Indian Vernacular Houses around Bangalore

Architects: R.L. Kumar, Center for Vernacular Architecture
Resources: Born of this Land, Breaking Conventional Barriers.

Vernacular Architecture is a branch of architecture which deals with using minimal amounts of natural building materials, using local skills, based on old architectural designs and sensitive to local culture. These designs are not universal and are specific to certain regions. “The basic elements of a modern building like cement, steel, glass, ceramic, plastic, synthetic fiber are not connected to nature in the same way mud, brick, lime, thatch, timber and grass are“, says Architect R.L. Kumar. He is an Aga Khan award for Architecture nominee known for his pioneering work in this field of architecture.

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