Eco-friendly Architecture A section of this issue focuses on architecture that aims to be eco-friendly and one which utilizes diverse design elements to create environmental-friendly solutions. During this pandemic phase of Covid-19, there have been numerous voices in the profession discussing the need for re-establishing design norms that are relevant for the deuterating urban environs with high carbon footprints and diminishing open spaces- public and private. Although these projects were planned and built much before this present phase, they however provide directional pointers to address sustainability. There are glimpses here of the contemporary interpretations of vernacular. There is no denying that the new generation architects and planners are more conscious of the environmental issues today than they were in the earlier years. And that gets reflected in the select projects related to the theme.
An Indian journal of architecture