alternative construction
In Ahmedabad, women act to make slums climate-resilient, one house at a time

“We focus on the 4 prevalent stresses of the slums - heat stress, floods, vector-borne diseases, and water scarcity,”

The Indian school where students pay for lessons with plastic waste

Students collect over 10,000 pieces of plastic each month and transform them into eco-bricks for construction.

With dream dam farmers show what is possible

The old, unused bridge came as a blessing for the farmers - how?

Thannal Hand Sculpted Home

Built in less than a month and a half.

Rolling back the architect

"Each village community is different, so with each village the approach had to change."

Dump the AC, Use These 3 Green Cooling Solutions While Building Your Home!

"Everything we build from now onwards has to be eco-sensitive, energy efficient, cost efficient, people-centred and value-based."

Pride of Place

The transformation of a waste-picker's dark and ill-ventilated house into a bright, airy and safe home.

Weaving an urban fabric

"Textiles can transform not just the appearance of a building but also its function”

Todas: The Naturalistic People

The values these people espouse are linked to the fact that their sacred homeland is now at the heart of India’s very first biosphere reserve.