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A New Airport for India’s New Gateway: Gensler’s Design for Chennai International

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Q&A with Gensler’s Kashyap Bhimjiani, a senior designer for Chennai International airport’s new terminals.

India’s third-busiest airport, Chennai International is the gateway to country’s southern region.

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Toward Resilient Cities

With historic landmarks like the Ferry Building immediately adjacent to the Bay, rising sea levels would have a severe impact on the San Francisco Bay Area." Photo courtesy of Flickr user sirgious.

In November 2012, as the Bay Area hosted Greenbuild—the world’s largest conference dedicated to sustainable building—designers across our region and beyond gathered to evaluate how urban planning solutions can bring value (and stability) to our cities.

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Mills, mindsets, Mendocino and memories?

This past June, I had the opportunity to visit Mendocino, Calif. The purpose of the visit was to conduct a deep dive into the town’s approach to sustainability. The trip marked my third experience of the town and on this particular occasion the town’s water towers and windmills struck me in a very different and somewhat profound way.

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Size Matters Not: Designing Sustainable Airport Terminals 

Sustainability, air travel, and India are not three concepts that pop to mind as single thought, but I believe that will change when the new Gensler designed terminals at Chennai International Airport in March of 2012.

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Architecture, Storytelling + Film

Adam Goss and Red Mike founded the digital media company Spirit of Space in 2006 to “promote a greater awareness of designed environments for the architectural profession and the wider public audience.” The company recently shot several videos at San Francisco International Airport’s renovated Terminal 2, designed by Gensler, and we sat down with Adam and Mike to talk about video production as it relates to architecture and their impressions of the new T2.

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