Biophilic design blends human innovation with the natural world to create sustainable living spaces. It incorporates natural elements like wood, plants, and natural views, fostering well-being, productivity, and sustainability. Singapore’s Kampung Admiralty is a prime example of biophilic design, where a harmonious blend of residential units, medical facilities, shops, and community spaces creates a self-sustained ecosystem where residents can access essential services while remaining deeply connected to nature. Embracing biophilic design can help us create a sustainable future for ourselves and the planet we call home.
Today, urban areas and cities may enjoy a digital cosy lifestyle, but with crazy amounts of pollution to breathe. If we had to look into sustainable living spaces, we might have to go back in time and inspect how our grandparents lived and worked with limited resources but with happy hearts. Agrihood is a modern building concept inspired by our ancestral living. Agrihoods are springing all over the world; here is an article that
talks about an Agrihood in the US and one in India.
Millennials and Gen-Z are looking to invest in sustainable housing properties. While many cities worldwide build extravagant structures with high-tech features, are they affordable? Vertical forest towers may be the answer. This article talks about one such amazing building in Milan and how an Indian company took inspiration to replicate a similar concept for the Indian customer.
Neom, the extravagant dream of the Saudi crown prince, is an Arabic word for ‘new future’. As part of the Saudi Vision 2030, this 26.5 km² city is developed to become the world’s most sustainable complex. The Neom project in the Tabuk province of Saudi Arabia comprises four mega projects: The Line, Sindalah, Oxagon, and Trojena. In this article, we discuss the sustainability of Neom.
The race to net zero by 2030 considers Climate Adaptation as one of the core strategies to consider. Specifically, the built environment affects every element of our life, including the homes we reside in, the water and energy distribution systems, highways, bridges, and other modes of transportation we use to get around. Thus, making conscious changes to our built environment will help us with drastic climate mitigation. So, Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) will be the future of construction.
Read more about NZEBs written by Dr Sudarsan JS and Priyanka Kale.
In India, an experience as simple as pedestrian walking has the potential to be fatal. Luckily, there’s one city that makes it safe and enjoyable. Want to know which one?
Read this article by Ria Kapoor to find out. It brings to light the issues with Pedestrian Infrastructure in India and how NMT (Non-Motorised Transportation) can make it better.