One of the most sustainable flooring types that is gaining acceptance lately is the polished concrete floor.
Why is it considered sustainable? well for starters, we save on resources. Why use expensive tiles or stones on top of a perfectly good concrete slab. Polished concrete floors do not require any voc spewing glues and adhesives needed to fix carpets or tiles and hence contribute towards improving the indoor air quality.
Polished concrete floors are being increasingly used…Continue
Video of Louis Kahn's Salk Institute by Filmmaker & architect Pablo Casals-Aguirre. It's great to see the masterpiece in action.
In the words of Louis Kahn:
"I did not follow the dictates of the scientists, who said that they are so dedicated to what they are doing that when lunchtime comes all they do is clear away the…
Some time back I read an article about how architecture firms name themselves and it mentioned that in the early days architecture firms took the example of law firms by stringing together the names of the principal partners. With time, many older established partnerships started using just the initials like SOM or HOK which sounded more 'corporate'. Architecture firm names have since evolved to much cooler sounding names such as WOW and Asymptote.
Has the business model…Continue