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A language of wood and sustainability

Architect George Emmanuel Ramapuram relates to the buildings of the past as a legacy, a treasure trove ‘that is proud to be passed on’, the longevity of these buildings coming with a huge sustainable quotient

It is a language that speaks of growing up amidst intense nature, dense woods, the hills and its streams, flora and fauna leaving a deep imprint that has translated into physical structures which totally merge into their green environs.

Architect George Emmanuel Ramapuram of Earthitects was raised amidst the dense coffee plantations of Coorg in a 150-year-old ancestral bungalow, the growing years spent watching carpenters, and masons at work. It is thus not surprising that his philosophy about buildings is one that looks at each structure to last a century, where “the design evolves organically over the years, bringing in timelessness, longevity.”

He relates to the buildings of the past as a legacy, a treasure trove “that is proud to be passed on”, the longevity of these buildings coming with a huge sustainable quotient. For George, architecture is not just about building differential spaces but is also a thought process as “it can exert a strong influence on life through both living and working spaces.”

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