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December 2016, Christmas
23rd December 2016: Christmas Celebrations

From #Delhi to #Bangalore we are busy exchanging #SecretSanta #Gifts.  #ChristmasJoy

December 2016, The Plan-02
13th December 2016: The Plan, Italy | News Section

One of the most acclaimed international architecture magazines, The Plan (Italy) shares the news about Morphogenesis designing the world’s largest office building.

December 2016, World Architecture Community Infosys
8th December 2016: World-Architecture Community 

"Iconicism of Sustainability: Morphogenesis took this opportunity to test if a development of this scale could be net zero on water, energy and waste to landfill, with a future aim to develop a model for sustainable master-planning for larger sites.”- Infosys Campus Mihan

December 2016, Homify Traveler's House
8th December 2016: Homify.in| Traveler’s House

“It can simply be described as an elegant understated house that is experiential in nature and its architectural wonder lies in the subtle juxtapositions of spatial relationships that reveal themselves over time.”

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By Anisha Chakrabarty
We all must have come across a beehive hanging on a building, tree or a rock. Even the smallest sight of it must have immediately triggered a sense of fear of getting stung, followed by generation of innumerable ideas on how to remove it from our vicinity. But have you ever wondered how these complex structures are constructed and inhabited by such tiny creatures, which by the virtue of naturally inherited wisdom and construct ...
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By Susan M Thomas
Sustainability has been the core concept in most well-conceived, upcoming projects in India. In the modern context, the methods to achieve it are validated by computer simulations to optimize the atmosphere in buildings. Vernacular architecture in India built sustainably by incorporating socio-cultural activities in its built form. This response provided a positive environment for the inhabitants. Interestingly, in Kerala, ...
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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 ...
Inside Outside
By Rahat Varma
We, as users of the built environment, spend most of our days in heavily cordoned off spaces, attempting to both be productive during our work day and to turn-off the hustle and relax after work hours. The unpleasant truth is that we do not have enough time to be outdoors and experience what nature has to offer. With the prevalent introverted construction style being applied to most new developments, it is essential for us as ...
The Network
By Rahat Varma
Connectivity is essential for any development to thrive and potentially grow. With passage of time, the cities that we now live in have lost their walk-ability. Perhaps this change can be attributed to population explosion, which has caused the demise of transition and congregation spaces. Things as they stand today in most developments, especially in the residential sector, are to ‘pave paradise and put up a parking lot’. ...
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By Aabhas Maldahiyar
The doors of the past always lead one to a treasure. A treasure, that transcendentally holds worth for each one living in a particular time. And very often, the treasures of the past remain fossilized under layers of time. Catalhöyük is one such door to the past, a civilisation that had an architecture that we might call peculiar today. It existed approximately amid 7500 BC to 5700 BC, and flourished around 7000 BC. It is on ...
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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 ...
Rainfall
By Shruti Khandelwal
Four out of five climatic zones in India receive rainfall and Cherrapunji, a sub-divisional town in the state of Meghalaya is credited as one of the ‘Wettest Places on Earth’. Rainwater harvesting is a significant component in designing sustainably, particularly in master planning projects where water management is a critical component of design. Rainwater harvesting for flushing, irrigation, and natural ground water recha ...