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Buzz | August 2016

Buzz (August_2016)

Jewel Changi wins award
Singapore´s Changi Airport, is set to boast two new centrepiece attractions - the Forest Valley, a huge five-storey garden, and a 40-metre high Rain Vortex, an indoor waterfall, slated to open in early 2019. Called the Jewel Changi Airport, this outdoor space is already winning awards, the most recent one being The International Architecture Award by The Chicago Athenaeum.

Rural development by sP+a
sP+a (Sameep Padora and Associates) have completed a holistic and sensitively built space for the local community in rural Maharashtra. Called the Jetavan Centre, the building was constructed with the help of villagers and artisans, using locally-sourced materials and combining traditional to contemporary architectural elements.as an architect to secure a contract with the company.

Flaming memory
A nature park-cum-monument is being developed near Abohar in Fazilka district in the memory of legendary nature lover Amrita Devi Bishnoi and other residents from Bishnoi community. The plan includes a 363 inches (30 feet-3 inches) high flame in the shape of trunk of a tree to symbolise the passion of Bishnoi´s community for the trees. Each inch of the flame represents each martyr thus the total height 363 inches of flame depicts the sacrifice of 363 martyrs who were brutally killed by the then emperor for their protest against the felling of trees.

Aussie´s largest bamboo structure by Bijoy
Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai has unveiled his design for the 2016 MPavilion for Naomi Milgrom Foundation to be built in Melbourne´s Queen Victoria Gardens in October. The pavilion is being billed as the largest bamboo structure ever to be built in Australia and will be constructed from a series of 2.4-metre-high bamboo columns arranged to form a square pavilion measuring 18 metres on all sides.

Treasure hunt
After yearlong research on the indigenous vernacular furniture of North-West India, Cept University´s Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre (DICRC) has retrieved three antique pieces of vernacular furniture - a ´pitara´, an ornate chest used for storage and while travelling, a ´dhaliyo´, or a merchant´s desk, and a cloth-stitched low chair.

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