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India's traditional architecture can help cities adapt to climate change. Here's how

Vernacular architecture uses natural materials & features to stay cool, making it a climate-resilient & sustainable solution.

Vernacular architecture uses natural materials and features to stay cool, making it a climate-resilient and sustainable solution. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Phileon

Jency Samuel
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Construction of a building using kathkuni elements. Kathkuni is an indigenous construction technique prevalent in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, northern India.
Construction of a building using kathkuni elements. Kathkuni is an indigenous construction technique prevalent in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, northern India. Image: Rahul Bhushan

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A resource-efficient building constructed in kathkuni style, with much of the stone and wood reclaimed from old buildings.
A resource-efficient building constructed in kathkuni style, with much of the stone and wood reclaimed from old buildings. Image: Rahul Bhushan

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