Hubli based architect, Jitendra P Nayak has always followed the sustainable approach to architecture.
When it came to building his own home on a 2500 Sq Feet plot, he constructed it by reusing old materials and that cut costs by 40%. Through the use of a material called Ferrocement slabs, the steel usage was cut down by 80%. The same material also saved the overall cement usage by 60%. The low usage of cement and stones ensured far less pollution to the surrounding during construction.
It is a climate-resilient home which means the new techniques for construction and ventilation around his home have resulted in zero need for Air conditioning. The bricks of his home remain exposed and there is zero use of plaster in the construction. The wood in his home has been reused. The wood for the staircases, panels, rails, grills has all been upcycled.
There are large windows in “sunspots” throughout the house to ensure the optimization of natural light, thereby keeping in mind the energy-efficient factor. The house is also equipped with rainwater harvesting systems to store water and a solar heating and power system.