STRUCTURE THAT NEGOTIATES AND CREATES A DIALOGUE WITH THE CONTOURS.
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“FLUID SERIES” WASHBASINS BY MUSELAB