Learning and Travels

Houses of the indegenous people, San miguel Tlaxcaltepec, Amealco

We visited the zone of San miguel Tlaxcaltepec on 18th March 2017 with Grecia Jurado, Ricardo and their dog (I dont remember her name). Grecias Notes on the visit are here. San miguel Tlaxcaltepec is a quaint little village about

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Houses of the indegenous people, San miguel Tlaxcaltepec, Amealco

We visited the zone of San miguel Tlaxcaltepec on 18th March 2017 with Grecia Jurado, Ricardo and their dog (I dont remember her name). Grecias Notes on the visit are here. San miguel Tlaxcaltepec is a quaint little village about

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Learning – Tadelakt Workshop 1

A well organized workshop hosted and taught by my teacher Amel Kadic and his partner Citlalli Peña. He has a TON of experience designing and executing tadelakt. It is an ancient moroccan water resistant plaster that takes a lot of

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Learning – Tadelakt Workshop 1

A well organized workshop hosted and taught by my teacher Amel Kadic and his partner Citlalli Peña. He has a TON of experience designing and executing tadelakt. It is an ancient moroccan water resistant plaster that takes a lot of

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Cuckoo School, Javadhu Hills, India

A life-changing experience! a workhsop – project with 50+ volunteers working for about 10 days or more. This is a project in collaboration with Jeremie Gaudin and Shruthi Ramakrishna from madeinearth.in. Also huge credits go to participant, Agnimitra Bachi for continuing the project

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Cuckoo School, Javadhu Hills, India

A life-changing experience! a workhsop – project with 50+ volunteers working for about 10 days or more. This is a project in collaboration with Jeremie Gaudin and Shruthi Ramakrishna from madeinearth.in. Also huge credits go to participant, Agnimitra Bachi for continuing the project

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Self Watering Planters, homemade

Gabby and I back in 2012, living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan were looking for ways to grow our own food. With almost a 7 month cold season and close to sub zero temperatures, indoor growing of herbs and greens was our only

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Self Watering Planters, homemade

Gabby and I back in 2012, living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan were looking for ways to grow our own food. With almost a 7 month cold season and close to sub zero temperatures, indoor growing of herbs and greens was our only

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Workshop / Project / Travel – Building with curves – Co-op Forest, Nekkundhi

Piyush Manush and his team from Co-op Forest organized a workshop for 180 kids from local schools along with the mentoring NGO Vazhai, and resident and working families at Co-op Forest. As a part of this workshop, we (mom, dad, my brother

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Workshop / Project / Travel – Building with curves – Co-op Forest, Nekkundhi

Piyush Manush and his team from Co-op Forest organized a workshop for 180 kids from local schools along with the mentoring NGO Vazhai, and resident and working families at Co-op Forest. As a part of this workshop, we (mom, dad, my brother

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Workshop – April 2015 – Prefabricated Rammed Earth Panels, Queretaro, Mexico

April 2015 – ITESM, Queretaro, Mexico. The objective was to test different slenderness and handle-ability ratios of thin rammed earth panels. Simultaneously, we tested different minerals as pigments in rammed earth mixes. Workshop was of one and a half day

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Workshop – April 2015 – Prefabricated Rammed Earth Panels, Queretaro, Mexico

April 2015 – ITESM, Queretaro, Mexico. The objective was to test different slenderness and handle-ability ratios of thin rammed earth panels. Simultaneously, we tested different minerals as pigments in rammed earth mixes. Workshop was of one and a half day

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Research on Rammers for Rammed earth, Queretaro, Mexico

April 2015, ITESM, Queretaro, Mexico The main purpose was to look at the effect of shape and geometry of different rammers in rammed earth construction. Rammers of equal weight were fabricated in a workshop with the base wood of a pine

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Research on Rammers for Rammed earth, Queretaro, Mexico

April 2015, ITESM, Queretaro, Mexico The main purpose was to look at the effect of shape and geometry of different rammers in rammed earth construction. Rammers of equal weight were fabricated in a workshop with the base wood of a pine

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The Big Banyan tree of Achhayyapally, Telangana

​ Just before Achhayyapally village and after Jyothismathi College, about 2 Kms from the Highway lies this huge banyan tree. (Click here to spot and compare the size of the tree with the village itself). It is this oasis of a green

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The Big Banyan tree of Achhayyapally, Telangana

​ Just before Achhayyapally village and after Jyothismathi College, about 2 Kms from the Highway lies this huge banyan tree. (Click here to spot and compare the size of the tree with the village itself). It is this oasis of a green

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Thriving vernacular cob homes at Narayanapur village, Hyderabad

About 10 kms from the IKP knowledge park in Nalgonda, Telangana lies this quaint little village    Narayanapur. I just had to stop and spend some time walking around the small village to observe these beautifully layered walls of cob

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Thriving vernacular cob homes at Narayanapur village, Hyderabad

About 10 kms from the IKP knowledge park in Nalgonda, Telangana lies this quaint little village    Narayanapur. I just had to stop and spend some time walking around the small village to observe these beautifully layered walls of cob

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Adobe wall at San Sebastián Bernal, Queretaro, Mexico

(Jump to the bottom of the page to see the adobe wall you came here for, else read on). Last week, we visited a friend’s project being built of Bamboo at Bernal. The small town of under 3K inhabitants boasts of beautiful

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Adobe wall at San Sebastián Bernal, Queretaro, Mexico

(Jump to the bottom of the page to see the adobe wall you came here for, else read on). Last week, we visited a friend’s project being built of Bamboo at Bernal. The small town of under 3K inhabitants boasts of beautiful

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Brick making at Solana, Queretaro, Mexico

The search for a clayey soil to build with took us to Solana, a village of fired brick makers. Good to have the aquiantance of Mario who showed us his three blockyards and his kiln. I enjoyed sharing the blockyard images

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Brick making at Solana, Queretaro, Mexico

The search for a clayey soil to build with took us to Solana, a village of fired brick makers. Good to have the aquiantance of Mario who showed us his three blockyards and his kiln. I enjoyed sharing the blockyard images

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Darasuram temple: an intrigue of water and architecture

(Please skip the first paragraph if you want to get to the point right away.) Family concerns led us to the idea of me seeking blessings at Kalyanasundarar temple because of this article. Tickets were booked for mom and me

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Darasuram temple: an intrigue of water and architecture

(Please skip the first paragraph if you want to get to the point right away.) Family concerns led us to the idea of me seeking blessings at Kalyanasundarar temple because of this article. Tickets were booked for mom and me

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What I learned from our Diwali celebration in Mexico!

Celegrating Diwali is to experience the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, hope over despair. Memories of diwali are fresh for most of us Indians who’ve grown up in India. I remember the days as a kid in Rajajinagar,

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What I learned from our Diwali celebration in Mexico!

Celegrating Diwali is to experience the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, hope over despair. Memories of diwali are fresh for most of us Indians who’ve grown up in India. I remember the days as a kid in Rajajinagar,

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Wattle and Daub at Jalpan, La Sierra Gorda, Queretaro, Mexico

Simple easy fast construction. Expansion of a family home at La Casita Ecologia. The simplicity and beauty is quite evident in the following pictures. A detailed post on the nitty gritties will come up on my next trip to La

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Wattle and Daub at Jalpan, La Sierra Gorda, Queretaro, Mexico

Simple easy fast construction. Expansion of a family home at La Casita Ecologia. The simplicity and beauty is quite evident in the following pictures. A detailed post on the nitty gritties will come up on my next trip to La

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Eat fruit when you walk through the woods, Xilitla, Mexico

On an afternoon walk with Margarita Pedraza and family, we carried a bag of fresh and juicy Orange. Local, wild oranges handpicked on our way.. whose taste cannot be described as anything short of being heavenly. While eating orange after

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Eat fruit when you walk through the woods, Xilitla, Mexico

On an afternoon walk with Margarita Pedraza and family, we carried a bag of fresh and juicy Orange. Local, wild oranges handpicked on our way.. whose taste cannot be described as anything short of being heavenly. While eating orange after

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