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Sustainbility Begins At Home

It’s as lush outside as it is plush inside. In this bespoke bungalow in Bangalore, traditional, green architectural practices coupled with contemporary design and aesthetics make the space stand out.

Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand

Vernacular architecture has known what modern aesthetes often miss—that eco-sensitive design is easy to incorporate in a home. When we were presented with 16,000 sq ft of space in a leafy, gated community of Bangalore, the plot was dotted with several mature trees, which we retained and built the home around. We envisioned a relatively low-slung architectural expression that would be interpretive of a vernacular aesthetic, while accommodating its green surroundings. This also led us to create a contextually sensitive and sustainable design by maximising local materials, using clay tiled roofs to keep the house cool, large overhangs to protect against sun and rain, and cross ventilation to keep the house breathing.

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