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Architect converts auto rickshaw into mobile home complete with bed, kitchen and toilet – it s viral

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The custom vehicle has been designed by architect Arun Prabhu NG.

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Updated: Oct 12, 2020, 21:21 IST

The architect Arun Prabhu NG named the project SOLO 01. (Instagram/@the.billboards.collective/)

Thanks to social media, you may have seen several pictures or videos of auto rickshaws with various modifications. However, this one takes customisation to a whole new level. An architect has impressed netizens by creating a tiny home on top of an auto rickshaw. The special vehicle has a bed, kitchen and bathroom along with other amenities. Pictures of the creation have gone viral.

The custom vehicle has been designed by architect Arun Prabhu NG. He shared pictures of the portable auto rickshaw back in December 2019.

“Super stoked to finally reveal a project that has been in the works! SOLO 01,” said

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Look inside a custom-built University Park home priced at $9.5M, complete with travertine from Italy

The house at 4020 Glenwick Lake is a custom-made, five-bedroom, five-bathroom and two half-bathroom home. Designed and built in 2019 by SHM Architects and Tatum Brown Custom Homes, the home is 10,111 square feet.

Listing agent Amy Detwiler called it a “contemporary masterpiece” that is like “art that illuminates at night”. She noted that the home features travertine throughout, all imported from Italy.

Past the exterior gate at the entrance of the home and through a courtyard, large windows look through the entrance and into a formal dining room.

Adjacent to the dining room, the two-story living room has views of the yard and pool through floor-to-ceiling windows and is accented by a fireplace. The living room has access to an outdoor patio and sits next to the kitchen.

The kitchen features dark flooring, countertops and a center island that contrast with the warm-toned cabinets along the walls of the

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The complete guide to a kitchen renovation

Clean style in this Kinsman kitchen. Picture: Kinsman


Kitchens are the heart and busiest part of a home and, as such, one of the key selling features of a property.

So if you’re planning on spicing up your cooking zone, it’s important to nail the renovation.

Here are expert tips to revamp your kitchen into a space that serves up both style and functionality.

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Pastel, black and textural surfaces combine in style. Picture: Kinsman


RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

Kitchens are often the most expensive rooms to renovate and the process requires the help of almost every trade.

This includes cabinet makers, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, tilers, painters and plasterers.

Builder and Elevate Building Group owner Matthew Menichelli said this meant it was crucial to “do your research

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‘Complete streets’ plan to revitalize downtown Hicksville needs $22M to fund improvements

Downtown Hicksville’s chaotic jumble of roads and walkways is set for a $22 million pedestrian and bicycle-friendly makeover — if the funding can be secured.

Nassau County last week released its “complete streets” plan for the area around the Hicksville Long Island Rail Road station that is poised for revitalization.

“When you’re adding apartments or for housing or any kind of development at all you want to make sure that … you can accommodate any increased population or traffic, and you also want to look at how you can make things safer,” Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said in an interview. “You also want to look at how to make it more attractive.”

The complete streets report recommends adding 1.75 miles of bike lanes, new street crossings for commuters, extending sidewalk curbs to shorten the distance to cross streets, building median islands at wide intersections, making sidewalks and curb ramps

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10 Home Renovation Projects to Complete This Fall

Fall is here, bringing with it a new to-do list for property owners. Whether it’s a renovation project for your primary residence or an investment property you’re getting ready to rent or sell, fall is the time to get your home in tip-top shape before the colder weather arrives.

10 fall projects to get done

Here are some fixes and improvements that should be on your list.

1. Clean the gutters

Gutters are meant to drain water from the roof. When leaves and other debris clog them, it could spell trouble for a home, particularly if winter promises heavy snowfall. Make sure your gutters are cleaned in the fall and spring to avoid water seeping inside and causing damage.

2. Fertilize the lawn

A lawn needs TLC as it heads into its dormant season. Fertilize the lawn before the ground freezes (preferably by mid-October) so roots are fed throughout the

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Renovation of Ranganatha Swamy temple to be complete by November | Mysuru News

Mysuru: The renovation of the over 500-year-old Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple in BR Hills, which is part of BR Hills Tiger Reserve in Chamarajnagar district, will be completed in November.
The temple, which had been closed for devotees since March 2017, will be opened this year-end, said Muzarai department officials.
The works were taken up following public outcry after the temple appeared to be crumbling. Officials said over 90 per cent works have been completed. The department of archaeology and museums, which took up the work at a cost of Rs 2.4 crore, replaced pillars, repaired the sanctum sanctorum and changed the flooring. It is also renovating a guest house.
The department of tourism, public works and other departments have contributed funds for different phases of the works.
The temple was renovated under the guidance of temple architects from Tamil Nadu. Damaged stones, pillars and beams have been replaced. Three
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The Scott House: A $7 million renovation is now complete on ‘one of Richmond’s supreme examples of Edwardian architecture’ | Great Homes of Richmond

The Scotts, who had previously lived in a nearby townhouse, knew the firm’s principals, William Noland and Henry Baskervill, socially, and they attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with Noland.

The Scotts first asked Noland & Baskervill to design a striking Norman Revival-style carriage house.  Then work shifted to the house itself.

The firm produced floorplan and elevation drawings for the house in 1907, but it continued to make design changes and detail drawings up to 1910.  The Scotts moved into the house on Dec. 10, 1910.

Although the house appears to be two stories tall from the street, it actually has three stories – and more than 18,700 square feet of living space.

A revolutionary statement

“When it was completed, the Scott House was a revolutionary architectural statement,” Novelli said.  “With its tall classical columns and light-colored stone cladding, it was a striking contrast to the medieval towers and turrets

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Improvements made to Lewiston shoreline now complete

The completion of the project cost $1.2 million. The changes at the waterfront destination include new shoreline stabilization measures.

LEWISTON, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that improvements at Lewiston Landing Park on Lake Ontario as part of Cuomo’s Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative have been completed. 

The completion of the project cost $1.2 million.

“The REDI program is a testament to what can be accomplished when state and local government work together,” Governor Cuomo said in a news release. “Through this partnership a vision has been realized, one built on revitalization and resiliency.

“The additions and upgrades to Lewiston Landing will protect the area from future flooding, while boosting community usage and bolstering the local economy. REDI projects such as the restoration of Lewiston Landing, will help ensure that people from across the state will be able to continue to visit and enjoy their favorite summer

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