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Compressed Stabilized Earth Block and Rammed Earth for Construction; Hilary D Smith

‘In Auroville, examples of the Earth Institute’s work range from the Visitors’ Center, with its elegant use of arcades and domes, to small dismountable houses, or to multistory ...
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Ar. Siddharth Menon

‘Earth buildings have existed in India like the rest of the world since ages. Even today one just has to step a few kilometers outside a city to ...
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Contextual design – Need of the hour

Poetry and architecture are similar; in that both need ideating. Both put forth the essence of an IDEA.  While the former needs to find the balance between thoughts ...
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Stepping back in time; Bangalore, Vernacular Architecture

The ‘vernacular’, in India, is carried out, especially in Southern India without the help of architects and professionals. Building activity is regulated by a long tradition that stretches ...
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Stepping back in time, Tamil Nadu; Vernacular Architecture

In the context of Indian cities, what is development? How can architecture be made a sustainable resource, to facilitate development as well as be made available to future ...
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Stepping back in time, Kerala; Vernacular Architecture

Architecture today is discriminated by cold hard, machine made building materials. Different countries have different approaches to this problem. For ages, men built dwellings that were closest at ...
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Learning to build like our ancestors; Ar. Ankit Bansal

Why learning to build like our ancestors is essential for the survival of the planet? Ar. Ankit Bansal, Ankit Bansal Design Studio The world as we know of it ...
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Ar. Yatin Pandya, Footprints E.A.R.T.H

‘As architects we are triply responsible. First by putting the manmade on the natural, we are altering the natural landscape and creating imbalance and therefore we have to ...
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“Why can’t low be beautiful”… Ar. Prem Nath, Prem Nath & Associates

“Why can’t low be beautiful”… For an architect or even layman for that sustainability is all about local materials, self-sustaining environment protecting construction techniques, design that respects natural conditions and ...
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4 interesting facts about Frank Llyod Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Frank Lloyd Wright is often recognized as the greatest architect in American history. His Fallingwater and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are ingrained in the minds of any design enthusiast. Although ...
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