India approves Mumbai-Pune hyperloop in bid to build world’s first system

The government of the Indian state of Maharashtra has approved Virgin Hyperloop One‘s plans to develop a high-speed line between Mumbai and Pune, which could become the world’s first hyperloop. Maharashtra’s government has announced that a consortium of Virgin Hyperloop One and global ports owner DP World would be the preferred operator to build “the first hyperloop transportation […]

Bricks made from loofah and charcoal could promote biodiversity in cities

Plants and insects can thrive on the surface of these Green Charcoal bio-bricks, engineered as an alternative to concrete by researchers at the Indian School of Design and Innovation in Mumbai. The researchers’ eco-friendly bricks are made of soil, cement, charcoal and organic luffa fibres — better known as loofah, the plant commonly used for […]

Studio Mumbai’s handmade furniture references traditional craftsmanship

Indian architecture firm Studio Mumbai will exhibit 14 furniture and homeware items crafted from a mix of “universal” and more unusual materials, at Maniera gallery in Brussels. Described as the “result of an ongoing process of refinement and study in material, form and function”, the new collection of handmade furniture and homeware features a daybed, […]

Nudes creates cafe in Mumbai entirely from cardboard

Indian architecture studio Nudes has built an entire cafe in Mumbai using cardboard to prove its versatility as an environmentally friendly material. Everything apart from Cardboard‘s core, shell and services in the cafe has been made from cardboard. Walls, chairs, tables and even lampshades have all been sculpted from pieces of the corrugated material. The […]

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