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2nd February 2017: Lecture  @ISRO

Morphogenesis’ Senior Associate & Studio Director Sameer Chadha delivers a lecture at the ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) in Bengaluru. His session titled, ‘Office in the Tropics’ will explore the design intent of creating an exemplar in environmentally responsive high-spec office complexes.

20 Jan FutureArc IILM
20th January 2017: In FuturArc | IILM

“Contextually responding to its harsh local microclimate, the project was conceived to fortify itself from the external environment and create a relevant oasis-like internal environment."

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The British School Icon
By Rahat Varma
Just finished last week we bring to you The British School, New Delhi. Morphogenesis’ design vision for this school, found inspiration in the school’s tagline- ‘An International education with an Indian soul’. With this project, we set out to provide a strong cultural context to the international format of education this institution provides. The principal challenge was to construct the new building on the existing sit ...
Verical-Architecture
By Rahat Varma
With the rapid increase of urban density in our cities and land being a major constraint there is a need to look out for solutions that allow our cities to expand and not implode. High rise is a response to the paucity of land, without a doubt, tall buildings and compact living may be directly related. As a design ideology the high rise typology of construction has often been seated centre stage at a number of architectural di ...
Aarushi
By Aarushi Juneja
“Well planned play, both indoor and outdoor is a key way in which children learn with enjoyment and challenge.” [1]. Interest in improving not only the school building but also the outdoor spaces is becoming significantly important as they play an important role in the school curriculum. Research has also highlighted that outdoor learning experiences are more effective in developing intellectual skills than indoor (clas ...
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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 ...