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26.05.2016 

The Polish Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia  

Polish Pavilion Commissioner: Hanna Wróblewska Deputy Commissioner: Joanna Wasko Curato  ...read more

17.06.2016 

Riccardo De Cal presents his exhibition, Into the Labyrinth from June 17- August 21, 2016 

Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy The exhibit will include 20 photographs, prim  ...read more

18.08.2016 

Design + Build Workshop, Sierra Leone 2016 

What will workshop participants learn? Building Trust are happy to announce that we will   ...read more

10.10.2016 

International Conference on Building Envelopes of the Future 

International Conference on Building Envelopes of the Future 10-11 October 2016, Bern, Sw  ...read more

The façade on this unique Indian building assists with ventilation and ensures no artificial lighting is required during a typical day
The Punjab Kesari Headquarters in Delhi, India is designed as a "Fusion" of traditional Indian architecture and contemporary office space, the main objective is to reduce heat gain and optimise the façade opening ratio, ensuring no artificial lighting is required during the day.  The inspiration was to translate a traditional Indian façade pattern by using digital simulations into an iterative process to create a responsive built form. This traditional "Jali" screen creates culturally a sense of belonging. Lux level of 500 has been achieved in the building at a workstation height from each floor plate, along with a daylight factor of two over 80% of the floor plate; this is done to ensure that artificial lighting is not required inside the building on a normal day.  A hexagonal pattern was used as a base and through iterative processes various porosity patterns

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