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Nallacheruvu, Vamsi Krishna (author)
With the increasing Green House Gas emissions around the world, adoption of sustainable energy technologies is beginning to take a prominent role. As a part of its 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, India has been getting more ambitious in its targets for reducing the emissions intensity of GDP. Both at the central as well as state governments,...
master thesis 2019
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Salarić, Petra (author)
In India, there is an existing taboo of menstruation which has an impact on the well-being of women in different ways - from education, economics, health, religion to different personal aspects. Many activities are happening in India towards improving the situation around menstruation - from governmental activities and plans, provision of...
master thesis 2019
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Hadi, Shirin (author)
The first interactions of the child with its environment can already have long-lasting impacts on its worldview (weltanschauung) and psychoanalytical state. This makes the architecture of housing, especially in poor regions, such as Nalasopara in Mumbai, a critical key point for the development of the next generations. However, after the...
master thesis 2019
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Kale, Varun (author)
The air-conditioning of commercial buildings accounts for approximately 50% of the total energy consumed in India’s commercial sector. Reducing this load is a key step towards minimizing India's greenhouse gas emissions. One culprit is the routine use of fully glazed façades which are chosen for aesthetics but are neither energy efficient nor...
master thesis 2019
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Barry, Claire (author)
The effects of India’s shift towards economic liberalisation, globalisation and privatisation in the mid 1990’s has drastically altered the landscape of its cities. These powerful forces have imposed further spatial disjuncture on an unplanned city. More specifically, forces of contemporary urbanisation plague the developing fabric of Mumbai’s...
master thesis 2019
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Panda, Subhranshu (author)
Passive measures to tackle increasing energy demands of modern buildings are aimed to generate energy from the roof or the ground beneath and by improving insulation to isolate indoors and outdoors. The author targets the opaque facade sections of a building to develop an active panel to exchange solar thermal energy with his project THERM...
master thesis 2019
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Agarwal, Krittika (author)
While the world is advancing with taller structures using engineered wood, little importance is being given to natural wood, which is abundantly available in most regions of the world. The lack of technological research using this material in its natural state has caused a drawback in its usage. Also, the dependence on engineered wood for modern...
master thesis 2019
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Melchers, Fleur (author)
This graduation project has the name 'Towards a Sustainable Density', and is part of the Global Housing Studio, which aims to rethink the current systems of affordable housing in the Global South. Today, nearly fifteen percent of the world's population lives in poverty in urban areas, of which the majority can be found in the Global South. This...
master thesis 2019
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Ahsan, Rafaela (author)
From the very beginning, Mumbai, was made up of migrants. Its main population growth, at various points throughout its history, occurred primarily through migration. It was a popular place for people fleeing poverty, war and religious prosecution, as well as an attractive place for work and aspiration. ‘Floating populations’ or seasonal migrants...
master thesis 2019
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Parmar, Hardikkumar (author)
The concept of Venturedam was developed to solve societal challenges in India by nurturing the strength of the innovations made in the Netherlands. For Dutch startups to expand to a new market like India that has a considerable difference in the context, it is first required to redefine the value proposition and the business model specific to...
master thesis 2019
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de Pater, Bas (author)
"Floating for Health" is a project of the Architectural Engineering graduation studio at the Delft university of Technology. This research and design project explores the problems of rural flood-prone areas in low-income regions and proposes a solution for the lack of healthcare facilities. The context that has been chosen is the region of West...
master thesis 2018
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van der Zanden, Marloes (author)
Increasing disasters, due to urbanism in combination with the high probability of earthquakes in the Western Indian Himalayas, are impacting the well-being of local communities. The vernacular Kath-Kuni (also called: ‘cator-and-cribbage’ or ‘timber laced masonry’) architecture is a centuries-old building method spread over the Himalayas and the...
master thesis 2018
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Backman, Karolina (author), McGaffney, Ryan (author), van der Griend, Isabella (author), Uiterwaal, Charlotte (author)
Resilient Living - A Housing Template for Kullu is part of a greater group graduation project called ‘Towards a Habitable Earth’. ‘Towards a Habitable Earth’ focuses on creating a framework for a resilient built environment that ensures social, economical and environmental sustainability is integrated and considered holistically in everyday...
master thesis 2018
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Mc Gaffney, Ryan (author)
Manali, the second largest urban settlement in The Kullu Valley, is a major tourist destination in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The town is made up of two setlements, Old Manali and New Manali. The original settlement of Old Manali is located high in the hills above New Manali and has an urban morphology which<br/>has been built up slowly over...
master thesis 2018
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Uchil, Rajat Dinesh (author)
The thesis explores the social potential of space i.e. the social logic of space to enhance resilience of society. As social resilience is defined as the capacity of society to cope, adapt or transform societal relations towards external stress, space that is a ‘construction’ and a function of the structure of society hosts the ability in...
master thesis 2018
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Shinde, Rhythima (author)
The energy markets are emerging slowly towards a more decentralized form, e.g. technologies are allowing prosumers to trade energy from their solar house rooftops. But as these markets are governed by people and depend on the behavior of people directly, they are susceptible to challenges from the social, economic and cultural norms around the...
master thesis 2018
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Cocchi, Lorenzo (author)
As many other parts of the global south, the built environment of Kullu, an Himalayan valley of Himachal Pradesh (india), will be probably threaten by several types of natural hazards, mainly caused by climate change. <br/>This fact, together with the phenomenon of migration towards the main urban environments, determines a risky and urgent...
master thesis 2018
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Merola, Chiara (author)
Delhi is facing a very rapid urbanization, making it difficult to keep up with the construction of sewerage and water treatment infrastructure. The LOTUSHR project was created to research alternative solutions to treat mixed water streams and prevent pollution flows from urban drains into the environment.<br/><br/>Biofiltration was identified as...
student report 2018
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Gupta, Prateek (author)
Over the course of the past centuries, humanity’s influence on the Earth’s atmosphere and climate system has become so significant as to induce geophysical feedback effects, specifically in the form of a self-reinforcing process of global warming. In order to contain the global warming and prevent the expected impacts of climate change from...
master thesis 2017
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Shinde, R. (author), Arga, B. (author), Rataj, M. (author)
The staggering statistics in health conditions of India demand quick actions, and thus it is advised to come up with a solution which takes less time as compared to a complete design of a new system. This paper starts with background study of UK, Netherlands and Indian health care financing models, followed by an analysis ofeasibility of...
student report 2016
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