Central Japan International Airport

Chubu Centrair International Airport

Centrair International Airport, Japan

Centrair is classified as a first class airport and is the main international gateway for the Chubu region of Japan. The name “Centrair” is an abbreviation of Central Japan International Airport, also known locally as  Chubu Kokusai K?k? Kabushiki-gaisha. It is located near the city of Nagoya.

With over two million inhabitants, Nagoya is Japan’s fourth most populated city. It is the capital of Aichi Prefecture and the principal city of the Nobi plain, one of Honshu’s three large plains and metropolitan and industrial centers. The Toyota Motor Corporation maintains its headquarters just outside of Nagoya.

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Aliens Space Station | Green Architecture Exemplified

Green Architecture deals with the design and construction of buildings that use less energy, water and natural resources, create less waste and are healthier for the people living inside. Such a building that is constructed using the principles of Green Architecture is termed as “Green Building”.

An Example of Green Building Architecture

Alien Space Station, Hyderabad, India

Alien Space Station Plan

Location of a building is very important. It is located just next to the city’s IT hub, Financial sector, Hospitality services and the upcoming US consulate in Gachibowli, Hyderabad. Aliens Space Station is barely 3 Kms from the Outer Ring Road and 20 minutes drive from the new International Airport.

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Case Study | LBHS College, Mumbai | Green Building Architecture

LBHS is an architecture college situated in the suburbs of Mumbai, in India. It is a prime example of Green Building  Architecture. The city of Bombay is a bit crowded, and as such, land is at a premium. So, the location provides enough space for expansion and providing sufficient infrastructure to students.

LBHS Mumbai - site plan
LBHS Mumbai - Site plan

This project is special because it has implemented many energy-saving devices and techniques to make it one of the first green building designs in India. From light sensors for auto-switching of lights, to water recycling, use of solar arrays and use of earth air tunnels, this project has done everything. It is a very interesting case study. The designers have aimed at developing an semi-autonomous building, almost self-sufficient building complex.

It is inferred that such buildings reduce environmental impacts, increase security, and lower costs of ownership.

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Lantern Light | Architectural element of Roof lighting

Before the introduction of plastic and fibre glass as material for rooflights, the majority of rooflights to flat roofs were constructed as lantern lights or deck lights which were framed in timber or steel and covered with glass.

Lantern light
Lantern light

A lantern light is constructed with glazed vertical sides and a hipped or gable-ended glazed roof. The vertical sides of the Lantern light are used as openings for ventilation.

Lantern lights were often used to cover considerable areas, the light being formed with substantial timbers or iron and steel frames in the form of a glazed roof to provide top light to large stairwells and large internal rooms. The traditional lantern light of timber or steel requires frequent or careful maintenance if it is to remain sound and watertight.

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