Low-cost housing needs dignity, says Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi
“If you empower people then what happens is that it creates incentives for people that are self-generated. "
The Makeshift Huts – Indigenous Agro-pastoral Communities
Simple structure, used for shelter from weather and protection from wild animals, and also to store food. The hearth is under the elevated floor.
Their Will, Their Way
Pune citizens come together to save their water resources, show ways to use water sustainably.
Passive Solar Housing keeps people warm in icy Ladakh
The south face of a building needs to be all windows, as it gets maximum sunrise to sunset exposure in winters.
At a school in Kanchipuram, teachers and students harvest manure from dry composting toilets, thus paying possibly the best tribute to Gandhi
Ignited Minds: Elango turns Kuthambakkam village as a model village
....the story of R Elango, a Dalit leader turning his village into a Model village in India
In a Quake’s Wake, Hunnarshala Builds Homes — and Entrepreneurs
Today, more than a decade after the Gujarat disaster, Hunnarshala has come a long way. One of the goals of its founders was to retain a community f...