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India’s Bapagrama Stone House is a Tranquil Temple Made From Local Natural Materials

Posted By Ana Lisa Alperovich On March 7, 2013 @ 12:30 pm In Architecture,Green Materials,Recycled Materials,Recycling / Compost | No Comments

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This 1,200-square-foot guest house is located in Bangalore [5], and it’s surrounded by untouched nature. The house features a kitchenette, a study and bedrooms, all divided by simple flexible demarcations using no division walls. This openness, together with a limited palette of materials and the use of a traditional central courtyard provides the shelter with a unique tranquil aura.

The walls of the Bapagrama Stone House are made from 14-foot-tall local stone slabs, with a recycled timber structure on top. The floor is made of compacted mud [6] with oxide, which has a beautiful red coloring. To top that, an inverted pyramid thatched roof [7] descends inwards towards the courtyard, providing natural light, sky views [8] and it has the ability to catch rainwater. A beautiful, humble guest house made by local people with sustainable materials, Bapagrama Stone House stands in harmony with its environment.

+ Pragrup [3]

Via Arch Daily [9]

Photos by Pragrup [3]


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[3] Pragrup: http://www.pragrup.in/

[4] Bangalore: http://inhabitat.com/bamboo-symphony-promotes-natural-building-materials-replaces-steel-with-bamboo/

[5] Bangalore: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangalore

[6] compacted mud: http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_5655608_install-mud-floor.html

[7] thatched roof: http://inhabitat.com/new-hope-school-is-a-boat-shaped-thatched-roof-building-on-an-ecuador-beaches/

[8] sky views: http://inhabitat.com/melbournes-sealight-pavilion-is-designed-for-contemplating-the-elements/

[9] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/336984/bapagrama-stone-house-pragrup/

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