"मां घॄदम् कस्यस्विद्ध्नम्" (The Ishavasya Upanishad – 300 to 15- B.C.E.)
Thou shalt not covet any thing that is thy neighbour's. (The Holy Bible - 12 to 2 B.C.E.)
Do not covet the bounties that God has bestowed more abundantly on some of you than on others. (The Holy Qu'ran - 610 - 632 C.E.)

(Bhavan) Dwellings

  • Dwellings are an outcome of the Dialect, Dresses and Diet that a community follows.
  • A dwelling's demand for energy (for heating, cooling and lighting) and water depends largely on the climatic context that it responds to.
  • The design of a dwelling will disrupt or protect its immediate natural surroundings varying with how integrated the environment is in the local dialect.
  • Local dwellings of most tribal communities are built using locally available materials (within a 100 meter radius)
  • Local dwelling are also, more often than not, works in progress throughout their lives, with constant maintenance and upkeep taken on by the family or community that dwells there
  • What are such local practices that are visible in the region where you belong? How are the dwelling-related practices in-sync with the local micro-climate?
  • Share your experiences via photos or text.