Eco-friendly building

BUILD YOUR HOUSE TO THE RHYTHM OF LIFE Vinoo Kaley Bliarat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha National Organising Council

Published: Wednesday 15 November 1995

FOR years, technical book alternative materials and cost building tech have been regularly lished. Government semi-government org tions like Housing Urban Development ration have published erous books and technical papers that have been usefull to the practitioner of alternative tive architecture.

Build your own How to the Rhythm of life is an attempt to string toso some of the informatia these various books A reader-friendly format. for whom the book is ten, is difficult to fath The male head of a hd hold living in a small Who knows? Not surpro ly, the thinly spread of the book would JIM convert the average budder into an eco-friendly one. Morever, even It small town gentlemaM converted to Gandhian simplicity and resolved to aban don his wasteful lifestyle On-consumption and ill Fitting technologies, even if He was little nest for ad. the book is inadequate There is not enough to guide him tyb his house building ne. The Steps are tentative doorgiuaised, incompleted packaged like the -roarself section of a of a local Sunday magazine.

One cutnot help com- Paying VinooKaley 's book to Laurie Baker's book entitled 0 Approach to in Buildings, the late '70s. s book is perhaps Vasea Oil that were a Wong practice riae architecture d region. It took no traditional ad ettolved from of kbowiedge keeping monVorary economics I social realities building capacity.

The book transmitted and r heascls-on, 1 approach. Mkrs, architects Md other Msewasa contca teelity. tunately, not backed by the practical experience of building in the 'appropriate' way. Transmission and dissemination of architectural knowledge and skill happens largely through practice and not through mere preaching.
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