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Visiting Sangli in Maharashtra was a real opportunity to visit one of the best examples of ‘green’ office buildings. Here is a visual post of Architect Pramod Chaugule’s office which has many components of environmentally friendly design and construction woven into the building. Each one exemplifies the opportunities to build offices with low to no impacts on natural resources. Enjoy!

 

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Office of Architect Pramod Chaugule: Studio 8-8-8
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Entrance - Dressed basalt provided with niches for lamps similar to konadas found in temples
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Open office - Lots of recycled materials used creatively to advantage
 
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Stairs - Open staircase of ply planks, note the ‘diwan’ made from wood waste
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Natural AC - Literally ‘wet and hung out to dry’, catching the breeze and cooling the office
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Team getaway - Eco friendly materials that are locally available makes up the little getaway on the terrace
 
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Stair view - Bringing the outdoors indoors
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Recycled wall - Made from waste materials reused from construction sites, quirky and cool
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Solar panels - And of course, solar panels….
 
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Reading nook - The floor to openings ratio is nearly 80% providing a feeling of openness and airiness.
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Team work - Hand painted by all, note the ancient equipment on the floor
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Compost - Waste from the kitchen goes here
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Wind catcher - A wind catcher from this tunnel helps in the reduction of south west heat while protecting that side of the structure
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Windmill - A 3 KW wind mill is on the terrace takes care of all domestic lighting and battery charging for the inverter.
 

Visit http://architectpramodchaugule.com/

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