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Indigenous Architecture

November 11, 2013

Luke Mahony

indian_rammed_earthThe Hindu is probably one of the most widely read newspapers in the world. In a recent article they describe and summed up the benefits of rammed earth better than any mainstream media I have seem.

“To appreciate this house as it deserves to be, step inside the house at midday in the peak of summer. Its oxide floors and the rammed mud walls still feel cold against the skin, there is a pleasant and refreshing draft at any spot of the house you wander to, even its exposed brick terrace. Well, this house ‘Arulville’ is a tribute to the amazing functionality and climate-controlling ability of indigenous architecture. Un-plastered rammed earth walls allow the house to breathe through its walls and keep the ambient temperature cool.”

They are talking about a house called Arulville. The architect, Anthony Raj describes his work as  “nature-positive, regenerative architecture at work”. Read the whole article here.

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