Discovering the Architectural Tapestry

A Journey Through the Richness of Indian Vernacular Architecture

The term “vernacular architecture” describes the customary and native styles of building construction that have developed in reaction to regional climate, building materials, and cultural norms.

The local climate and natural factors have a significant influence on vernacular building.

The employment of particular symbols, colours, and ornamentation that have cultural meaning is one way that the design of vernacular structures frequently reflects the cultural traditions, values, and social behaviours of the community.

Vernacular architecture is often inherently sustainable; rainwater collection, passive solar design, and natural ventilation are a few examples of such features.

The Chettinad houses, which may be seen in Tamil Nadu, are renowned for their opulence and distinctive architectural elements.

Kerala’s traditional architecture heavily incorporates wood; ornately carved wooden windows, beams, and pillars are typical elements of houses.

Four interconnected halls surround a central courtyard, which is the defining feature of the Nalukettu architectural style.

Known as “Nalukettu padippura” or “Thattinpadi,” elevated platforms are the foundation of many traditional Keralan homes.