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Natural and Living Fences

Fences reflect one’s perception of boundaries. Unlike conventional fences that use up resources, natural and living fences provide resources for us.

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Natural Building Books Part-2

This directory of books on Natural building provides insight into the oldest techniques like Adobe to the latest natural building technology like Super adobe (Earthbag) and Compressed stabilized Mud Blocks (CSMB).

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Natural Building Books Part-1

This is a directory of Natural building books on wall systems like Cob, wattle and Daub and rammed earth by proficient Natural builders from around the globe based on their practical understandings. These books are substantial guide ………

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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.

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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

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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

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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…

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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.

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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

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