An Overview of India, Travelling Tall

Anandi Khandekar

Wednesday 21st September 2016

This paper offers an insight which should go into the design of tall buildings and the potential factors that may influence it, keeping India and Indians in mind. The paper explains how Indian tall buildings are unique vis-a-vis the tall buildings constructed or under construction worldwide. It also details the cultural / lifestyle impact that the buildings have and highlights the precautions the designers need to take to successfully construct, habitable tall buildings. The author also reviews “Transportation systems in buildings, CIBSE Guide D: 2015” in context of India, the vertical transportation practices followed here and how cultural aspects affect the theories.

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