Timber Tower, First Approved All Wood Tower In The Usa

Jun 08, 2017

 The Framework Building, designed by Lever Architecture received permission to build a tower completely of wood, making it the first and only all timber tower to be approved in the USA. The 12-storey building in Portland, Oregon is unique in its materials that compose cross-laminated timber and glue-laminated timber. The architects claim that wood is wood is taking over from steel and concrete in the building industry. The material had to undergo rigorous testing with seismic, fire and acoustic safety requirements. 

Co-working Spaces On A Rise In India

Jun 07, 2017

The changing nature of office markets and rise in start-ups has caused an increased demand for office spaces. The entry of international players in the market has sparked off property rates unlike before. Developers are now looking to enter the market with co-working spaces.Bharti Realty, Vatika Group, Skootr, Supertech are some of the big names entering this space. Another major cause of the demand is the availability of facilities in prime locations with ample of space and at the fraction of the cost. 

Luxe Interiors Season 3 To Be Launched By Ndtv Good Times

Jun 07, 2017

NDTV Good Times is soon to launch Season 3 of Luxe Interiors with host Saket Sethi. The show will travel across the country and varied architectural stamps of India. The show, as always will also bring in exclusive episodes of famous homes and spaces by designers. The show will feature cool products and trends of 2017. Watch out for the tips to do your own space and other DIY ideas too.

Solar Comet: The House On Wheels

Jun 07, 2017

Girish Sethi, Senior Director of Energy Programme at The Energy and Resources Institute (India) flagged off a bus with solar roof tiles called Solar Comet. As part of the project, it is a small house on wheels and has appliances commonly used in a household. The house has LED bulbs along with other major energy consuming appliances like a washing machine, air conditioner and refrigerator. There are 2kilowatt solar panels on the roof that display the capacity of solar energy utilisation. The house also aims to debunk myths like costs, application and usage. 

Jury For 2017 Awards At World Architecture Festival Announced

Jun 06, 2017

The World Architecture Festival in its tenth edition will be held at the Arena Berlin in Germany from 15-17 November 2017. The chair of the  Jury will be Robert Ivy, Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. The other include Nathalie de Vries, Director & Co-founder of MVRDV; Ian Ritchie, Founder of Ian Ritchie Architects; and Christoph Ingenhoven, Founder of Ingenhoven Architects. The festival will also feature a thematic conference and an exhibition supported by a series of networking and social events as fringe activities.

Godrej Properties Signs Deal For Housing Project In Sohna, National Capital Region

Jun 06, 2017

Godrej Properties is going to develop a housing project in its eight venture in the National Capital Region at Sohna. The 1.7 million sq ft project will be done with a local developer. The company is currently developing residential, commercial and township projects spread across around134.69 million sq ft in 12 cities.

Apple Revealed Its Homepod, Ipad Pro 10.5, And Imacpro

Jun 06, 2017

In a bid to launch new products, Apple released the designs of the HomePod, iPad Pro 10.5, and MacBook Air. The HomePod provides features like Amazon Echo and Google Home, entering the smart homes products market. A10X processor that should improve gaming and overall app performance are special features of the new iPad Pro 10.5. The iMacPro has new processors, a 5K display and a sharp design.

Google Submits Design Proposal For New London Office

Jun 05, 2017

The new Google office will be designed by BIG and Heatherwick Studio. The ground scraper will be 11-storeys and will combine their 6 Pancras Square to create a campus that will be able to accommodate around 7,000 employees. Based at King Cross, the design is very different as compared to the Mountain View Office. The low building has protrusions and shifting heights as a part of its design. The design has been submitted to the Camden Council, awaiting approval. 

Instaoffice Opens A Centre In Gurgaon

Jun 05, 2017

InstaOffice, a co-working space provider opens its eight centres in Gurgaon, National Capital Region. Co-working spaces offer low costs infrastructure while providing the service of a complete workplace. The office has a seating capacity of around 100 people.the company has been operating for the past 15 months and servicing start-ups as well as bigger clients like that of Yahoo and Apple. 

Modular Homes Solutions Offered By Homelane

Jun 05, 2017

In a bid to make home designing an easy experience, Homelane offers customised modular solutions. Home designing can be a cumbersome process when dealing with multiple people and processes for different aspects of the home. The Bengaluru-based company also operates in Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Homelane also offers its customers an online platform SpaceCraft, that can help homeowners visualise their homes in 3D.