Thursday, February 28, 2019

In Vadodara, Architecture students create artistic classroom to street children
Recently in Vadodara, a group of architecture student spruced up the the space below the Lalbaug bridge to provide artistic classroom to street children. The faculty and other professionals belonging to the School of Architecture Art and Design (SAAD) of ITM Universe, MS university and other colleges too helped their students design creative space where street children can take regular lessons.

The efforts of these architecture students are now helping street children learn under the bridge in a revamped and painted classroom. Students of ITM SAAD are looking forward to such collaborative works so that they gift the city and its people at large.

The project was carried out in collaboration with Project Retrofit, a local street artist group in the city, which is using its skills to give better urban experience to the people of the city.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Top Green Buildings in India
The government and real estate sector in India has acknowledged the benefits of green buildings and have started to implement the concept in their initiatives and projects. Since last few years, green buildings have been the norms in many government initiatives like Smart Cities Mission, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). Even the private players in real estate sector have been integrating the sustainable growth and energy-efficient concepts in their projects. Here is the list of few renowned (top) green buildings in India:

Suzlon One Earth, Pune

CII- Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre, Hyderabad

ITC Maurya, New Delhi

Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan, New Delhi

ITC Green Centre, Gurgaon

Infinity Benchmark, Kolkata

The benefits of green buildings includes enhancing quality of life and cease problem of depleting natural resources. We need a large-scale of green and energy efficient buildings. A country like India where only 20 million square meters of area is covered by green buildings, the practice must be promoted.