Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
The Capital in Mumbai, India by James Law Cybertecture International
July 29th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: James Law Cybertecture International
Cybertecture is the ultimate expression of innovative art married with functional needs in consideration of the environment and humanity. The new commercial complex located in Mumbai, India ”The Capital” deliberately reveals her calmness, gracefulness and elegance. It is an extremely challenging work to develop a revolutionary design concept for an office with AAA- grading and achieving over 80% efficiency simultaneously. It integrated the sustainable concept, form and functionality that inspire the office building design and urban context in India like never before.
Amidst constant contest with design criteria and constrains, James Law Cybertecture international limited always positioned the environmental issues in the top priority. At the podium level, diffusers installed at the ceiling level reflected natural light into the atrium which significantly reduces the lighting energy demand. Spot cooling system is also adopted in the atrium to avoid unnecessary cooling load. Openable windows in office floors allow natural and cross ventilation in daily operation.
For the building enclosure, there are three major features in the building. An incredible stepped-in glazed valley façade is created at the West elevation of the building. The facade is stepped while each floor supported by feature columns and cantilevered in a way that the building itself act as a shading device. A masterpiece egg shape structure inscribed inside the wonderful sky lobby at the East elevation. There are natural waterfalls and vegetations situated on both sides of the sky lobby. They enhance the cooling effect of the atrium. People can also enjoy the beautiful scenery in this communal space. The sparkling LED stripes protruded on the facade of “The capital” do not only act as an urban information display device, but also play the role of sun shading devices. The interior and exterior cladding system are adopted PVDF coating which are easily maintain and UV resisting.
One of the innovation designs of “The Capital” is the intellectual parking system. By means of using internet and smart card system, occupants can log in and command the system in their office in prior to picking up their cars. Therefore, the lap time can be shortened.
Widely respected as a modern visionary, James Law has won numerous international awards on architectural design and leadership, highlighted by the achievements of Young Global Leaders 2010 in World Economic Forum and CNBC International Architecture Awards during 2009. Accredited by coining the notion of Cybertecture, James leads the charge in blending new materials and technologies within architecture, to pave the way for innovating the fabric of mankind.
James Law is the visionary founder and Chief Cybertect at James Law Cybertecture International, formed on the first day of the new century in 2001. Dedicated to blend cyber technology within modern architecture, James is paving the way for people to live the future in a seamless and enjoyable manner.
Graduated with a degree in architecture from University College London in 1992, James consolidated his knowledge in architecture, buildings, design, and technology at prestigious Japanese architect firm Itsuko Hasegawa in 1994 and became Director at world renowned design firm Gensler International in 1997.
In reward for James’s passion and contribution, James has won numerous international awards on architectural design and leadership, highlighted by the achievements of Young Global Leaders 2010 in World Economic Forum and CNBC International Architecture Awards during 2009.
Within the architecture spectrum, he achieved the Royal Institute of Architects Award in 2003, which also earned him to become a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. James achievements are further highlighted with Asian Innovation Awards 2004, CNBC International Property Awards 2007, and CNBC Asia Pacific Commercial Property Awards 2009.
To enlighten fellow futuristic thinkers of his time, James is an adjacent professor at Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, a board member of the Hong Kong Design Center and author of his book “Cybertecture Now: James Law Cybertecture” to be published in 2010. Anticipating the health and wellness revolution, especially surrounding telemedicine, James is launching the Cybertecture Health System to address the growing needs of globalized citizens.