Architecture Firm Eray Varbajo Unveils Urban Rural

May 17, 2017

Eray Carbajo, an American-Turkish architecture firm revealed plans for Urban Rural, a design to be featured in the heart of Istanbul. This structure will consist of hexagonal living units that work on the principles of modular design while providing each unit with a triangular garden area. These external triangular garden cavities also serve as a truss area, creating a uniformity in the external façade of the structure. Set to be completed in 2019, it promotes sustainability with its dependency on raw materials as well as technology that are eco-friendly. 

Young Architects And Designers Will Work On The Hyderabad Metro Stations

May 17, 2017

The designing and landscaping work for the Hyderabad metro is set to engage budding architects and designers of the city. The metro rail authorities want to boost and engage raw talent in the designing process to rejuvenate these public spaces. The fresh and relevant ideas of these young designers will add the much-needed vigour in the space. Art spots near the station and the skywalls under the metro viaduct are some of the areas that will be used to showcase their work. The Hyderabad rail authorities have also previously worked with raw talent for a landscaping competition, rewarding the winner a sum of eight lakh rupees. 

Melbourne High Rise Is A Verticle Village In Midst Of Heritage Buildings

May 16, 2017

Olderfeet designed by Grimshaw is 40 feet tall and is based on the concept of a verticle village. The heritage buildings that are on Collins street as going to be untouched in this process. Adhering to an exceptional rating of green technology and energy saving systems, this tower will boast of a 30-metre high glass atrium, making it one of the largest lobbies in the country. The surrounding area will continue to don the Gothic, Romanesque and Victorian architecture buildings of the 1880s. 

Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront To Get A Makeover

May 16, 2017

The Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront of Hong Kong is to recevie a complete overhaul by James Corner Field Operations’. The open green space, extensive seating area and a view to the city’s skyline are some of the features this makeover is going to provide; to attract tourists and create a public amenity for localites. The infrastructure will be built on a seawall to reduce damage during storms as well as promote an ecosenstive zone with its cutomised precast concrete sculpture encasing the seawall. 

Development Of India’s First Intergrated Smart City Begins

May 16, 2017

India’s first integrated smart city is set to come up at Naya Raipur in Chhastigarh. Schneider Electric India will partner with IL&FS for the project. Schneider will execute the building management along with smart grid solutions, integrated control centre among other exclusive features to this project. The project will have data sensors to aid the development authority to control as well as monitor the smart city. The advanced technology used for mobility and analytics will work together with all the elements of the city, that is, the social, insfrastructure, economic as well as the physical space. 

The First Stage Of The World’s Tallest Tower To Be Completed By 2019

May 15, 2017

Kingdom Holding Company finally resolved its financial issues with the Saudi Binladin Group to start work on the world’s tallest tower. The Jeddah Tower which is 1 km in height, has been announced to be the talest tower by the company’s chairman despite recent announcements by Dubai in launching a similar project. The construction of this tower is set to boost Saudi tourism and create many jobs in the Saudi market. The technology with cement innovations and pumps to increase the height of the tower will cost the project more time in the contruction stage.

Carlo Ratti’s Reveals New Designs For Personalised Cooling In A Commercial Space

May 15, 2017

Carlo Ratti, head of the Senseable City Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has designed a technology system, for personalised cooling and heating in a commercial space. Designed for an office in Turin, this system uses a connected scheme of sensors that monitor employees while they move around the building. The sensors in the false ceiling are acitivated upon the movement of the employee creating customised thermal bubbles that change to suit the need of the employee. The system can be operated by the employees via an app to fill in their preferences for the same.

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre Unveiled Its First Sustainanble Autonomous House

May 15, 2017

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre unveiled its first Sustainable Autonomous Home at Vienna in the International Passive House conference. This house reflects the vision of the UAE to create sustainble futuristic housing that incorporates smart technology. The focus on green technology through its production and storage of energy,  also focuses on a reduction in the usage of energy. It has systems like mechanical air filtration, cooling system that runs on cold water, dual insulation system and other smart control systems. This house is customised to fit the needs of those livign in hot and humid temperatures, making it one of the largest innovations in sustainable homes for the Middle Eastern market. 

Casa Pop Opens New Store In Chandigarh

May 12, 2017

Raseel Gujral Ansal along with Raya- a lifestyle store, opened a showroom in Chandigarh. The new store offers a variety of the choicest home accessories the designers have to offer spread over a space of 1000 sq ft. Casa POP’s style of experimentation with new materials, trying different things with various procedures of computerized prints, making new surfaces with dis-coordination are some of the unique features the brand has to offer in its products. 

Zaha Hadid Architects Wins Jury Award At The Architizer A+awards 2017

May 12, 2017

Salerno Maritime Terminal won the Jury Architizer A+Awards in the transport category. Like a shellfish, the terminal's hard, awry shell secures the gentler components inside; protecting travellers from the exceptional Mediterranean sun during the prevalent visitor season. The Vitae Collection( Bathroom and Kitchen categories) for Noken Porcelanosa by Zaha Hadid Design (ZHD) won the Jury and People’s choice awards. This product line embodies fluid design concepts along with functionality. Ventures are judged on three criteria, that is, shape, capacity and advancement by a board of more than 400 jury individuals from assorted fields.