Our ancestors had extensive knowledge on building homes that lived, breathed and adapted to external surroundings like their own selves. But modernisation has taken us further and further into inflexible and rigid concrete structures.
This article takes a look at some homes in Bengaluru that are setting an example for eco-friendly living. It also tells the story of how each of these homes came to be and the sustainability features that make them so extraordinary.
Delia Kinzinger aka Didi contractor is a self trained architect who uses wood, bamboo and stone to create vernacular architecture in Himachal Pradesh. She’s been designing sustainable homes for over 30 years, and sees it as a deeply touching and emotional process. Click to read more about her journey and creations.
Are you aware that your office or residential building could be harming the environment? Is it possible that your building is spewing harmful pollutants without you even realising it? Read more about the need for green buildings in India and why it is the need of the hour.
This article looks at how modern day construction is trying to switch to greener materials along with some innovative examples from the Indian context. While all alternatives mentioned here aren’t entirely green, they have a much lesser carbon impact than cement and concrete, the most commonly used building materials today.
In an age where we are witnessing the rise of green washing, is every so called green building really green? Are the certifications and star systems authentic? Read this piece to understand better.
Cob is a natural building technique that has a wide variety of uses. It allows a builder to become an artist with an entire wall or even a house as one’s canvas. Check out more thoughts on this in this interesting blog.
This article explores how localization is a low environmental impact process in terms of carbon footprint as well as health hazards and hence is the perfect philosophy to inculcate in natural building. Click to understand what materials are available locally for those interested in sustainable construction.
Take a look at ten different architects in the country who are harnessing traditional wisdom to create sustainable homes of the future, and the various materials and styles they are using to do so.
In this article on natural buildings, the cow is intertwined with the building process. In addition to looking at how byproducts of cow rearing (cow dung, cow urine, milk) are used in natural building, this article also explores the human animal relationship perspective involved.
This video illustrates how eco-construction is for everyone. This is a showcase video on natural farmers of Tamil Nadu understanding, learning and practicing techniques for natural building. They also in turn understand the deep rooted philosophies of it.