2016 – JJ Maternity Hospital

“The patient should feel like being in a temple, an Aayalam”, Dr.Jayanthi told us, “the hospital should be earthy and calm. A center for healing and birth. Something that can serve as a landmark for both medicine and architecture.” These are the words with which we are working towards building an out-patient unit for a […]

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2016 Hands On Mud

Introducing Earth building at NIT,Trichy When you build with earth, you have to get your hands into it! Here are glimpses from a series of HANDS-ON workshops; introducing various earth building techniques to students of Architecture, at Archcult, National Institute of Technology, Trichy. The Diversity of Earth Architecture Earth is the oldest and has been […]

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2015 Creative Plasters : earth, lime, clay … and you

We are happy to announce a collaboration with Clay Station, Bangalore for the Creative Plasters Workshop. Clay Station is a space for the experienced, aspiring and recreational potter. We love earth, and so do they. Together we bring a workshop to explore with you, what we are most passionate about.   A plaster that breathes; […]

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Tadelakt, a Moroccan Marvel

There is a certain magic in working with natural materials, there is life in using earth and lime. There is a large palette to play with, but it was not until I learnt about Tadelakt, the Moroccan marvel technique, did I discover the pure class of craftsmanship in earth. There were almost twenty of us, […]

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We imagine a school, in Earth

“For us, it goes in circles, move and continue, and move and continue and keep moving.”– This brief from the team at Kashi Education Society came a long way in shaping our design process. We imagine children running, walking along walls, a casual finger trailing a texture or a motif along a wall, stopping to […]

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