Green Buildings

We want to be as gentle on mother earth as possible while making buildings. Since the start of our practice back in the year 2001, our focus has been to design green-buildings, buildings that are designed, constructed and operated with minimal impact on the environment. Our designs are aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of a building by making sure that on a daily basis, it uses less energy by…

  • water conservation & harvesting (including grey water recycling)
  • renewable energy like solar power and wind power
  • no artificial light during the day-time
  • natural ventilation and shade
  • effective waste management

So, the building does not have to be built of mud alone to qualify for a green building! Any existing building can be retrofitted with all/some of the above mentioned features to become a green building in its own right.

Turnkey Projects | Green Construction

We specialize in sustainable construction techniques like mud-block walls and filler-slabs & roofs and mud-plaster. Our team consists of an experienced contractor with his masons, plumbers and electricians who can execute a project for you if construction is something that gives you shivers!

  • Devanahalli Cottage

  • Sustainable Architecture-Mud Blocks and Filler Slabs Construction

  • Indalwadi Farm House, Mud Blocks and Filler Slabs Construction

Farm House- Mud Blocks and Filler Slabs Construction

Farm House Nr. Jigni, Bangalore

Built Area: 1300 Sq.ft ; caretaker’s house: 150 Sq.ft

Site Area: 11000 Sq.ft

Spaces filled with light and air, flowing effortlessly into one-another to create a weekend house that makes the family and friends come together.

Truly a zero-waste project. This farm house is a good example of sustainable architecture- right from making mud-blocks on the site to reusing doors-windows from demolished buildings, from harvesting all water on the site to running the whole household on solar power.

  • Mud blocks made on site, with mud, granite dust (in place of sand) and very little cement. They were sun-dried, not kiln-baked- these are called CSEB- compressed stabilised earth blocks.
  • Exact quantity of blocks was arrived at during the drawing-stage, so we cast the exact number of blocks required. There was practically no debris left after construction.
  • ¬†All doors and windows were sourced from demolished buildings, we tweaked the design a little to accommodate what was available and not the vice versa.
  • All doors and windows came with their own grills, so no steel fabrication work required. An old steel railing was recycled for the mezzanine area.
  • Filler slabs are used for all RCC slabs and sloping roofs, thus saving on more than 30% on usage of steel in construction.
  • Cement plaster was minimized by restricting it only to the portions of the exterior walls which were vulnerable in rain.
  • No interior paint, only bare bricks with some plastered portions of walls.
  • All rain water on site is harvested: roof rain water is collected, filtered and stored in a ground level tank for use.
  • All surface runoff is harvested in a recharge-sump layered with filter media and fitted with a pipe which can pump the water if needed.
  • All of the grey water from the bathroom is diverted with filtration media to the vegetable garden in the backyard. The owner uses only herbal products for washing clothes, utensils and bathing so this works fine.
  • All electricity in this house, including the outhouse, is powered by 2.2 KV solar panels installed on the roof.