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 Editorial Team

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 Editorial Team

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 Editorial Team

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 Editorial Team

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 Editorial Team

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 Editorial Team

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 Editorial Team

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 Editorial Team

Cow and Natural Building

Why cow is so important in natural building. From seeking permission from mother earth to build our home cow has a relation in natural homes
February 4, 2017/by Editorial Team

150 year old Natural home of a natural farmer

Raman Cheruvayal's home, a traditional paddy farmer who collects indigenous seeds, setting an example for all the farmers to be in touch ..
January 16, 2017/by Editorial Team

Natural building books weaving walls

Natural building book intends to make individuals unfamiliar with the world of natural building aware of the possibilities that lie in using locally available materials
January 5, 2017/by Editorial Team

The Wattle & Daub Cottage

The Wattle & Daub Cottage at Sukrishi farm in Bangalore, India. With a making of cottage Video and an illustrated guide to cob, wattle and Daub construction
December 28, 2016/by Editorial Team

Plasters of Rajasthan

In Rajasthan you can find both the limits, the extravagant finishes of the palaces and the humble plasters of the villages, both made using natural materials.
October 11, 2016/by Editorial Team

Earthen Finishes of Wayanad

“Your skin is the reflection of one’s inner health”. Recipes & techniques behind earthen finishes of Wayanad using sap,rice straw ash, rice husk...... ...read more
October 7, 2016/by Editorial Team

Rajagopalan’s Veedu

One of the oldest houses of Wayanad, this cob and straw thatch house is a proof of the resilience of a natural material as humble as mud, standing tough for over 300 years
September 28, 2016/by Editorial Team