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Didi Contractor’s Mud Marvels

An inspirational octogenarian architect who structures mud to create unique and beautiful homes. She sits on her wooden workstation in the little alcove of her house facing the mountains, where she craftily devises ground-breaking house designs. It could be the aroma of the fresh lemongrass in the garden right outside her window, the subtle warmth …


Urban Forests

An Italian project uses a forest for a facade and makes for a highly sustainable building. A new kind of architecture seems to be taking the world by storm, one that is highly self-conscious of the environment around it and is deeply concerned about sustainability and being green, sometimes literally. And this Italian project fits …


The Fantastic Bioplastic Chair

Designer Jean Louis Iratzoki has designed a green chair made of bioplastic, the first of its kind. The world has finally come around to taking sustainability and green products seriously, even in the realm of products for mundane use, such as chairs. Move over hard, uncomfortable and hardly sustainable chairs and make way for the …


Breaking Myths To Build The Future

We dispel some common misconceptions about green buildings and tell you why you should consider going green. Most of India is still unbuilt – over 70% of the building stock is yet to be constructed – so unlike the rest of the already developed world, India can build in a new, efficient and sustainable manner. …


Running On The Sun

A slew of products are drawing attention precisely because of the way they utilise solar energy for contemporary purposes, such as charging the cell phone. Of late, more and more products are being invented that utilise and harvest solar energy for multiple purposes. Whilst solar energy has been harvested before for uses such as heating …


Harnessing The Sun

Cochin International Airport becomes the world’s first to operate completely on solar power. Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) is now the world’s first completely solar powered airport.  The 12 MWp solar power plant was formally inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister, Oommen Chandy on 18th August 2015. The plant consists of 46,150 solar panels laid across …


Godrej Introduces Bamboo Furniture

Rev up the interiors of your home with an exciting eco-friendly range of bamboo furniture from Godrej Interio. Godrej Interio is India’s premium furniture brand in home as well as institutional segments with a strong commitment to sustainability and centres of excellence in design, manufacturing and retail. The company targets at transforming spaces with its …


WAF’s World Building Of The Year

The WAF award for World Building of the Year was awarded to The Chapel in Vietnam which is a perfect example of using natural materials and the right colours. The recently concluded World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Singapore has announced their list of the finest buildings in the world this year. The Chapel in Vietnam …


ELT India – Inspired By Nature

In the age of diminishing living spaces and resplendent greens going into oblivion; it was about time for an innovative idea such as ELT to sprout. With concrete encroaching into our lives by the minute, there’s a rising need to be more in touch with nature. Spearheaded by Pradeep and Anuradha Barpande, Ecogreen Landscape Technologies …


The Quirky Quotient

WorkshopQ is a quirky and innovative eco-product manufacturing company driven by the passion of two like-minded entrepreneurs. We have all read our chapters on the 3 R’s: recycle, reuse and reduce. Based on the same principles, WorkshopQ creates stunning lifestyle home accessories by re-engineering seemingly useless scrap in an effort to reduce the waste generated …