Land Art in Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

This happened in March 2010. Thannal’s first work.

As a request from others after 3 years we all thought of putting this land art by environmentalist architect Biju Bhaskar in this  blog.
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Earth Architecture in Tiruvannamalai

Earth Architecture in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil nadu

After one year as we planned the same bamboo hut.we decided to cover it up with red mud (wattle and daub method).

Mud construction stages

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Finishing using coconut leaf

Finishing using coconut leaf


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Bamboo hut in Tiruvannamalai

A path way to Mud

Bamboo hut in Tiruvannamalai
Whole idea was to start a small bamboo hut

But we decided to make a strong hut with a loft (here in Thiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu they call it
Parni for a loft). Later use mud to cover this construction (wattle and daub method).


Bamboo construction stages

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