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Ais Honours Women Architects On International Women’s Day With Special Personalized Mementos

April 10, 2017

8th March marked International Women’s Day around the world. It’s incredibly overwhelming to observe the whole world come together as one to celebrate women and their amazing spirit. Women have been constantly creating their own identities in the world with strength and dignity. Despite the obstacles, challenges, societal beliefs, and pressures, women have time and again proved that they are not to be underestimated. Women with grace, responsibility, and power dare to forge their own path and make an impact in the world.

On this remarkable day, AIS took a pan-India approach to salute women for their phenomenal work. The AIS team celebrated this special day in a special way, celebrating with various architectural agencies across the country. AIS honoured exceptional women architects of some conventional architectural firms with personalized mementos for their groundbreaking achievements in the same field. The mementos were one of a kind as it featured stunning portraits of the women on glass! These rich grey toned glass portrait mementos were gifted to women architects of outstanding caliber.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ar. Krupa Zubin of ZZ Architects and Ar. Hemanti Sutaria from Prashant Sutaria Architects, delivered their vote of thanks to AIS for its constant support and encouragement to women architects.

Green Angle’s Ar. Meenal Sutaria and Alumayer’s Ms. Sonali Bedre, appreciates and salutes the role of womanhood in architecture.

Ar. Swati Pandit and Ar. Nikita Mehta from Hafeez Contractor mention about following their dreams and aspirations, appreciating gender equality in the corporate world and wishing every women all the success and happiness.

Lastly, Ar. Brinda Somaya of Somaya and Kalappa Consultants, spoke about the sense of equality and support women all over the country have been receiving in various fields.

These talented women architects along with many others like Ar. Tejaswini Pandit and Pearl Contractor were the ones felicitated personalized mementos from AIS for their dedication and contribution in the field of architecture.  It was a moment of immense pride for the awardees, and their stunned, happy faces lit up this special day!

There was a lot of excitement among the people over the mementos as everyone wanted to have a glimpse of it and hold it. The appreciative smiles on everyone’s faces spoke more than mere words and put a wide, bright smile on our faces too. Smiling is contagious too, didn’t you know?

The day was further spent with great fun, games, and cakes at various architectural offices. AIS kicked off the celebrations at the offices with a cake cutting ceremony which featured innovatively designed cakes celebrating the essence of a woman. A toast was raised to women through engaging activities and fun games.One of the innovative concepts was providing the staff with AIS Decor Lacquered Glass of different shades. Every shade had a matching personality trait assigned to it. For example, Venetian Red for a woman of confidence, Black Pearl for a woman with power, Snow White for the independent spirited woman and so on. Each woman had to dedicate a shade to another woman in the same office. This game involved a lot of fun and love as women attributed

One of the innovative concepts was providing the staff with AIS Decor Lacquered Glass of different shades. Every shade had a matching personality trait assigned to it. For example, Venetian Red for a woman of confidence, Black Pearl for a woman with power, Snow White for the independent spirited woman and so on. Each woman had to dedicate a shade to another woman in the same office. This game involved a lot of fun and love as women attributed colours to one another, and was a thoroughly enjoyable experience with women emerging all smiles on seeing the coloured glass matching their personality.

Another game with a twist that was played was ‘Glassnary’ – a variant of Pictionary but with glass. Glass words were used as hints for the teams to give the right answer. Example, water repellent glass, heat reflective glass etc. This was an extremely engaging game that saw active participation by the women. Needless to say, everyone had a whale of a time!

The day saw ZZ Architects raise a toast to womanhood with a huge cake followed by fun games and activities that kept everyone completely entertained.

At Anil Sharma & Associates, a gorgeous cake in the shape of a woman signifying the spirit of a woman was first cut, followed by the innovative games of Shades of a Woman and Glassnary which was enjoyed by one and all.

Pink theme dominated the celebrations at Design Plus Associates and Arcop Associates Pvt. Ltd. with rosy pink bouquets and lovely pink themed cakes that were presented to the women staff of the offices. The women at both offices were full of cheers and made merry on this day!

The women had a fabulous time playing Shades of a Woman at ARK Designs Pvt. Ltd. There was a spirit of bonhomie and warmth here that added great moments to this special day.

A sinfully delicious chocolate cake heralded the celebrations at Alumayer, Sankalpan and Architect Reza Kabul’s office. The games of Glassnary and Shades of Woman kept everyone involved and delighted right till the end.

Hiten Sethi Architects and Faquih and Associates saw the women emphasize the qualities of confidence, power, independence and vibrancy through the Shades of a Woman activity. The supportive and friendly atmosphere here was tangible and beautiful to experience!

We also witnessed firms in Bangalore like Mantri Builders and Education Design Architects, celebrate women’s day with immense glee and joy.

Everyone wanted to continue the fun and celebrations but like everything else, all good things come to an end, for the time being at least. AIS is committed to celebrating and honouring the spirit of women every day. Women’s Day was an opportunity to reach out to ordinary women who are extraordinary beyond measure. The personalized glass memento gifted to the women emphasize a woman’s extraordinary strength and dignity through all the roles she plays.

 

Woman empower one another, cheers to womanhood!

 

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Modernise and upgrade your current structure with AIS Retro-fitting solutions

March 16, 2017

Innovative glass solutions that offer energy efficiency and sound insulation are a primary choice for many individuals. In addition, the widespread focus on sustainable architecture has led to modern materials like glass playing a major role in current construction. However, a lot of buildings that currently exist were made before these innovative solutions came into play. Replacing and re-building the entire structure to incorporate these solutions may not be feasible for everyone.

However, with AIS Renew, architects can now upgrade their construction to receive all these benefits without replacement. This unique retro-fitting solution is attached on top of the existing buildings to transform them into insulation solutions. This method does not disrupt the daily functioning. Instead, it can transform even the most basic structure, into a modern and energy efficient space.

These glass solutions comprise of a built-in Low-E interlayer, thus keeping the interiors cooler. In addition, it prevents the harmful ultraviolet and infrared radiation from entering in thereby protecting your health and your interiors. The window solution also acts as an acoustic insulator, thereby providing noiseless and peaceful interiors. By ensuring a perfect fit without any gaps or spaces, retro-fitting solutions keep all the unwanted elements like dust, dirt, heat and sound away from your interiors.

This makes the glass reflect the sun’s heat away from the building and keep the interiors cool. This helps in reducing the usage of air-conditioning, therefore conserving electricity. This can also lead to immense savings on the electricity bills over time. In the winter months, this innovative glass solution can prevent loss of indoor warmth, thus keeping your interiors cosy naturally. It also reduces the constant need for blowers and heaters further adding to your savings.

The major benefit received with this solution is ease of installation. A re-vamp or renovation can be quite messy and expensive while also causing delays in your schedule. However, this unique solution bypasses all these concerns with its innovative concept. Not only is retro-fitting your building cost-effective, but quick as well. With a short duration of 30-60 minutes required per window, even high-rise buildings with multiple windows can opt for this solution.

Additionally, once installed, you no longer have to bother with constant repair or maintenance work. This durable solution is easy to clean and extremely low on maintenance making it a perfect fit. Not just residential buildings – but all commercial establishments can benefit from this solution. Be it an office, hospital, hotel, mall or bank, AIS Renew can transform your current building into an energy efficient and insulated structure.

With global warming on the rise, sustainable architecture is becoming a must for everyone. The new and unique retro-fitting solutions by AIS allow all buildings to incorporate this in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

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Innovation in the world of glass

March 6, 2017

Revamp your interiors with innovative glass solutions

Modern innovations in architecture and design have changed the entire functionality of glass as a building material. Earlier considered to be quite plain and fragile, architectural glass has come a long way in becoming one of the premier materials preferred by architects and designers alike. This modern solution can offer numerous advantages while being extremely sturdy and durable. Read on for some of the leading innovations that have revamped this material.

Privacy – Every space has once section or the other that is completely personal and requires privacy from outsiders. Modern glass solutions help you achieve this in a stylish and trendy manner.

Frosted glass: A cloudy and opaque glass solution, frosted glass is perfect in places that require complete privacy. Retaining the open and light properties of glass, this solution is visually appealing and can be fitted in homes, offices and even hotels.

Smart glass: A revolutionary invention, smart glass solutions like the swytchglas offer inhabitants privacy as and when they want. This transparent glass solution turns completely opaque at the click of a button giving the person instant privacy. These are perfect for bedroom windows or office cabins and hospitals as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insulation – Noise, pollution, heat – all of these factors are fine when one is outside, but can be distressing when found indoors as well. Traditional glass was no barrier for the barrage of noise in the city or the harsh summer months, but that’s not the case with modern glass.

Acoustic windows: Glass windows fitted with an acoustic interlayer can make your interiors noiseless again. A calm and peaceful home is essential for mental peace. Additionally, in commercial spaces like offices, hotels, malls and even hospitals, sound can be disruptive for work, making sound proof glass an ideal fit.

Energy efficient glass: Harsh summer months can make the interiors feel like a sauna. However, innovative solar control glass like ecosense and sunshield can protect the interiors from heat and intense glares. These glasses have a heat reflective glazing, which can be natural or tinted, for optimum lighting and heat control.

Safety and Security – The durability of this earlier fragile solution is what has been most surprising for everyone. Now, different processes and techniques have enabled glass manufacturer to toughen glass up to several times its regular strength.

Toughened glass: This modern innovation requires exposing a sheet of annealed glass to an intense heat in a furnace which makes it 4 to 5 times stronger. Additionally, the change in its chemical properties is also reflected when it breaks. Taking into account safety of indivisharp shards that could injure somebody.

Laminated glass: Advances in glass have also led it to acts as a personal security force for your space. In places where security is a concern, people can opt for laminated glass solutions. This glass is created by fusing two glass sheets with a plastic interlayer. In case of damage, the glass pieces stay stuck to the interlayer and do not disburse, thus not providing any entry point for thieves.

Widespread advances in glass solutions have made it customisable and adaptable for almost every requirement. A leading glass supplier in your city can help you with additional information and product selection to suit your needs.

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AIS VUE Stole the Spotlight at ACETech with Trendy and Innovative uPVC Solutions

January 9, 2017

‘The Economic Times Presents Acetech2016’ is a premier trade fair in Asia for architecture, building materials, innovation and design, and is eagerly awaited by architectural veterans and the general public every year. The event was held from 15th to 18th December at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Returning this year, AIS – India’s leading integrated glass company, showcased some of its exemplary innovations that added both style and charm to a décor while bringing in multiple elements of functionality. However, it was the new-age uPVC frames that garnered the most attention at the AIS VUE stall, a vertical by AIS.

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How to make your space environment friendly with glass and uPVC frames?

December 28, 2016
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Introduction:

Our world is changing, things are taking a turn for the worse when it comes to the environment. So, what can one do in such a grave situation? Well, it turns out YOU, just another homeowner, can do a lot. All you need is a “Green Makeover” for your abode and you can do your bit in protecting the environment.

Thanks to the advancement in technology, there has been a major progress in manufacturing eco-friendly solutions. Such solutions not only help you enhance the look and feel of your residence but also make you the proud owner of an “eco-friendly home”. Continue Reading…

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Ways to save money with uPVC doors and windows

November 22, 2016
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Introduction

As quoted by Hazrat Inayat Khan, “Some people look for a beautiful place while others make their place beautiful.”

If you happen to be one of the latter types you truly know the value of every tiny thing you invest in making your house a home. From the smallest photo frame to the largest window; each element of your home matters. And one doesn’t need a huge budget to add charm to it.

Today we are going to help you build the perfect windows with minimum effort and less cost! Continue Reading…

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Importance of Fire-Resistant glass

November 9, 2016
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Introduction:

A home is what you come back to after a long day. A place tucked away from the chaos of the world. But this humble abode of yours is always at risk of damage from the various forces of Mother Nature. The most uncontrollable of these forces is undoubtedly fire. While the damage caused by fire is irreparable, how far it spreads is definitely something that can now be controlled. And the perfect tool for this job is the new fire-resistant range of glass from AIS.

We at AIS, have been trusted and relied on by builders, architects and designers for our glass solutions over the last several years. Our solutions are manufactured at high international standards and are perfected to serve customers with greater efficiency. Continue Reading…

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Green Buildings: Here’s why they are Environment Friendly

October 19, 2016
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A wise man once said, “When the well is dry, we know the worth of water, and once we realize it, we shouldn’t wait to act.”

Act responsible, take a step toward sustainability and save mother earth.

Our planet today is facing innumerous difficulties. From population explosion to climatic changes, deforestation, fossil fuel depletion, ocean acidification, a loss of biodiversity and much more.

The growth and expansion of population is having a tremendous impact on our natural surroundings. The construction, structure and operation of the buildings we live and work are accountable for the consumption of our resources. Let’s take a look at how much do these buildings approximately account for?

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Various Applications & Benefits of Sound Proof Glass

October 17, 2016
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Introduction:

Indian architecture has evolved over time and glass has played an integral role in this evolution. This progress has helped to meet a variety of designs and structural needs. With the advancement of technology, various methods of glass production have been made possible. This has helped in the development of many innovative glass products.

Today, you are likely to find a variety of types of glass that are available in different designs, textures and styles. However, if you are looking for a customized glass solution for your home, office or commercial space, AIS glass manufacturers are reliable and trustworthy.

Types of AIS glass products:

AIS offer a wide range of glass solutions for the interiors and exteriors of your homes. Some of the solutions offered are laminated glass, annealed glass, frosted glass, float glass, clear glass and many more. Besides the above, AIS also offers specialized solar control glass solutions such as AIS SunShield, AIS Stronglas, AIS Ecosense and AIS Swytchglas. These are unique and suitable for a variety of applications. Continue Reading…