Delhi's First Store To Support And Nurture Budding Artists

Jul 12, 2017

A delight in the home décor accessories, Attune is a first store that promotes young qualified designers from globally recognised design schools to showcase their creativity. It is connecting the young designers of the country with design connoisseurs, imparting a sense of Make in India and buying local with global aesthetics. An array of glass lanterns, lamps, artefacts in various materials and home accessory trinkets like artistic boxes, ceramic arts, candles, tea lights and decorative cushions is how Attune promises to be the Mecca of home décor products. The collection has been designed and crafted in India by combining chic design with intriguing materials. Attune has been conceptualised by Poonam Bahl and Neeta Chait, design lovers driven by their passion to promote Indian talent and craftsmanship and cater to customers looking for customised hand crafted products. 

Junichi Kyushima Appointed As Managing Director, Toshiba Johnson Elevators (india) Pvt. Ltd.

Jul 12, 2017

Toshiba Johnson Elevators (India) Pvt. Ltd. (hereafter TJEI), an affiliate company of Toshiba Corporation, has announced the appointment of Junichi Kyushima as its new Managing Director.  Kyushima, currently serving as the Vice President of Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation (hereafter TELC), has served as part of senior management responsible for Overseas Division and has played a vital role in TELC’s entire global business operations. Furthermore,  Kyushima in his earlier stint in India, has served as Managing Director at TJEI from 2012 through 2015, and with his abundant experience in both strategic global business operations and specialized experience in the Indian market, he will play a key role in TJEI’s strategic efforts to grow into a major player in India’s elevator and escalator business. Accepting his new role, Kyushima, said “India is a significant market for Toshiba and we are focusing on building strong customer relationships. TJEI brings innovative and technologically advanced products, with a focus on quality and safety, along with installation quality and after-sales maintenance services. We will continue to put forth our best efforts to become one of the most trusted companies in the business.”

Shortlist For The World Architecture Festival Released

Jul 11, 2017

The world’s largest architectural awards program, The World Architecture Festival released its shortlist for the 2017 round of awards. The recently revealed awards shortlist includes architectural practices from 51 nations, and projects spanning 68 countries. The awards are divided across 30 categories of architecture, with finalists to go onto separate awards in the building, landscape and future project categories respectively. A total of 43 Australian projects has made the 2017 WAF shortlist, 30 of which appear in the building category. All shortlisted practices for the 2017 World Architecture Festival are now invited to present their projects at an event to be held in Berlin from 15 to 17 November this year. From there, category winners will go on to compete for either the World Building of the Year, Future Project of the Year, or Landscape of the Year. This year’s awards have drawn around, 924 project entries, representing an 18 percent increase from last year.

 

Google’s Nest Labs Has Released The First Of Its Safety Products In Australia

Jul 11, 2017

The $3.2 billion company by Google, Nest Labs released its first four security products in Australia for the Asia-Pacific region. The products that will now be for sale locally – through iSelect’s new eCommerce store Life Admin. It will include both indoor and outdoor cameras, taking footage stored on a Cloud system, which will be available even if a thief has the wherewithal to steal the camera. The footage can be watched online and send an alert to your phone. If anything seems suspicious, you can talk back to your home through your phone and there’s also an advanced feature that can recognise a person talking or a dog barking.    

Amazon To Make Available Service For Smart Home Device Set-up

Jul 11, 2017

Amazon releases its own set of in-home product installation service. The Amazon Smart Home Service Store allows the user to book free consultation appointments for its various smart home devices.The service price to set up the various devices may vary. The servicing team are experts onboard with Amazon and not third-party contractors. These service men have been licensed and certified for the task. Amazon is starting this service with an aim to increase sales of its smart home devices by increasing the accessibility and understanding of various systems for its new customers.

 the World’s First Building Made From Hardwood Cross-laminated Tulipwood Opens In Oldham

Jul 10, 2017

Maggie’s Oldham, the world’s first building made from hardwood cross- laminated timber (CLT), was opened recently in the UK. Designed by dRMM Architects and supported by the American Hardwood Export Council, the opening is a pivotal moment for modern architecture and construction. Maggie’s is a charity that provides practical and emotional support to people living with cancer. Built on the grounds of specialist NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are warm and welcoming places with qualified professionals on hand to offer a programme of support shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing. dRMM chose tulipwood for the design of Maggie’s Oldham for the positive influence wood has on people and for the beauty, strength and warmth inherent to American tulipwood. Wood is known to significantly reduce blood pressure, heart rates and recovery times; it has more health and wellbeing benefits than any other building material.

Senior Living, A New Trend In Real Estate

Jul 10, 2017

One of the projects of Brigade Group is Parkside at Brigade Orchards, Devanahalli very close to International Airport. It is one of the first real estate companies to bring in the concept of 'Senior Living' also known as 'Retirement Homes' to India. Important aspects of medical care and security are looked into on highest priority by most builders.The entire area is designed keeping in mind the elderly. There are special walking trails created in most complexes.  Recreation areas like the library, indoor games room and community hall contribute help seniors connect with each other and bond amongst themselves. Most homes use solar power and energy efficient techniques that keep them cooler and healthier.The rooms are larger, corridors extra wide with ramps and hand rails in key areas.  Materials like anti-skid tiles and scientific lighting are used.  Kitchens with cabinets and drawers placed at convenient levels, ergonomically designed seating and light indicators are commonly used. Rising incomes, higher life expectancy and the rising percentage of nuclear families are some the factors leading to the increasing demand.

Window Magic Brings Eco-friendly Upvc Windows And Doors

Jul 10, 2017

Window Magic’s uPVC Windows and Doors are completely recyclable. Each window/door contains Calcium zinc stabilisers instead of lead stabilisers, thereby keeping harmful toxic fumes during production at bay. Bearing in mind all the eco-friendly attributes of uPVC, Window Magic carries the tagline of ‘Green Line’. uPVC Windows and Doors are built to resist the strongest natural elements such as air, water, storm, strong sunlight, etc. Some of the other advantages are noise resistance, weather resistance, wind resistance, fire resistance, cost effectiveness, recyclability and low maintenance. Window Magic, in association with one of the leading Glass manufacturers in the world, bringing Solar Control Glass for windows, canopies and skylights. This specially-made glass helps to control heat penetration during the summers and allows optimum daylight to enter the interiors besides also saving on electricity cost.

Zaha Hadid Unveils The Renders Of Hotel Tower In Melbourne Inspired By Stacked Vases

Jul 07, 2017

Zaha Hadid unveils the renders of hotel tower in Melbourne inspired by stacked vases. The 185 m proposed tower will have white filigree lattice facades with Oblong window openings. It will be located in the heart of the business district at Collins Street. The hotel for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel group is set to open in 2023. The tower will contain 196 guest suites and 148 apartments, which will be located on its uppermost floors. Residents will have access to private amenities including a lounge, as well as the hotel's restaurant and bar, which will have a planted terrace on the roof of the lowest block.

Prefab Home In The Uk For £150k By Kodasema

Jul 07, 2017

Kodasema, an Estonian design collective launched prefabricated 25 sq m micro homes to solve the evolving housing crisis in the UK. The home can be relocated to any site and take only a day to build. This idea largely addresses the lack of space and increasing home rates. The costs include charges from planning to installation including the connections of water and sewage lines. It can be transported in the back of a lorry and can easily be used on vacant plots, encouraging this type of living. Use of untouched plots can receive a serious boost with this game-changing idea.