Our ancient scriptures have always told us to tread the land lightly and that is a belief which I have had from the very first building I designed over 30 years ago. This was long before ‘green’ became such an important word in an architect’s practice. Today, we read how ‘preservation is one of the most sustainable Read more...
Sustainable Architecture in India has been followed since ancient times as seen in Mohenjo-Daro and Harappan civilizations. The internal courtyard planned in the houses of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are a proof to this fact. These courtyards provided cross-ventilation, natural lighting as well as maintained Read more...
Green architecture is an architecture of caring and concern for all species as well as their future generations. This caring concern is manifested in structures that have the bare minimum environmental footprint and minimum consumption of energy at all three levels. It is an architecture born out of a universal empathy Read more...
Architecture as a discipline is in context with its surroundings. Age-old methods such as the orientation of the structure with context to the site, use of insulation, natural light and ventilation, and the balance of surface to volume ratio, are all relevant in sustainable modern architecture Read more...
The fast paced growth of the Indian economy, particularly its cities, has produced an urban crisis, marked by lack of adequate infrastructure and growth management as well as by sharp social divisions that are bluntly stamped in a landscape of materialistic enclaves Read more...