According to a report by WHO, as of November 2019, Residents of Delhi are breathing about 25 times more toxic air than the permissible limit, lowering their life expectancy rates. The fact is, clean air has become a challenge in most nations with growing economies, as toxin-infused air is continuously entering citizens’ lungs. A non-profit study by architecture firm Studio Symbiosis looked at multiple solutions to tackle this threat which is denying breathable air to the residents of the Indian capital.
“Aũra”, the studio’s design solution, is an “air cleaning” tower that follows its name’s definition and provides people with pure, breathable atmosphere using the principles of aerodynamics.
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This installation is a bespoke attempt to simplify and reinterpret the concept of air-conditioning, understanding that standardized solutions may not be universally applicable given the constraints of cost and surrounding environment. Using computational technologies, the team at Ant Studio has reinterpreted traditional evaporative cooling techniques to build a prototype of cylindrical clay cones, each with a custom design and size.
Brutalism is merely a basic equation of reinforced concrete + geometry, but while the result of this equation is rather minimal, the architecture movement remains as one of the most debatable styles, ranging between “fascinating structures” and “is it even worth preserving”.
Indian design firm Morphogenesis has now become one of the world's first architecture practices to report a gender pay gap in favor of its female employees. Recruitment and promotion policies were created to make a level playing field for all candidates, irrespective of gender, with merit being the sole review criterion. The report reflects the firm's efforts to support long-term career progression for women in a country where they earn just 62 percent of what men earn.
Weiss/Manfredi has unveiled their design for the re-envisioned U.S. Embassy campus in New Delhi, India. The first phase of a long-term masterplan, the scheme features a New Office Building, a support annex, and connected landscape offering a secure campus for America’s mission in India. Included in the design is the restoration of the early modernist Chancery Building by Edward Durell Stone.
As the Durell Stone-designed embassy reaches its sixtieth anniversary, the scheme offers a sustainable vision for the Embassy’s future that builds on the legacy of the historic campus to create a new foundation for American diplomacy in India.
https://www.archdaily.com/912252/weiss-manfredi-designs-us-embassy-in-new-delhi-indiaNiall Patrick Walsh