ON ARCHITECTURE OF WATER & WASTE
An ardent believer of sustainability, Chitra Vishwanath since the beginning of her career, has focused on creating architectural designs that made use of indigenous natural resources, like mud. Having designed more than 500 projects that include constructing sustainable buildings, water-harvesting and sanitation structures, Chitra Vishwanath is known to use earth as a basic material for her work.
Through an engaging presentation, she reinforced that architecture, water and waste are intrinsically related, and architects should focus on building homes that integrate features like water and waste as part of architecture. Her inputs on ‘Rain Water harvesting’ and how the waste water created within a home can be put to effective use were highly inspiring. We look forward to solving the water crisis issues, looming largely on our cities, to a great extent by following the extraordinary suggestions of the doer.
Note: This article was originally published on Surfaces Reporter December 2019 Issue.