Friday, September 13, 2013

Chimes: Where Green is Gold !

The Green Building Movement in India got a major impetus when Chimes building in Gurgaon was awarded LEED/IGBC Gold Rating. Designed by India's famous architectural firm Design Atelier, the building addresses issues of sustainability, sociability, making room for nature and program flexibility. The Architecture of the Chimes is about creating public spaces that are accessible and enable the experience of nature within the spaces of the building, symbolizing life inside the building.

There is a hope that this milestone will further encourage other corporate and Government buildings to go the Green way and facilitate India emerge as one of the global leaders in green buildings. The design of the building emphasizes diversity of all kinds: juxtapositions of people, functions, built forms, spaces, and activities are just some of the fundamental elements that help encourage an inclusive and sustainable public sphere that thrives at all times of the day and night.

There has been a steady growth of green buildings in country. India has over 2,110 IGBC registered green building projects amounting to over 1.54 Billion sq. ft of green building footprint with projects spread across the 5 climatic zones of the country, which has put India on the top 3 countries in world green building map.

Design Atelier is a New Delhi based architecture firm that strongly believes in designing vibrant and environmentally sustainable public spaces.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

10 Most Famous Paintings have released a video in photo album format showcasing top 10 paintings of all time. These paintings are work of great famous artists who have actually shaped the history of art. The theme of the video has been created keeping those kids in mind who are interested in paintings, famous artists and history of art. The paintings featured in this video are:

The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci

The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

Water Lilies by Claude Monet

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

Guernica by Pablo Picasso

The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali

Composition 8 by Wassily Kandinsky

The Dance by Henri Matisse