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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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Where were you when ‘Eureka’ happened?

Do you remember the last time the spark of an idea popped up in your head? That Eureka moment? Do you remember where you were when that happened? Chances are high that you were NOT sitting on a work desk, working on your computer. More often than not, great ideation happens in the space in-between work. Compared to 10 years back, humans today are dealing with more right-brained, creative work; whereas the left brained, logical work has been automated, or taken over by machines. Such…

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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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