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10 Must-read books by Indian Architects

Surfaces Reporter has compiled a list of some of the Must read books for architects written by some of the most well-known and academically acclaimed architects and other professionals. Take a look

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An Energy-Efficient Admin Block in Kashmir University

Glass wool insulated facade | High Performance Contemporary Admin Block in Kashmir University

The New Administration facility for the University of Kashmir in Srinagar is designed for energy efficiency, human interaction, comfort and the celebration of traditional timber design in a modern context.

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Kashmir University Leh Satellite Campus

A sustainable university campus in the harsh Leh climate by ANA Design Studio

Kashmir University Leh Satellite Campus designed by ANA Design Studio is an epitome of Sustainable architecture in unstable climates.

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The Looking Facade of the P.C. Hooftstraat by UNStudio

This Facade By UNStudio Imitates a Billowing Transparent Fabric

The Looking Facade of the P.C. Hooftstraat 138 is a celebration of textiles, both in form and function; three curved glass panels flow down from the upper floors in a design that imitates billowing transparent cloth.

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Cover Story: High-End Residential Projects- New Market & Needs AFTER COVID

Ar Bobby Mukherji, Pallavi Dean, Ar Hiren Patel, Nisha Jamvwal on High-End Residential Projects- Surfaces Reporter Cover Story

Architects Bobby Mukherji, Hiren Patel, Interior Designers Pallavi Dean, Nisha Jamvwal discuss about luxury homes, how residential properties will change in design, renovation, buying of new building materials and products after COVID pandemic. The demands and new needs....

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Ingenhoven Architects

Europe’s Largest Green Façade Designed by Ingenhoven Architects

Ingenhoven Architects has wrapped the Kö-Bogen II office block in Düsseldorf, Germany with almost 30,000 plants to form five-miles of hornbeam hedges.

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United Coffee House got Rewind into Chic yet Contemporary setting

Abhigyan Neogi revamps the famous United Coffee House to a delightful new avatar

United Coffee House, a chic offshoot of the legendary 75-year-old United Coffee House is a thrilling design venture by Chromed Design Studio.

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Stairway house in Tokyo

The Stairway House by Nendo

Situated in a serene residential area of Shinjuku, a zone of Tokyo, this three-story home designed by Nendo to accommodate three generations of the same family.

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An exquisite luxury Penthouse by 212box

With over 50 different exquisite marbles, this US Penthouse is a treat to eyes!

With a staggering 5000 ft and an unrestrained budget, this heavenly nest is curated with 50 different types of marbles, hand-carved wood and what not. Have a look

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Zaha Hadid Architects to build Klenoviy Boulevard Metro Station, Moscow

ZHA to build Klenoviy Boulevard Metro Station in Russia

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8 fantastic materials that can be recycled and repurposed

8 fantastic recycled materials you can use to renovate

As the world focuses on efficiency in cost and uses, Surfaces Reporter (SR) has rounded up 8 fantastic materials that can be recycled and repurposed.

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Top Architects who dont have architecture degree surfaces reporter

10 World Famous Architects who did not have formal Architecture Degree

While there is no substitute for training, some exceptional passionate minds find their way out. Here are the worlds top architects known in history who despite not being trained in architecture, have created amazing structures and world-class buildings.

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ELECTRONICS CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD. (ECIL) by B.V. Doshi

ELECTRONICS CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD. (ECIL) by B.V. Doshi

The ECIL Township was built by Doshi between 1969 and 1971, and was part of a planned expansion of the Hyderabad electronics industry.

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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT by B. V. Doshi

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT by B. V. Doshi

The legendary architect, B. V. Doshi designed the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Udaipur.

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Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology (CEPT) by B. V. Doshi

Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology (CEPT) by B. V. Doshi

An institutional wonder, the Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology (CEPT) by the legendary architect, B V Doshi, captures the presence of a brick kiln, which evokes memories of childhood. Likewise, education without doors conveys both formal and informal exchanges.

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TAGORE MEMORIAL THEATREX by B. V. Doshi

TAGORE MEMORIAL THEATREX by B. V. Doshi

In this memorial theatre, the city honours both Tagore, the legendary artist and Tagore, the towering personality.

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SANGATH - the Studio of B. V. Doshi

SANGATH - the Studio of B. V. Doshi

Featuring a series of sunken vaults sheathed in china mosaic, the studio, Sangath, has a small grassy terraced amphitheatre and flowing water details.

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INSTITUTE OF INDOLOGY by B.V. Doshi

The Institue For Indology building in Ahmedabad is one of Balkrishna Doshis first public buildings as a solo artist outside of  Le Corbusiers office.

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Kamala house

KAMALA HOUSE Ahmedabad by B.V Doshi

The architects search for identity culminated in the story of "four columns and a staircase" in a brick kiln. This became the basis for the design of his family home. The economical house uses local brick as basic material for construction and has proper orientation for climate control.

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LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION HOUSING Ahmedabad by B.V Doshi

Developing a new typology Through a participatory process, a cohesive housing community develops a new suitable form through optimizing available resources, modifying typologies and ways to relate to its changing lifestyles and income levels.

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