Leaders Study Program to Malmo & Copenhagen on Architecture & Urbanism

Jul 06, 2017

The Urban Vision, a Think-Do -Tank on Livable Cities is hosting the Leaders study program in Malmo & Copenhagen in mid-September to study innovations in urbanism, architecture & real estate development. This flagship program is in its fifth year and allows leaders to experience pioneering urbanism, architectural and development innovations first hand and hear from visionaries who made it possible. Alumni of the program include some of the key leaders from India's Built Environment Industry. This year's program is taking place in the world’s leading exemplars of sustainable cities of tomorrow- Malmo & Copenhagen. Copenhagen ranks as the world's most liveable city & Malmo is one of the world's most sustainable city. This program breaks down the various design ideas and strategies that lead to making of these great cities along with meetings with some of the world’s leading visionaries on city building. The goal of the program is to empower leaders with knowledge on innovations in urbanism with interactive roundtables, closed door meetings with key leaders and site visits led by visionaries who were at the helm of affairs in these cities.

Cushman & Wakefield India bags honours at ‘The Asia Pacific Property Awards 2017

Jul 05, 2017

Cushman & Wakefield, a global property consultant, bagged two prestigious awards for their India operations at the recently concluded Asia Pacific Awards 2017. The organisation was conferred prominent awards in two categories- 5-star award for Property Consultancy Marketing and Best Property Consultancy in India. The Five Star Property Consultancy Marketing award focused on Cushman & Wakefield’s success in the marketing of commercial properties and recognised the company’s marketing and leasing/selling strategies for office and industrial projects. The Best Property Consultancy award acknowledged the firm’s thought leadership, local market expertise, diverse & innovative services and positive feedback from clients. Asia Pacific Property Awards are world renowned marks of excellence and felicitates the best agents, consultants, developers, architects and interior designers from across the length and breadth of the region.Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenue of USD6 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (C&W Services), global occupier services, investment & asset management (DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation, and valuation & advisory.  


Ambuja Neotia group organised 2nd edition of Charles Correa memorial lecture

Jul 05, 2017

The architect-fraternity of India and Ambuja Neotia Group got together on a common platform to offer tribute to the legendary architect Charles Correa by organising the 2nd edition “Charles Correa Annual Memorial Lecture” at the Suresh Neotia Center of Excellence for Leadership. The primary objective of this annual lecture is not only to pay homage to his legacy on a specific day but also to encourage research and practice of his values in Architecture throughout the year. The master architect had a natural bond with the Group through a shared philosophy of environment-friendly and sustainable architectural development. He designed City Centre such that the mall became an extension of city streets, people and the overall social microcosm. Charles Correa’s oeuvre and life work were about giving expression to his ideas. All his work were a combination of ideas moulded by both aesthetic and visual sensibility as well as his understanding of the cultural, political, social and economic realities of India. This year the event was graced by Richard Hassell and one of the founders of WOHA, a Singapore-based architecture practice, established in 1994. WOHA has gained global recognition for its integration of environmental and social principles at every stage of the design process.

Faber launches hybrid hob-cooktop

Jul 05, 2017

The cooktops have a maximum distance between all burners.This, in turn, helps to use large pots and pans on all burners simultaneously. The iron trivets can be removed individually for easy cleaning. The hobs are easy to clean as the burner cap and bases are covered with heat and scratch resistant high-quality enamel. Cast iron which contains a small amount of carbon, is hard and cannot be bent so it has to be made into objects by casting. Additional Features include 78cm width, black glass finish, front control,  four brass burners among other new output oriented features.

Kohler launches India’s first ever KOHLER experience centre in New Delhi

Jul 04, 2017

Kohler Co., a global leader in the design and manufacture of kitchen and bath products, announces the launch of a new retail concept—the KOHLER Experience Center (KEC)—offering a global immersion in the full offering of KOHLER products. The first ever KEC in India opened in Lajpat Nagar 4, New Delhi. The Center houses fully-functioning displays of Kohler’s global product line, from showers and bathtubs to sinks and toilets —a first for both the industry and for the KOHLER brand in India. This will enable architects, design professionals and consumers to test and specify KOHLER products all under one roof. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, and St Andrews, Scotland. 

Refabd, an online store providing quality second-hand products for homes

Jul 04, 2017

Seeing the gap in the second-hand product segment, the team of three software engineers, Durai Gowardhan, Rahul Varma and Vineeth Kumar decided to look at the prospect of purchasing used household appliances that were not more than four years old, refurbishing and selling the same with a six-month warranty. Interested sellers can log on to their website and upload information on the product offered for sale and their contact details. This is followed by a physical inspection of the product by a technician, negotiation of the price and final purchase. Sellers are invariably those leaving the city or those wanting to upgrade their product. The customer is also free to exchange the product after a few months of purchase in case of a choice to upgrade the product. Selling back the product too is permitted if the customer is leaving the city within 6 months of purchase.


Wipro Lighting unveils Smart & Connected Lighting Solutions at Cisco Live

Jul 04, 2017

Wipro Lighting became the first Indian Lighting Company to participate in the CISCO Live event which was scheduled from 25 – 29 June 2017, Las Vegas, USA. The company unveiled and showcased it’s smart & connected lighting solutions at the event. Wipro’s PoE based smart & connected lighting solutions cater to personalised workspaces, granular level of occupancy detection, daylight harvesting and greater control of lighting with highly flexible scheduling. The human-centric nature of lighting provides for increased productivity and takes care of employee health and comfort. It provides for real-time updates on lighting system status and operations to enable workspace performance tracking, monitor energy trends over time, forecast energy usage and track energy savings. Ultimately contributing to energy savings, this system is an eco-friendly sustainable solution and can also track the reduction in CO2 emissions and carbon footprint savings in real-time. The system installation costs are reduced up to 50% due to low-voltage “plug and play” set-up. 

London Architecture Guide launched by the UK’s Architecture Foundation

Jul 03, 2017

The Architecture Foundation of the United Kingdom is launching a mobile application that explains the historical architectural significance of the buildings in London. The London Architecture Guide has information on all the city’s landmark architectural heritage. The app is currently only available for iOS users. The app uses an interactive map to guide the users through essays and text on the spaces. It further provides details about talks and guides to events about the city’s architecture. 

Godrej Properties adds two new properties to its upcoming projects

Jul 03, 2017

Godrej Properties Ltd. (GPL), today announced the addition of a new group housing project in Gurgaon. This project will offer approximately 1.05 million sq ft of saleable area and will be developed as a modern group housing development. The project is located just 5 km from NH 8 and is easily accessible via a network of main sector roads. This is GPL’s eleventh project within the National Capital Region (NCR). Godrej Properties is currently developing residential, commercial and township projects spread across approximately 13.32 million square meters (136.34 million square feet) in 12 cities. The group has also signed a development management agreement to develop a premium group housing project on Magadi Road in West Bangalore. This project will offer approximately 600,000 sq ft of saleable area and is located in close proximity to the Central Business District, Race Course, Majestic and Rajarajeshwari Nagar. This is GPL’s first project in the micro market of West Bangalore and its eleventh project in Bangalore. 

CNTC, 15 Billion USD Conglomerate inks JV in India

Jul 03, 2017

China Nantong Sanjian Construction Group Co. Ltd(CNTC) a Beijing-headquartered Construction giant has entered into the Indian real estate space. Today it has inked a partnership with Golden Gate Properties, amongst Bangalore’s leading Real Estate Developers and announced its strategic Joint Venture. The newly formed entity will be called Golden Gate|CNTC.  Golden Gate|CNTC will initially embark on two residential projects namely ‘The Presidential Tower’ with an investment outlay of Rs.1500+ Crore and ‘The Grand Tower’ with an investment outlay of Rs.1000Crore. A 1 Billion USD investment plan for India over the next two years, Presidential Tower, envisions to develop more projects in India that will comprise of commercial, residential and mixed-use projects.