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10 Indian Architects Who Are Building Sustainable Homes in EARTHA

July 23, 2017 at 6:30:00 PM

India is in the throes of a planning frenzy, and several smart cities are on the anvil. The country's property boom besides being hungry for sand, iron, cement and water, is quickly obliterating any nuances that existed in traditional design to address a region's climate, environment and culture. But, there is a breed of Indian architects going against the grain and espousing sustainability as a defining feature of their work and choosing to turn their backs on green rating systems and sustainability certifications.

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These visionary architects look instead towards honouring time-tested building techniques to create structures that interfere as little as possible with nature both in design and materials used. Eartha magazine features "10 Indian Architects Who Are Building Sustainable Homes" and, along with other notable names, Benny Kuriakose and Associates, too enjoy the privilege of being one of the sincere practitioners of sustainable architecture in India. "Sustainability is interpreted in many ways by different people. Some may see the platinum-rated building by the Indian Green Building Council as the most sustainable. There are others who think that this is not the right approach. I am one of them, "says Kuriakose.

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