Monday, 21 November 2016

Mumbai City museum's Design for its new wing

Mumbai's first international architectural competition for a public building
Mumbai City Museum's Design for its new wing.
"... to design a new wing for the mumbai city museum. ... the wing will include an additional 125,000 square feet (11,613 square meters) of floor space, envisioned as a sculptural form dictated by the site’s boundaries. developed in white concrete, deep cuts in the structure’s envelope bring in exactly 25 lumens of daylight to each gallery. a central incision forms a shaded water basin which runs into a pool located at the center of the plan. through reflecting the new wing in addition to the existing building, the feature unites the site, while generating 60% of the museum’s electricity through photovoltaic cells located below the water’s surface. ...
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Cover Image For Project ANI

Cover Picture For Project Architecture News India
Cover Photo across the 'Architecture News India' Project.
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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Energy Intensivity amongst Building Materials - assessment framework

Building Materials. Energy Consumption During Manufacturing - Study
Aluminium and burnt clay bricks are amongst the most energy intensive amongst building materials used in India. There is an increasing demand for energy efficient building materials. An assessment framework for quantifying the total energy expenditure or consumption has been designed. It is called "Embodied Energy". There is a lack of data on energy consumption in manufacturing of building materials in India. The study has aimed to bridge the gap in knowledge. Actual industrial data was referred. The energy consumed during production of Cement, steel, glass, coarse aggregate, aluminium and some building products like burnt clay bricks, concrete and laterite blocks, ceramic tiles, clay roofing tiles, polished granite and marble slabs were studied.
More terms: Operational Energy, Energy Assessment, Energy Rating.
"... The study has developed a framework for assessing the energy consumed during production of building materials, in an attempt to quantifying energy expenditures from buildings. .."
"... The production of building materials also results in emission of greenhouse gases. ... "Focus of the construction industry should be on using low energy alternative building materials".
Though earlier studies have contributed in calculating the energy expenditure, they lack agreement on the method of assessment. ... current researches in energy conservation in buildings focus more on limiting "operational energy" (lighting and air conditioning energy) in buildings, without much regard to embodied energy of buildings. ..."
"... The final analysis showed that among the basic materials, aluminium is found to have higher EE (141.55 MJ/kg- 549.16 MJ/m2) than steel (32.24 MJ/kg), glass (7.88 MJ/kg) and cement (2.38-3.72 MJ/kg). On the other hand, among the masonry units, burnt clay bricks have higher EE than concrete and laterite blocks. Ceramic floor tiles are also found to have higher EE. ..." [there is a typo in the figure or data for aluminium, we at Architecture News India feel ... MJ per square metre? - not sure.]
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[Weights are mentioned as a criterion for the unit (MJ per kg), what about the volume? ... just a question from us at Architecture News India. Perhaps it is to do with one standard reference, .. and then collating or translating will be needed wherever?... We may amend this statement.]

Urban Design Proposals are ready

Delhi Urban Arts Commission Proposals Looking To Get Implemented
The DUAC proposals are ready but no government agency has approached for implementation. The Urban Development Ministry granted Rs. 15 Crore to Delhi Urban Arts Commission to prepare the proposals.
"... “The objectives of these proposals are ecological restoration of parks, green areas and water bodies, conservation of heritage, redevelopment of redundant areas, solutions for vehicle parking, creation of more pedestrian-friendly surroundings and solid waste disposal to achieve zero waste at the local level,” a DUAC official said. ..."
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