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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

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This 1,200-square-foot guest house is located in Bangalore [1], 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 [2] with oxide, which has a beautiful red coloring. To top that, an inverted pyramid thatched roof [3] descends inwards towards the courtyard, providing natural light, sky views [4] 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 [5]

Via Arch Daily [6]

Photos by Pragrup [5]

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

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

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

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

[5] + Pragrup: http://www.pragrup.in/

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

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