Teaching and Workshops

Workshop – Cuckoo School, 6-15 July 2015

June 7th, 2015. It has been more than 20 months now.. I remember the day very well! There was a sudden sense of calmness when I first visited Cuckoo. Seemed like another world. Life here was at nature´s pace. This is

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Workshop – Cuckoo School, 6-15 July 2015

June 7th, 2015. It has been more than 20 months now.. I remember the day very well! There was a sudden sense of calmness when I first visited Cuckoo. Seemed like another world. Life here was at nature´s pace. This is

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Taller de Bio construccion, Bovedas y Cupulas.

    Ven y aprende a hacer bovedas de adobe y tabique rojo para un baño seco, cupulas para hacer un temazcal. Imparte: Arq. Varun Thautam TEMARIO (80% practico, 20% teoría): -Introducción a la Bio-Construcción -Diseño de temazcales, baños secos y

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Taller de Bio construccion, Bovedas y Cupulas.

    Ven y aprende a hacer bovedas de adobe y tabique rojo para un baño seco, cupulas para hacer un temazcal. Imparte: Arq. Varun Thautam TEMARIO (80% practico, 20% teoría): -Introducción a la Bio-Construcción -Diseño de temazcales, baños secos y

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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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Workshop – July 01-04 Low cost Sustainable architecture workshop – Hyderabad

A 2 day workshop at Achayyapalli, Mana farms in collaboration with Eng. Srinivas T on the construction of a vault and starting of a dome. Attended by 35 participants, the purpose was to disseminate the ease of building with mud

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Workshop – July 01-04 Low cost Sustainable architecture workshop – Hyderabad

A 2 day workshop at Achayyapalli, Mana farms in collaboration with Eng. Srinivas T on the construction of a vault and starting of a dome. Attended by 35 participants, the purpose was to disseminate the ease of building with mud

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Workshop – July 04-05 Rammed Earth Workshop – Hyderabad

A workshop organized by Ar. Pratyusha Viddam. Rammed Earth formwork was designed and fabricated by Pratyusha on design inputs from Jeremie Gaudin from madeinearth.in. It was attended by 12 participants, mainly architects and project managers from different firms in Hyderabad.

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Workshop – July 04-05 Rammed Earth Workshop – Hyderabad

A workshop organized by Ar. Pratyusha Viddam. Rammed Earth formwork was designed and fabricated by Pratyusha on design inputs from Jeremie Gaudin from madeinearth.in. It was attended by 12 participants, mainly architects and project managers from different firms in Hyderabad.

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Workshop – June 2015 – Adobe Vaulting a Chocolate Factory

Priya Joseph, an architect and  teacher from Bangalore happened to visit the nunnery,  Shanti Nilaya near Byrathi, Bangalore. The nuns ran a small self sufficient establishment and made their living by making candles and chocolates. Their workspace was a converted cow

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Workshop – June 2015 – Adobe Vaulting a Chocolate Factory

Priya Joseph, an architect and  teacher from Bangalore happened to visit the nunnery,  Shanti Nilaya near Byrathi, Bangalore. The nuns ran a small self sufficient establishment and made their living by making candles and chocolates. Their workspace was a converted cow

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Workshop – June 13,14 and 20,21 – Adobes and Nubian vaults, Bangalore

June 13,14 and 20,21: Adobes and Nubian vaults, Bangalore Images coming soon!

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Workshop – June 13,14 and 20,21 – Adobes and Nubian vaults, Bangalore

June 13,14 and 20,21: Adobes and Nubian vaults, Bangalore Images coming soon!

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Training to build Nubian Vaults, Co-op Forest, Nekkundhi

A day and a half training with the working families at Co-op Forest. It took them very little time to understand and grasp the nuances of Vaulting. Over a day and a half of training, about 2′ of vaulting was

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Training to build Nubian Vaults, Co-op Forest, Nekkundhi

A day and a half training with the working families at Co-op Forest. It took them very little time to understand and grasp the nuances of Vaulting. Over a day and a half of training, about 2′ of vaulting was

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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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Workshop – Aug 2011 – Urban Agriculture, Montreal

co organizer with Ksenia Kagner Aug 2011 for the montreal Ecocity conference, 2011 McGill’s Minimum Cost Housing Group (MCHG) and Santropol Roulant proposd a full day workshop, which will focus on urban agriculture and community outreach. The collaboration between the

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Workshop – Aug 2011 – Urban Agriculture, Montreal

co organizer with Ksenia Kagner Aug 2011 for the montreal Ecocity conference, 2011 McGill’s Minimum Cost Housing Group (MCHG) and Santropol Roulant proposd a full day workshop, which will focus on urban agriculture and community outreach. The collaboration between the

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Workshop – March 2015 – Arches, vaults and domes, Xalapa, Mexico

mainly as a workshop for Ojtli Centro Sustenable, in Banderilla , Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico A 2 weekend hands on workshop for a group of 14 architects to build with Arches, vaults and domes without formwork. The complete structure was built

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Workshop – March 2015 – Arches, vaults and domes, Xalapa, Mexico

mainly as a workshop for Ojtli Centro Sustenable, in Banderilla , Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico A 2 weekend hands on workshop for a group of 14 architects to build with Arches, vaults and domes without formwork. The complete structure was built

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Workshop – Feb 2011 – Building with Rammed earth, Bangalore

at Prakruthi a private residence – Feb 2011 15 day day onsite training a team of workers. Theory of soil selection and feild tests.  Rammed earth construction. Site management while building with rammed earth. Speed of construction. Quality control, safety and precautions.

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Workshop – Feb 2011 – Building with Rammed earth, Bangalore

at Prakruthi a private residence – Feb 2011 15 day day onsite training a team of workers. Theory of soil selection and feild tests.  Rammed earth construction. Site management while building with rammed earth. Speed of construction. Quality control, safety and precautions.

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