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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 Tanvangi Asthana
An interesting shoring technique which we got to work with, for a multi-storey office building in Noida. The soil type in Noida is loamy and construction site has high water table. Such a combination of soil type and high water table creates the possibility of collapse (cave-in) of trench walls at the time of excavation. Hence, the shoring technique has to be designed to retain earth, water and adjacent structures. The b ...
WorkPlace Blog
By Tim Wyne (Guest article)
When employees aren’t motivated at work, it shows. Lower performance, more sick days, and higher turnover rates are just a few of the costly ways that unhappy employees express their dissatisfaction.  In the United States, these costs to the nation’s economy are estimated to run around $500 billion dollars annually. Across Europe, the costs are an estimated €242 billion. While there are few credible estimates on the co ...
Daylight
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 ...
Office Interiors
By Pratibha Chauhan
At Morphogenesis, we strongly believe that office Interiors, if designed well, can serve as powerful catalyst in driving innovation, influencing employees’ behavior and leveraging maximum productivity. The contemporary discourse around office interiors and workplace design has seen an increased focus on certain aspects of workplace design pertaining to flexibility, informality, wellbeing, hierarchy, and technology. The idea ...
Morphed
By Shruti Khandelwal
Morphogenesis is unique in the Indian Architecture industry, where professionalization of services finds its way into a formal induction program for all new joinees. At Morphogenesis, the induction process spans 8 days of intensive learning and understanding of the firm’s DNA and character – the firm philosophy, design ideology, processes and people values that have allowed Morphogenesis to strike that perfect balance of c ...
Workplace 101
By Pratibha Chauhan
Workplace design plays an integral role in maximizing the productivity of employees of any organization. Some argue that a workplace design that responds to the model of innovation and philosophy of the institution is the ultimate answer to leveraging the full potential of the employees. Others have proposed a more nuanced human-centric approach that uses human personality types and human well-being as the basic premises for d ...