Chitrakut Amber, Horamavu, Bangalore | An Architect Reviews

Chitrakut Amber is an under-construction apartment complex in Hormavu, Bangalore North. It has 96 units in two, 12-storey blocks on a 2 acre property. Possession of the project is expected by December 2016. Being an Architect based in Bangalore, I am in a position to review the design aspects of the building. I give this project a rating of 7.8 out of 10…….

Brigade Altamont, Horamavu, Bangalore | An Architect Reviews

Brigade Altamont is an under-construction, residential complex located off Hennur Road, adjacent to Kristu Jayanti College at Arkavathy Layout. Brigade Altamont has 189 apartments across 5 towers on a Basement+ Ground + 10 floor structure in a 3 acre property. It is expected to be completed by March 2016. Residential complexes by other reputed builders in Horamavu are Chitrakut Amber,  Prestige Gulmohar, Kolte Patil Mirabilis. LOCATION OF BRIGADE ALTAMONT, HENNUR Hennur is an upcoming residential hub with a lot of schools, international schools, hospitals, malls, banks, entertainment zones and shopping areas in the vicinity such as Divya Shanthi High School, Royale Cancorde International School, Delhi Public School, CMR National Junior School, Bangalore City College, NICC – International College of Media & Design and more. Medical institutions too are in close proximity like the Baptist Hospital, Sundar Hospital, Vasan Eye Care Hospital, Columbia Asia, Trinity Nursing Home, Koshy’s Hospital. Many industries and IT parks like the Manyata Embassy Business Park, the Integra Micro Systems and Ambra Software Technologies Private Limited are located in the surrounding areas. Some of the nearby localities are Kalyan Nagar, Horamavu and Banaswadi. Some of the other big apartment complexes in the vicinity include Salarpuria Gold Summit, Kolte Patil Mirabilis, Prestige Gulmohar,Purvankara Palm Beach ABOUT THE BUILDER BRIGADE GROUP Brigade Group was established in 1986, and is headquartered in Bangalore, with branch offices in several cities in South India and in Dubai. Their projects extend across several major cities in South India: Chennai, Chikmagalur, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mangalore and Mysore. Brigade Group was conferred the Platinum Award of Excellence, for being recognised as one of India’s Top 10 builders for 5 consecutive years (2007-2011) and Brigade Gateway won the CREDAI Real Estate Awards 2012 for the best Theme-based Township of the Year and the National Award for the Best Project in the Mid-segment Housing category. ABOUT BRIGADE...

Horamavu In East Bangalore | An Architect Reviews

Horamavu is an area in Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is a rapidly growing ward, spread over 14 sqkm in KR Puram assembly constituency on the outskirts of East Bengaluru. Horamavu has a good number of planned layouts like Sai Sankalpa Layout, P&T Layout, Nandanam Colony, Ashirwad Colony, Bank Avenue Colony, Papaiya Layout, Coconut Grove Layout, etc.STRATEGIC LOCATION OF HORAMAVU: Horamavu is very strategically located, off the ring road and very close to three important stations -Bangalore East, K.R Puram and Banaswadi. The important Krishnarajapuram railway station is just 3km away. This has enhanced the connectivity. It is adjacent to other well-known areas such as Banaswadi, Kalkere and Ramamurthy nagar in North/East Bangalore. EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN HORAMAVU: Ebenezer English school, Vibgyor Public school, New Millennium School, Vision PU College, Bethel New life College, Smt Mehras College of Education are the educational institutions within Horamavu ward. RESTAURANTS AND OTHER OUTLETS IN HORAMAVU: Restaurants in Horamavu are Dominos Pizza, Coffee Day, Pizza Hut, Pizza Corner. A few of the retail outlets found here are Koutons, 99 Brand Inc., Furniture Palace and so on. IT COMPANIES IN HORAMAVU: There are also many IT companies located within Horamavu such as Sunheart Tiles Company, Engineers IT Academy, Satyam Trading Company and Mahalaxmi Timber and Trading Company. Nearby big tech parks include Manyata Tech Park. POPULATION OF HORAMAVU: With a population of 95,368, Horamavu is the most populated of the city’s 198 wards, going by Census 2011. (The city’s average ward population is 42,644). Less than a decade ago, Horamavu’s population was 28,167, but the population has more than trebled, indicating the pace of growth in the wards lying on the periphery of Bengaluru. REASON FOR RAPID DEVELOPMENT IN HORAMAVU: The reason attributed for population growth in outer Bengaluru is the availability of land and scope for growth. Horamavu, with its green...

LGCL One Street, Hennur, Bangalore | An Architect Reviews

LGCL One Street is an under-construction, residential-townhouse complex located off Hennur Road, East Bangalore near Biozeen.  It has 32, 3 Bedroom  townhouses in G + 4 floors on a 1.15 acre property.  The project is expected to be completed by May 2016. Residential complexes by other reputed builders in Hennur are Chowriappa Constellation, Purvankara Palm Beach Shriram Luxor and Salarpuria Gold Summit. LOCATION OF LGCL, HENNUR, BANGALORE: LGCL One street is located off Hennur main road near Biozeen and near another big residential complex, Purvankara Palm Beach . It is 26 km from Bangalore International Airport and 20.4 km from City Railway Station. Banaswadi Railway Station is the nearest local station. Hennur is an upcoming residential hub with a lot of schools, international schools, hospitals, malls, banks, entertainment zones and shopping areas in the vicinity such as Divya Shanthi High School, Royale Cancorde International School, Delhi Public School, CMR National Junior School, Bangalore City College, NICC – International College of Media & Design and more. Medical institutions too are in close proximity like the Baptist Hospital, Sundar Hospital, Vasan Eye Care Hospital, Columbia Asia, Trinity Nursing Home, Koshy’s Hospital. Many industries and IT parks like the Manyata Embassy Business Park, the Integra Micro Systems and Ambra Software Technologies Private Limited are located in the surrounding areas. Some of the nearby localities are Kalyan Nagar, Horamavu and Banaswadi. Some of the other big apartment complexes in the vicinity include Salarpuria Gold Summit, Kolte Patil Mirabilis, Prestige Gulmohar,Purvankara Palm Beach ABOUT THE BUILDER, LGCL: Lalith Gangadhar Constructions Pvt. Ltd. (LGCL)  is promoted by Mr Girish Puravankara with an investment from Kotak Realty Fund. Apart from the Real Estate development, the company also engages in Real Estate marketing, Facility management and Project Management. ABOUT LGCL ONE STREET, HENNUR, BANGALORE: LGCL One Street as the name suggests, has 32, townhouses designed on either...

Shriram Luxor, Hennur, Bangalore | An Architect Reviews

Shriram Luxor is a multi-rise apartment complex located on Hennur main road, East Bangalore. There are 444 apartments in configurations of 2 BHK, 2 BHK + study and 3 BHK in 8 towers with  G + 13 floors. Shriram Luxor was launched in July 2015 and possession is expected in September, 2018. Apartments by other reputed builders in Hennur are Chowriappa Constellation, Purvankara Palm Beach, LGCL One Street, and Salarpuria Gold Summit. LOCATION OF SHRIRAM LUXOR IN HENNUR, BANGALORE Shriram Luxor is located on Hennur main road. Hennur is an upcoming residential hub in with a lot of schools, international schools, hospitals, malls, banks, entertainment zones and shopping areas in the vicinity such as Divya Shanthi High School, Royale Cancorde International School, Delhi Public School, CMR National Junior School, Bangalore City College, NICC – International College of Media & Design and more. Medical institutions too are in close proximity like the Baptist Hospital, Sundar Hospital, Vasan Eye Care Hospital, Columbia Asia. Many industries and IT parks like the Manyata Embassy Business Park (10 kms), the Integra Micro Systems (7 kms) and Ambra Software Technologies Private Limited (7 kms) are located in the surrounding areas. It is just 25km from Bangalore International Airport and 20km from City Railway Station. Banaswadi Railway Station is the nearest local station. Some of the nearby localities are Kalyan Nagar (3.7 Km), Horamavu (3.8Km) and Banaswadi (5.4 Km). ABOUT THE BUILDER, SHRIRAM PROPERTIES Shriram Properties, a part of the Shriram Group was launched in 1995. It has operations throughout the country with extensive presence across South India. Shriram Properties has completed 4.8 million sq. ft. of residential space and 1.03 million sq. ft. of commercial space, in addition to 60 million sq. ft. of built-up area currently under various stages of development across Bangalore,Chennai, Coimbatore, Vizag and Kolkata. ABOUT SHRIRAM LUXOR, HENNUR, BANGALORE Located in...

Sobha City, Thanisandra, Bangalore |An Architect Reviews

Sobha City by Sobha Developers, is located 4km off Hebbal Ring Road, towards Thanisandra. Spread over 36 acres, it is one of the biggest residential projects in East Bangalore. There are four tower types of floor heights 15, 19, 20 and 22 floors and 28 row houses in this project with a total proposed number of 1762 units. LOCATION OF SOBHA CITY, THANISANDRA, BANGALORE: Sobha City can be accessed from Hebbal ring road (Bellary road)-4km as well as from the ORR (outer ring road) – 1.4km via Thanisandra main road. This site is in proximity with reputed medical institutions, schools and colleges, recreational centres as well as shopping arcades, such as Manyata Tech Park, Elements Mall, Esteem Mall, Vidya Shilp School, Rashtrottana Vidya Kendra, Kristu Jayanthi College, Akshaye PU college, Baptist Hospital, Columbia Asia Hospital, Kaveri Hospital, Kamanahalli and Banaswadi.  Some of the distances from Sobha City to well-known places are listed here:  Outer Ring Road (1.4 Kms), Manyata tech park (2.8 kms), Hebbal Flyover (5.8 Kms), Mekhri Circle (8 Kms), Windsor Manor (10 Kms), MG Road (12.5 Kms), City Railway Station (17 Kms), International Airport (22 Kms). Some of the other big apartment complexes near Manyata tech park in the vicinity include Salarpuria Gold Summit, Kolte Patil Mirabilis, Prestige Gulmohar,Purvankara Palm Beach ABOUT THE BUILDER, SOBHA DEVELOPERS: Sobha Developers was started by Mr. P.N.C. Menon, 20 years ago in Bangalore, India in the year 1994. He used his 35 years of experience in building monarchical palaces as well as luxurious villas and hotels in the Middle-East. When He started in Bangalore, the construction industry was in its nascent stage, but to his credit, Mr. Menon revolutionised the industry by introducing world-class quality construction at truly affordable prices. Today, Sobha Developers is one of the largest real estate groups in the country having completed 104 projects covering about 71.73...

Buildings In East Bangalore | An Architect Reviews

Bangalore is divided into East, West, Central, South and North as per the cardinal directions. East Bangalore is a conveniently located area, is in the forefront of new business development in the city, has many tech parks and has stretches of greenery. Therefore, it is one of the most sought out areas to reside in the city. LAYOUTS UNDER EAST BANGALORE: The layouts and areas that come under East Bangalore include: Bellandur, Brigade Road, Brookefield, Byatarayanapura, C.V. Raman Nagar, Domlur Layout, Dooravani Nagar, Horamavu, HRBR Layout, Indira Nagar, ITPL Road, Jayamahal Road, Jeevan Bheema Nagar, Kadugodi, Kodihalli, Krishnaraja Puram, Mahadevapura, Marathahalli, Old Airport Road, Ramamurthy Nagar, Thippasandra, Varthur, Vimanapura, Whitefield. BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS IN EAST BANGALORE: Bangalore East has several tech parks, where the majority of Bangalore’s IT workforce go to work. These include: Huge tech parks like International Tech Park (ITPL and ITPB) in Whitefield, which provide facilities for multinational giants like GE, Xerox, iGATE, IBM, Mu Sigma, Airtel, Vodafone, MPC Moving Picture Company,TCS, Unisys, Delphi, Huawei, Oracle, Perot Systems and other medium and small sized companies. Outside ITPB, in Whitefield, numerous companies like Dell, Tesco, Shell, Aviva, GM, Schneider Electric, Sapient, Goodrich / UTC aerospace and Daimler Chrysler, Symphony, Teleca Corp and Tangoe have also come up. Bagmane Tech Park in C V Raman Nagar is home to some of the most prominent companies of the World like HSBC, Motorola, Sapient Corporation, Yahoo!, Oracle Financial Services Software Limited, HP, Juniper Networks, Ericsson, Lenovo, Texas Instruments, LinkedIn, MphasiS, Sasken, Novell, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Ogilvy, Volvo, Dell, etc RMZ Infinity is yet another tech park on Old Madras Road and includes business centres like Google, Synopsys, Thomson Reuters, State Street, LM Wind Power, Cassidian, British Telecom, GE, Etisalat, AXA etc. Prestige Tech Park II is a commercial development by Prestige Group, located on  Marathalli-Sarjapur  Outer Ring Road. It houses many...

Kolte Patil Mirabilis, Horamavu, Bangalore | An Architect Reviews

Kolte Patil’s flagship project in Bangalore called “Mirabilis”, located in Horamavu, off Banaswadi Outer Ring Road (ORR) is spread over 7 acres of greenery and very close to the Horamavu Agara lake. It has a total of seven towers with 12 floors each and 640 apartment units. It is expected to be completed in 2016. Other residential complexes by reputed builders in Horamavu include Brigade Altamont, Chitrakut Amber, Prestige Gulmohar. LOCATION OF KOLTE PATIL MIRABILIS, HORAMAVU:  Outer Ring Road (1.4 Kms), Manyata tech park (6 kms), Baghmane tech park, ITPL whitefiled (11 kms), Old Madras road (4 km), MG Road (10 km) and International airport (32 km) are in close proximity to Kolte Patil Mirabilis. Schools such as Royal Concorde School , Delhi Public School, Vidya Niketan School, Vidya Shilp School, Bangalore International School, St Micheal’s School, Kristu Jayanti College and hospitals like Columbia Asia Hospital, Baptist hospital are within reach from this location. Some of the other big apartment complexes nearby include Salarpuria Gold Summit. ABOUT THE BUILDER KOLTE PATIL: Kolte-Patil has been in the building sector for the past 25 years. Founded 2 decades ago Kolte-Patil Developers Ltd. is one of the foremost real estate companies in Pune.It has completed 1 crore sq. ft. of developments in Pune, Mumbai and Bengaluru and these include residential, commercial, retail, IT parks, and integrated townships. According to the company brochure, their core values include “creating spaces that blend in with the surroundings, eco-friendliness, technology, sustainability, value and commitment to time schedules”. ABOUT KOLTE PATIL MIRABILIS, HORAMAVU: Kolte Patil Mirabilis has around 640 apartment units of 1-bed, 2-bed-2-toilet, 3-bed-2-toilet, 3-bed-3 toilet and 4-bed configurations in areas varying from 436 sft to 2300 sft. The apartment prices range between 20.25 lakhs and 74.3 lakhs. However, please note that these prices are excluding car parking, registration and other charges. AMENITIES IN KOLTE PATIL...

Vitrified Flooring Vs Natural Stone Flooring | An Architect Explains

Vitrified Tiles being a manufactured product, their quality is controlled whereas in naturally occurring stones, good quality is just a coincidence. So, vitrified tiles have a slight edge over Natural Stones like marble/granite/kota/slate etc. I have given a point-by-point analysis of vitrified tiles vs natural stone flooring. COST: Vitrified Tiles: are more affordable when compared to marble/granite. The cost of installation of Vitrified tiles is also much less. Natural stones: The cost of marble/granite, being a naturally occurring material is much more than tiles. Depending upon the grade, rarity of color etc, the cost variation of marble/granite is much higher. Moreover, the installation cost of marble/granite is higher than vitrified tiles. Advantage: Vitrified Tiles STAIN/SCRATCH RESISTANCE: Vitrified Tiles: are stain resistant as they have a glass like surface. Vitrified tiles are also scratch resistant. Natural stones: Marble reacts with even dilute acids (vinegar, citrus etc). Granite takes less scratches but marble scratches easily. Advantage: Vitrified Tiles POROSITY: Vitrified Tiles: are non-porous in nature owing to the vitrification process they go through. Hence they absorb little to no water. Natural stones: Marble/granite is a dense natural stone with slightly porous properties. Different grades of marble will absorb water differently even though the absorption is only minimal. Advantage: Vitrified Tiles MAINTENANCE: Vitrified Tiles: are easy to clean and maintain. Any tile cleaner and water is sufficient. Natural stones: Marble can be cleaned with water and mild detergents. But for long term maintenance,  Marble/granite requires more care compared to vitrified tiles. It also need to be re-polished when it becomes dull. Advantage: Vitrified Tiles SLIPPAGE: Vitrified Tiles: are available with anti-slip or slip-resistant finishes and can be used anywhere in the house, including bathrooms and kitchens. Natural stones: On the other hand, polished marble/granite floors are slippery especially when wet. So they cannot be used in some areas like bathrooms, kitchens, outdoors. If  they are less...

Architectural Dictionary | A

This Dictionary is an invaluable guide for anyone interested in Architectural / Construction Activity. Click on the alphabets given below, for the word you are looking for. Abacus – Flat piece at the top of the capital. (Picture shown above). Abattoir – A public slaughter house. Abbey – A convent under an abbot: the church now or formerly attached to it. Ablution Fitting- A large sanitary fitting in which several people at the same time can wash their hands, arms, or faces. Ablution fittings are made for rough use and have water sprayers, often with touchless controls or foot controls. Trough type can be set in ranges, while washing fountains have a circular pedestal bowl. Above Ground Level– Higher than ground level, particularly with reference to the superstructure, and to work after a building is out of the ground. Abrasion Resistance– The ability of a finish to stand up to wear from rubbing, Abrasives – Rough, hard materials (usually powders, grits or stones) in various forms such as sandpaper, grinding wheels, or grinding discs, used to smooth or clean surfaces or to sharpen and hone edge tools. From hard to soft they include: diamond, garnet, corundum(emery), carborundum, powdered glass, and silica sand. The hardest abrasives cause others to wear the most while lasting the longer themselves. Coarse abrasives remove the most material, fine abrasives give the smoothest surface. ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)- A tough co-polymer, used to make plastic pipes for cold water supply or soil and waste drains. Pipes can have solvent welded joints, made with special ABS cement, or push-fit joint rings. Its softening point is higher than that of polypropylene, so that it can handle hot waste water up to 80 degree Cent. However, petrol, oil, and linseed oil can damage it. ABS pipe can be bent at about 125 degree Cent. ; no bending spring...

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