We love earth, we love creating with it!

Made In Earth is an architecture studio and construction practice promoting an architecture with a lesser impact on our environment. We work with local, natural building materials and techniques, with a taste for experimentation. We especially use earth to create distinctly contemporary expressions and strongly promote minimal environmental impact of the entire building process.

We believe in an architecture that is simple and sensible; created with an understanding of the soil on which it exists; with an exploration of the materials from its place; and in collaboration with the skills and the imagination of its people.

Clay and Lime bind our studio together. Literally.
Additionally, we often bring wood, stone, fly ash, straw, rice rusk, thatch into our projects. We love to combine these materials together with concrete, steel, glass and ceramics. There is a place for all of these materials, and when applied with imagination, and in the right context, they come together to create an architecture that is both responsible and beautiful.

Across countries and across generations, people are finding new alternatives to live a little better, to live a little closer to the environment. If it gives us the desire, the appetite and the curiosity to learn, to push boundaries and to create, we promise to share it with you here and we hope these projects will do the same to you!

Our team of architects and engineers are based in Bangalore, South India and can be reached here.

team MIE

shrube Shruthi Ramakrishna

An artist at heart whose brush tips are accustomed to peculiar window details. She is a woman who wears many hats, while simultaneously juggling them with her left hand, as she schedules a meeting with her right. A sharp eye for design, a deep love for creating with earth and a keen eye to watch out for her teammates, it’s almost as if her only weakness is a pack of imli toffees. Trained as an architect from RV School of Architecture, Bangalore, her passion for earth construction was born at the Auroville Earth institute. She then practiced as an architect in France for 2 years, specialising in sustainable design for social housing and public spaces. Back in India, she lived and worked for 2 years with the artisans of Kutch, Gujarat (Personal Blog – Made In Kachchh). The proximity that she developed with the local practices, culture, materials and skills is today a strong inspiration for the kind of architecture promoted by Made In Earth; close to the people, the place and its environment.

je Jérémie Gaudin

A tool loving, tech crazy gizmo geek, who can whip up a fine carpentry table or a program to tell you the optimum wooden member lengths for the same. Crazily in love with earth, his systematic calculations may seem too jumbled at times but when it comes to matters of the heart, Jeremie is a straight arrow. Trained as an urban systems engineer in France, Denmark and Spain, he has specialized in climate sensitive design and natural building techniques. The Auroville Earth Institute sharpened his knowledge and love for earth as a building material. Jeremie has worked in France for 3 years in R&D of earth materials, production and techniques. He has been the training coordinator for programs promoting sustainable building techniques. India being very close to his heart, he has worked for 2 years in Kutch, Gujarat, in an urban development project; bringing it all together at Made In Earth.

Agni copy Agnimitra P Bachi

With a dozen ideas per minute and an insatiable taste for experimentation, Agni can make anything happen. Come, take a seat and have a sip of coffee; his generosity, intuition and humor will make the journey pleasant but surely full of surprises! Agni graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Early in his education, he developed a taste for sustainability when he worked with the Center for Science and Environment on alternative building practices. His fascination for ‘simply beautiful’ designs took him to Srilanka where he worked with Architect Anjalendran , in close proximity to Geoffrey Bawas works, to which he attributes much of his design sensibilities. Agni is also a graphic designer, part time comedian, theatre enthusiast and co-founder of the BlackBox movement in Delhi; his rich personality and energy brings the fire to Made In Earth.

Ajinkya Unhale

Master yoda was probably Ajinkya’s guide in another life. He is the serene force of the team, his master strokes always comes at the right time to wrap up the game and finalise a project. Design challenges had better watch out…”It’s clobberin’ time!”
Ajinkya graduated from R.V school of Architecture in 2010 and dove right into the construction of a rammed earth house in North Bangalore. He then worked with prominent offices in the city on a wide range of projects from Hospital to Factories. In 2011, he moved to Auroville for four years, learning from Architect Dharmesh Jadeja and the Buildaur/Dustudio team. His eagerness to bring back his learnings to the mainstream building industry in a metropolitan such as Bangalore took him to Unishire, one of the fastest growing real estate companies. It is this bridge between sustainable approaches and their context in an ever growing urban centre like ours; that Made In Earth shouts out for today.

VishnuPriya Viswanathan

“Ahoy there! Isn’t it a rather splendid day?”
Vishnu is quite an eccentric mix of everything ’80s. This young Chennaite loves her filtered tea (wait, what!?) and never fails to announce an on-coming joke! Work with her and you will find a brilliant persona unfold, much like a swiss army knife. With her firm head and her natural leadership, she keeps our studio together.
Walk with her and you will experience her big heart. With her humor and care, she keeps our team together. Vishnu studied architecture at the Faculty of Architecture, Manipal University. She started her journey with an internship in 2017 and is now an essential part of Made In Earth family.

Sachin Srikanth

Everybody needs a bro, so meet Sachin. Don’t let his mild mannerism fool you, his determination and conviction is second to none. It wouldn’t suffice to say he is our eyes and hands on site. From making sure that our buildings are built the way we imagine it, to listening to the stories of the helpers on site, Sachin can engage and keep going as if it’s all in a day’s work. A solid Malleshwaram boy, he studied architecture at Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum. He joined the collective in 2017, discovering earth as he transitioned into the Made in Earth family.

Sakshi Kaushal

An artist by nature, an athlete in spirit, Sakshi is a bubble of energy that never bursts!
Cheerful and spontaneous at heart, there is no dull moment around her. Having grown up in the hills of the Himachal, she attributes much of her environmental sensibilities to her experiences of seeing the valleys of the Himachal degrade over the years. She studied architecture at MBS School Of Planning and Architecture, Delhi and started her journey towards sustainability early on in Auroville. She has experimented hands-on in building with earth, and continues her exploration as a core member of the Made In Earth Family.

So proud and inspired to work together with this incredible team, our mienions!

Ankita Chouhan
Bangalore
Chandana Mekala
Bangalore
Sarath Muralidharan
Chennai
Uchchita Joshi
Pune
 

Collaborators and Supporters

Auroville Earth Institute
Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India

Clay Station
Bangalore, India

Chênelet Construction
France

Coopérative Baraka
Roubaix, France

Dr. H B Nagaraj
Department of Civil Engineering,
B. M. S. COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Bangalore, India

Inventerre
Toulouse, France

Nele Architecture and Planning
Bangalore, India

Nivasa
Bangalore, India

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