An Insight into Traditional Spitian Architecture
An individual seeks support from the community in terms of resources as well as labor so it is not unusual to have members of your family, relatives, friends, and other community members involved in building a house.
How Assam’s Mising community is coping with floods through architectural design
Architectural innovations are helping the community adapt to the annual flood hazard and reduce disaster risk in some of the region’s most flood-prone areas.
This Unique Mud Hotel Harvests Rain, Has No ACs & Runs on the Sun
"In the future, even if the building is being demolished, I wanted to ensure that the materials would become one with the earth again,” says Lokesh, Founder of Hotel Sunyata
What if we designed homes to stay cool?
Ways in which residential buildings can be made cooler – a set of techniques called ‘passive design’ because they do not require the expending of energy for cooling.
Western Architecture is Making India’s Heatwaves Worse
To keep the heat out: Careful orientation and overhanging roofs and walls to shade buildings from heat, and central courtyards for ventilation
Farmer’s Share: Towards Dignified Rural Livelihoods
How an eco-conscious community in central Kerala creates and facilitates dignified rural livelihoods based on Gram Swaraj.
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 Makeshift Huts – Indigenous Agro-pastoral Communities
Simple structure, used for shelter from weather and protection from wild animals, and also to store food. The hearth is under the elevated floor.
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."