The enthusiastic couple’s decision to settle back in Bhuj and construct their residence using traditional and vernacular building practices is commendable. Embracing natural and locally available materials not only adds character to the house but also promotes sustainability and a deeper connection with the local culture.
Their house is thoughtfully designed to encompass essential spaces like the Bedroom, Guest room, Kitchen & Dining, Toilet-Bath, Verandah, and surrounding areas. To achieve their vision, they seek the expertise of AINA, who will provide valuable support in terms of training and technical guidance during the execution of these traditional technologies.
Incorporating natural elements, the couple aims to use mud/clay, adobe or rammed earth walls, and locally sourced clay bricks for the construction. Foundations and walls can be crafted using indigenous stones, adding a touch of rustic charm to the dwelling. Moreover, they plan to use locally-sourced and sustainable timber for doors and other wooden elements.
By employing these traditional building practices and materials, the couple not only creates a unique and culturally rich home but also contributes to the preservation of traditional craftsmanship and architectural heritage. Their decision to align their lifelong goal of education practice with the design and construction of their home reflects their commitment to their roots and community. It sets an inspiring example of harmonizing modern aspirations with the wisdom of local traditions.