Zara Opens Its Largest Store In Fort Area Of Mumbai

May 08, 2017

Zara, the Spanish fashion brand has opened its largest store of 51,300 sq ft in Fort, Mumbai. This is its largest store in India, with its 19 other stores being between 20,000 and 50,000 sq ft.They further plan to shut their smaller stores and absorb the merchandise and the staff into the bigger stores. Zara will be paying a record anuual rent of Rs 30 crores for this store. H&M, Zara’s biggest competitor which entered the Indian market in October 2015, has its largest store in Hyderabad at 33,000 sq ft.

Interior Design Now In Virtual Reality With Planner 5d

May 08, 2017

The Planner 5D allows users to step into their dream home and engage with colours and furniture pieces through virtual reality. This customisable app provides users with an immersive experience of being able to virtually step into their dream home and experiment with its interior design. The app is currently being used by over 18 million people looking for a solution to create new designs for their space. The app is simple to use and after the user enters the floor plan, one can easily browse through an exhaustive list of furniture catalogues. The designs can also be viewed in 2D and 3D and shared with others via social media platforms.

Altman Lighting To Unveil Innovative Lighting Products For Architectural Solutions At Lightfair 2017

May 08, 2017

Lightfair, one of the world’s largest commercial lighting and architectural trade show has returned in its 28th edition at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center bringing in some of the newest inventions by the best brands in the lighting industry. The Chalice 70W Recessed and Pendant downlight is the newest addition to the Chalice LED house light range of Altman Lighting. With more than 7,000 lumens of yield, the Chalice 70W eases the upkeep challenges related with hard-to-get-to areas, and have been designed as a Mains Dimmable or DMX controlled luminaire accessible in two diverse controls. Using a homogenised, non-pixelated and non-granulated single point source plan which reproduces a conventional light source, an assortment of reflector alternatives are available for roof applications from 10 to 50 feet.

Egypt’s Growing Property Market To Be Highlighted At The Egypt Property Show 2017

May 05, 2017

The Egypt Property Show (EPS) 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is set to showcase the dynamic growth of the Egyptian property market through its collection of megaprojects that are in pipeline as well as ongoing. The real estate segment in Egypt has been growing consistently in the past few years with news products and services adding to the excellent quality delivered. This has driven the market to be one with high returns for investors, drawing in larger capital into the supporting segments.The 3-day exhibition is to kick-start today highlighting the increasing supply of real estate to meet the local housing demands as well as the international demands to invest in a key market of the UAE.   

Thermally-modified American Ash Wood Installed At Dubai Creek Harbour

May 05, 2017

T.ZED Architects along with the American Hardwood Export Council came up with ‘The Cocoon’ that serves as a live demonstration as a test to the thermally- modified American Ash and American White Oak wood. This structure is currently being showcased as an observation deck at the Dubai Creek Harbour Promenade. It was originally built for the Downtown Design Dubai 2016 but was taken up on this project by RiseDCH. RiseDCH is a lifestyle brand that aims to showcase ‘the Future of Living’ to Dubai. 

New Software To Help Designers To Make Original Designs

May 05, 2017

The recent boom in patent applications has caused an increasing conflict of interest with new upcoming product designs. Researchers at the Brunel University of London have made a software tool to assist product designers in the modelling stage of the process. The tool alerts the designer if any component of the design is in potential conflict with an existing patent. This will not only help designers come up with news original products but also save them the unnecessary hassle of costly litigation arising from a conflict of a patent.  

Taj Partners With Godrej Properties For Its Luxury Hotel At The Trees, Mumbai

May 04, 2017

The Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris brand under The Taj Group is all set to launch their flagship project in Mumbai called “The Trees” in collaboration with Godrej Properties at Vikhroli. This project provides clean and fresh air in the heart of the city with its privately owned mangrove reserve. The Trees is a mixed-use development project spread across 9.4 acres and houses the Godrej Group’s global headquarters. This space is also soon to feature a luxurious residential project by Godrej and a high street retail court in addition to a host of heritage industrial structures that will also be reused in the space.

Website: www.godrejthetrees.com

Electrocity Reveals Two Concepts For The Green Technology Hub At Eco Park By Zaha Hadid

May 04, 2017

Eco Park is a proposed green technology centre covering a span of 100 acres. Zaha Hadid seeks to construct a new stadium for the Forest Rovers on 50 acres of the land while the other half will be used to build an eco-friendly techno business park with the capacity of generating up to 4,000 jobs. The green tech hub and the stadium will be connected via a footbridge linking the two main sides of this development. It is a proposed structure currently undergoing the processes for permissions. The park intends to be a space for the entire community based on ecologically sound building materials along with world-class development and structure.

Website: www.ecotricity.co.uk/about-ecotricity/ecopark or www.zaha-hadid.com/2017/04/10/greentechnology- hub-proposals-unveiled

Burkett Design Based In Denver Taken Over By Eppstein Uhen Architects

May 04, 2017

Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) acquires Burkett Design to broaden its national footprint and ensure better services to the clientele of both the firms. The firms, together will offer expertise on a multiple range of interior design solutions, making the company’s competency in the space much larger. Burkettdesign will be changing its name to BurkettEUA. The partnership will see a merger of staff. The firms have similar proficiencies in the space of client servicing yet complement each other in a supportive manner that will now receive a boost through this new joint venture.

Sunlight Mimicking Lighting Technology Is The Newest Product From Ketra

May 04, 2017

Ketra unveils a lighting technology that mimics sunlight in its colour, intensity and temperature. The Ketra LED provides the entire range of natural sunlight according to the changing time of the day. This lighting provides the health benefits of natural lighting to the home bound ensuring better rest. Every bulb used in the space will provide the exact same output to maintain the consistency and enhance the effect of this new lighting solution.