‘Why learning to build like our ancestors is essential for survival of our planet’, Ar. Milind Pai

‘Why learning to build like our ancestors is essential for survival of the planet’, Ar. Milind Pai, Milind Pai, Architects & Interior Designers Space is a growing concern among people in the construction business, especially in the urban areas. High rise buildings and towers adorn the skies in ...
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Civil Engineering: Past, Present, and Future; Dr. N. Subramanian

Abstract: In the past 50 years of my life I have witnessed several changes in Civil Engineering. Civil Engineering is a vast field encompassing several sub fields such as Structural Engineering, Material Science, Soil mechanics and foundation engineering, Hydraulic engineering,  Environmental engineering, Traffic and transportation engineering, Earthquake engineering,  ...
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‘The Role of Energy in 21st-century Life’, Dr. Ramesh

An architects insight on Energy Conservation, Dr. Ramesh, Archinova Design Pvt. Ltd. Conservation & Energy Conservation implies protection: the idea of keeping something safe. Over the years, great efforts have been made to conserve natural habitats, endangered species, marine ecosystems and more. As humans have become aware of ...
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Homes of the Future, With Little Help from Past; Ar. Milind Pai

Ar. Milind Pai, Milind Pai, Architects & Interior Designers An essential aspect of any civilization is its architecture. The structures built during this period are an indication of its economic, social as well as political history. The materials used can give us an idea of the geography and ...
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Here are 18 questions for which you may get answers in 2018; Harish Rao

Harish Rao, Director, sawdust In many respects year 2018 may prove to be a turning point for Indian economy in general and building materials and realty sector in particular. It is not just because year 2018 follows three major historical steps taken by the government, namely, demonetization, introduction ...
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‘Dense new developments may provide “a large-scale solution to a large-scale problem”‘, Dr. Ramesh

Housing in India – an architects perspective, Dr. Ramesh, Archinova Design Pvt. Ltd. Housing in India is a form a security which is imbibed in the mindset of the Indians, so it forms an integral part of the life of a dream to own a “Home”. To achieve ...
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Retrospect 2017 – Home Improvement and Building Materials; Harish Rao

Harish Rao, Director, sawdust Unnerved by the economic disruption caused by the sudden and unexpected government decision to demonetize higher value currencies at the fag end of calendar 2016, people in general and architects and interior design professionals in particular only hoped that they will see some light ...
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‘2018 will see a focus on black water’; Ar. Sean Williams

2018 Predictions through a Sustainable Architects lens; Ar, Sean Williams, Principal, Owner, Architect; OT9 design When the editors at sawdust asked me to make my predictions for year 2018, I wasn’t sure I could meet their expectations with the crazy year that we have all been experiencing. Not being ...
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‘Everyone has the right to safe, decent, affordable housing’; Ar. Shashirekha

How to tackle housing crisis – an architect’s vision; Ar. Shashirekha, Chief Architect, Space Studio Chennai ‘Home is where the heart is’; at the heart of housing lays the signs of a society that is fair, sustainable therefore stable. Housing is a basic necessity for human habitation. A ...
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Air Pollution: No Man’s Land, Nikhil Jain

Air Pollution: No Man’s Land, Nikhil Jain, Founder & Director, Sanicon Sustainability Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Its 10:30 AM. The sunshine is at its romantic best, subtle to just announce the augmentation of early winter’s. Trees are lined up on the street, just standing there. You can only sense life in ...
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