Natural Finishes

Natural Finishes

Natural Finishes is a series where we portraits a part of a natural building like wall finishing methods (earth and lime based plasters, renders & paints), floors (earthen floors, natural stones,terracotta) used by us or by other natural builders or from a traditional buildings.

Here we try to understand the different techniques of various portions of a dwelling by understanding the various techniques and methods of flooring, roofing or plaster finishes. The research eventually culminates in experiments of our own. The idea here is to bring the lesser known technologies to the household of the common man.

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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