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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Shaping the Commercial Real Estate Sector of India

Commercial real estate throughout India has suffered a sluggish growth or lack of in recent times. The most recent union budget of 2020-2021 was expected to resolve the lack of growth in real estate sector of India, although some of
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Designing Government Buildings that Express Nation’s Unique Personality

Government buildings represent a window into the nation’s culture and political viewpoint, with its design helping isolate the unique personality and vision ingrained in the minds of politicians of that nation. The architectural expression of a civic space can help
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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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Mixed-Use Architecture: Revitalizing Commercial Architecture to integrate the Element of Entertainment

An evident lack of footfall in major shopping malls/entertainment hubs has required a reformative approach to shift from the existing architectural designs and adopt a different approach for all future designs to ensure a consistent footfall in these spaces. Incorporating
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Railway Stations — how the new redevelopment drive targets a fulfilling travel experience

Indian Railways — the nation’s lifeline, has for long, lagged behind in civic infrastructure, serving millions throughout its span of nearly one hundred and seventy years, but in need of an urgent overhaul and revamp of existing structures. The government
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Dakshineshwar Skywalk — a beacon of continuity that elevates user experience in the City of Joy

The stretch on Kolkata’s Rani Rashmoni Road leading visitors to the Kali Dakshineshwar Temple had been grappling with severe congestion. Devotees throng the iconic seat of Hindu worship in the thousands, and footfalls swell up tremendously during festivities. Moreover, vehicles
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ITO Skywalk, New Delhi — ensuring safe pedestrian mobility through innovative civic infrastructure

As the nation grows by leaps and bounds, new roads are constructed, and existing ones widened to accommodate the motorist. The encroachment of roads into pavements has shoved the pedestrian into the fringes, marginalizing him into shrinking corners, with not

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Affordable Housing: Achieving Economy Through Design

Simple design considerations based on the foundation of climatology and mindfulness are adequate to address low-cost housing problems. A Vastu-compliant layout that concerns itself with a compact core, rooms admitting daylight and a ventilated kitchen area are fundamental to the

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Affordable Housing— the Indian Narrative

Low-cost housing in India has, for decades been proposed and propagated by successive governments to alleviate poverty, and provide safe and secure livelihoods for millions. The demand-supply gap has remained a major deterrent in the present scenario, and our nation

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Walkability and Architecture

Walkability, as defined by Wikipedia, is a measure of how friendly an area is for walking. It has health, environmental and economic benefits. When we put these words into practical use in our daily life in India, we realize the

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Hospitality and Architecture

Home Automation in the Present

Our future is thriving to be wireless.  Anything connected through a cord or a wire will act as a restriction; it will restrict the flexibility and circulation within our own abodes as well.  Today, Home Automation is in its initial stage of growth

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Evolution of Commercial Spaces

Commercial spaces have undergone many evolutions over the years. In the roman ages, with no common term, these were simply referred to as spaces designated to a person or a set of people to conduct official business. The Romans had a

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Introduction to commercial projects

Commercial Architecture has witnessed a significant boost since the advent of the industrial revolution. Though typologically, office space is still defined with expansive floor plates and cubicles, the forms, however, these features have attained and the approach towards office space design has

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Design Forum International Brings About a Revolution in Affordable Housing

Increasing by nearly 100% since the first half of 2016 from the year-ago period, there is a buzz around the affordable housing segment after the announcement of a slew of rebates on home loans under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

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Countywalk – A Self Sufficing Gated Community

County walk is a 200-acre integrated township which is being developed and designed as a self-sufficient gated community with Residential, Commercial and Recreational areas and facilities for health and education on the Agra-Mumbai road, on the outskirts of Indoor. County walk is an eco-friendly township

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Master Planning – A Challenging Aspect of Architecture Today

At Design Forum International a ‘Masterplan’ is a structure within which a place or locality is encouraged to develop or change architecturally. Cities are modifying, the dynamics of it are fluctuating and changing at a very fast pace, that’s where master planning comes in,

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BDI Ambaram – Luxurious yet Affordable

BDI Ambaram is an August residential township which is spread over 13.5 acres of expansive land area. This grandiose residential township comprises of 1 BHK (635 sq. ft.), 2 BHK (800 sq. ft.) and 2BHK Premium (980 sq. ft.) luxurious apartments

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Summer Palms – Affordable Housing Yet Value for Money

Summer Palm is Design Forum International’s first successful delivered projects in the cost-effective segment of residential projects. Spread across a 13.29-acre site, it houses 900 apartments and is designed with a built-up area of just over a million sq. feet.

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Affordable Housing: Cost-effective Planning

Cost effective planning has become an important and popular approach to architectural design. With the rising working class and an increase in urban population, it has become imperative for every city to have affordable and modern housing solutions. This design

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Building World Class Infrastructure – National Institute of Technology, Delhi

The NIT campus sited on over 2 lakh sq. m of site area situated on the outskirts of Delhi is regarded as the first’ vehicle-free campus’ built on the principals of sustainability and design innovation. Being designed as the’ future

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GD Goenka Public School – Creating World Class Institutional Building in India

This school campus has been solicitously designed to create an active and vibrant environment which prompts learning and richly enables the teaching procedure. It has been designed by DFI to even the most infinitesimal elements that address the present-day needs of the students. The

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DFI – Setting a Benchmark in Building Institutions Across India

Design Forum International comprehends that an ‘Institution’ is a space where growth, progression, and evaluation of ideas occur. Institutions are the prime and profound source of direction and erudition. DFI has designed Institutional buildings which are exemplary in terms of safety, durability, energy efficiency, environmental

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Eros Business Centre – A Spectacular Stepped Massing Structure

The Eros Business Centre is a commercial building located on the Southern Peripheral Road colloquially known as Golf Course Extension Road, Gurgaon. The building is intended to achieve clean floor plates that allow flexibility in dividing spaces into smaller units. The

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Business Bay – An Ultramodern and Affordable Working Solution

Business Bay is a 0.56 lac sq. ft. office building at Okhla Phase II. It is an Eco-Office project which is designed in a neat contemporary and aesthetically immaculate architectural form using bold and playful masses of crisp granite juxtaposed with

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Self Sufficient Green Building of Cyberwalk

Cyberwalk is an 18.40 lac sq. ft. office building which is conceptualized as a self-sufficient green building within a 150-acre information technology campus in Manesar, Haryana. Cyberwalk was born out of the idea of bringing man and nature together, within an office environment,

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Building Intelligent Office Spaces

Design Forum International is an architectural organization which was founded by three esteemed architects of our time, Goonmeet Singh Chauhan, Anoj Tevatia and Anand Sharma. After graduating from IIT Kharagpur, they started an architectural practice called Tevatia Chauhan & Sharma Architects

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Design Forum International – Highlights of 2016

Design Forum International is an architectural organization which was founded by three esteemed architects of our time, Goonmeet Singh Chauhan, Anoj Tevatia and Anand Sharma. After graduating from IIT Kharagpur, they started an architectural practice called Tevatia Chauhan & Sharma Architects

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Nature as a driving force, Botanica Group Housing by DFI

Inspired by nature as a driving force, the name Botanica was conceived for the lavish development which is like a serene green oasis in the heart of south Delhi.  The biomass of the periphery green is intensified by accommodating 4 ft deep

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Permutations and Combinations for the simplistic layout

Initially conceived with a brief of smaller units that would be quick and easy to sell, the design brief adapted itself to accommodate the commercial needs of real estate in prime locations such as those of the site. While architecture

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Technology and Invention through built volume

NIT, Delhi Conceived as the first vehicle-free campus built on the principals of sustainability and design innovation, the NIT Delhi campus is sited on over 2 lakh sq m of site area on the outskirts of Delhi. Being designed as the future

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Amalgamation of Indian and Scottish Architecture

The Highland Park project located in Gurgaon, which has a design brief to respond to the site. Since the present skyline of the area is very monotonous with high rise towers all around amidst the greenery in villages, To achieve some rhythm

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Dakshineshwar Skywalk – a monumental adjunct to the renowned Kali Temple

The City of Kolkata is one of the oldest urban conglomerates in the sub-continent; it was here that the British chose to have their colonial era capital for a long time, and traders from different parts of the world chose

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Service Apartments: Hospitality’s fastest growing segment

Service apartment is another category  which is the fastest growing segment among hospitality in the NCR, Bangalore, and Mumbai – Pune region which is more prevalent in Secondary and peripheral business districts due to lower real estate costs This sector has a

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Hospitality : A Part of Mixed Use development

A category with increasing popularity, as retail and mixed use developments increase along with commensurate increase in Floor area ratios (FAR), developments choose to incorporate hospitality components to the development, it works well for the development by bringing diversity , association with

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About Standalone Hospitality infrastructure

A standalone property has the benefit of ‘flexibility’ wherein decision making can be immediate in a changing scenario. Therefore, it can take a stand on the kind of rate it wants to offer guests, unlike chain hotels which have long

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Hospitality from the eyes of Travelers

In the growing stature of the associative corporate sector, the hospitality industry is one sector that is growing rapidly across the world. Growing business appetite along with an increase in spending power of an individual, the hospitality industry is catering

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