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As the market struggles to attract buyers, developers are offering ‘guaranteed rentals’ as bait. Vishal Menon finds out if you should bite »
During composting, organic matter breaks down into nitrogen and carbon, and when these two are balanced, you get compost.

The ABC of composting

A quick primer on how to manage all that rich organic waste your home generates »
Solar water heaters have emerged as an effective alternative to the electric geyser, with 300 sunny days in a year in most areas of India.

Options for hot water

Energy consumed in heating water may not appear like a major problem, compared to industries, but thousands of homes each with 2 or 3 heaters may surpass many industries in energy consumption. »
Marshall Strabala.

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Nidhi Adlakha speaks to American architect Marshall Strabala, who designs the world’s tallest buildings »
February 27, 2015

What’s in store?

The Union Budget is awaited with much anticipation by the man on the street as well as by industry sectors with wishes and expectations sky-high. Will the Finance Minister offer an ‘all-pleasing-b... »
February 27, 2015

Cut the taxes, and make transactions easy

CREDAI’s charter One of the main points stressed by CREDAI-Karnataka in the pre-budget charter of demands presented to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was regarding stamp duty being levie... »
February 27, 2015

The way forward

The Union Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu has called on State governments to set up special City Infrastructure Funds to cater exclusively to urban infrastructure and to promote lo... »
Soazic Guezennec with some of her worksPhoto: Liza George
Thiruvananthapuram,February 26, 2015

Inspired by Nature, tweaked with satire

In a city that is fast developing, there is an ever present tension between the city and nature. However, promising a happy co-existence between man and nature are real estate agents through ad... »
February 20, 2015

Home fest

Brigade Group’s on-going home-buying festival across all its residential properties will be on till February 28, says a release from the company. Brigade Group has partnered with... »
February 20, 2015

A building statement

Dressing up living and commercial spaces has assumed importance in today’s urban life. Walls or ceilings are no longer dumb. People desire them to reflect the persona of their inhabitants. Institut... »
February 20, 2015

Floor your guests

Floor level decor not only adds an interesting dimension to rooms but makes the most of space. “Low seating is something Indians are used to, as sitting on the floor is part of our tradition,” says... »
February 20, 2015

Put on an accent

An accent wall is a dominant design choice that breaks up the traditional idea of décor and completely overhauls the proportion, look and scale of a room. Essentially, it’s a tool designed to creat... »
U.V. Krishna Mohan Rao
February 20, 2015

How to save power

Do you know that much of the electricity used in homes is wasted because of faulty practices and our choice of gadgets? Award-winning energy consultant and expert on water efficiency and green bu... »
Theatre House inside the New Theatre complex. Photo: Nita Sathyendran
Thiruvananthapuram,February 20, 2015
Living spaces

Framed by heritage

Those who have been to New Theatre would, perhaps, be familiar with the quaint old house, tucked away in a corner of the expansive compound, to the right of the iconic building. Known simply as ‘T... »

Charges for parking space

Tackling pollution

Check before giving cheques

The year of Marsala

Gear up for Fairpro 2015

Compact housing is in

Don’t ignore the FSI

Budget expectations

February 27, 2015

Homes getting smarter

Buildings are getting smarter. They are taking lot many systems within themselves. Safety and security may be just one aspect of the new acquisitions. The concerns related to climate change have b... »
The land acquisition process for large-scale projects needs to be smoothened.
February 27, 2015

For bolstering economic growth…

While the Finance Minister allotted Rs. 4,000 crore for affordable housing for the urban poor during the Union Budget last year, no major mandate has been laid towards land acquisition bills, or r... »
Get inspired by the sets of Downton Abbey.
February 27, 2015

Serial makeover

US Congressman Aaron Schock is in the eye of a storm following revelations that he used the free services of an interior decorator, who gave him a luxe office inspired by Downton Abbey, the popula... »
February 20, 2015

Market Speak

Here are some opinions expressed by market professionals regarding their expectations for the real estate sector in the run-up to the budget and the proposed FSI hike in Mumbai that may have an eff... »
How do low-rise houses compare with high-rise single blocks?
February 20, 2015

Is high-rise a solution?

From full-page newspaper advertisements to huge hoardings along city roads, grand visions of high-rise apartments are popping out, enticing us to buy one today itself. Additionally, the catchy slog... »
service or livelihood?: Water is lifted manually from a well and sold
February 20, 2015

The water saga

The town of Devanahalli lies to the north of Bengaluru. With a population of about 30,000 the town gets its water supply from borewells and summer time is tough as the groundwater table falls. ... »
February 20, 2015

Crimson canopy

During my recent visit to Bengaluru, my attention was drawn to a tree in full bloom at the end of the road in the locality where I was staying. Its crown was laden with crimson red flowers and o... »
SONAL SACHDEV
February 20, 2015

‘New’ is not everything

Property expos are common today. There was one that recently concluded in Bangalo, which had a wide variety of projects on display — from apartments and villas to lake-facing condos and centrally c... »
February 20, 2015

We want…

Financial reforms Developers and home buyers have great expectations of financial news from the budget. Reforms such as income tax benefits and reduced interest rates top... »
NTR Stadium in the heart of Hyderabad city.
HYDERABAD,February 19, 2015
Telangana Kala Bhavan

Decongest core city, protect lung spaces

Should an open ground in the heart of the city give way to concrete and cars? Yes, we are talking about NTR Stadium grounds opposite Indira Park. This 12-acre rectangular patch is a source of enjo... »

For water resilience

The case for bamboo

Complex solutions

Taking the first step

A blend of period style and modernity

‘We need didactic cities as much as smart ones’

Fun with fabrics

Hoping for a fair deal from the budget