Designing sustainability Kaaya over time has caught attention of visitors because of its architecture. Without a blue-print, it evolved organically and has dynamically adapted to its environment as well as changing needs. The architect Saaniya visited Kaaya as a guest and has taken time to reflect her experiences below
Kaaya is looking for young short term resident architects to help us in our campus re-design. If you are free, creative, inspired by nature, can sketch ideas in paper fast, love outdoor cooking and digs in DIY and don’t mind getting your hands on mud, apply to be a resident of Kaaya (minimum two weeks). write to firstname.lastname@example.org
6th May to 15th May 2019 A group of 35 students along with their faculty from Bharti Vidyapeeth College Of Architecture, Navi Mumabi under their summer workshops program visited Kaaya to study different architectural aspects like material, environmental issues, social set up, housing typologies, etc in and around Tilwari village.
It was 11 in the morning, as we heard someone shout in the distance ‘Aag lagi!’ It was a massive forest fire – the kind we had never seen before, let alone fought. What seemed like a ‘normal incident ’to those living here, was completely foreign to us. Stricken by fear and terror, we had no idea what to do.