Ponni M Con­ces­sao, Os­car & Ponni Ar­chi­tects

Os­car & Ponni Ar­chi­tects

MGS Architecture - - Changing Face of Indian Architecture -

In­dian build­ings are now at par with build­ings any­where else in the world.

Build­ing de­sign and con­struc­tion in In­dia is un­der­go­ing a sea change right now and it is for the bet­ter. A lot of tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vances from the West and tech­niques of RCC con­struc­tion from the Far East has had an im­pact on build­ing de­sign and con­struc­tion in In­dia. Smart / in­tel­li­gent build­ings in­cor­po­rat­ing the lat­est tech­nol­ogy to bring in en­ergy ef­fi­ciency are the norm of the day. This is good news as In­dian build­ings are now at par with build­ings any­where else in the world. The ad­vent of new ma­te­ri­als from all over the world into In­dia has had a huge im­pact on the de­sign of new build­ings and retro-fit­ting of old build­ings.

Tech­nolo­gies like BIM, Rhino etc chang­ing the en­tire land­scape of build­ing de­sign and im­ple­men­ta­tion. Speed, fore­cast­ing of project pa­ram­e­ters and rev­o­lu­tion­ary de­sign is pos­si­ble us­ing these tech­nolo­gies. De­sign and ex­e­cu­tion method­olo­gies have un­der­gone a sea change in the way build­ings are per­ceived and im­ple­mented.

Build­ing ty­polo­gies and cli­ma­tol­ogy will de­ter­mine us­age of ma­te­ri­als, so all types of ma­te­ri­als will re­main in de­mand.

Tra­di­tional ma­te­ri­als like brick, stone, bam­boo, mud, and tim­ber are here to stay. Glass steel and con­crete will have an im­pact, per­haps, on com­mer­cial build­ings. New age ma­te­ri­als such as poly­car­bon­ates and other com­pos­ites are also mak­ing an im­pact. Build­ing ty­polo­gies and cli­ma­tol­ogy are two pa­ram­e­ters that will de­ter­mine us­age of ma­te­ri­als, and there­fore, all types of ma­te­ri­als will still re­main in de­mand. This holds good in de­vel­op­ing na­tions where cli­ma­tol­ogy and bud­get play a dom­i­nant role in choice of ma­te­ri­als. We do projects through­out the world in dif­fer­ent na­tions and we have ex­pe­ri­enced these pa­ram­e­ters at play.

Pre­cast, PEB, dry­wall sytems of con­struc­tion have their lim­i­ta­tions, but they will play a big role in build­ing con­struc­tion in the fu­ture.

As re­gards con­struc­tion tech­niques like pre­cast, PEB, dry­wall etc, we have used these el­e­ments in our projects, but there are cer­tain lim­i­ta­tions. The lim­i­ta­tions will, how­ever, pass and these build­ing tech­niques will play a big role in the build­ing con­struc­tion scene in the fu­ture. Time is of essence in con­struc­tion and this pa­ram­e­ter will a game changer in the dy­nam­ics of build­ing con­struc­tion.

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