Interview: Thappi, a Marvel tool of Lime

Master Mason Abdul Razak ji talks about Thappi Plaster and the peculiarities of the plaster. Read about how Thappi Plaster with admixtures is applied on diverse surfaces and types of Lime in Rajasthan he has worked with.
June 18, 2018/by Thannal

Interview: Traditional Natural colourist Yusuf Painter

In his journey of explorations in Traditional Indian Lime Plasters, Biju Bhaskar meets Yusuf ji, a traditional natural colourist, who worked mainly on paintings and murals (on lime plaster) for over 50 years. Read more about his expertise in different sources of Natural Colours and time-tested techniques of application
June 12, 2018/by Thannal

Journey of Thannal

As part of Laurie Baker’s Birth Centenary Exhibition, Thannal have attempted to reach common man through portraying different dimensions in which we try to spread awareness about Natural Buildings. Go through this brief compilation of the journey of Thannal
May 3, 2018/by Thannal

Types of Indian Plaster part 1

The beauty of Indian plasters is that it utilises different natural derivatives from trees and herbs to increase the molecular strength, termite resistance and water repelling quality. Kitchen ingredients like Methi (fenugreek), Gur (jaggery), Kadukkai (Haritaki), Gooseberry, herbs like...
April 10, 2018/by Thannal

Bagra flat lime roofs

In a village called Tehla near Jaipur, crushed lime waste ‘Bagra’ is extensively used for mortars, plasters as well as for making flat lime roofs. These exemplify the beauty, strength and possibilities that lie within a natural material like lime.
April 8, 2018/by Thannal

INGREED WITH CEMENT

Cement is hailed as the ultra-modern building material, coming together with steel to reach new heights that mankind has never dared to reach before. In only about hundred years of its existence, cement has acquired the trust of the masses
April 3, 2018/by Thannal

Understanding lime with a sprinkle of shayari (poem)

Understanding lime with real heroes of natural buildings are the ones who have worked extensively, trained themselves and carried forward the traditions of building that their ancestors have taught them
March 31, 2018/by Thannal

Erikarai Cob home under Arunachala

An example to show us how building a natural home is simple, easy and economical, especially when people come together and work as one unit.
August 31, 2017/by Thannal

The patod stone house Rajasthan

Patod stone house Rajasthan are entirely made using slabs of the pink sandstone known as Jodpuri patti.Same stone for the columns,rafters & roofing members.
February 6, 2017/by Thannal

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