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David Adjaye Unveils Striking Carbon Negative Building For Silk Weavers in Varanasi, India

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On June 14, 2013 @ 2:30 pm In Architecture,News,Sustainable Building | No Comments

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Architect David Adjaye [1] recently unveiled plans for a new solar-powered building for silk weavers [2] in Varanasi, India. Clothing brand Maiyet [3] partnered with non-profit organization Nest [4] to commission the facility, which was designed to preserve the tradition and cultural treasures of the region. The daylit, open-space community center will provide locals with clean water, green energy and training.

Varanasi weavers David Adjaye, David Adjaye, silk weaving Varanasi, silk weaving India, India silk, textile India, Maiyet, luxury clothing India [5]

Luxury clothing brand Maiyet has launched a strategic partnership with Nest – a non-profit organization dedicated to training and supporting artisan [6] businesses – to promote sustainable business growth. Recognizing the unique qualities of Varanasi’s handwoven [7] silks, the company aims to develop training programs and leadership development and use the new building as its first hub.

Varanasi weavers David Adjaye, David Adjaye, silk weaving Varanasi, silk weaving India, India silk, textile India, Maiyet, luxury clothing India [8]

The building will include a separate workspace for women that provides a place to finish the weaving process and learn other craft skills. The building will also offer health clinics and social services to strengthen ties between Hindu and Muslim weavers. The carbon-negative workspace will feature solar panels [9], green spaces and clean water.

+ David Adjaye Associates [1]

+ Maiyet [3]

+ Nest [4]

Via Dezeen [10]


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[1] David Adjaye: http://www.adjaye.com/

[2] silk weavers: http://inhabitat.com/spider-silk-conducts-heat-800-times-better-than-any-other-organic-material/nephila-clavipes-1/

[3] Maiyet: http://maiyet.com/

[4] Nest: http://www.buildanest.org/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/06/Varanasi-David-Adjaye-0.jpg

[6] artisan: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/the-top-6-artisan-markets-in-nyc-for-your-sustainable-holiday-gift-shopping/

[7] handwoven: http://inhabitat.com/handwoven-bundubags-are-made-from-recycled-cargo-straps/

[8] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/06/Varanasi-David-Adjaye-2.jpg

[9] solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/rawlemon%E2%80%99s-spherical-solar-energy-generating-globes-can-even-harvest-energy-from-moonlight/

[10] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2013/06/13/david-adjaye-reveals-design-for-a-silk-weaving-facility-in-india/

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