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Pune: Family builds modern mud house in the heart of city

The eco-friendly structure is however being equipped with all modern amenities of urban living, with a few nuanced hold-backs to stick with the green tag.

Scientists create living concrete using bacteria

Scientists have used bacteria to create a sustainable concrete that is alive, and can even reproduce, an advance that may help reduce the environmental impact of the construction industry.

Desperately needed: Urban design solutions

We need a well-thought-out urban design to resolve our urban woes and strategically meet our urban aspirations. Bringing in land pooling Act (LPA), and enabling the transfer of development rights (TDR) within detailed town planning (DTP) schemes, would be primary links in the system that needs to be established. Also, tools to free privately held land for public use with no loss of economic value to the donor have to be embedded into the system. Land pooling Act allows plot boundaries to be reworked into more functional and optimal parcels, creates new roads, parks, linkages etc.

Introduce Zen into your space with these hacks

After a chaotic day out, most people look for comfort and mental peace in their homes. Simple introductions to your space can bring you the much-desired sense of calm.

Connecting with nature may trigger eco-friendly life choices: Study

These life choices, the scientists said, were the same for men and women, young and old, and for rich and poor.

Easynomics: India needs a vibrant real estate and construction sector

What this basically tells us is that any construction doesn’t just benefit the builder or the company carrying out that construction, but many other companies and tradesmen involved with the construction. In the Indian case any construction leads to creation of jobs for a huge number of manual labour.

Super-rich eye far shores: Kochi’s pain is Armenia’s gain

The demolition of Maradu flats and DLF imbroglio has forced ultrahigh-net-worth individuals (ultra-HNIs) from Kerala, fed up with the uncertainty in state’s realty market, to explore other real estate investment destinations within India and abroad.

Government college buildings in Maharashtra to be audited for first time

The structural fitness of government college buildings in the state will be audited for the first time.The state plans a safety check on campuses to avoid untoward incidents.

Go decorative this spring

Do you want to get rid of that dark winter interiors? With spring around the corner, its time to say goodbye to that dark blues and black ruling the house!

Tips on how to turn tiny corners of your home into lush green spaces

City gardeners share tips on how to turn tiny corners of your home into lush green spaces

KMC plans one-point nod for building plans

KMC plans one-point nod for building plans

Prodded by the urban development ministry, Kolkata Municipal Corporation has embarked on a project to expedite sanction of building plans.

Custom-make wood flooring to suit to your needs

Custom-make wood flooring to suit to your needs

Wood flooring in kitchen and bathroom -- is it a good idea? Probably not the best idea taking into consideration our weather conditions and lifestyle as wood does not go well with moist environments. However, there are good options available if one prefers to go ahead with wood flooring.

Noida: After two years, construction and demolition waste plant ready in Sector 80

Noida: After two years, construction and demolition waste plant ready in Sector 80

The state’s first construction and demolition (C&D) waste management plant is finally functional. The recycling plant in Noida’s Sector 80 is ready after being in the pipeline for over two years.

An Olympic First: Cardboard beds for Tokyo Athletes Village

An Olympic First: Cardboard beds for Tokyo Athletes Village

The bed frames in the Athletes Village at this year's Olympics will be made of cardboard. Sturdy cardboard.

The rise of ‘Japandi’ style

The rise of ‘Japandi’ style

New trend is a mix of two minimalistic, yet distinct, styles – Scandinavian and Japanese

Kochi: Owner worried about implosion effect on 100-yr-old home

Kochi: Owner worried about implosion effect on 100-yr-old home

It has withstood the challenges posed by rain and sun for over a century. But we have no idea how the Holyfaith H20 flat demolition process will affect our house.

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