Electric Car at Charging Station in Berlin

February 2020: Monthly Electric Vehicle News Roundup

1. TATA POWER JOIN HANDS WITH PRAKRITI E-MOBILITY Tata Power has joined hands with EV cab operator Prakriti E-Mobility (an app-based EV taxi service provider) to line up 50 charging stations for electric vehicles in a phased manner. The two Tata Group companies, Tata Power and Tata Motors, will jointly fund 30 slow chargers and…

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Forest Hill Garden & Pavilion

Toronto, Canada Amantea Architects Amantea Architects modernizes a lush and casual urban residential landscape with a Mondrianesque composition of deftly programmed spaces Toronto’s Amantea Architects has transformed the landscape of a single-family home in the city’s Forest Hill neighbourhood, clarifying its program while maintaining its lush, layered character. The project comprises a fully redesigned backyard…

Bass Residence: Located directly adjacent to Biscayne Bay and immediately south of downtown Miami, the Bass Residence underscores the firm’s continued exploration with the concept of a floating rectilinear frame. Photo credit: Claudio Manzoni Photography via v2com

[STRANG] on The Art of Architecture

The Miami-based practice reveals its commitment to the enduring legacy of modernism in a retrospective exhibition. [STRANG], a multidisciplinary design firm with offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Sarasota, Florida, will showcase its architectural body of work in [STRANG]: The Art of Architecture, on view at the Center for Architecture Sarasota from December 19, 2019 through January 23, 2020. Reflecting the…

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Turó de la Peira’s Sports Center and layout of the interior urban block

Barcelona, Spain Anna Noguera, Javier Fernandez Urban regeneration with a green infrastructure In 2014 the Barcelona City Council held an architectural competition for the landscape planning of an interior urban block and a sports facility consisting of an indoor heated swimming pool and a sports court. The winning proposal was valued for its landscape integration of…

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Beau Lake introduces the Tahoe ’14 and Lugano ’14 Electric Runabouts

Toronto, Canada Beau Lake introduces their Electric ’14 Tahoe combining the beauty and mystique of classic wooden boat aesthetics for today’s eco-conscious audience. It also introduces the Lugano ’14 in a color palette reminiscent of classic cars and inspired by the styling of the vintage lake runabout, designed for silent responsive navigation and carefree mechanics and maintenance as per information…

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Lemay Net Positive: Award-winning sustainability approach challenges status quo

Toronto, Canada Lemay Scaling up living environments’ sustainable and human wellness potential Toronto, Canada Lemay, one of Canada’s leading architecture, planning and design firms, has laid out a rigorous Net Positive framework to maximize the firm’s considerable influence on the key determining factor in human health: the built environment. Addressing the urgency of climate change, Lemay’s Net Positive…

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KAYIWA’s New Gravity-Defying Barware Redefines Modern Drinking Culture

Helsinki, Finland KAYIWA Helsinki, Finland Carat is a collection of elegant, stemless barware designed to strike a balance between a stylish shape that is comfortable to hold and one that enables the best possible olfactory perception as per information available from v2com. One glass, endless possibilities Elegant enough to combine with formal dining settings yet…

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Eco-Luxurious Accommodations “Dômes Charlevoix”

Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Canada Bourgeois / Lechasseur architects Québec, Canada “Dômes Charlevoix” is a new concept of four seasons eco-luxurious accommodations located in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, next to the Massif de Charlevoix, near Quebec City as per information available from v2com. The three domes, the first phase of a larger tourist project, blend in harmoniously with the landscape. Each…