Mahalakshmi Jayaram's presentation on Bhumija

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Transcript of Mahalakshmi Jayaram's presentation on Bhumija

  • 1. BHMIJABorn of the earthAnd living in itsfoldHSR Layout, Bangalore, construction completed in November 2011

2. Design Brief To construct a house that involves greenconcepts both in design and in execution To design a house that can be green post-occupancy, in its running and maintenanceAndMotivation? 3. Part 1ArchitecturalDesign andConstruction 4. Site Plot coverage < 50% Building setback>stipulated Landscaping no hardpaving Soil-filling 5. Design Load-bearing Optimal spans minimal steel Simple and efficient plan Tall windows and shorter lintels Ventilator design Glass panes in doors forpervasive natural light In-built seats and bed 6. Materials Natural materials like stoneand wood Material sourced fromnearby as far as possible Judicious use of materialsseen in stair design, terracefinishing, exposed ceiling etc Hoordi roof tiles to save onconcrete Pre-polished, sun-driedtraditional floor tiles 7. Design Details Kitchen interior with left-over stone pieces Mechanical chimney Parapet with left-over stone pieces Staircase detail using stone treads only Structure and aesthetics integrated through use ofarches and stone lintels Dry and wet bath spaces reduce water used to keepbathrooms clean 8. Design Detail ExamplesStone bay windowStone lintel and wallStaircase windowsBrickbaywindowBathroomwithseparatedry andwet areasandskylightKitchen 9. Part 2Interiors and lighting 10. Hanging Pendant lightfittings throws morelight where you need it Very fewplastered/painted walls Furniture mostly caneand second-handfurniture from relatives In-built seats and bed Stone Kitchen shelves No skirting 11. Part 3Home Utilities 12. Eco-friendly home utilities Solar power Solar water heating Grey-water recycling Rain-water harvesting Composting Use of organic soaps Recycling bags Eco-friendly fittings CFL lamps Water-saving flush tank Energy saving fans 13. Solar PV and water heater No power cuts No running costs, moving parts or maintenance No pollution BESCOM units consumed down to < 20 per month2KWp Solar PV panels Inverter and battery bank Solar water heater (PV on roof) 14. Water and bio-wasteReed bed for recyclingINPUT: grey water fromwashing machine, showers,wash-basinsOUTPUT: recycled water forgardenRain water harvestingWhenever rain water isavailable, it is stored andused before BWSSB supplyis tappedOrganic compostingDaily Dump Khamba tocompost kitchen andgarden waste to produceorganic compost 15. Green Everyday Run the washing machine only on full load Keep the soiled vessels wet by filling with water usedto wash vegetables Segregate waste and reuse if possible like broken toysand used envelopes Consume responsibly no food wastage, allow thingstheir life-cycle Cycle to the local grocer, walk to everywhere elsecloes-byAndBenefits? 16. The poster on our wall