Saint-Gobain marked the World Environment Day by launching its ´Housing Innovation Challenge´, in Chennai on June 4, 2015. The Challenge invites innovators and thinkers to identify problem areas that arise in housing and accordingly offer their solutions.
Buzz ( Sept. 2014)
Along the wide octagon at Delhi´s India Gate where King George´s statue once stood, the government has given its approval for a Rs 100-crore war memorial. An international consortium of architects is to be invited to design the structure.
The CWAB Awards have the sole distinction of felicitating architects and builders at the same forum, for 7 years now. The result is an irrepressible buzz, an excitement, to have not just peers, but the widest cross section of industry applauding the victorious. At last year's CWAB Awards, awardee Brinda Somaya urged us to turn our attention to younger architects.
Buzz ( June 2012)
Former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh’s venture, Sporting Edge Communities, is close to tying up with two developers in Pune, Architect Brinda Somaya will be restoring the iconic Rajabai Tower at the Mumbai University.
With 2012 showing sure signs of being a slow year, it's time to consolidate, take stock and gear up for the next phase of growth. Because when growth is down, it can only go up! All talk of a slowdown notwithstanding, the New Year is always time for cheer and refreshed resolutions.
India's top 10 Architects
Is green just a colour? Some believe it is an attitude, while some believe it is a responsibility. Whatever their belief, most architects today accord high priority to environmental considerations while designing projects - big or small, residential or commercial.
Brinda Somaya: Somaya & Kalappa Consultants
Architecture, for me, is about connecting and creating spaces between man and the earth. Architecture is about places; it's a collective memory. Architects are guardians of the built and unbuilt environment and must be able to work with the same commitment in urban as well as rural areas.
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