Transit Architecture Time for a Drastic Change
News brand For news updates and more information log on to www.architectureupdate.in daily K Raheja Corp’s Raheja Vistas, Chandivali gets IGBC Gold Rating Raheja Corp, India’s leading real K estate conglomerates has received a Gold rating, for their residential offering Raheja Vistas’s Building No.39 at Chandivali, Mumbai. The widely recognised Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) which is a part of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has awarded the Company a total of 48 points under the IGBC Green Homes Rating Programme. The report is determined by the following categories that include site selection and planning, water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials, indoor environmental quality, and innovation and design process as defined by IGBC. Commenting on the occasion, Shabbir Kanchwala, Senior Vice President, K Raheja Corp, said “Green projects form the foundation of a clean environment and encourage healthy spaces. K Raheja Corp has been taking several adequate measures to implement the same in all its residential and commercial projects. The Company will continue to promote eco-friendly and sustainable solutions. This recognition by IGBC, for yet another residential project, showcases our relentless efforts to make a progressive transformation which would benefit the society at large.” H&R Johnson (India) publishes a biannual journal on Architecture & Design & R Johnson (India), H pioneer of ceramic tiles in India recently published a biannual professional journal on architecture and design in collaboration with Matter as a chronicle on contemporary design practices and thinking. The discipline of architecture and design in India has transitioned from preoccupations of styling and aesthetics to concerns of production, ambience, craft, human interaction, material science, and parametric design. This journal aims to investigate this changing landscape of design thinking and design making in the country. Over the next three years, [IN] SIDE will explore architecture and design in India as a professional curatorial project to chronicle critical thoughts and methods that frame the multi-lateral viewpoints that have enriched our environment. Each edition will look at work through three simple windows: Space, Surface and Object. ‘Space’ deals with threedimensional aspects – architecture, interior design, exhibition design etc. ‘Surface’ explores the role of the two-dimensional components in the making of space – materials, applications, techniques. ‘Object’ documents design of things that inhabit the space – products, accessories, furniture and lighting. This inaugural issue also contains a unique visual archive of the important events and milestones form the inception of H & R Johnson (India) to the present-day company traversing 60 years of rich history through ‘Origins’ as an umbrella theme. This first issue includes contributions from Joydeep Mukherjee, Samira Rathod, Chitra Vishwanath, Akshat Bhatt, Vikas Dilawari, Ayaz Basrai, Zameer Basrai, Ratan Batliboi, Ajay Shah, Abin Chaudhuri, Biju Kuriakose, Parvathi Nayar, Saira Biju, Nitin Barcha, Disney Davis, Pesi Elavia, Ramachandran Kurup, Anoop Sreekumar, Shivram Pednekar, Arun Rao and Farhan Akhtar. The 200- page book contains more than 350 fullcolour images, drawings, essays, dialogues and editorial on projects of many scales and typologies. Bent Chair opens first outlet in Hyderabad Online furniture brand Bent Chair has recently opened first store in Hyderabad through a franchisee model. The store is spread over 2,500 sq. ft. of area and it located at Jubilee Hills Road no. 55. The store houses wide variety of modern and contemporary furniture and home décor products. With an aim to spread its domestic footprint in the country, Bent Chair targets to open more such outlets in other cities of India. “I am happy to announce that we have launched our first store in Hyderabad after receiving an overwhelming response for Bent Chair’s products. Having an offline store is a great way to understand the customers. We are motivated to serve them better and provide luxury products at affordable prices,” said Natasha Jain, Co-founder and CEO Bent Chair. 10 Architecture Update February 2018
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