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Affordable housing

Three young architects from IIT Kharagpur in 1995 christened an architecture practice which specialized and excelled in developing individual family homes. Initially called Tevatia Chauhan & Sharma Architects, the practice rechristened as Design Forum International (DFI) in 2003 with a clear intention of fostering an egalitarian organizational ethos where distinctive architectural talent finds self-expression and can contribute in a democratic and collaborative work environment.

The practice has since grown from strength to strength and is currently marching ahead with a vibrant team of over 100 professionals, each pursuing a distinctive value based architectural spirit. We execute each piece of work undertaken with a deep sense of optimism, excellence, and integrity keeping in mind that each project is a legacy for our future generations.

 

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Reimagining retail: The case for neighbourhood shopping centres

Urban planning has undergone tremendous changes from a past when the city and its urban conglomerates were bunched around a central trade district. The city radiated outwards from this nucleus, with residential enclaves and areas of lesser economic importance making

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Augmenting the existing infrastructure of Judicial System in India

“The infrastructure gaps shall not be allowed to multiply and should be addressed at the earliest opportunity before it leaves a deep scar on the administration of justice and it becomes too late to act wisely. Fiscal constraints is no

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Urban historic identity and sense of belonging through Architecture

Architecture has invariably been a symbol of three critical junctures—past, present, and future—across a given time-space continuum. When a building is constructed, a spatial connection is forged with the urban fabric where it physically belongs. Moreover, architects often instill their

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Top Architectural Changes in the Construction Industry in the Last 5 Years

Humanity has witnessed, what seems to be, a generational shift in the last few years. We have started to realise that with the increasing population, the rate of consumption is far outstripping the rate of replenishment and regeneration. The spaces

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Sustainability as a Way of Thought

Painstaking efforts are undertaken at DFI to be rigorous and comprehensive in their designs. They do this by focusing on continual learning and incorporating lessons from the best industry practices from around the globe. Anand further adds, “We try and

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Digitalization of the Real Estate Business

The raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has shown an unprecedented impact on the Real Estate Market. The Industry has witnessed growing demand in the housing sector in recent years; sales velocity gathered over the last few months owing

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Pedestrian strategy for New Delhi

Pedestrian over-bridges and subways offer little respite, often due to unsuitable location, poor quality of design, and/or lack of maintenance. Pedestrians tend to hit the roads, squeezing past grilled dividers and fences, risking their lives to save a little time

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Grappling the Rising Urbanized Demographic, India is an Embodiment of Affordable Housing Development

Affordable housing in India is still considered in its infancy, although the conventional image outlined in the consumer’s perception is that these affordable housing projects are not habitable, because of poor planning and bad infrastructure development. These housing projects are
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