Indi Architecture

About Us

We Honour The Beauty & Intelligence Of Vernacular Architecture


Indigenous Architecture Is The Culmination Of Centuries Of Experimentation, Adaptation & Evolution. By It’s Very Nature Diverse, It Serves As A Reflection of Human Culture & Creativity.

Architecture Is The Culmination of Centuries of Experimentation, Adaptation & Evolution. It Is a reflection of Human Creativity & Ingenuity.

What's New

International Master Artisan Oscar Urruela Sacristán will be teaching a series of three workshops related to European traditions of lime plasters & Flooring. The first in the series Scagliola – an Italian faux marble technique that may be used for creating artistic plaster finishes or as a medium for sculptural art pieces. The following two workshops will teach Trabadillo a Spanish lime and gypsum plastering technique used for walls and flooring. Head over to our events page to learn more.

Learning From The Past Innovating For The Future – Vernacular Bio-Climatic Design

Read our latest blog post discussing the intelligence of vernacular design in Spiti Valley. Find inspiration to understand your local context in order to design sustainable, thermally comfortable dwellings  using locally available resources. 


Conserving, Co-Creating & Travelling

Learn from highly skilled Master Artisans. Our workshops showcase the best of regionally specific design and bio-climatic adaptation. Discover how locally available materials have been crafted over generations to create culturally inspired homes and communities.  Vernacular building traditions have been practicing sustainable design for centuries. Join one of our workshops to see for yourself just how much there is to learn from them,

Indi Architecture partner with traditional home owners to renovate and restore their properties to fit with their modern lifestyles or for use as a homestay. 

Experiential travel, off the well trodden path, is an increasingly sought after genre of travel. We provide assistance with the entire process. Right from preparing the property for guests,  to providing training for the hosts and finally marketing the homestay.

Indi Architecture

Architectural  traditions offer a window into culture. We offer tours exploring regions where vernacular architecture remains dominant. Travel with us enables you to experience for yourself the diversity and beauty in a world where cultural traditions continue to be practiced and cherished. Our tours are suited to anyone with a curiosity for life lived differently.

"Workshop was conducted beautifully. It was the correct mixture of 3:3:1, Three part Dawood ji, three parts you (Kimberley), and one part us. Dawood ji and you were the mains, we were the admixtures. You balanced it so beautifully between the old school thinking to today's that it went so smoothly, like an Araish. Hope the young architects will mature like pure slaked lime and make beautiful natural structures and leave their mark just like Thappi."
Amit Karia
Workshop Participant

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