June 2013

Evergreen Elegance

Center for Vernacular Architecture builds a laterite-and-rubble house, which welcomes all the elements of nature with open arms, for an eco-sensitive client in Bangalore.  A green state of mind… you live it, breathe…

A cool attitude

The environment-friendly Liebherr refrigerator ensures that you get food that is fresh. What’s more, it packs in a wine compartment too! Without much ado, let me introduce the star we have featured here:…

Hindware

Part of the award-winning Hindware Portinari collection, Travertino tiles are created from clay, minerals and flyash from industrial waste and observe zero wastage in their manufacturing process. In fact, even tile rejects are…

Squarefoot

The BPC deck tile is made up of a combination of bamboo fibre, high-density polyethylene and chemical additives, and is therefore 100 per cent recyclable and eco-friendly. It comes in a merbau tone…

FCML India

The Architech collection from Floor Gres has received the prestigious Ecolabel certification thanks to its ecologically sustainable production techniques. Furthermore, the colours Mineral and Forest contain 50 per cent of pre-consumer recycled material…

Interface

Biosfera, introduced in 2011, is the first carpet tile to use 100 per cent recycled nylon in its construction. Its yarn is made from industrial waste, used fishing nets and fluff from used…

Armstrong

The engineered hardwood collection allows you to be eco-friendly, yet enjoy the natural goodness and warmth of hardwood. The range features special treatments such as hand-scraped, brushed and smoked, and offers colours of…

Rajeev Agarwal

Architect Rajeev Agarwal talks about the importance of natural materials and his love for art. What made you foray into architecture? I was exposed to the profession through my family at a very…

The space saving air-drop purifier by Jillian Tackaberry

Like most students, Jillian Tackaberry always runs short of storage space in her little Chicago apartment. She is often compelled to innovate, “hanging things from the wall or ceiling if possible.” This, she…

Nivedita Pande

Architect-turned-artist Nivedita Pande probably knew that her comeback to art was inevitable. After her matriculation in the late 70s, she went on to build a career in architecture and urban planning. But she…

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