Category Archives: Expert Talk

A building lives beyond the life of the Architect – Architect Hamir Smart

  In a first of a series of guest articles this article was written and contributed by Architect Hamir Smart. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai and did a Masters in Advance Studies in Architecture, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He established his practice Hamir Smart Architects in 2006. Hamir Smart has extensive experience on a wide variety of projects. With a Canadian education and International exposure, his design experience ranges from Architecture and Urban design to Interior…

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Space as a starting point for innovation

A mutual fund from Parnassus Investments, comprised exclusively of companies with outstanding workplaces, has given a 9.63 percent annualized return as against an overall S&P index of 5.58 during the same period. Investing in workplace happiness ensures organisations stay on top. Space is, and can be used as a starting point for innovation. But are we? Across several decades, test after test in social science has shown that when humans are given a simple set of rules to solve a problem, with a clear destination,…

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10 facts about Solar Energy

10 facts about Solar Energy you always wanted to know but did not know whom to ask The amount of solar energy that hits the earth in one hour could take care of all the earth’s energy needs for an entire year! However, due to mountains, oceans, and other geographical constraints, most of this energy is impossible to collect through solar panels. The entire world uses solar energy every day. Trees need sunlight for photosynthesis. Humans need sunlight for Vitamin D. Rain is created through…

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