The Lime Chakki experience!

Lime Chakki is an ancient method of producing lime plaster. The ring is 5m dia in which the stone moves in a circular path pulled by the bullocks. There are two types of lime. One is hydraulic lime(impure), used for mortar purpose and also exterior plastering and non – hydraulic lime (pure) which is
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Adieu Batch of Dec 2018-April 2019

Architectural Internship is a time period in which one devotes their time and energy to gain knowledge of the practical implementation and to prepare them so as to put their feet into the pool of professionalism .

The batch of Dec’18 to April’19 experienced a refurbished version of the Internship process at Sacred Groves .… READ MORE...

REVIVAL OF A FORGOTTEN LIFESTYLE

“It is ironic how in the 21st century, the strength of mud is questioned in construction, when the ground everybody walks on and builds on is soil, mud.” -Manu Gopalan

The practice of ancient and natural building techniques that are suppressed in the name of development are important to be brought back again.

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December Workshop is upon us!

Earth has always been the core of construction, both in the simplest and the most complex of ways. It has provided for the materials that we use in processes both ecological and otherwise. It is our duty towards the earth  to be responsible and learn the ways of ecological development to make a difference in the impact we have as people living and sharing this earth.… READ MORE...

NATURAL BUILDINGS

 

As a kid I have spent almost every vacation at my grandmother’s place. This house is in the farms where milk is got from cow every morning, vegetables from the farm, a little water pond close to the house and a lot of trees to play on.… READ MORE...

INTERIORS OF SECOND HOUSE

LIME WASH:

PREPARATION:

THE LIME WASH USED IN SECOND HOUSE CONTAINS KADAKAI, JAGGERY, COW URINE AND LIME. THIS MIXTURE WAS CHOSEN AMONG ALL THE EXPERIMENTS BECAUSE OF ITS GOOD FINAL FINISH. IN THIS MIXTURE, KADAKAI, JAGGERY AND COW URINE ACT AS BINDERS TO THE LIME.READ MORE...

THE WOOD WORKSHOP:

After the construction of ladder house and the shipping containers, the Sacred-Groves community felt the need for a space that volunteers and interns can use to do table-top activities and work with power tools. Thus came about an initiative for a workshop.… READ MORE...