While Kolkata is famous as the cultural capital of the country, it is also popular for some architectural marvels that leave everyone enthralled. Whether it’s the magnificence of the iconic Howrah Bridge or the brilliance of Vidyasagar Setu, you will be nothing but a spellbound spectator.
The Realty Sector of the city is also witnessing the parallel trend in the city, Industry experts believe offers and festive sales are not going to attract consumers anymore, they need to come up with innovative and unique constructions. Developers are coming up with advanced designs and spellbinding architecture, they are not compromising with the quality and final results. Be it technology, aesthetics or cost-effectiveness, developers are now looking beyond traditional formats of designing and marketing to sustain themselves in the market.
Features like Terracotta separators in place of walls, sloping roofing in the balconies or cupboards made of superfluous pinewood are some of the aboriginal architecture that is making its way into urban homes. The concept of indigenous architecture is becoming popular in the urban housing sector, developers are coming up with neither eco-friendly nor sustainable but a mixture of both architectures in their buildings. For Example, some prominent companies are using the cob technique adopted from traditional homes in Assam to make walls in several of their construction. Cob is a mixture of sandy soil, clay, and straw. It is long-lasting, inexpensive, entirely recyclable and pollution-free.
Architects and Engineers across the world are progressively using technology to make their lives simpler and work faster. One such modernisation that has changed the way construction sector functions is Building Information Modelling (BIM). It has become an essential part of any project design today. It empowers a smarter and faster design process, involved planning and visualization, to simulation and construction.
Kolkata is indorsing unique designs, concepts and bold execution under the supervision and vision of some of the best architectures of the world. Personalities like Hafeez Contractor, the architect couple Peng Beng and Belinda of Arc Studio are coming up with some of the premium projects in the city. They are setting an example of how smart architecture can change the landscape of Eastern India’s Realty Sector.
Some of the game changer projects bringing architectural innovations in the skylines of Kolkata are Forum’s Atmosphere, Ideal Group’s Unique Centre, The 42 and Siddha’s Sky.