Thursday, October 31, 2019

Resorts: Evolving rejuvenating environments


Hospitality design is driven by the intent to create spaces that renew, restore and rejuvenates wholeness of mind, body and spirit. Yet others create new experiences by providing socio-cultural and psychological benefits through promotion of group activity, respect, interactions and relationship making.

"We were able to get sensitive and responsive design and feedback from your team as we were developing the resort," comments a happy client of Design Atelier. The firm is one of the experts in resort designing and believes in evolving rejuvenating environments for resorts and recreational spaces.


DA has worked in over 30 cities across India.

Design Atelier
B-4, Pamposh Enclave,
New Delhi - 110048,
Tel.: +91 11 4100 9927-28
Email: info@da-urbis.net

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Education: Designing inspiring & environmentally responsive spaces


Design Atelier focuses on concepts that make campuses responsive to continuous re-invention through design upgradation, and rapidly scalable expansions.

To develop excellence in the digital information age, the company helps in making education spaces that provide high quality learning environments, where students are engaged, stimulated and encouraged to be creative thinkers and learners.



"We appreciate the ability of your team to respond to optimizing budgets and spaces constraints to meet our aspirations in providing buildings that addresses current and future pedagogies," comments a satisfied client of Design Atelier.

Design Atelier
B-4, Pamposh Enclave,
New Delhi - 110048,
Tel.: +91 11 4100 9927-28
Email: info@da-urbis.net

Friday, September 27, 2019

Institutions: Designing vibrant and sustainable public spaces



Design Atelier believes in designing vibrant and environmentally sustainable public spaces. The New Delhi based Architecture Firm focus architectural design on concept that successfully integrate function, energy management and climatic response with social life.

"It is rewarding and pleasure to work with the talent and efficient professionals of the DA team. A commendable job done on our Chandigarh school buildings and offices," comments a satisfied client of Design Atelier.

Each new project, for the company, is unique. Creating a signature design that enhances the identity of the place, differentiating it by a careful orchestration of architectural elements to create a lasting memorable image. Architecture evokes the spirit of the place, compliments the locale and conveys a timeless quality.



Design Atelier is winner of Emerson Cup for best buildings in emerging cities.  

Design Atelier
B-4, Pamposh Enclave, 
New Delhi - 110048,
Tel.: +91 11 4100 9927-28
Email: info@da-urbis.net

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Masterplanning: Creating public domain of great variety and interest



Design Atelier, a New Delhi based Green Architecture Firm, focuses on concepts that gracefully integrate campus function, technology, landscape and urban pattern with social life and ambiance. Campuses need to be responsive to continuous re-invention through design up-gradation, and rapidly scalable expansions.

Developing a masterplan is like setting a vision for the future. This vision addresses the complex issues that affect our towns, cities and neighborhoods and visualize that how a particular environment can be changed for the better.

DA believes in designing sustainable places in balance with the aspirations of communities. "We appreciate your approach to the difficult terrain and sensitivity to native environment at site. It was indeed an achievement that 400 acres was planned for minimum cut/fill and water self sufficiency using BIM tools," says one of the company's satisfied client.



DA has worked on over 300 projects.

Design Atelier
B-4, Pamposh Enclave, 
New Delhi - 110048,
Tel.: +91 11 4100 9927-28
Email: info@da-urbis.net

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Interiors: Orchestrating elements to bring grace to life


DA emphasizes creativity, craftsmanship and design management. "The use of artful elements to enhance our Brand image across offices in India, without wasteful expenditure has helped create Value through your design of spaces," reviews one of the company's satisfied client.

Design Atelier believes that the building crafts are the founding premise of all artistry and design activity. The designers at the company engage with the variety of related professions to develop more holistic and inclusive solutions for the formation of more humane design that responds to a future society. Design should bring grace to life and that matters! 


The team of designers at DA work hard to break down the segregation of inside, outside, building and landscape, and interpret our knowledge of the modern world to translate building elements into something new and intrinsically meaningful. Design Atelier's concerns in design are therefore a subtle blend of modernity and tradition, East and West, formal and picturesque.

Design Atelier
B-4, Pamposh Enclave,
New Delhi - 110048,
Tel.: +91 11 4100 9927-28
Email: info@da-urbis.net

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Restaurant Design: Creating memorable experiences for guests


Restaurant design sets the stage for visitors and guests’ dining experience. And for this reason, not only good food and great customer service are important for the business business but the ambiance of a restaurant is also very crucial. For your customers to feel comfortable and enjoy food, the interior environment sets the stage.

At DA, Restaurant design is driven by meticulous planning and artful eye. The company's innovative design teams together with the clients, carefully orchestrate architectural elements, finishes, furnishings, accessories, lighting and art to create style, image and an inviting ambiance again and again.


The company's participatory approach have helped in clients' satisfaction. Here is how Director of the one of the leading chain expressed his experience, "We appreciate your principal's availability throughout the process and your willingness to really listen to our needs. We value your flexibility during the process of our projects in New Delhi, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh."

Partnerships and expert inputs is the key to the DA design approach.

Design Atelier
B-4, Pamposh Enclave, 
New Delhi - 110048,
Tel.: +91 11 4100 9927-28

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Go for Green Entrepreneurship

Defining green entrepreneurship is not an easy task. The concept itself is relatively new and has been receiving attention since the 1990s. According to 'Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2011 © OECD, "A green entrepreneur can be either making her business “green” or simply entering a “green business”. In other words, green entrepreneurship could be defined in terms of the technology used for production in any sector of the economy, or in terms of the sectors firms are active in, in which case our attention is restricted to parts of the economy producing specific types of output. The former is sometimes referred to as a process approach in defining green business, while the latter as an output approach." 



"Today what we need to learn to do is optimize the use of energy and water. There are enormous opportunities in tightening up processes to transform the built environment, in particular through how we deal with energy. It is a massive undertaking, and it is going to touch nearly every aspect of our lives, but it is also going to be an incredible source of opportunity for entrepreneurial activity," emphasize Aashish V. Karode, Principal, Planning and Design Services, Design Atelier, New Delhi.

Sustainability is a balancing process and its objective is to find a balance between our current requirements and those of future generations; between economic, social and environmental impacts; between the needs of various communities and populations.

The goal of green entrepreneurship is to consciously address an environmental/social problem/requirement through the realization of entrepreneurial ideas (some or higher level of risk) which has a net positive effect on the natural environment and at the same time is financially sustainable. Green entrepreneur, thus, is someone who starts and operates an enterprise that is designed to be green in its products and processes from the very moment it is set up.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Green buildings are profitable, cost-effective and good for the economy

Buildings account for over 40 percent of global energy-related CO2 and if we need to meet the meet global carbon reduction goals, then according to a IPCC report, we must ensure a “rapid and far-reaching” sustainable transition in land, energy, buildings, transport and cities. Green buildings, certified by LEED, actually offer a global solution for cities, communities and neighborhoods. The sustainable design of these building are reducing carbon emissions, energy and waste; conserving water; prioritizing safer materials; and lowering our exposure to toxins.

As per World Green Building Trends SmartMarket Report in 2018, the people associated with the building and construction industry expect the majority of projects in the next three years to be green buildings. Creating spaces that support health and well-being, as well as the economy and environment will accelerate sustainable development and deliver a better standard of living.

In the U.S., clients now not only demands healthier buildings but at the same time look at the economic benefits. This behavior of clients trigger growth of green buildings. Operating cost savings, shorter payback periods and increased asset value in new green buildings and green retrofits have been consistently reported.

According to an article published in new.usgbc.org, upfront investment in green building also makes properties more valuable, with a growing number of building owners seeing a 10 percent or greater increase in asset value. The percentage of owners reporting that level of growth has nearly doubled since 2012. Other benefits of green buildings, as explained in this article are:

Green buildings reduce day-to-day costs year-over-year. LEED buildings have reported almost 20 percent lower maintenance costs than typical commercial buildings, and green building retrofits typically decrease operation costs by almost 10 percent in just one year.

Green buildings are for every market and every community. A report on the Los Angeles market indicated that while traditional (non-LEED certified) buildings receive an average of $2.16/ft2, tenants were willing to pay $2.91/ft2 for LEED certified space.

The University of Texas at Austin looked at resale value on homes in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area and found that homes built to LEED standards between 2008-2016 showed an eight percent boost in value, while homes built to a wider range of green standards saw a 6 percent increase in value.

To-date, green building has created millions of jobs and contributed hundreds of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy. From 2011-2014, national green construction generated $167.4 billion in GDP. In Texas alone, more than 720,000 jobs were attributable to green construction during that time. In 2014, LEED-related employment directly contributed $1.09 billion of individual income tax to states.



Sunday, June 30, 2019

Can discarded plastic bottles be used as sand?


We know that PET bottles can not be recomposed and therefore they add to existing heaps of garbage. However, there has been an attempt to use these discarded PET bottles in the construction industry! If this becomes reality, then these plastic bottles will actually reduce the construction costs! 
  
A unique strategy for construction of low-cost concrete structures by additive manufacturing of a cement based composite made from recycled PET bottles as replacement of sand is being developed by Anuradha Suryavanshi and co-researcher Elisabeth Riederer from Germany had conducted the research at the Architectural Association, London.

“As marine sand which is suitable for concrete construction is becoming scarce, concrete construction too is becoming expensive. Hence, there is need for an alternative building material,” said Anuradha. The material made from PET bottles reduces the quantity of sand used in concrete structures by nearly 13 %, thereby helping to save 10 to 15% in cost.

“Using this new material made purely out of waste, we can create decorative elements like elevation panels, partitions, fa├žades, blocks and bricks. It can act as a replacement for metal sheets and is a sustainable alternative,” explained Anuradha.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Can eco-friendly architecture make a difference?

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From the moment it starts, a building is actually a non-green action! However, ‘green actions’ are possible if the owner's understanding, the architects 'green measures' and the the skills of the builder are in close harmony with the nature and environment. The time has come when each and every project's first requirement should have an eco-friendly architecture!

We are all aware that cities have become concrete jungles, vehicular and industrial pollution is on rise and so are the temperatures. Because of huge influx of migrant population in urban areas, the need of safe and durable solutions for housing are also required. Experts insists that 'safe' and 'eco-friendly' can not be separated from each other. The role of architects, therefore, is to offer a design which is 'green and eco-friendly', so that the constructed structure is marked as 'safe'.

Everywhere, around the world, a genuine demand for more meaningful and responsible architecture has increased. People have started to understand the importance of green architecture and the even young have begin to care.

Green building refers to both a structure and the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from planning to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. 
 
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Design Atelier is a New Delhi based Green Architecture Firm that can help you achieve 'green and energy saving goals'.