Use of Clay in Indian Architecture

The beginning of clay architecture is dated way back to the Roman, Egyptian & Mesopotamian civilizations, not to forget the Indus Valley Civilization more close to home. India’s association with Clay brick architecture goes back a long way…

Use of Clay in Indian Architecture

A noted example would be QUTUB MINAR , DELHI, is the world's tallest brick minaret with a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft) .This building material continues to be a popular choice among architects and builders of the 21st century…
 
The demand for eco-friendly building materials are on the rise globally and our country which is known as the birthplace of clay brick architecture yearns to go back to the clay days.  Advancements in technology are helping manufacturers to reform clay into one of the finest forms to suit contemporary thinking adding aesthetics and functionality to Indian architecture. In addition to this, building with the green material like clay would lend an up-to-date perspective to the architecture of a building.
 
The realty sector has become increasingly conscious of the environmental issues and this is one of the key drivers for new projects. Builders and architects are ensuring that the projects are designed to respond to the future needs of users. Moreover, buildings using earth in the modern era, have incorporated the use of rammed earth, mud brick, compressed earth, cob, and several other interesting techniques to add to its variety and finesse.  The biggest advantage is the fact that these are environment friendly materials which are being intelligently used to enhance and provide a beautiful contemporary look to a building’s architecture.

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