A large part of great design is its ability to integrate itself in the environs in which it is being executed. Hence, if a mud house seems a little out of place in a city´s skyline, a modern, steel and concrete structure would look equally out of place in a village landscape. The agility with which an architect is able to straddle both worlds marks his level of expertise.
The bath and sanitary ware industry in India is fast getting integrated with the global trends through imports. However, local production is yet to catch up.
Window of opportunity
Currently the door and window profiles in India are dominated by aluminium and wood while fabrication is primitive. Un-plasticized polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) profile is the default choice the world over. It provides greater durability, stunning looks and energy efficiency by keeping out noise, dust, heat or cold. It is also more cost effective.
The journey has been remarkably good. Starting with just one range of products and a single market in 1989, JAL has become a household brand in many markets through¡out India. Today, we are present pan India with a strong network of more than 1200 distributors and dealers. We also show a healthy presence in Nepal and Bhutan.
Tier 2 trip
With over 12 years of experience in design and construction management of various architectural and interior projects, Priyanka Khanna, Co-founder, 42 mm, New Delhi-based design firm, refuses to conform to any particular design style.
Luxury bath concepts
Since its inception in 1953, KEUCO has been at the forefront of delivering high quality, great design, exquisite functionality, award-winning products and true innovation across the globe, in the bath spaces.
We recently launched Fibre Cement Board (FCB) and Wood Plastic Composite (WPC), which are versatile and popular materials. We have started a separate division known as New Age Product (NAP) to identify, study, incubate and launch such promising products.
The urban planner
Born in the US and settled in Pune, Architect Christopher Benninger is a living legend. He studied urban planning at MIT and architecture at Harvard, where he taught later. Having settled in India in 1971, he has done extensive work here and won many accolades for it, including the prestigious Great Master Architect Award in India