Godrej BKC, a premier office address, a perfect home for a modern business

Sep 13, 2017

Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), one of the world's leading architecture firms, whose architects have created iconic structures like the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Freedom Tower in New York, Godrej BKC is a large high-end commercial real estate project by Godrej Properties Ltd. The iconic building is in the heart of India’s most prestigious and desirable commercial address, the Bandra-Kurla Complex. Continuing with the Godrej Group’s legacy of environmental leadership, Godrej BKC embodies a strong commitment to environmental stewardship.  It is the only building in BKC to have received a LEED Platinum Precertification by IGBC, globally recognized as the highest available rating for green buildings. Cutting-edge sustainability features will guarantee long-term energy savings for the building's occupants and a brighter future for Mumbai, setting new standards for eco-friendly commercial design. Godrej BKC has approximately 1.3 million sq. ft. of saleable area. Godrej Properties has partnered with Jet Airways for this development. The company has recently sold 4.35 lakh sq ft commercial space to pharmaceutical major Abbott India at its Bandra-Kurla Complex for Rs 1,480 crore. 

JK Cement all set to host the 26th edition of Architect of the Year Awards

Sep 13, 2017

JK Cement, India’s premier cement company will announce the 26th Architect of the Year (AYA) Award-2017 on September 17, 2017, in Coimbatore. The prestigious award is JK Cement’s annual flagship event and is aimed at recognizing and encouraging remarkable talent in the field of architecture. Some of the most prestigious categories at the AYA include Architect of the Year, the Great Master’s Award, the Young Architect Award and the Foreign Countries Architect Award. The jury for the award includes renowned names in the field of architecture (refer list). The revolving category this year is affordable housing, which is in line with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of providing housing for all. Dr K. Radhakrishnan, currently the advisor and former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation will grace the award ceremony as the Chief Guest. Mr Raghavpat Singhaniafrom JK Cement will also be present on the occasion. The prestigious AYA Awards is attended by the most celebrated names in the world of architecture and is one of the most anticipated events of the year for leading architects. This year, the jury received over 199 entries that came from India as well as its neighbouring nations, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

GMDA formulation to facilitate Gurgaon with planned structure

Sep 13, 2017


The formation of Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) is endorsing as a governing factor for the economic development and planning of Delhi National Capital Region (NCR). The organization will propagate the alliance between different governing agencies diminishing their directional disparities. GMDA will be impelling the strategic expansion of the infrastructure and the real estate development. The stakeholders in the real estate industry will be benefited by this anticipated growth. Earlier they were endured on account of lack in planned principal development. With the implementation of GMDA, India’s Millennium City may witness a balanced and sustained development in the coming time. Experts say that in the recent time Gurugram has witnessed a tremendous growth in the population of the city. GMDA is to boost a greater urban environment in the city by developing the infrastructure development for the rising population.  The commercial development along with the enormous job opportunities will prove to be a boon for the existing people in the city. 

WeWork enters Mumbai, with its collaborative workspace

Sep 12, 2017

After the successful launch of WeWork Galaxy in Bengaluru, the New-York based collaborative giant unveiled its second community workspace in India - “WeWork BKC”, in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), the commercial and financial centre of Mumbai. With 1900+ seats sprawled over 1.9 Lakh sq. ft., the look and feel of the facility in the Economic Capital of India is on par with the global design and aesthetic standards of WeWork. In Mumbai, the start-up giant has worked with various emerging and established local artists to develop murals for different spaces around the building and create bespoke prints for certain rooms. “WeWork BKC” offers its members three types of memberships, including hot desks, dedicated desks, and private offices starting at Rs. 18,000, Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 40,200 per month, respectively. This includes wi-fi, housekeeping, private noise-controlled office, parking, networking events, and plenty more. “WeWork BKC” also ensures mobility and ease of travel given its connectivity to the south and north Mumbai through the Eastern Express Highway, Worli Sea link and as well as the Mumbai metro, which is going to open soon.

Artize by Jaquar Group bags award for excellence in design by Good Design Awards – Japan 2017

Sep 12, 2017

Artize, the luxury brand from Jaquar Group won the honour for excellence in design for their innovative product, Linea at The Good Design Awards held in Japan on September 6th, 2017. The award acknowledges Jaquar Group’s innovation in the bathroom space for the revolutionary product Linea from brand Artize. Designed under the Jaquar Group’s luxury brand Artize, Linea is remarkable in design, shape and functionality. Brand Artize believes in providing bathing solutions that are absolutely magnificent, where design, technology and talent combine to deliver a masterpiece. The products under brand Artize are crafted for luxurious bath spaces and they are amongst the world’s most exclusive collection of bath interiors. Linea is a perfect blend of elegant design and innovation. Its exceptional feature is the elegant oscillating motion of its spout, which also acts as its on-off mechanism. The faucets spout moves in a graceful arc, controlling the temperature and flow of the water as it moves along its curve. 

Magicbricks launches “Property Ka Supermarket,’ a musical ad campaign

Sep 12, 2017

Magicbricks, one of India’s online real estate site in launched its first ever musical advertising campaign that reaffirms the brand’s position as ‘Property Ka Supermarket’ offering a wide ‘Choice’ of properties, products and services for the customer for each and every stage of the home buying journey. Through this ad campaign, Magicbricks aims to lift the mood of the consumers by showcasing wide ‘Choice’ of properties and tailor made services it has to offer at each and every stage of the home buying journey. Magicbricks’ data suggests that there has been a revival in consumer sentiments with a 51% rise in property seekers over the last 12 months. Conceptualised by RK Swamy BBDO, the campaign features popular television actor Iqbal Khan and model Onima Kashyap as lead protagonists. The 360-degree campaign will run across print, outdoor, digital, social and radio. As the first musical commercial in the online real estate industry, the storyboard showcases the consumer as the king, and how Magicbricks offers a wide variety of choices and makes their home-buying experience hassle-free.

Kajaria unveils two big ceramic marvel tile collections

Sep 11, 2017

Kajaria Ceramics, one of India’s largest manufacturers of ceramic and vitrified tiles today launched its two biggest ceramic marvel tile collections at Grand Hyatt, Goa.  The grand launch was organized to showcase the new creations of ceramic- SLABS and PLANKS that offer extraordinary finesse with visionary designs and flawless technological expertise. Actress Karishma Kapoor along with Ashok Kajaria, Chairman & Managing Director and Chetan Kajaria Joint Managing Director graced the occasion of the launch. The actress appreciated the fresh look and design of the new Kajaria offering and spoke at length about the quality and legacy that Kajaira brings along with it. Among the both variants The Gres Tough Slabs promises to detail and capture surfaces with energetic naturalness in large size tiles. It comes in a large size of 800x1200 mm. The other variant Gres Tough Planks is said to be the blend of classic charm of wood and genius of ceramic tiles with excellent technical characteristics. This tile version comes in two sizes of 200x1200 mm and 200x1000mm.

Berger paints India Ltd and NBCC ltd introduce external thermal insulation and composite systems (ETICS) in India

Sep 11, 2017

Berger Paints India Ltd, one of India’s largest paint major and its 100% subsidiary Bolix S.A., Poland has brought the ETICS technology and its benefits in the Indian context for the construction industry. Earlier this year NBCC India Ltd, a state owned construction firm and Bolix, S.A. Poland had signed a Memorandum of Business Exploration. It is a joint initiative to bring to India the External Thermal Insulation and Composite Systems (ETICS), a proven solution for improving the energy performance of temperature controlled buildings. Berger Paints & Bolix S.A. showcased the benefits of the ETICS technology and its applicability to the Indian conditions. It highlighted how European countries like Germany and Poland are the pioneers in this technology and explained the entire theory of ETICS and how it is used in over 15 countries in Europe leading to great benefits in reduction of energy consumption leading to lowering of green house gases and environmental pollution. The introduction of ETICS technology would help air conditioned buildings lower their energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprint making them environmentally sustainable and resource efficient. This is also the need of the hour considering national initiatives like Smart cities and Swachh Bharat.

Sunday, a sleep solutions start-up

Sep 11, 2017

Sunday, a Bengaluru based sleep solutions start-up believe that sleep will be the next major focus for the wearables category after fitness. Sunday is the first Indian mattress manufacturer which is 100% Latex and certified to European standards. Sunday’s Latex Plus mattress is also the first fully certified mattress in India.  Sunday has recently raised $250,000 funding. Sunday is one of India’s first sleep focused online start-ups. The company’s aim is to offer internationally certified products such as Mattresses and Pillows that have been developed after extensive research. It was started with a need to fill the gap in a space that is somewhat cluttered & confusing - it is not easy, after all, to choose a mattress. A key endeavour is to pair great products with a simplified and hassle free buying experience with special initiatives such as 100 nights risk-free trial and same day delivery. To take the guess work out of mattress buying, Sunday offers it mattresses on a 100-night risk-free trial basis, where the customer is eligible for a 100% refund if they decide to return the mattress.

Havwoods’ bespoke Herringbone Relik collection ups wooden flooring choices

Sep 08, 2017

Havwoods, a UK-based flooring giant that boasts of an enviable portfolio of clients across the globe, launched in India early this year. It brings with it, centuries-old heritage of wooden flooring expertise, coupled with modern technology and contemporary designs. After launching its signature Handgrade collection last month, Havwoods introduced its premium Herringbone Relik collection for India’s uber luxe addresses. The Herringbone Relik line is a stellar range created from reclaimed planks for floors, walls, ceilings and doors. They are available in a variety of widths, between 90mm to 220 mm; and thickness from 15mm to 22mm, making it easy to fit into any part of the house. The Herringbone Relik collection comes in four varieties, genuine authentic reclaimed engineered wood floor, reproduced engineered, solid oak and organic stained.