NDTV Good Times is soon to launch Season 3 of Luxe Interiors with host Saket Sethi. The show will travel across the country and varied architectural stamps of India. The show, as always will also bring in exclusive episodes of famous homes and spaces by designers. The show will feature cool products and trends of 2017. Watch out for the tips to do your own space and other DIY ideas too.
Girish Sethi, Senior Director of Energy Programme at The Energy and Resources Institute (India) flagged off a bus with solar roof tiles called Solar Comet. As part of the project, it is a small house on wheels and has appliances commonly used in a household. The house has LED bulbs along with other major energy consuming appliances like a washing machine, air conditioner and refrigerator. There are 2kilowatt solar panels on the roof that display the capacity of solar energy utilisation. The house also aims to debunk myths like costs, application and usage.
The World Architecture Festival in its tenth edition will be held at the Arena Berlin in Germany from 15-17 November 2017. The chair of the Jury will be Robert Ivy, Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. The other include Nathalie de Vries, Director & Co-founder of MVRDV; Ian Ritchie, Founder of Ian Ritchie Architects; and Christoph Ingenhoven, Founder of Ingenhoven Architects. The festival will also feature a thematic conference and an exhibition supported by a series of networking and social events as fringe activities.
Godrej Properties is going to develop a housing project in its eight venture in the National Capital Region at Sohna. The 1.7 million sq ft project will be done with a local developer. The company is currently developing residential, commercial and township projects spread across around134.69 million sq ft in 12 cities.
In a bid to launch new products, Apple released the designs of the HomePod, iPad Pro 10.5, and MacBook Air. The HomePod provides features like Amazon Echo and Google Home, entering the smart homes products market. A10X processor that should improve gaming and overall app performance are special features of the new iPad Pro 10.5. The iMacPro has new processors, a 5K display and a sharp design.
The new Google office will be designed by BIG and Heatherwick Studio. The ground scraper will be 11-storeys and will combine their 6 Pancras Square to create a campus that will be able to accommodate around 7,000 employees. Based at King Cross, the design is very different as compared to the Mountain View Office. The low building has protrusions and shifting heights as a part of its design. The design has been submitted to the Camden Council, awaiting approval.
InstaOffice, a co-working space provider opens its eight centres in Gurgaon, National Capital Region. Co-working spaces offer low costs infrastructure while providing the service of a complete workplace. The office has a seating capacity of around 100 people.the company has been operating for the past 15 months and servicing start-ups as well as bigger clients like that of Yahoo and Apple.
In a bid to make home designing an easy experience, Homelane offers customised modular solutions. Home designing can be a cumbersome process when dealing with multiple people and processes for different aspects of the home. The Bengaluru-based company also operates in Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Homelane also offers its customers an online platform SpaceCraft, that can help homeowners visualise their homes in 3D.
Tom Dixon, British designer opens his flagship store in South Asia in Hong Kong.Designed to engage and encourage interaction, shoppers get to explore the versatility of the collection through a plug and play lighting track, and the designer's tool box engineered to demonstrate finishes, colour and fabric options.The new store is located at 52 Hollywood Road and offers a variation in lighting and home furnisher ranges by the brand.
The Swedish home furnishings company, IKEA is all set to start to build its third store in India. It recently acquired 14 acres of land from the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation at Tumkur Road. The new store is to be at estimated 4.5 lakh sq ft. This new store will provide a one-stop home furnishings solution for Bengaluru while creating a demand for jobs, locally.