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PLEA 2017 Edinburgh: The Practice of Architecture in the Tropics

 Integrated Design Approach Architecture in some of the densest cities in India (and the world) demands highly conscious spatial consumption with office design standards reaching efficiencies as low as 50sq.ft./person. Consequently, high internal gains and stress on available resources have led to innovative developme ...
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By Rahat Varma
The modern workplace is undergoing a paradigm shift of changes in usage patterns and longevity of working hours. We as architects and interior designers need to design space such that the users are more comfortably integrated with their physical surroundings at the workplace. A big contributing factor towards indoor comfort, are the lighting levels. Le Corbusier identified the significance of light in architecture best when he ...
Cancer Hospital
By Rahat Varma
Morphogenesis takes on the design of a Multispecialty health care centre, under its corporate social responsibility initiative. This centre is located in the Pan Bazaar, Guwahati and is being set up by a group of doctors to address the high incidence of cancer in the North Eastern region of the country. According to a report by the Indian Council of Medical Research in 2013, the incidence of cancer is highest in this region of ...
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By Shruti Khandelwal
Natural daylight is abundant around us. Yet most of us work indoors under artificial light, as often not enough thought that goes into making the indoor working environment more healthy and enjoyable. According to studies, people inherently prefer working near windows. It is known to stimulate the mind and reduce stress, thereby increasing productivity. Moreover, natural daylight reduces energy consumption, hence promoting sus ...