February 06, 2020, 03:38 pm IST
A building much like our human body is a living entity that needs to breathe. For as long as human civilizations have existed on this earth, we have built our dwellings with openings reflecting all sorts of physical, social, cultural and interpersonal factors. Fenestrations or openings in architecture performs a plethora of roles ranging from allowing sunlight and fresh air to acting as thresholds to portraying a symbolic manifestation. Over the years, advancements in technology and the availability of scientifically monitored materials have transformed the purpose, identity, and designs of facades and their fenestrations. With the advent of the industrial ...
February 06, 2020, 11:00 am IST
The heat in Delhi has just been too much to take especially for someone who has just moved to Delhi from Mumbai.! We at least have the cool sea breeze in Mumbai. Unfortunately, none of that happens here. Interacting with the Delhites I learned it wasn't always this hot in Delhi. But over the years there has been a rise in the overall temperature of the city. In fact, global temperature has risen by 1 degree in the past 60 years. And although 1 degree may appear like a small fraction we all have witnessed inclement climatic changes in Nature.
So what ...