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Showing posts with label Thought n Impact. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thought n Impact. Show all posts

Thursday, March 26, 2020

CURA: open-source design for emergency COVID-19 ICUs

By Carlo Ratti Associati
Renders: Carlo Ratti Associati
Read Time: 2 mins
"CURA CarloRattiAssociati indiaartndesign"

CURA (Connected Units for Respiratory Ailments) aims to convert shipping containers into plug-in Intensive-Care Pods for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Amsterdam’s new repository explores the synergy between circularity and adaptability in design!

Compiled by Ar. Sivashankari Ramamoorthi
Photography: cepezed | lucas van der wee
Read Time: 2 mins
"Depot Amsterdam Noord Cepezed indiaartndesign"

Design studio Cepezed and Cepezedinterieur envisage an energy neutral, flexible design for Archive Depot Amsterdam Noord that renders the building circular and removable, contributing to a holistically sustainable solution…  

Friday, August 9, 2019

Modular construction – the solution to several problems!

Compiled by Team IAnD
Info & Imagery: Courtesy GMP
Read Time: 2 mins
"modular construction frankfurt school gmp indiaartndesign"
© gmp_Architekten

von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects use modular construction to build a temporary school building for 2,000 pupils in Frankfurt am Main…

Friday, July 5, 2019

Should a research centre have a collaborative environment?

Compiled by Team IAnD
Photography: Dianna Snape; courtesy v2com
Read Time: 2 mins
"Nancy Mills Building Australia Design Inc indiaartndesign"

Melbourne studio DesignInc’s recently completed biotechnology research centre exemplifies the significance of collaborative practice and healthy work environments in research-based workplace thinking...

Monday, May 6, 2019

Envisioning the educational campus of the future!

By Ar. Romil Sheth
Photography: Courtesy Sasaki
Read Time: 2 mins
"campus of the future romil sheth sasaki indiaartndesign"

Are our institutional campuses keeping pace with a continuingly progressive socio-economic scenario? Are the educational buildings ready for the students of the morrow? Ar. Romil Sheth ponders a solution…

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Self-sufficiency in public transport – a global footprint?!

Compiled by Team IAnD
Photography: cepezed | Lucas van der Wee; courtesy v2com
Read Time: 2 mins 30 secs
"bus station Tilburg cepezed design studio indiaartndesign"

Netherlands has its first fully-integrated bus station that generates its own energy. Can this module toe a global footprint?

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Shaping the urban future with sustainability at the core!

By Vinita Wagh
Illustrations/renders: Courtesy UNStudio
Read Time: 2 mins
"UNStudio BSD lanterns indiaartndesign"

UNStudio blueprints the world’s ‘Smartest Neighbourhood’ in Helmond’s Brandevoort District in the Netherlands - a prototypical initiative that epitomises adaptable planning and future living.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Can design assist in value-based education?

Compiled by Team IAnD
Photography: Courtesy Make Architects
Read Time: 2 mins
"TLB nottingham university indiaartndesign"

After open and collaborative workspace culture, education now follows a flexible and personalised methodology…

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Empowering collaborations the Sasaki way!

By Vinita Wagh
Photography: Courtesy Sasaki
Read Time: 2 mins
"incubator at sasaki indiaartndesign"
Incubator at Sasaki (inset) James N. Miner-CEO-Principal-Planner, Sasaki

Sasaki Design Studio engineers their design Incubator with a lively and peppy vibe to spur creative thinking…

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Unifying the diverse: a community footprint imparting social harmony

By Ar. Bineeta Ghoshal
Photography: Shigeo Ogawa; courtesy the architect
Read Time: 2 mins
"chronos dwell masahiko fujimori indiaaartndesign"

Architecture is one of the prime catalysts of creating a harmonious built environment that infuses the ambience of social conformity. Ar. Masahiko Fujimori endorses this statement via his design of the Chronos Dwell.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Casual is the new corporate, endorses Sasaki

By Vinita Wagh
Photography: Courtesy Sasaki
Read Time: 2 mins
"Microsoft NERD centre cambridge sasaki indiaartndesign"

Sasaki design studio emboldens Microsoft to ditch the standard corporate aesthetic and embrace an inspiring and collaborative workplace environment at their NERD Centre.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Breakthrough post-earthquake prototype makes profound humanitarian impact!

By Vinita Wagh
Photography: JAG Studio & El Sindicato Arquitectura
Infography: Mitsuyoshi Kawasaki – Al Borde & El Sindicato Arquitectura
Read Time: 2 mins
"earthquake rehab proto AL BORDE+El Sindicato Arquitectura indiaartndesign"

AL BORDE + El Sindicato Arquitectura reinvent traditional building technology to develop a post-earthquake prototype that is literally making waves in the ‘Earthquake Architecture’ community…

Monday, November 26, 2018

Lending identity through architecture

By Vinita Wagh
Photography: Chandan & Afrina; courtesy Tjep
Read Time: 3 mins
"solidaridad village market tjep Vaastukalpa architects indiaartndesign"

An experiential delight - visceral and raw, this village supermarket reinterprets traditions to interact powerfully with its users.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Wellness at the workplace

By Beverly Pereira
Photography: People’s Architecture Office, Jing Weiqi 
Read Time: 2 mins
"leping headquarteres PAO indiaartndesign"

Surpassing the clichéd norm of the office gym, People’s Architecture Office designs the Leping Foundation headquarters in Beijing as a workplace that focusses on wellbeing. 

Friday, November 2, 2018

Breaking away from conventional formwork!

Compiled by Vinita Wagh
Photography: Juan Pablo Allegre; courtesy ZHA
Read Time: 2 mins 30 secs
"ZHA knitCandela indiaartndesign"

Zaha Hadid Architects and ETH Zurich introduce KnitCandela – an incredibly thin concrete shell, built on an ultra-lightweight, knitted formwork that can be suitcase-condensed. How’s that for revolutionary?

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Living inside-out!

By Rutvi Ashar
Renders: Renderings by CRA graphic team: Gary di Silvio, Pasquale Milieri, Gianluca Zimbardi
Read Time: 2 mins
"house around a tree carlo ratti associati indiaartndesign"

International design and innovation office, Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) uses a Ficus tree as the fulcrum of a progressive residential design in Parma, Northern Italy.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Library as a town

Compiled by Rutvi Ashar
Renders: Shanghai Cenby Digital Technology Co. Ltd
Read Time: 2 mins
"Salon taiwan library carlo ratti indiaartndesign"
Proposed salon in the National Library of Taiwan (inset) Ar. Carlo Ratti

Expected to greet the public in 2023, Bio-architecture Formosana (BAF) together with Carlo Ratti Associatti (CRA) present the National Library in Taiwan, which hopes to transform a large undeveloped suburban plot in XinYing District.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Personalised commute: the train of the future!

Compiled by Avinash Yadav
Renders: Courtesy Mecanoo
Read Time: 2 mins
"Train of the future mecanoo indiaartndesign"

Mecanoo architects and circular-furniture specialist, Gispen conceptualise a modular and flexible train interior that facilitates travellers’ diverse activities - sustainable mobility that can be universally replicated…

Friday, October 5, 2018

Is this the start of a new phenomena in adaptive reuse?

Compiled by Team IAnD
Renders: Courtesy JA arquitectura
Read Time: 2 mins 30 secs
Maassilo roof transformation elevation view JA architects indiaartndesign"
Maassilo roof transformation 

JA Architects make a modern intervention in Rotterdam's century-old Stok building, setting a precedent for a fresh approach to reducing the carbon footprint…

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Symbolic Unions

By Vinita Wagh
Renders: Courtesy Karim Rashid
Read Time: 1 min 30 secs
"church mosque synagogue globalove karim rashid indiaartndesign"
Spreading global love (inset) Designer Karim Rashid; photography credits: Lupe de la Vallina

One world, one love. A celebration of humanity. Karim Rashid’s architectural proposal for the Church of Globalove suggests exactly that.
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