Reinterpreting the vernacular


No material ever loses its value. They end up in landfills because we may have overlooked their alternate uses. Now, a new wave of designers are providing innovative solutions to end the wastage of traditional materials by turning them into eco-friendly products.

Reinventing and reinterpreting the vernacular to co-exist in the contemporary world is a dilemma for many designers. In India, an abundance of traditional materials and methods in architecture and design is at the risk of extinction if they are not handled properly.

The designers at Manoj Patel Design Studio are focusing on recycling traditional clay roof tiles that are abundantly available from demolished buildings. ………..Read more


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