in harmony with Nature

C. Balachandran

Born in 1970, Tamilnadu & graduated in Architecture from School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, Chennai (1993 batch). Received training under Architect Sri Anil Lal on Appropriate construction technologies at Nizamuddin Building Centre, New Delhi

Practiced Industrial Architecture in South East Asian countries with Government/private organisations till 1999.

Spent a few years working with IT Multinational companies in North America.

Being the Convener of Bamboo Diaries, an organization that believes Bamboo as the material of Future, he balances the dynamic needs of Social, Economical & Ecological dimensions in all projects.

Handles Construction projects involving natural materials and methods primarily Bamboo and Mud. As a Community Architect, tends to amalgamate the social need and environmental context in Design and infuse appropriate technology in the implementation of the projects.

All along, developed a passion towards 'Sustainability' as a concept and delved in allied aspects - Cyclic Patterns, Renewability and Simplicity. Believes in all things Natural & Handmade.

Have been working with farmers on Organic produce marketing through Prakriti Food, a retail store promoting local food systems and hand made products in Mysuru.

Growmore Technologies

Bamboo Nursery @ Mysuru

Bamboo & Mud construction

NIE College Students Study visit

Bamboo treatment using Boucherie method

Treatment using soaking method at Nirmithi Kendra, Mysuru

Custom designed bamboo reinforced walls

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