Julliard’s First Overseas Campus To Be Designed By Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Jun 21, 2017

Diller Scofidio + Renfro have revealed designs for its new Juilliard School, the first overseas campus of the school. The project breaks ground in Tianjin, China. Julliard has previously topped design charts for their New York campus. While delivering some of the best facilities in the making of specialised artists, Julliard’s emphasis on design has born fruit. The school will have the main concert hall, a recital hall, a black box theatre and a music library. These spaces will be connected by a series of bridges that will have the school’s classrooms and practice facilities.

Renderings Of Renovation Of The New York Penn Station Revealed

Jun 21, 2017

The project will consist of a 255,000-square-foot new terminal for the Long Island Railroad and Amtrak. This will increase the Penn Station’s total concourse floor space by more than 50 percent. An additional 700,000 square feet will be developed for commercial, retail and dining spaces to create a new mixed-use civic space for West Manhattan. Designed by original Penn Station architects McKim, Mead and White as a sister to the grand train hall, the Farley Building will see its core turned into a light-filled train hall meant to evoke the look and feel of its long-demolished partner.

Marks And Spenser Reveals New Range Of Home Products Inspired By Frida Kahlo

Jun 19, 2017

The new range of Marks and Spencer’s home products are inspired by Frida Kahlo’s designs. In a surprising move marking her birth anniversary, the range was revealed. The vibrant colours and prints create a pleasant summer vibe. The vivid bright hues and traditional use of bold prints are the highlights of this range. The range consists of dinnerware, glass plates, bed warmers, candles and diffusers, cushion covers and more.

 

Nigeria Lifts Ban On Egyptian Furniture

Jun 19, 2017

The Egyptian Minister of Industry and Trade, Tarek Kabil, announced that Nigeria has lifted the ban it imposed on Egyptian furniture imports since 2005. Egypt has been discussing the same with Nigeria in many forums. The Egyptian Commercial Service conducted in Geneva along with delegates from the World Trade Organisation of Nigeria expressed their concern over the ban. The forum was appropriate as the ban was in contradiction to the World Trade Centre’s regulation policies. The ban was imposed on 25 other items from the Egyptian market and has badly affected traders since then. 

Danish Brand Reform To Feature Hacked Ikea Products

Jun 19, 2017

Danish brand reform that specialises in customising IKEA’s Metod and kitchen cupboards has collaborated with Note Design and Afteroom to create new products. The brands together will work on customising a range of sideboards in the Scandinavian style. These two brands being prominent names in the Scandinavian design space make for the perfect partners for this project that requires expertise in the idea of minimalism. The colour scheme of the hacked product will reflect the classic palette of the Scandinavian muted tones. Recently, Reform also collaborated with Henning Larsen and Norm to reproduce Danish design.

High Sand Prices Stall Real Estate Projects In Tamil Nadu

Jun 16, 2017

The rising sand prices are posing a problem for real estate projects in Tamil Nadu.The unavailability of manufactured sand is another problem adding to this. While some builders are willing to shell out more for river sand, the others are awaiting government intervention. The unavailability of sand has stopped work for governmental as well as private project constructions. The river sand price has gone up almost 98%.Projects covering 10 million sq ft have been stalled so far. 

Nest May Soon Support Homekit

Jun 16, 2017

Nest has been a longtime holdout in support for Apple's voice platform. While some suggest that it was Nest’affiliation with Alphabet as the cause while another major obstacle was hardware authentication. With Apple’s newly launched iOS 11, these hardware issues may cease to exist with a possibility of Nest connecting to Homekit for Apple. Nest is a smart home product by Alphabet, Google’s parent company. Homekit allows users to communicate with and control connected accessories in their home using a mobile application. The HomeKit framework allows users a way to configure accessories and create actions to control them.

Retrofit Led Launched By Ntl Lemnis

Jun 16, 2017

NTL Lemnis launched the Pharox Aura Retrofit LED Bulb for commercial applications.Pharox Aura Retrofit LED lamps can be replaced in the existing bulb holders without any hassle. The mechanical design provides efficient thermal management thus enhancing the long life of a product. The plastic enclosure is flame-resistant.The bulbs are only available in 40W and 50W. NTL has other products like high-end electronic ballasts especially suited to the Indian lighting conditions. NTL has been also converted compact fluorescent lamps to high power factor lamps to redesigning them to make them more cost efficient.

Herman Miller Introduces Smartconnected Live Operating System

Jun 15, 2017

Herman Miller introduces the new LiveOperating System which is a cloud-based platform suited for the office space. When attached to the work desk, The Operating System can record the number of times the employees sit and stand and store this information on the cloud-based platform. This data can be viewed on a dashboard in a simpler form. These sensors on the brand’s furniture can make it instruct the sit-stand desk to raise or lower at certain intervals throughout the workday. The goal of this technology is the need for the workplace to adapt to the employee's needs and access data of the employee's health based on the work habits. 

Wi-fi Certified Home Design Brought By Wi-fi Alliance

Jun 15, 2017

 

Wi-Fi Alliance has worked diligently to make Wi-Fi one of the world’s most valued and widely used technologies. Its organisation is made up of a network of companies that are Wi-Fi providers.With Wi-Fi being the main technology adopted to use smart home products, Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced a certificate program to ensure Wi-Fi integrated home designs.The new program puts emphasis on the technology to make it a system as essential as wiring and plumbing. This set up provides for integrated home automation and connectivity to smart home devices. By being installed in the blueprint itself, the builder has to take into consideration the building materials and other factors that would affect the Wi-Fi integrated systems.