Eco-friendly creative expression of waste

A sustainable building is characterized by responsible waste management. A waste management strategy would include minimizing waste where possible, eliminating waste when possible, and reusing materials that would otherwise be discarded. Thus, in this blog, let us explore the use of stacked stones for the pillars as a case study of upcycling discarded stone pieces on-site and effectively repurposing them to create a unique expression.

Boundless Expressions- Chapter 3 Of assorted use & colours of timber

The title of “Master Craftsman” in India was that of a carpenter in many traditional societies owing to the highly specialised craft’s requirement of rigour and skill. Specifically in Kerala, ‘Tachu-shastra’ or the science of carpentry, was deeply valued. The spaces, proportions, and details were designed in response to the property of the timber used. Even today, the ancient temples and Nalukettu houses are a testament to the skilful choices in the selection of the wood, its accurate joinery, and an artful array of delicate carvings.

Boundless Expressions- Chapter 2 Doors and Windows

The title of “Master Craftsman” in India was that of a carpenter in many traditional societies owing to the highly specialised craft’s requirement of rigour and skill. Specifically in Kerala, ‘Tachu-shastra’ or the science of carpentry, was deeply valued. The spaces, proportions, and details were designed in response to the property of the timber used. Even today, the ancient temples and Nalukettu houses are a testament to the skilful choices in the selection of the wood, its accurate joinery, and an artful array of delicate carvings.

Hourdi bricks – a good thermal insulator

At GoodEarth, we use Hourdi blocks for cladding walls as they offer better aesthetics compared to the bricks. The blocks are made of clay, fly ash, coal ash, sawdust, and rice husk ash. They are manufactured by using recycled/waste material and natural substitutes which makes it very eco-friendly.

Benefits of clay roof tiles

A roof protects a home from the elements while adding to its aesthetics. A roof thus is an important part of any building. Roofs are made from different materials ranging from wood, concrete, shingles, metal to slate. Also varied construction styles highlight the beauty and significance of roofs alike.

Boundless Expressions – Series 1 : Carpentry | Chapter 1 : The Pillars of Good Earth

The title of “Master Craftsman” in India was that of a carpenter in many traditional societies owing to the highly specialised craft’s requirement of rigour and skill. Specifically in Kerala, ‘Tachu-shastra’ or the science of carpentry, was deeply valued. The spaces, proportions, and details were designed in response to the property of the timber used. Even today, the ancient temples and Nalukettu houses are a testament to the skilful choices in the selection of the wood, its accurate joinery, and an artful array of delicate carvings.

Why a double roofing system is good for your home and the planet

The double roof consists of a pitched concrete slab as bottom layer and a corrugated roof panel acting as a top layer. The double roof stands between the interior of the home and the exterior world serving as a barrier against heat, rain, noise and debris.

Wood

There’s more to Wood than being just a sustainable building material Wood finds multiple applications as a building material in GoodEarth projects. Apart from Doors and Windows, wood is used to construct staircases, balconies, floors and a large number of interesting openings with a variety of designs.

Designing Mud Concrete Pathways

Walkways are crucial to any landscape design. The ‘pedestrian lanes’ are both functional and aesthetic. These are the passages that allow you to walk, jog, skate, bike and bask in the cool breezes of the colourful landscaped areas at any time of the year without getting your shoes wet or dirty.