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  What is the role of atrium in public building ?
Posted by: Bunty Sogani - 01-03-2015, 02:33 PM - Forum: Architecture - Replies (3)

 What is the role of atrium in public building ?


Atrium is  the heart of public building such as hospitals, shopping centres, educational centres, office buildings etc. People gather and socialise in the atriums. The Atrium also connect to the natural green spaces and natural sunlight through roof skylight systems , which is the main aspect of architecture  (Light and ventilation). Atriums play a vital role in sustainable and green architecture.  Atriums ameliorate the indoor environment as well as the comfort levels of the buildings.  

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  Gravity Restroom
Posted by: harshita - 12-24-2014, 02:21 PM - Forum: Architecture - No Replies

Gravity Restroom

In the midst of unprecedented chaos at Mongkok caused by Civil Unrest right next to Langham Place Shopping Center, one discovers a brand new Black & White Toilet with Futuristic Street Lamps called “Gravity Restroom” recently opened to the public. Built as part of Pegasus Entertainment’s first Flagship “Cinema City Langham Place” designed by Alexander Wong Architects, this futuristic-looking cinema has an entrance named “Rose Futura” in Ultra-Blue and Azure “Cloud Atlas Tunnels”. 

[Image: 01.-Gravity-Restroom-600x400.jpg]

http://www.evolo.us/architecture/gravity-restroom/#more-32872

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  State Of The Art Office Tower For New York City
Posted by: harshita - 12-24-2014, 02:18 PM - Forum: Architecture - No Replies

State Of The Art Office Tower For New York City


 The ITC tower designed by Chapelle Corentin, 4th-year student at Paris’ Speciale School of Architecture, is an hypothetical project trying to imagine and prove in what ways is possible to design a state of the art office space dealing with nowadays needs in a challenging city such as New York City (what impact such a project can have and could have for the city, what benefits, what opportunities …etc).
[Image: new-york-skyscraper-1-600x1354.jpg]

http://www.evolo.us/category/architecture/

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  Veterans Memorial And Museum In Columbus, Ohio
Posted by: harshita - 12-24-2014, 02:03 PM - Forum: Architecture - No Replies

Veterans Memorial And Museum In Columbus, Ohio

The museum, located on the banks of the Scioto River, directly across from downtown Columbus, will open in 2016.

The Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum is conceived as an architecture of two acts. The first is an act of landscape, where the surrounding parkland is cut, carved and lifted into the sky, creating a processional path to the sanctuary, a place of ceremony, celebration and reflection—a civic room for the city of Columbus. The second is an act of structure, where a series of concentric arches rise from the earth to hold the sanctuary above. These bands of interwoven concrete hold and protect the museum and its occupants within, creating a labyrinthine journey of exhibitions that illuminate ideas of service, duty and remembrance.

[Image: OVM-1-600x358.jpg]



http://www.evolo.us/category/architecture/

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  Passive House Concept
Posted by: harshita - 12-24-2014, 01:51 PM - Forum: Architecture - No Replies

Passive House concept 

The Passive House standard requires buildings to use at least 80% less energy than a comparable conventional building.

The Passive House standard requires buildings to use at least 80% less energy than a comparable conventional building, so air tightness is a must. The structure must be completely sealed against any air infiltration, at the same time preventing conditioned air from escaping. This means Building Teams must employ multiple layers of insulation in the walls, roof, and flooring, plus continuous air barriers and reliable windows and doors. 

Once the building is completely sealed, a number of techniques can be engaged to regulate the temperature.


Passive house design strategies

- Natural Ventilation
- Ventury Effect
- Shading
- Wind Towers
- Courtyard Design
- Earth Air Tunnels
- Evaporative Cooling
- Passive Down Draught Cooling
- Roof pool
- Trombe wall

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  Organic architecture
Posted by: harshita - 12-10-2014, 02:13 PM - Forum: Architecture - Replies (7)

Organic architecture


Organic architecture is a philosophy of architecture which promotes harmony
Between human habitation and the natural/bio world through design and a
pproaches so sympathetic and well integrated with its site that building
furnishings, and surroundings become part of a unified, interrelated 
Composition.

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  Biomimetic architecture
Posted by: harshita - 12-10-2014, 02:06 PM - Forum: Architecture - Replies (1)

Biomimicry in  architecture


·         Structures whose outer form is inspired from bio — living structures is known as Biomimicry.  

·         The term biomimicry was popularized Jannie Banyus


Example


[Image: biomimicry-concert-hall-1.jpg]


This project is a design proposal conceived by Philip H. Wilck during his studies at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna under the guidance of Hernan Diaz Alonso. The project for a Concert Hall at the Stadtpark in Vienna rethinks the concept of a concert hall through the architectural emsemble of different geometrical and material configurations that offer the opportunity for a multilayered and complex music experience. The system includes central positioned classical, symmetric concert hall geometry, and two areas created as sound shells related to biological shell geometries (biomimcry) such as an ear or a muscle structure. Other elements provide spaces and areas for a fully energy self-sufficient building through host interaction and active materials.

http://www.evolo.us/architecture/architectural-biomimicry-used-to-redefine-what-we-understand-as-a-concert-hall/

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  Hanging Mezzanin
Posted by: ronit - 11-13-2014, 03:11 PM - Forum: Architecture - Replies (1)

In Hanging Mezzanin the mid-storey is supported from the top floor. The second floor is supported by columns in tension, not compression, so steel need to be used ,concrete is unsuitable.

Example of this is the Hinman Research Building, at Georgia Tech's School of Architecture (USA). Originally designed by P.M Heffernan in 1939


For more information you can visit
http://www.bdcnetwork.com/bdcs-28th-annual-reconstruction-awards

and

http://www.archdaily.com/123220/hinman-research-building-office-da-and-lord-aech-sargent/

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  just imagine
Posted by: omprakash - 10-11-2014, 10:56 AM - Forum: Architecture - No Replies

what's different ground level & natural level ? Huh

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  The History of Indian Architecture
Posted by: nehal_j - 09-29-2014, 02:21 PM - Forum: Architecture - Replies (1)

The History of Indian Architecture

With thousands of years of history, India’s architectural structures continually evolved to suit the needs of the culture. The first known physical proof of architectural structures dates back around 6,000 years. Archeological evidence discovered near Chotta Nagpur and in Brahmgiri indicates that the people first used stones for building shelters during the Mesolithic period. Primitive Neolithic structures dating possibly as far back as 4000 BC were uncovered close to the Narmada River.

By 2500 to 1500 BC, construction materials evolved from stone to brick. The ancient Indus Valley civilization constructed complex buildings, and evidence of community structures emerged. Excavating the Harappa site in Punjab revealed multi-storied buildings with private bathrooms, drainage systems, sanitary sewer systems and reservoirs. Archeologists found similar architectural features at the Banwali, Chanhudaro and Dholavira sites.

Around 1000 BC, the sacred Hindu text known as Adharvana Veda makes mention of using iron in construction. The culture incorporated Hellenistic and Roman styles into their designs during the third century BC. Dome shaped structures similar in appearance to the Sanchi stube served as commemorative monuments that held sacred artifacts. Remnants of rock cut wells, stepped ponds and unusual cave temples also came into existence during this time.

During this era, King Ashoka, emperor of India, also commissioned the construction of hospitals. Multi-storied buildings featured large doors, arched windows and high walls. During his reign, Ashoka also constructed a series of pillars throughout the northern region. Each structure stood between 40 and 50 feet tall, weighted up to 50 tons and each had carved edicts. Today, 19 survive bearing the carvings.

The Golden Age of Indian architecture spanned from 230 CE to 1200 CE. The southern regions adopted the complex structures found in the northern regions. Additionally, the various empires began constructing temples. The Chola king, Rajaraja Cholan, constructed the Bragatheeswarar Temple complex. The main temples features five divisions that included the Aradhana Mandapam. Along the dark corridors of this portion of the temple, archeologists discovered floor to ceiling frescoes. The Pala empire constructed the Buddhist Odantpuri Vihar and the Jagaddal Vihar. Impressed with the structural features, architects from China, Japan and Tibet adopted the building styles of the Pala.

The Classical Age followed and lasted until 1526 CE. The Hoysala Empire built various large and small temples that included the Chennakesava temple, the Hoysaleswara temple and the Kesava temple. The Vijayanagara empire constructed the Vijayanagar Raya Gopura during this time. From 1526 CE to 1857 CE, the Mughal Era began. Through this era Islamic and Persian influences merged with traditional architectural styles. Examples of multi-influenced structures include the Fateh pur sikiri, the Red Fort and the Taj Mahal that rulers commissioned during this time. The holy Sikh shrine known as the Golden Temple was constructed in 1604.

The Colonial Era lasted until 1947 and introduced British and European architectural styles that included extended roof overhangs and free standing pavilions. Government buildings, railway systems and roadways predominantly featured the combination of styles. Rastrapathi Bhavan located in New Delhi represents an example of the merged designs.

The Modern Era, or Post Independence phase saw architectural changes based on the needs of the population after 1947. Small villages evolved into urban and industrial regions. Economic increase along with modern globalization, immigration and tourism sparked the introduction of secure government buildings and public structures that allowed the country to compete with developed world countries. One of the most modern architectural structures in recent decades includes the Chennai, Tamilnadu government building. While the county continues advancing in their architectural structures, historical buildings remain well-maintained and treasured.

http://www.coa-india.org/

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