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RESIDENTIAL BUILDING GUIDELINES

A building for human habitation, especially one that consists of a ground floor and one or more upper storeys...

TEN TIPS FOR SMART HOME DESIGN

Once you’ve made the decision to build rather than buy your next home, the biggest step after finding the right building lot is to design...

ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME DESIGN

Using energy efficiency principles when designing your home will help you live more comfortably and save money! An Energy Smart home takes...

AUDITORIUM DESIGN - INTRODUCTION

The three-dimensional volume of an auditorium is conditioned by the requirement for all members of the audience to be ready to see the...

TYPE OF AUDITORIUM

An enclosure covered or opens wherever people will assemble for looking a performance given on the stage...

AUDITORIUM DESIGN

The aim is to determine whether there are audiences for the proposed programme of use, and to define a catchment space from that audiences ...

SECONDARY AREAS IN AUDITORIUM

The classical stage systems in the 18th and 19th centuries only recognised the main stage; scene-changing was done using minimum space and...

CINEMAS DESIGN

Types of film and method of projection Four standard types of film are described by their width: 8 mm, 16 mm, 35 mm and 70 mm. Each has its...

OBJECTIVE OF DESIGN

Objectives, targets or reasons for Design can be interpreted at both the physical and the metaphysical planes...

RIBBON DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT

Ribbon development is the spreading of urban functions through an accessible road by the effect of urban and industrial dynamics...

THE ELEMENTS OF A CITY

The contents of the city images so far studied, which are referable to physical forms, can conveniently be classified into five types of ...

EKISTICS DEVELOPMENT THEORY

Ekistics, the Science of Human Settlements “Ekistics starts with the premise that human settlements are susceptible of systematic...

SATELLITE TOWN PLANNING CONCEPT

A satellite town or satellite city is a concept in urban planning that refers essentially to miniature metropolitan areas on the fringe...

SITE PLANNING

Site planning entails a critical process of research, analysis and synthesis, involving the disciplines of Urban Planning, Architecture,...

MODERN ARCHITECTURE

The period from late 1800’s to the present has been described as one of the most creative & productive times in the history of architecture...

LE CORBUSIER'S VILLA SAVOYE

It was Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye (1929-1931) that most succinctly summed up his five points of architecture . First, Le Corbusier lifted ...

RADBURN THEORY

Clarence Stein along with other American Architect Henry Wright prepared Master plan for a city Radburn in New Jersey in 1928...

INTERNATIONAL STYLE OF ARCHITECTURE

New architecture style that emerged in many western countries in the decade after world war in 19th century in France. It was based on the..

LE CORBUSIER

Leader of the international style, Born october 6, 1887Died august 27, 1965, Place of birth: la chaux de fonds, switzerland, Education art...

TOWN PLANNING PRINCIPLES IN ANCIENT INDIA

The term is used to indicate the arrangement of various components in such a way that the town as such attains significance of a living...

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

HOUSING is a basic human need. It is not merely an amenity, but an essential necessity. To provide housing, it has been accepted as the responsibility of a welfare State.

CLUSTER PLANNING FOR HOUSING

Cluster planning is recognized to be consistent with traditional Indian life style. The cluster concept has been accepted now as economic...

LOW INCOME HOUSING PLANNING IN URBAN AREAS

These guidelines cover the planning and general building requirements of low income housing in urban areas, for houses having a maximum...

LOW INCOME HOUSING PLANNING IN RURAL AREAS

These guidelines cover planning and general building requirements for low-income houses having a maximum built-up area of 40 m2 ...

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