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The right ingredients of Colors In 2020 for Interior Design

One of the important factors in interior design is color selection. We need to understand the psychological effects of the color and the mood it sets for various interior parts. Although it is up to an individual designer to choose the color schemes, there are certain standard rules and guidelines that need to be followed before choosing any color type for the project. Many people think that only the color on the walls of the room is sufficient but colors of the accessories, furniture, furnishings, and even lighting play a vital role in the entire design.

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Purpose of the color

  1. Hide Mistakes: Every designer would like to work in well-constructed and well-maintained spaces but in reality, there might be some construction flaws like irregular walls, wrong positioning of windows, hidden structural elements etc. Hence judicious application of colors can divert the eye away from many problems. Well chosen color palette can improve the looks of improper rooms as well.
  2. Room Size: Selection of right color can make a space appear bigger or smaller than it really is. In general light colors make the room appear airier, brighter and larger while dark colors give the impression that objects are smaller than they really are. Dark colors often shrink the room and is sometimes helpful to make the rooms cozier. Light colors can be used to decorate the room which are deprived of natural lights. Hence the selection of colors can make the room appear smaller or larger when needed.
  3. Setting up Mood: The color of the space can trigger a particular mood for the people using the space. The psychology of the color has been studied extensively and we know that the color of room plays important role in setting the mood of the user.
  4. Style or Theme: It is possible to create the certain style using the particular color schemes. If the owner wants classic look or modern look of a room then the type of color used in classic era or modern era can give desired look to the space. For example, in Nepal reddish brown color that resembles the brick can give classical look to the space.
  5. Focus Point: Selection of colors can provide focal point in the room. It is possible to make the background fairly neutral and make some elements catch the observer’s eye. This technique can be used to highlight an interesting or valuable objects or furniture. Sometimes good artwork can be focused by proper selection of color. Overloading of too many bright colors should be avoided that can distract the focus.

Psychology of Color

Certain colors have a common meaning in art and design as well. Colors have a quality that causes certain emotions in people. Color psychology is the study of how color affects a person’s perception and behavior. Hence selection of particular colors will affect the behavior and mood of people that use the space. We shall see in detail about the different types of color and their psychological effect on people.

White

Usually white color is associated with cleanliness, religiosity and purity. It is also associated with new beginning and clinical procedures. True white is striking, reflecting enough lights and adding sense of a space to the surrounding environment. White space feels fresh and uplifting for some people whereas some don’t like it.

Blue

Blue color is generally taken as calm color having properties that promote psychological strength and stability. Blue is perceived as masculine color in cultural values so it can be used to paint rooms for boys or gents. It has positive effect on people and is a popular choice for bathrooms, as it carries connotations with cleanliness, water and sea. Warmer shades of blue can be used in bedrooms as it encourages the mind to settle and calm.

Pink

Pink color carries connotations of romance, daintiness and an old-fashioned gentleness. It can create soothing interiors without appearing too cold. For long period of time pink is taken as girly color and is often chosen for girls’ nurseries and bedrooms.

Grey

Grey is a neutral color that can be used with any other color or with neutral tones. It can create sophisticated atmosphere when used in large quantity but can appear too cool when unaccompanied by brighter color. A light shade of gray has ability to make the room look larger while dark shade makes the room look smaller and cozy. Hence proper selection of shades of gray is very essential while choosing color for the room.

Black

Although the black is associated with wealth and sophistication, copious amounts of black should be avoided. Black color is also linked with Gothic subculture and death in popular culture around the world. Black color is unlikely to have an uplifting effect for people so it can be used in a limited way in certain feature walls or selected accessories. Use of black with white can be effective in some cases.

Red

Red is the color that is associated with fire, passion, danger and strength. This is a bold color excites and stimulates. It gives the warmth feeling and can also make people energetic. Too much application of red color should be avoided because it can be over-stimulating in the home.

Yellow

Yellow is the color of warmth and wisdom. It can be very attractive to the eyes so careful use of this color is maintained. This color is also associated with prosperity, sympathy and cowardice. Any room colored with yellow color can look cheerful, friendly and airy. To control its over-stimulating look we should avoid its large use.

Colors Based on Vastu Shastra

People in Nepal usually wish to apply some aspects of Vastu Shastra in their home during construction. Not only direction and location of rooms but also colors can be chosen according to vastu shastra. Here are some tips for the selection of colors for your room.

Color-based on direction as per Vastu:

North-East

North east direction of a home can be painted with light blue color. You can also go for lighter shades of blue in this part.

East        

East direction can be painted with white or light blue.

South-East

This direction is associated with  fire (Agni), so the colors like  orange, pink and silver can be used to enhance the energy.

North

In the rooms in north direction, the colors like  green, pista green or shades of green  will be more effective.

North-West

 As this area is related to air (Vayu), so white, light grey and cream are the best colors to paint.

West

 This direction  is the place of  water (Varun), hence  the best colors for this area are blue or white.

South-west

 For the south-west direction of home colors like peach, mud colour, biscuit colour or light brown can be used.

South

For south direction of home, red and yellow colors can be used.

Room colors as per Vastu

Each section of the house should be colored according to the energy requirement, size, and direction. Color can be selected as per the room’s usage. The following tips can be helpful to chose the room color as per Vastu.

Master bedroom

 The master bedroom should be in a south-west direction and  should be painted with blue colour or any shades of blue.

Guest room:

 North-west direction  is the best place for the guest room or drawing room and hence, a guest room  should be painted with white colour.

Kids’ room:

 The best place for rooms for children who are grown up and go out for study purposes is north-west. As the north-west direction is governed by the moon, children’s rooms in this direction should be painted with white colour or light color.

Kitchen:

 The south-east zone is ideal for kitchens as this direction is governed by Agni I.e. fire so the walls of the kitchen should be painted with orange or red colour which will provide positive energy in the kitchen.

Bathroom:

 North-west direction is best place for bathroom and toilets. The bathroom should be painted with white colour as white is associated with clarity and cleanliness.

Living Hall:

The living room  should be in the north-east or north-west direction and  should be painted with yellow or white colors.

Hence, different colors and its shade can be  used in different section of house depending upon the need and looks. Although color selection depends upon owners perspective or choice, above tips can be very helpful to make your room aesthetically beautiful and get positive energy for people that occupies the space.

Construction

Best Construction Company in Nepal, 2020

Construction Companies in Nepal

As Nepal is developing country construction is the key to the development. Several mega projects are carried out by government in coordination with private construction companies. Beside government projects private construction is also on its peak in Nepal. Many residential buildings, commercial buildings, leisure center, fitness centers, shopping malls etc are being built in major cities of Nepal. There are many construction companies in Nepal among them following are some well known construction companies:

  1. CE Construction
  2. Lama Construction Company
  3. Himalayan Builders and Engineers Pvt Ltd
  4. Nepal Adarsha Nirman Company Pvt Ltd
  5. Kalika Group

But here we shall discuss about the upcoming and trust-able company in Nepal i.e. Aiden Engineering Pvt Ltd.

Aiden Engineering Pvt Ltd was founded in 2014 and has its company running in two major cities Kathmandu and Pokhara. Although the head office is located in Battisputali, Kathmandu it provides its construction services throughout Nepal.  Aiden is a complete engineering firm that provides technical consultation, interior designing, product designing, prefab homes and construction. Aiden has been able to collect clients trust by providing quality construction and services.  “The name you can count on“, Aiden always makes sure that client’s satisfaction is top priority.

Out of many services provided by Aiden, construction is one of the major services. It has a qualified team that provides technical supervision and manages project to complete in time. Also quality remains on top priority during construction. Aiden is upcoming construction company that deals with small projects like prefab homes, addition of rooms, interior design and construction to large projects like residential and commercial buildings, swimming pool, futsal etc. We will discuss about the Aiden’s construction services in detail below:

  • Building Construction:

Construction of building is one of the major services provided by Aiden in Nepal. It deals not only with the construction but also with the designs and cost estimations of building. It has been constructing Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) buildings as well as steel structured buildings. Aiden has experience in commercial building construction, schools and colleges, cafes construction. Construction is well planned and managed so that everything goes according to the plan. Any changes in the designs or factors during construction will be well coordinated with the owner. Designs are approved from the client and its detail drawings are prepared. Foundations, footings, slab, concreting, rebar specifications etc are constructed according the structure analysis report.

Well qualified and experienced site supervisors will be always available to support the working team. Any confusion during construction will be solved by the engineers who visit sites frequently. Aiden’s team works hard to provide better and quality constructions.

Gym Hall and Sauna Steam Building during construction phase
  • Construction of Futsal

Aiden Engineering designs and constructs futsal according to the client requirement. May be it’s a 5 A-Side or 7-A side futsal ground Aiden will makes the construction possible. Nowadays Futsal grounds are becoming major place for fitness and refreshment in major cities of Nepal. Aiden Engineering can be trusted company to design and construct futsal grounds with quality and lower cost.

  • Swimming Pool Construction

Aiden Engineering also designs and construct swimming pool for fitness centers as well as hotels and private owners. Quality and on time construction of swimming pool can be done by Aiden’s engineering team. All the materials used for construction of swimming pool are of great quality and the workmanship is better. Aiden always provides quality services and quality construction for durability of swimming pool.

Construction of Swimming Pool and Changing Rooms
  • Prefab Homes Construction

Aiden Engineering is one of the best companies to deal with prefab rooms and homes. It has constructed several prefab structures in different parts of Kathmandu and Pokhara. Designs are done by the highly qualified designers to satisfy the client’s requirement and the construction team does the work to obtain the quality and required construction. Aiden has highly experienced and qualified workers who make it possible to maintain the quality required.

School construction using prefab board

Aiden deals from small prefab room addition to entire house construction including foundation. Aiden uses quality prefab materials as well as cement boards to construct partitions of buildings. Appropriate ventilations help to circulate the air inside the house and rooms are designed to utilize maximum space for the client.

After the massive Earthquake of 2015 in Nepal, people have started using prefab structure in construction. Prefab structures are suitable in area like Nepal where there is high risk of earthquake because of its light weight. Aiden is the best company to design and construction of prefab homes and structure.

  • Interior Design and Construction

Aiden Engineering has specialized in interior designing of living room, kitchen, bed room, company interiors, institutional space, office, museum etc. Aiden designs not only building’s interior but also furniture products. Interior designing team inputs their creative skills and maintain high standard look in minimum price. Aiden not only design but do the construction as well.

5 Tips for earthquake resistant buildings

Construction of Earthquake Resistant Building in Nepal

5 Best tips for Earthquake Resistant Building in Nepal

Nepal is geographically located in earthquake prone region and thus there is always a high risk of earthquake in Nepal. Many of us have already witnessed and experienced the earthquake of April 2015 that destroyed many buildings and claimed over 9000 lives. Since its very hard to predict the occurrence of earthquake, its fundamental for all of us to be prepared as much as possible to reduce casualties. Earthquake resistant buildings will definitely help minimize the risk of casualties from building collapse. Out of many factors here are five tips for construction of a earthquake resistant building:

  1. Shape and Size
  2. Proportion of building
  3. Foundation
  4. Ductile frames
  5. Minimized torsion

We will discuss the above mentioned factors in brief:

  1. Shape and Size

Building’s layout and elevation regularity, symmetry and compactness are the geometric parameters that play vital role during seismic influence. Regular shapes like square and rectangle are considered safe during earthquake as compared to shapes like V, C, L, U, H etc. These irregular shapes have variation in stiffness and hence differential motions are created among different parts of building resulting in local stress concentration at the re entrant corners. Also the twisting effect in horizontal plane (torsion) causes higher shear load on far columns and walls forcing them to fail. These effects can be avoided by sub-dividing the building into small rectangular boxes providing seismic gaps in between so that the separated blocks oscillate independently during seismic wave.

Separation joints in irregular buildings shape

Elevations or vertical irregularities of the building consists of irregularities of structural system stiffness discontinuity i.e. soft storey, weight irregularity, discontinuity of vertical lateral force resisting elements and strength discontinuity i.e. weak storey. Such irregularities in building elevation should be avoided as much as possible.

The earthquake force developed at different floor of buildings should be transferred to foundation through shortest and direct path. Any discontinuity in the load path caused by discontinuous column, floating columns, vertical setbacks causes sudden leap in earthquake forces resulting in poor performance during earthquake. Such situation should be avoided as much as possible and should have uniform stiffness to make it earthquake resistant.

Effect of soft storey during earthquake

2. Proportion of Building

Proportion of buildings also plays an important role in making a building earthquake resistant and hence proper building proportion is preferred. In narrow and very long buildings, the ground imparts very different earthquake vibration to different parts of building causing severe damage. If buildings have very long horizontal dimension, differential arrival of seismic wave in different part of building might cause problems. Hence it is advised to keep the ratio of breadth to length of buildings within 1:3.

Every building has a natural period or resonance which is the number of seconds it takes for the building to naturally vibrate back and forth. As the height increases, the natural period of the building increases shifting it into the range where response amplification is lower. Height to width ratio plays crucial role during seismic wave. Slender buildings have high compressive and tensile forces on outer columns during seismic event which results in rapid strength and stiffness degradation of these columns. Hence to make a building earthquake resistant it is advised that height of building should not exceed 3 times the width of building.

3. Foundation

Foundation is the lower part of building that transfers the load into the soil below. After the Earthquake of 2015, people of Nepal have started the practice of soil testing before construction of buildings but that too has been reducing day by day. Detailed soil investigation must be carried out before construction as nature of the soil can be different even in adjacent sites. Foundation of the building must be designed after the soil test and recommendations from Geo-technical engineers regarding nature of soil, its bearing capacity, position of ground water table, the prospects of liquefaction and so on to make it earthquake resistant.

Foundation can be designed according to the type of land. It is advised not to construct building in land more steep than 20 degrees (1:3, vertical: horizontal). There can be stepped strap footing for slope land that should follow structure analysis done by engineers. Foundation is very crucial to buildings stability during earthquake movements. The are many types of foundation like strapped footing, combined footing, isolated footing, mat foundation etc which are selected according to the site condition and soil test results.

4. Ductile frames

Ductility in material science is defined as ratio of ultimate strain to yield strain of material. The frame of the building which has adequate ductility can undergo deformation without collapsing. Masonry construction is inherently brittle hence all the elements must be tied together to act as a single unit. It is the best possible way to make a structure earthquake resistant. We must make our elements bond and bind together for strong and durable construction. In case of Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) buildings ductility can be improved by proper structure designs using codes of practice like IS 13920.

Ductile mechanism

When a structure undergoes dynamic forces like seismic forces, the structure could not remain elastic anymore and damage is taken. It can go through plastic stage or fracture or damage, where stiffness will be decreasing and deformation will increase even when the force applied is not so strong. Hence this situation must be expected by engineers and they should ensure that the structure sustains these loads without large deformation or collapse.

For ensuring economy and safety of building structure under unexpected earthquake forces, the best method opted is to let the structure take damage either by means of plasticity, fracture, crushing etc all the while keeping its strength to carry vertical loads during deformation without collapse. Ductility of frames is very important during earthquake to minimize the damage taken and saving lives of people from collapsing buildings.

5. Minimized Torsion

If the building is irregular or asymmetric some parts of building deflect more and some less during the seismic event. This difference in deflection causes whole building to rotate leaving the corners and ends at more stress and makes them more prone to failure. This rotation of the building in known as torsion. Torsional effect of non symmetrical buildings makes design of earthquake action more complicated as compared to symmetrical buildings which has pure translation response. Causes of torsion in the buildings are:

  • Non symmetric distribution of masses
  • Torsional motion of ground by seismic wave and ground motion in-coherency
  • Stiffness of non structural elements which are not explicitly accounted for design like brick infill walls
Torsional forces and its effects

Torsion is created when center of the mass and center of rigidity do not coincide with each other. The distance between these two points is known as torsion eccentricity. The members resisting horizontal forces should be arranged so that the center of rigidity and center of mass in each floor lie close to each other in both major axes.

Many buildings have been destroyed due to this torsional effect during past earthquakes. If it is not completely avoided the best way is to minimize such effects by making a symmetrical building plan i.e. uniformly distributed mass and uniformly placed vertical members of the structure.

However if the twist or torsion cannot be avoided, special calculations need to be done to account additional shear forces in design of building process to ensure structure is earthquake resistant. IS 1893:2002 codes has provisions for such calculations.

Hence shape and size of the buildings play important role in making the structure earthquake resistant and minimizing damage as much as possible. It is always advisable to carry out a soil test and consult an engineer to design the building and perform a structural analysis. Prefab homes have also come up as effective alternatives to traditional buildings to minimize the casualties from earthquake in Nepal. These are basic tips for earthquake resistant buildings that are very crucial to face seismic forces and to avoid large amount of damage to buildings as well as lives of people.

Vastu Shastra on directional interesting effect on Sleep 24/7 : Positive and Negative

Sleep Vastu Shastra

Remember the last time you had to restart your computer to get rid of some problem it was having? It could be the same with your mobile phone or automobiles like your bike or car as well as more complex equipment like an aircraft. A system reset is thus considered the first remedy to avoid such problems. A good sound sleep is the same system restart a human body needs to get rid of small or discomfort. Having a little headache, stomach ache, dizziness, exhaustion, etc will always have sleep as its first remedial trial and its overwhelming success is a little hint to how much our body needs a sound sleep.

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Vastu Shastra

Vastu shastra is a traditional concept associated with bringing balance between the different elements element that surround us and using that positive energy to benefit humans. Vastu effects every part of the buildings that we call home or office. The bedroom which is the idle location for a good sound sleep is also guided by different laws of vastu shastra.

The most basic guidelines are based on the direction towards which your bed is faced or how you lie when you sleep:-

  • Head in East direction: Vastu considers this way of sleeping is considered to assist in growth of one’s memory and concentration as well as helps in retention power of brain and promotes good health. Vastu primarily advises students to sleep with their head towards east citing the benefits fitting their needs.
  • Head in West direction: Sleeping with head in west direction is also well advised by Vastu given its benefits that includes elevation in reputation, fame as well as prosperity.
  • Head in North direction: Sleeping with head pointed towards north is the least recommended sleeping position. It is because it is connected to increased pressure in brain and triggering insomnia due to magnetic repulsion. It is also connected to experiencing of higher cholesterol and other different major sickness. Thus Vastu recommends to strictly resist sleeping with head towards north direction.
  • Head in South direction: Vastu suggests that head being pointing towards south while sleeping is also considered a very good position to sleep and some even consider it to be the best of the lot. It enhances the quality of sleep alongside helping the person to amass positive energy and attract happiness, wealth and prosperity. This is found to be somewhat contradicting for people in southern hemisphere who are suggested to avoid sleeping with head in south direction.

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Best Interior Design for your Room in 2020

WHY NOT REDESIGN YOUR ROOM!

Interior design has never been made so affordable and easy to access in Nepal. While we are in a lockdown, why not rearrange our very own room that we stay in. Aiden Engineering is here for you to do some basic renovation.

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1. Photo of the room you want to redesign

2. Tell us the North point of your room i.e. where is it facing.

3. Tell us what you want from the interior design team.

COST:

A. BASIC RENOVATION ACCORDING TO VASTU – FREE
Renovation of the room where we will suggest the location of your belongings such as bed and cupboards in accordance to Vastu Sastra. Mainly we will inform you about your current locations and if its right bringing you the right energy in the home.

B. FLOOR PLAN DESIGN – 500nrs.
We will send you a floor plan giving you the location of what should be kept were with all the furniture and things you have got in your room and some suggestions regarding what can be added or changed.

c. BASIC INTERIOR DESIGN – 1500nrs
In basic package we will give you a floorplan and a 3d view design.

D. OVERALL INTERIOR DESIGN – 5000nrs
The overall design package will include a floorplan, 3d view design, and a rendered image where you will get a real-time photo experience of how it will look. Bill of Quantity of the total renovation. This is basically a service we provide with no minimum of 25,000 charge. So you will be getting a 25,000 package on a discounted at just 5000! To summarize:
– Floor Plan
– 3D view
Render Image
– Total Renovation
-BOQ (Bill of Quantity)
– Personal Contact Information and chatting to understand you better while we design your dream room for you!!

SUMMARIZE POINTS:
The Steps you need to follow
To do renovation there are certain things we expect from you.
1. Photo of the room you want to redesign
2. Tell us the direction. Mainly the North point of your room i.e. where is it facing.
3. Which Package you need (A,B C OR D)?

SO KINDLY INBOX US IN FACEBOOK SENDING US A PHOTO AND THE PACKAGE (A,B C or D)

To know about Vastu Shastra and sleeping habit visit:
https://www.aidenengineering.com/2020/05/04/sleep-vastu-shastra-direction/

Prefab Homes: The awesome alternative for the construction of buildings in 2020

Prefab Homes

Prefab in theory means the construction of houses where the major fabrication is done in a factory and the constituents are assembled on site. Prefab homes or modular homes have many pros coming forward like cost-cutting as well as time-saving in construction in comparison with traditional houses. Prefab house designs can also be customized to exactly what you want your home to be like.

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Prefab Homes in Nepal

In Nepal, prefab homes has exponentially grown in popularity after the Mega earthquake citing its capability to resist earthquake with almost everyone branding it as earthquake-proof houses. Initially opted to be a solution as temporary shelters for various projects ranging from Hydro to Road or Bridge construction prefab has now been accepted in many areas as an alternative to the permanent traditional houses we have been living in. This coming at a price that is only about 70% of traditional house costs has aided a lot on people accepting prefab houses as a viable alternative.

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Our one of our site work

Schools, offices as well as mega projects are still the top users of prefab houses but slowly almost every locality in Kathmandu seems to be having a prefab house or even a room added to the already existing house.

A prefab house simple which is a one storey 3BHK house made in 700 sqft of land can cost around 20-22 lakh as per calculations done by Aiden Engineering (http://www.aidenengineering.com). Besides it being affordable this house can be build within 2 months which is less than half of the time needed for traditional homes of the same size. The light weight of the particles used increases its usability in terms of addition of rooms on top of already present traditional houses. Prefabricated houses use comparatively lesser energy during construction and are built with environmentally friendly and recyclable materials like Mild Steel, EPS Prefab panels, Cement Boards, Aluminum,etc. Among these only few materials are manufacture in Nepal like EPS panels manufactured by Green Developers Nepal http://greendevelopersnepal.com/