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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House in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

© Sebastian Zachariah

ArchitectRajiv Saini + Associates
First Seen onDezeen Magazine
PhotographerSebastian Zachariah
Area: 640 Sq. mt.

This is a very beautiful location (I am very sure that sites such as these are very rare to come by and it is big too!) and very bold design. The blue glass facade reflects the mountains and the sky around the house and blends in nicely with the background. It gives the viewer the opportunity to enjoy the house and the invisible surroundings at the same time.

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