Integrated Coastal Management for Karachi Beaches

Integrated Coastal Management
Karachi is a coastal city located on the Arabian Sea coastline. There are many beautiful seasides near the city like Seaview, Manora Island, Sandspit, Hawkes Bay, Paradise Point and French Beach. These beaches hold substantial environmental and economic significance being the home for exotic fauna (such as Dalmatian Pelican, Turtles, etc.) to being the sea-route for commercial activities in the ... Read More

Green Building Standards in Pakistan

Built environment is a major source of CO2 (Greenhouse gas) emissions, energy and water consumption, conventional air and water pollution and solid waste stream. Landscape believes that a building that approaches sustainability and green materials from its design phase has a very strong potential to perform in an environmentally friendly manner. Based on this, Landscape believes including "green" standards during the ... Read More

Corporate Office Interiors

Corporate Office Interiors
Today’s outstanding employees not only demand a higher salary package but also a workspace that stimulates creativity, communication, collaboration, and an unstressed environment.Smart companies realize that workspace is a business tool. A third of one’s life is spent at work. Color, furniture, orientation, décor; feng shui can immensely affect one’s mood. Lately large scale firms have started taking their office design concepts ... Read More

Universal / Inclusive / Handi-capable Design

Handicapable Design
The concept of Universal Design is about a new quality relationship between a diversity of users (old and young, strong and weak etc.) and human-made physical environments/objects. Universal Design goes beyond the mere provision of special features for various segments of the population (women, children, the elderly, the disabled etc.) as it also emphasizes a creative and inclusive approach to ... Read More

Water Desalination to Address Water Scarcity in Karachi

With a population of 23 million, Karachi is the third most populous city in the world. The metropolis faces acute water scarcity. According to Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, the total water demand of the city is 1,000 million gallons per day, whereas the city is receiving only 400 million gallons daily. This shortfall is attributed to non-availability of sufficient ... Read More

A Guide to Timber Frame Buildings

What is a Timber Frame? Timber framed homes and extensions use panels built out of timber studwork. At their most basic, timber frame walls consist of timber studwork fixed in place (typically) with OSB or plywood. The strength and rigidity is supplied by the board, which, when nailed to the studwork, makes a very rigid box known as an open ... Read More

Vertical Farming: Feeding the Future

Vertical Garden

Despite being country with an abundance of agricultural land and the perfect weather for crop harvestation as well as being one of the largest exporters of crops such as wheat, cotton and rice, there are many advantages to utilizing vertical farming methods in Pakistan. First of it helps grow crops all year round and utilizes only a fraction of the … Read More

Office Acoustics

Do you spend most of your time in the office trying to do quiet focused work? Does the deficiency of speech privacy bother you? If your answer to these questions is yes then you’ve definitely come across the right article. According to a study conducted by the Center for the built environment (CBE) at the University of California in 2003, … Read More

A Case for Kalabagh and More

As Pakistan battles the fierce waves of its great rivers, experts argue that the destruction caused by the floods could have been prevented if we had invested more in building large dams on our river system, especially the Indus River. We believe that multipurpose dams and new reservoirs are crucial, given the country’s looming water and energy crises, against a … Read More