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Facades can help in reducing the need for artificial lighting

Facades incorporate bigger fenestrations considering the sun path, which helps in minimizing the use of artificial lighting. Further, it helps in fabricating efficient building interiors and thereby minimizing the energy consumption, says Ritin Gulati, Principal Architect, Ritin Gulati & Associates. What is the importance of facade cladding in contemporary times? The foremost merit of using […]

Drythane solutions drive energy efficiency and prolong building lifespan

The importance of building materials can never be overstated

From building material to facades and energy efficiency to PEB, Laura Ettelman, Managing Partner, SOM and Peter Lefkovits, Director, SOM speak on the multiple aspects of architecture, design and our existing built environment. What is the significance of building material on architecture and design? Laura Ettelman: I don’t think the importance of materials can be […]

Drythane solutions drive energy efficiency and prolong building lifespan

Facades also account for heat gain and heat loss

With improved and cost-effective availability of sensors, controls and motor devices, façades can now actively participate in building energy performance says Amin Nayyar, Director, ANA Design Studio. In an era of high-rises how can façades contribute effectively in making the building more energy efficient? Façades account for about 50 per cent of net environment heat […]

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“Impressive and attractive facades play important role in enhancing the urban skyline”

Surinder Bahga, Architect, Saakaar Foundation talks about the importance of facades in the urban landscape. What are the emerging trends in residential as well as commercial facades? With the advent of nuclear families, demand of small houses or apartments has increased considerably. Normally people want houses having different look than other houses in the street. […]

Drythane solutions drive energy efficiency and prolong building lifespan

Taller cities are an accurate data integration which incorporates building design

What the industry needs today for high rise buildings is an accurate data integration which incorporates building design. Right from production to installation, there must be risk controls in check to avoid any challenges during installation. What are the core challenges in facade installation in high rise buildings? As our cities continue to grow taller […]

Drythane solutions drive energy efficiency and prolong building lifespan

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