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Reading Time: 5 minutes Climate change is a hot topic globally, with many politicians in the west using it to push forward their own political agendas by putting it up for debate. However, our country, Bangladesh, is far removed from all that mumbo jumbo. Here, the effects of climate change are very much real. With rising sea levels, and increased levels of pollution that are part and parcel of any fast-developing economy, low-lying Bangladesh is at an increased risk of suffering from the cruel effects of Global Warming. And at the center of all that is the capital, Dhaka, and its 20 million residents, making it one of the most populated cities on Earth. Below we will be talking about how Dhaka turned into a mess of concrete skyscrapers, and the important role played by LEED Certified buildings in Dhaka in starting a Green Building Revolution. eco-destructive growth Dhaka has seen an exponential growth…

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Real Estate market is a vital cog in the growth and expansion of any city, and the market in Chattogram is no exception to that rule. At Bproperty, we have seen massive growth in the Chattogram Real Estate sector, and at the heart of this growth is AirBell Development Technologies Ltd. Having been a part of the Chattogram Real Estate sector since 2004, AirBell is a rapidly growing Real Estate development company with a vision to create unique and marvellous habitats for families and businesses alike. With the words ‘A Smart and Sound Investment’ in mind, AirBell’s number one priority is to provide safety on your investment.  AirBell have done numerous projects within Dhaka, Chattogram, and Cox’s Bazar, and are introducing four new lavish projects in the Chattogram Metropolitan Area: AirBell Helianthus, AirBell MF Tower, AirBell Pool View, and AirBell Swapna Chaya. Through these projects, AirBell is offering a…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Whichever you prefer to call it, the drawing room or sitting room is an integral part of your home. Whether guests come over or you are planning a party, the drawing-room is where you arrange all the events. Hence, it is only natural that you adorn this room embellishments. A nicely decorated drawing room can have a huge impact and can create an immediate visual impression. The drawing room is basically the formal space and considered as the public room of the house. That is to say, the decor of this room should exude a welcoming vibe such that your guests feel comfortable and vibrant. This will also help you achieve a classy look overall. You have plenty of options when it comes to decorating your drawing room but with a pinched budget, you may find it challenging. Just as we discussed other budget home decor ideas previously, here are…

Reading Time: 3 minutes Rabindra Sarobar in Dhanmondi has been one of the most prominent places to hang out that has a multiplicity of things to offer. You can bring your family members or meet your friends up during the weekends at this place. This place is the cultural hub of the entire area of Dhanmondi. People from all around the city gather here for relaxation and exultation. Let’s take a stroll around this place.  History of Rabindra Sarobar Rabindra Sarobar is basically an amphitheater. It is a semi-circular or oval infrastructure with a central space surrounded by tiers of seats for spectators. The central space is for the presentation of dramatics and other events. The inspiration for such architectural brilliance traces back to the ancient Greek or Roman theatres (of Sophocles and others). Therefore, the ancient prodigy of theatrical manifestation reflects the entire place. Hence, the Grecian architecture represents the times of the…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Tongi is considered to be the modern-day enigma of industries and housing. Located just a 20 minutes ride away from Uttara, Tongi will attain the benchmark of a modern city very soon. The exceptional modernization of Tongi in a very short period of time has set an example. The collective perseverance of a city’s population can contribute to its overall holistic development. Tongi’s demography and locale are providing the lead towards such aspirations.  Lifestyle in Tongi   One of our followers of Bproperty blogs and vlogs has given some insights about Tongi. He is a resident of Tongi from his childhood. According to him, “Industrialization has its influence over the city. The place is enriched with factories and garments that deal with quality clothing. Tongi is also famous for the availability of good and fresh food such as vegetables, meats, and seeds at a cheaper price. With both its pros and…

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Whether flowers bloom or not, it’s Spring today” are famous words by the poet Subhash Mukhopadhyay, and true to this spirit, we should decorate our homes in celebration of Falgun. I guess you’ve already made preparations with regards to what saree or panjabi you’d be wearing. Why not do the same for your home? Also, Pahela Falgun is on the same day as Valentine’s Day this year! This means there will be double the celebration, and more visitors at home. So, let’s not hesitate any further and head into a few simple and easy tips and tricks to do beautiful Pahela Falgun home decor. The Flowers of Falgun Obviously, the flowers of spring won’t be blooming on day one. But that shouldn’t stop you from finding out the flowers that bloom during spring, and pick out your favorite. You will find a plethora of flowers growing during this time of…

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ever since its inception in 2016, Bproperty has been revolutionizing the Real Estate market in Bangladesh. And these efforts were recently recognized when Bproperty was awarded as Asia’s greatest brand in the real estate industry in the ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2019-20’ awards ceremony on Friday, the 7th of February in Bangkok, Thailand. Mark Nosworthy, the CEO, and Mahzabin Chowdhury, Manager, Marketing, received the award on behalf of Bproperty. Before Bproperty came into the picture, other players in the market were set in their age-old methods, which held back the actual potential that the industry could have reached. Bproperty came in with a much-needed idea and changed the whole fabric of the industry – facilitating easier negotiations between the buyers and sellers, renters and tenants, and with activity in both residential and commercial real estate. It also provides legal and financial support when buying and renting apartments. Bproperty’s services…

Reading Time: 5 minutes Flooring can make a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your entire house. But when it comes to choosing the ideal one for you and doesn’t break the bank, it is a challenge. There are dozens of types of flooring available, but in modern homes, you see some more commonly than others. So what do you need to know before you choose any types of flooring?  In an effort to answer that question, we discussed five different types of flooring and their pros and cons in the previous part of this two-part long series. However, in this part, we will be doing the same by discussing another four types of flooring with their advantages and disadvantages. Cork This is one of the most resilient types of flooring that you can choose for your home. Cork is harvested from a particular type of tree bark called Quercus suber…

Reading Time: 6 minutes A carbon footprint refers to the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions come from the entire production procedure, usage, and end-of-life or full consumption of a product. The most prominent greenhouse gas emitted by humans is carbon dioxide. Some other gases, namely methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases, are noteworthy. The function of these gases is mostly to trap heat inside the atmosphere which then causes global temperature increases. The resulting aftermath of this unstable temperature is the constant change of climate around the world. Usually, the bulk of an individual’s carbon footprint comes from transportation, housing and, the production/consumption of food. In this write-up, to understand how carbon footprint is calculated, you will need to know the factors that increase the individual carbon footprint contribution. The factors are:  The approximate amount of miles you travel by bus, train, car, and plane The total energy you use at…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Sylhet is one of the largest, and most important cities, of Bangladesh. Located in the northeastern part of the country, Sylhet has traditionally been known for its historic tea plantations, religious shrines, beautiful scenic landscapes, and it’s huge diaspora in London. But recently, there has been a large digitization drive going on in the Sylhet Metropolitan Area, with the Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) at the forefront of a mission towards a digital Sylhet. And in today’s article, we are going to explore the efforts that are being made to turn Sylhet into the next digital city of Bangladesh.  Underground Electricity  As a part of its ‘Power Distribution System Development Project, Sylhet Division’, the Power Development Board (PDB) has been replacing overhead electric wires with an underground electric wiring system throughout the city. Work at the Hazrat Shah Jalal Shrine area of Ward Number – 1 of SCC has been completed. …