Anand Upadhyay

is a certified GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) Evaluator and Trainer. He passionately follows and tweets news from the Indian solar market. Also writes at CleanTechnica.

This WWII-era Bomb Shelter is Now a Vacation Resort

Imagine you’re trying to survive a zombie apocalypse. Or- wait! Even better; imagine that you’re a Europen nation just after WWII. Your country has just survived a brutal war, and you’ve got all kinds of forts, trenches, and guns lying around, but not too many hotels left standing. You need tourism dollars to help you rebuild, of course- but, how do you attract vacationers when your whole country is still built for war? You convert a bomb bunker into a vacation…

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Mumbai City Museum to Get a New Green Extension

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Byculla, is all set to get a green extension. It was established in 1872 as the erstwhile Victoria & Albert Museum and is a sister museum to the V&A in London. The museum is city’s oldest and country’s third oldest. The Mumbai city museum had appointed Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) to run a design competition for a proposed wing to be added to the museum. Expressions of interest were received from 104 architects across the world. Eight…

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This Tiny House Delivers Big Functionality

One look at this tiny house and you feel as if you are about to enter a doll house! With bright pink walls, Villa Hermina clearly stands out from the rest of the cottages in the area. Situated outside the southern Czech town of Černín, it was created by HSH Architekti, which unfortunately is now defunct. The home was inspired by architect Ludwig Leo’s Versuchsanstalt fur Wasserbau und Schiffbau building. This 635 square feet rhombus shaped house has three levels that…

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