Towards a Sustainable Future
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The building that houses their headquarters in Ernakulam is an example of how different ideas, materials, and technologies can be combined to form a harmonious whole. Adapting to the heavy Kerala monsoon, the hot, humid summer, and the requirements of the group, these structures have undergone various modifications, from repairing leaks and innovations to combat the heat, to reorganizing the spaces and changing their use. This adaptation continues in other projects of theirs resulting in a vocabulary of natural materials like mud, brick, stone, thatch or tiles, with techniques like filler slab, soil cement blocks and Ferro cement.ESDC strives to create buildings in which the rain, the sun, the wind, all play an important role – the form and the orientation being manipulated to complete an interesting story. The culmination of these interactions are spaces which are unique in their expressions and honest in the materials used. From the traditional motifs to the quality of air and light in them, theirs is an architecture to be experienced.
Natasha Iype for Indian Architect & Builder