Posts Tagged 'Owner built'

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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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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Srinis Adobe Residence, Mysore

When a site of 60′ x 40′ is available, and one wants to maximize planting and garden area.. as well as build at a tight budget, I took the choice of reducing the building footprint to the minimum. A combination

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Srinis Adobe Residence, Mysore

When a site of 60′ x 40′ is available, and one wants to maximize planting and garden area.. as well as build at a tight budget, I took the choice of reducing the building footprint to the minimum. A combination

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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 – 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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Workshop – May 2011 – Building with Rammed Earth, Bangalore

at Prakruthi a private residence – MAY 2011 Two day onsite workshop attended by 8 students from RV Undergraduate College of Architecture. May 2011. Theory of soil selection and feild tests. Appropriate selection of earth construction method based on soil type. Rammed earth

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Workshop – May 2011 – Building with Rammed Earth, Bangalore

at Prakruthi a private residence – MAY 2011 Two day onsite workshop attended by 8 students from RV Undergraduate College of Architecture. May 2011. Theory of soil selection and feild tests. Appropriate selection of earth construction method based on soil type. Rammed earth

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Workshop – May 2014 – Building Adobe Vaults and Domes

at Tirutthani – MARCH TO MAY 2014 A total of 15 days training program for a teams of masons at Thiruttani. Improving quality and standards of masonry. Preparation of site for the construction of vaults. Developing mud mortars. Masonry with arches,

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Workshop – May 2014 – Building Adobe Vaults and Domes

at Tirutthani – MARCH TO MAY 2014 A total of 15 days training program for a teams of masons at Thiruttani. Improving quality and standards of masonry. Preparation of site for the construction of vaults. Developing mud mortars. Masonry with arches,

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Workshop – June 2014 – Building with Cob and Adobe, Tiruttani, TN

Thirutthani – JUNE 2014 Weekend hands on workshop attended by 7 architecture students from various schools of architecture from South India. Theory of design with vaults and domes. Stabilization of arches. Cob and Adobe construction. Building a catenary vault with

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Workshop – June 2014 – Building with Cob and Adobe, Tiruttani, TN

Thirutthani – JUNE 2014 Weekend hands on workshop attended by 7 architecture students from various schools of architecture from South India. Theory of design with vaults and domes. Stabilization of arches. Cob and Adobe construction. Building a catenary vault with

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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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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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Home Sweet Home, Yelahanka, Bangalore

Bangalore 2008-2009 Architect´s parents home built out of rammed earth. Rainwater harvesting (capacity of 20000 l off grid), Dewats System (Off Grid) , Solar water heating, Natural ventilation (Stack, No fans, No AC), Natural Lighting (Skylights). 30% of site restored

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Home Sweet Home, Yelahanka, Bangalore

Bangalore 2008-2009 Architect´s parents home built out of rammed earth. Rainwater harvesting (capacity of 20000 l off grid), Dewats System (Off Grid) , Solar water heating, Natural ventilation (Stack, No fans, No AC), Natural Lighting (Skylights). 30% of site restored

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Prakruthi

Bangalore 2009-2010 This project began with a slow start with the architect training a construction team on their first rammed earth experience. Stone masonry with ample exposed concrete help the load bearing structure to a height of 33′ 0″ using

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Prakruthi

Bangalore 2009-2010 This project began with a slow start with the architect training a construction team on their first rammed earth experience. Stone masonry with ample exposed concrete help the load bearing structure to a height of 33′ 0″ using

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Adityas farmhouse

Tirutthani – Completed A lot can be achieved with a hands on, brave, risk taking young client who understands the visions of an architect. Aditya approached me seeking help to build his farmhouse – home that he would set himself up

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Adityas farmhouse

Tirutthani – Completed A lot can be achieved with a hands on, brave, risk taking young client who understands the visions of an architect. Aditya approached me seeking help to build his farmhouse – home that he would set himself up

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