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Biomimicry: Applications in Architecture

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  Biomimicry: Applications in Architecture “Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher” William Wordsworth   The great poet rightly said that the nature is first and foremost teacher . The teacher who is eternal and has a lot to deliver in terms of resources, wisdom, facts and beyond. The nature comprises biotic and abiotic components and their interrelationship. The forms and functions of these components are well integrated with their surroundings. Bio-mimicry  is a practice which enhances connection between human and nature. Adopting these practices in architecture make positive impact on human mind and behavior. What is a Bio mimicry? Nature is a complex system and hence it assures sustainability. There are certain questions arise in the mind. How does nature function and respond to a particular situation? How does natural elements integrate with the surrounding? What makes nature resilient against the adverse forces? The nature has solutions of all su

EDGE Expert Training in Green Design

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There is a growing demand in Industry for experts capable of providing services for evaluating the performance of a building project for its efficiency in terms of green design. The program of EDGE Expert Training is Accredited by International Finance Corporation.  The  EDGE Experts bring their skills, insights and thorough understanding of the EDGE software to instill confidence that a project is certifiably green. Their persuasiveness paves the way for a client to imagine and realize an entirely green project. At the individual level, becoming an EDGE Expert results in greater knowledge, career growth and an opportunity to promote professional work. At the firm level, credentialing your team helps to upskill the existing practice while attracting and retaining fresh talent. A sole practitioner, in-house staff or a member of an engineering or architecture practice can all become EDGE Experts. They are an integral force that binds the design process together while providing outstandin

Role of Higher Education Institutions towards Climate Change

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Climate Change is a reality today and evidences are already being experienced in most parts of the world. The potential threat of climate change is tremendous and can affect the environmental as well as economics of the world. 'Lifestyle for environment ' is a movement initiated under Niti Aayog , to promote awareness and introduce Climate Change Action. Raising the overall awareness levels of the community and collective action alone has immense potential in creating a lasting impact. One significant area of deliberations and research is the revival of 'circular economy ', wherein 'the end of one life cycle of the product can mark the beginning of the other product '. Lifestyle For Environment (L.I.F.E.) is an India led global mass movement. The moment identifies contribution by stakeholders as Pro-Planet-People (P-P-P). India has immense resource of Traditional Knowledge Systems to learn and adopt from as a cultural continuum. The Higher Education Institutes

Architects….Wired for Wanderlust!!!!

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  “The architect needs to learn to see, and to open his eyes because there is always a lesson to learn from the streets.”- Santiago Calatrava Architecture comprises of buildings, streets, cities … all spaces created by mankind. Travelling is an opportunity to experience these in real-time. Architects are trained to observe & perceive their surroundings from the time we begin our journey as students. We are trained to assimilate information from the surroundings, we do this when we visit any place. The creative juices need stimuli which are provided by travelling. The mind is like an umbrella – it functions best when open. - Walter Gropius   Architecture studies teach us to observe, engage & analyse people. Travelling is the best way to accomplish this. Learning’s from the travels can be varied; in this blog I have tried to put them in a manner to explain the experience as best as possible.   “Architectu