Rera To Fine Over 480 Projects In Maharashtra For Not Adhering To Deadline

Aug 04, 2017

The Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) of Maharashtra decided to fine the projects that did not adhere to the July 31st deadline.  Over 480 builders will now have to pay Rs 50,000 as fine. Under section 3 of the RERA, no extension for registration was made available and is liable to a penalty that could go up to 10% of the project costs or imprisonment in case of non-compliance.  The Union government also entrusted the Maharashtra RERA with the Union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Dui in absence of the necessary authorities in their regions.

Faber Launches Semi Integrated Dishwasher

Aug 04, 2017

The latest generation of Franke dishwashers guarantees the very best performance. Class A+ for low consumption, excellent washing and drying results in a short span of time. This new dishwasher uses lesser water than that required for hand washing. Some of the features include adjustable upper basket, foldable bottom rack, third layer cutlery basket, delayed start, dual zone, etc. FFIL is India's leading kitchen appliances manufacturer with Swiss and Italian parentage for Franke and Faber brands respectively. Both brands have their own space and operate as an independent entity in the market. While FFIL sales sinks, faucets, accessories and bio-waste disposers under Franke brand, it sells its hoods, hobs, cooktops, cooking range, built in ovens and dishwashers under Faber brand.

Bird Group Seeks Hotel Expansion In The Middle East And Europe

Aug 04, 2017

The Roseate Hotels and resort chain owned by the Bird Group, an Indian conglomerate is planning to expand in Europe and the Middle East under their hospitality arm. The group recently acquired a new hotel in the UK, Villa at Henrietta Park in Bath and rebranded it to The Roseate Villa. The Delhi based group also has a Roseate House hotel and The Royal Park in London along with a couple of other properties in the UK. Along with a couple of properties in Delhi, they seek on expanding their global presence with new acquisitions.  The group founded in 1971, the group currently has 45 offices.

Hindware Launches Super-premium Brand Alchymi Curated By Designer Manish Malhotra

Aug 03, 2017

Hindware, a bathroom products company, redefined its brand identity with a new promise ‘Start with the Expert’, and a new azure symbol of expertise HW. The company also unveiled their super-premium brand ALCHYMI curated by India’s leading designer Manish Malhotra. Further, the brand inaugurated its state-of-the-art revolutionary concept store Lacasa in the upscale area of Vile Parle, Mumbai. With the consumers becoming increasingly well-travelled and style-conscious, bathrooms have evolved from being functional to more sensorial. Consumers are looking at super-premium solutions which can help them to personalize their bathrooms. Alchymi, Hindware’s latest super-premium brand, stands for ‘Style meets craft’ and is a design expert and has been created in the Hindware Design Studio using FloSense technology. Featuring four unique bath suites especially curated by celebrated designer Manish Malhotra, the brand will be available at 200+ Hindware brand stores pan-India. The suites will comprise of an exclusive range of basins, shower, faucets and accessories, etc. Manish Malhotra and Hindware Design Studio are developing new suites which will be introduced every quarter. This will help the consumers to get discerning designer bathrooms for themselves.  

Livspace Opens Modular Brand To Designers And Architects

Aug 03, 2017 opens its modular label to architects and interior designers. This aspect was previously a private dealing of the interior design platform. Livspace plans to engage designers from Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Gurugram and Noida while expanding its modular range. The label has products like wardrobes, storage units, kitchens, bookshelves, etc. The company recently launched flagship stores in Gurugram, Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. The stores allow customers to use their consultation, experience their designs via virtual reality and place the order for their products as well. Founded in 2014, the company plans to expand to Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune as well.

Indian Architect Love Choudhary’s London Based Project “dream Pavilion” Wins International Award

Aug 03, 2017

The team of Love Choudhary and Benjamin Felbrich received the WA Designed Award.The design for the pavilion envisioned an interactive public space based on the concept of dreams. The dandelion-like units that constitute the surface of the pavilion were designed as detachable modules with laminated rice paper leaves that could be used by people, specifically children, to write and display their dreams on the structure, enabling them to relate better to the space. The pavilion covers up 60 square metres of space in an overall 11 metres x 7 metres area. With the skeletal structure in steel pipes with customized supports to hold the dandelion leaves, the pavilion was designed as a light and reusable structure that is easy to construct. The competition is divided into 3 distinct categories:- WA Designed Award: projects that were not built, WA Realised Award: projects that are actually built, WA Student Award: projects designed by students. Three cycles or rounds of awards are organized every year for design professionals and students across the world. The WA Jury, composed of a mixture of their Honorary Members and earlier WA Award Winners, select the winners for each cycle rating all aspects of the participating projects. 

Tesla’s New Solar Roof Tiles Are Cheaper Than Normal Roofs

Aug 02, 2017

Tesla’s solar roof tiles are almost 20 per cent cheaper than normal roof tiles. The photovoltaic tiles are going to be available in $21.85 per square foot. The current Tesla tiles are available in two styles for pre orders in grey and textured glass. The glass layered tiles offer much more than normal tiles. The economical nature of this new product has taken the forecasters by storm. The tiles have an infinite warranty. 

We Are Water Foundation Launched In India

Aug 02, 2017

We Are Water Foundation, a non-profit organization supported by a socially responsible corporate, Roca Bathroom Products Pvt Ltd, announced its India launch. With this move, the foundation also announced its flagship campaign ‘Shauchalaya Apna, Bitiya ka Sapna’ targeted at improving the sanitation facilities for women & girl child in the country. With a vision to work towards solving the global problem of water, sanitation and hygiene, ‘We Are Water Foundation’ a non-profit organisation conceived in 2010, stepped foot on Indian soil this year. The foundation has completed 30 projects in 18 countries that have helped more than 400,000 people get better sanitation and water access. The We Are Water Foundation has two key goals. The first is to promote awareness and encourage debate among the public and organizations on the need to create a new culture for water, to enable the equitable development and sustainable management of the world's water resources. The second is to carry out a whole host of actions to counter the negative effects of the lack of adequate water resources. The foundation's fields of activity include involvement in infrastructure, education, health and research, concentrated in the world's most deprived areas.

Bluetooth Wireless Protocol Now Supports Mesh Networking

Aug 02, 2017

Bluetooth Special Interest Group revealed that the Bluetooth wireless protocol now supports Mesh Networking. This, in turn, enables many to many device communications especially suitable for building automation. Mesh networks consume less energy and can run longer making it ideal for commercial applications. Temperature sensors, lighting networks and other integrated platforms for commercial buildings can be made available at a fraction of the cost with the new system. 

Ring –shaped Walkway Is Set To Be Built Near Flint Castle In Wales

Aug 01, 2017

George King Architects was awarded a project following a competition that invited architects and artists to draw up ideas for a vacant site near Flint Castle in North Wales. The proposal was a large ring. The 30-metre diameter rusted ring touches the ground at two points to represent the unstable nature of the crown, according to the architects. The structure will be at a height of seven metres off the ground and will have a walkway with views of the River Dee. The ring also seeks to incorporate local histories engraved on the inner surface of the buried portion. The people, however, see it as a sign of oppression as it a historic symbol of King Edward I and the castles he built to resist the Welsh struggles.