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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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Natural Finishes

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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Natural Finishes

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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People & Interviews

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

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Ageless Village Homes

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.

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Ageless Village Homes

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

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Ageless Village Homes

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 ..

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Natural building book

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

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