Responding to the local ecological context is important.Growing native species is the immediate environment enhances flora and fauna but also modifies positively the micro climate. This house for example uses only natural ventilation. In the immediate vicinity storm water is picked up from the entire neighbourhood and about 1 million litres of water recharged into the aquifer. A bird bath provides water for the stray animals but also wonderful birds such as the Indian Pitta have been sighted here. Growing rice on the roof using grey water and urine from the ecosan toilet has been particularly satisfying since India faces 3 challenges of food,water and energy security. It is possible to build ecologically sensibly and have fun in the process.
Channel: Sci & Tech Channel