Marriage and a shared architectural practice aren’t the only things uniting Ammaar and Mridula Chowdry of ED+ Architecture, a multi-disciplinary practice based in Chennai. Both are strong advocates of responsible design, incorporating local materials and labour in their work to reduce their carbon footprint. Together they crafted a house in Chennai’s Teynampet that showcased their ability to build within a circular economy.
Aptly titled ‘The Re-Use Home’, the house is built out of salvaged bricks, reclaimed wooden logs, plumbing pipes, dated industrial equipment, and fabric scraps gathered from various sites across the country. Deviating from the norm of execution after a conceptual design is sealed, this house developed as materials were received.
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