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Buzz | April 2014

Buzz ( April 2014)

Thanks to a reconstruction by French studio Moatti-Rivie`re Architects the first in 30 years the first floor of the Eiffel Tower will offer visitors the opportunity to host events and conferences 57 metres above the ground. The architects plan to transform this less visited 5,000 sq mt space into an attractive destination filled with restaurants, shops and event spaces.

According to an investigation on conditions in the Qatari construction industry by British newspaper The Guardian, over 500 Indian migrants and 382 Nepalese nationals working in the construction sector have died in the Gulf state since it won the right to host the football World Cup in 2022. Where are the human rights groups?

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban who has designed an upcoming hotel for Keys hotels in Goa is going to be awarded the Pritzer prize for this year! Ban will be this seventh Japanese architect to win the prestigious award.

The world´s tallest religious building is coming up in India at Vrindavan in Mathura district.

The monumental temple, named the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, with a footprint of about four and a half acre and a built-up area of 540,000 sq ft, will integrate elements of modern architecture with traditional Indian temple architecture. Suddenly feel proud to be an Indian? The happiness is short-lived the temple will hire an international landscape designer to recreate the 12 sacred and verdant forests (dvadasha kanana) of Braj in an area of 26 acre around the temple, from descriptions provided in Srimad Bhagavatam. Owners pride, neighbours hardwork?

German firm Future-Shape has developed a conductive rug that can detect movement and call for help if someone has fallen over. Ideal for hospitals and senior citizen homes, this product christened SensFloor is 2mm-thick and can be installed beneath flexible floor coverings like tiles and parquet. The system measures capacitance û changes to the local electric field caused by a person or any other conductive object coming near the sensors. Based on the area of disturbance to the electric field, the sensors can tell if a person is standing on the floor or lying on it. It can even tell the difference between a liquid spill and a person.

Very touchy feely!

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