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350 Million People in India Lose Power Due to Scorching Summer Weather

350 Million People in India Lose Power Due to Scorching Summer Weather

India suffered one of its worst blackouts in a decade this Monday morning when high demand for electricity cut off power to seven northern states and over 360 million people.  India's electricity demand

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Himalayan Village: A Charming Mountain Resort Made of Local Materials in Northern India

Himalayan Village: A Charming Mountain Resort Made of Local Materials in Northern India

The Himalayan Village is located in northern India's Parvati Valley, which has become a destination for backpackers, rock climbers and nature lovers in recent years because of the area's pristine

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Bayer Building in India Receives World’s Highest LEED Score

Bayer Building in India Receives World’s Highest LEED Score

Bayer used to be a household name for Aspirin, but now the multinational corporation will be known for developing the first building in the world to receive as many as 64 out of 69 possible points from

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Areva Announces Plans to Build Largest Solar Installation in Asia

Areva Announces Plans to Build Largest Solar Installation in Asia

The French nuclear engineering company Areva was awarded a contract this week by Indian power company Reliance Power Ltd. to build the largest concentrated solar power installation in Asia, which

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India’s Bharathi Antarctic Research Station is Made From 134 Prefab Containers

India’s Bharathi Antarctic Research Station is Made From 134 Prefab Containers

Any building destined for Antarctica's frigid frontier has to be really tough so Bof Architekten built India's massive Bharathi Research Station out of 134 rugged, prefab containers. Restricted by extreme

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The Jungle Lodge in Bandipur, India is an Eco-Escape Set in the Valley

The Jungle Lodge in Bandipur, India is an Eco-Escape Set in the Valley

Designed by architect Nagesh H D, the Jungle Lodge in Bandipur, Karnataka, India, is a spectacular collection of eco-spaces set in the valley facing the Nilgiris Mountains. The

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Ted Moallem’s Braille-It Labeler Prints Tactile Labels for the Blind

Ted Moallem’s Braille-It Labeler Prints Tactile Labels for the Blind

Blind people have been long overlooked when it comes to social advancement and technological innovation, and Moallem's labeler offers a simple, affordable solution that will have its largest impact in the

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Moshe Safdie-Designed Khalsa Heritage Centre is Inaugurated in India Today

Moshe Safdie-Designed Khalsa Heritage Centre is Inaugurated in India Today

The new cultural centre is located in the capital city of the Punjab state and is situated on a 75-acre site overlooking the town. Divided into two sections that straddle a ravine, the memorial is joined

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Adin Design’s Rainbow-Hued Glass Facade Adds a Bright Splash of Color to Kolkata, India

Adin Design’s Rainbow-Hued Glass Facade Adds a Bright Splash of Color to Kolkata, India

The very mention of India all too often evokes images of mundane, densely-populated streets, which is exactly the stereotype Adin Design meant to shake off with this beautiful rainbow-hued facade.

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Sarvajal’s Solar Powered Water ATM Franchises Provide Clean Water in India

Sarvajal’s Solar Powered Water ATM Franchises Provide Clean Water in India

Sarvajal, which is run by Piramal Water Private, was started back in 2008 and is a limited for-profit social enterprise with the mission of providing affordable, accessible and pure water for all. The

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Extraordinary Living Bridges Are Made of Growing Roots and Vines

Extraordinary Living Bridges Are Made of Growing Roots and Vines

The town of Cherrapunji in the Khasi Hills is credited with the world record for annual rainfall of over 75 ft! And in this rainy, wet climate, the rubber fig tree grows with abandon. The tree has a

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Urban Renewal Initiative Revitalizes Three Historic Sites in New Delhi, India

Urban Renewal Initiative Revitalizes Three Historic Sites in New Delhi, India

The Urban Renewal Initiative in New Delhi, India, is a program that promotes the conservation and re-use of buildings and public spaces in historic cities in the Muslim World. The restoration and

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Beautiful Bamboo Symphony Promotes Building With Natural Materials

Beautiful Bamboo Symphony Promotes Building With Natural Materials

The curvilinear building extensively makes use of locally sourced, recycled, and natural building materials like bamboo, fly ash, recycled wood, scraps metal, and stone. Built surrounding the Lotus Pond,

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The Farm Art Hotel Delights Guests With Recycled Art and Farm Fresh Food

The Farm Art Hotel Delights Guests With Recycled Art and Farm Fresh Food

The Farm features work by artists both emerging and established, and focuses on those who use recycled or repurposed materials. Each of the six rooms has its own character and décor, and each either

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LSG and Dixon Unveil World’s First 60 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb for Under $15

LSG and Dixon Unveil World’s First 60 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb for Under $15

Lighting Science Group and Dixon Technologies India have unveiled the world's first 60-watt equivalent LED lightbulb for under $15! We all know how much electricity LED bulbs save, but up until now, cost

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Terra Cotta-Colored Lupin Research Center Merges Western Tech with Eastern Philosophy

Terra Cotta-Colored Lupin Research Center Merges Western Tech with Eastern Philosophy

The head of the mandala is comprised of the administrative complex on the top of the hill while the main research center travels from south to north and wraps around a central courtyard. Attracted to the

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GMS Grande Palladium: Insane Mumbai Office Looks Like It’s Straight Out of Star Wars

GMS Grande Palladium: Insane Mumbai Office Looks Like It’s Straight Out of Star Wars

The GMS Grande Palladium is hoisted 8 meters above the ground to create a landscaped courtyard that is more interconnected with the street level. The main lobby of the building is located here as well as

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The Capital: James Law’s Shiny New Commercial Complex Will Have a “Digital Eye”

The Capital: James Law’s Shiny New Commercial Complex Will Have a “Digital Eye”

Cybertecture, which is what Law calls his philosophy, is a combination of innovation, technology and the urban fabric in a way that is environmentally conscious and sustainable. Law's goal is to create

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Chulha Stove Could Help Stop 1.6 Million Smoke Inhalation Deaths

Chulha Stove Could Help Stop 1.6 Million Smoke Inhalation Deaths

The Chulha is a low-tech stove for healthy indoor cooking designed through Phillip's Philanthropy By Design program. The stove has undergone many iterations since the project began and the project has

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Worst Forms of Child Labor Occur in India’s Garment Industry

Worst Forms of Child Labor Occur in India’s Garment Industry

Whether you grew up in the city or were a suburban-raised child, the issue of child labor was most likely outside of the realm of your understanding. Today, the labor exploitation of children is still a

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Solar-Powered Piezoelectric Sports Stadium Breaks Ground in India

Solar-Powered Piezoelectric Sports Stadium Breaks Ground in India

Each section, or ripple, contains a different sporting activity space. The “droplets” vary in size, design and purpose, but Studio Symbiosis unified each section by designing them to symbolize

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Spiretec’s 20 Storey Vertical Garden Is a Green Lung for Greater Noida, India

Spiretec’s 20 Storey Vertical Garden Is a Green Lung for Greater Noida, India

The double-layer outer skin is made with geometric patterns that reflect ancient Indian culture while also creating a ventilation space. This skin also controls how much sunlight enters the building,

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Breezy Bamboo Community for India Pays Homage to Local Culture

Breezy Bamboo Community for India Pays Homage to Local Culture

Great emphasis is put on shared spaces for a community that is accustomed to a vibrant street life. Areas that might be devoted to individual terracing (in a western context) are designed instead to

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A Playful Checkerboard Facade Protects the Pegasus Building From the Indian Heat

A Playful Checkerboard Facade Protects the Pegasus Building From the Indian Heat

The 87,300 sq ft Pegasus complex is part of the recently developed Prahalad Nagar Road, situated in the north-west of Ahmedabad city. A large underground parking lot is covered by a public courtyard

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SOM’s LEED Gold Park Hotel is a Modern Indian Palace

SOM’s LEED Gold Park Hotel is a Modern Indian Palace

The Park Hotel in Hyderabad is distinguished by its impressive facade of perforated metal, which serves as a sun and rain screen that protects the building's high-performance windows. Daylighting,

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Roadside Storm Pipes Transformed Into Colorful Works of Art

Roadside Storm Pipes Transformed Into Colorful Works of Art

Many areas of India are undergoing an incredible transformation as existing infrastructure is overhauled in favor of more up-to-date systems. Although most construction projects feature an unwelcoming

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Artists Turn Plastic Waste Into Beautiful Art

Artists Turn Plastic Waste Into Beautiful Art

The plastic waste found in our oceans and landfills doesn't have to be a blight on the landscape - it can be beautiful too. The Convergence Exhibition, which opened last month at the Lumenhouse in

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Tata Tower Has 4,050 Vertical EV Parking Spots and Powers Itself

Tata Tower Has 4,050 Vertical EV Parking Spots and Powers Itself

It is projected that by the year 2030, 25% of the city of Mumbai will be covered by parked cars. That means less area for parks, housing and basic room to breathe. The revolutionary Tata Tower was

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World’s Largest and Most Expensive Family Home Completed

World’s Largest and Most Expensive Family Home Completed

The “Greenest of All Buildings” was recently completed in Mumbai, India and we couldn’t be more appalled. The Antilia house which unveiled its first renderings just over two-years ago has become a

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Vertical Cemetery is a Greenery Clad Final Resting Place for Mumbai

Vertical Cemetery is a Greenery Clad Final Resting Place for Mumbai

Reflecting the four major cultures of Mumbai, the cemetery would have dedicated facilities for the burial ceremonies of each. For Muslims and Christians, areas for funerals and space for garden burial

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