Sustainable Building Materials Become Popular in the Roofing Industry

Whether it is installing a more energy efficient cooling system, or reducing waste on the property, using fewer toxic chemicals to sanitize a space, or constructing with a longer term eco-friendly objective in mind, companies are investing resources on becoming more sustainable. To keep up with this demand, the market today offers a range of sustainable roofing solutions. Let us look at some new trends in this sector. Sustainable Roofing Materials Those constructing a new… Read more »


Landscape Design That Celebrates Nature: A Look At Three Award-Winning Hospitality Projects in India

In this post we are taking a look at some of the winners of the NDTV Design and Architecture Awards. This year, a jury of eminent people like Gerard da Cunha, Michael Foley, Yatin Patel, Suhasini Ayer, Rahul Dalvi, Parul Zaveri and Nisha Mathew Ghosh came together to decide winners across many categories, like Heritage Architecture, Socially Relevant Design and Landscape Award. Today, we will look at a couple winners in the landscape category, from… Read more »


Construction materials that perfectly complement Palmex synthetic thatch

Palmex is an innovative synthetic thatch roofing product made of HDPE. It outlasts natural thatch many lifetimes over and comes with a 50-year warranty. Palmex mimics the look of natural thatch that architects and builders love, imparting a rustic elegance to the property and blending in seamlessly with its surroundings. In this post, we give you a few ideas on construction materials that complement the ‘Palmex’ look beautifully. Wood Contrary to popular perception, wood is… Read more »


Architect Chitra Vishwanath: Pioneering earth-friendly building in India

Did you know: the construction industry is responsible for almost 50% of carbon dioxide emissions the world over? The fact that this industry contributes significantly to global warming due to the release of greenhouse gases is a cause for worry in a developing nation like India, where cities have seen an unprecedented construction boom in recent years. A few earth-friendly architects have therefore taken it upon themselves to build affordable, energy-efficient homes that respond to… Read more »