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India’s Bapagrama Stone House is a Tranquil Temple Made From Local Natural Materials
Posted By Ana Lisa On March 7, 2013 @ 12:30 pm In Architecture,Environment,Green Materials,Innovation,Recycled Materials,Recycling and Composting | No Comments
Pragrup architects created a simple and eco-friendly guest house that welcomes visitors to the Bapagrama School in Bangalore, India. Made from local sustainable materials including grey stone, recycled wood and biodegradable reed, the Bapagrama Stone House sits in harmony with its surroundings.
This 1,200-square-foot guest house is located in Bangalore , 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  with oxide, which has a beautiful red coloring. To top that, an inverted pyramid thatched roof  descends inwards towards the courtyard, providing natural light, sky views  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 
Via Arch Daily 
Photos by Pragrup 
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URLs in this post:
 Bangalore: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangalore
 compacted mud: http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_5655608_install-mud-floor.html
 thatched roof: http://inhabitat.com/new-hope-school-is-a-boat-shaped-thatched-roof-building-on-an-ecuador-beaches/
 sky views: http://inhabitat.com/melbournes-sealight-pavilion-is-designed-for-contemplating-the-elements/
 + Pragrup: http://www.pragrup.in/
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/336984/bapagrama-stone-house-pragrup/
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