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Vernacular Design – Principal for Resilient Neighbourhood

My journey of documenting the Northeast Monsoon Wetlands since 2007 made me realize that the coast is prone to natural disasters however the society was resilient.  We call the Northeast Monsoon coast of India as ‘Coromandel’.  It derived the name from the regional language description of the coast kari-manal-medu meaning black-soil-high ground.  The coast starting from Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) to Point Calimere (Tamil Nadu) with shadow region extending on either side up to 100 km is Coromandel comprising major Wetlands of India and unique vegetation.  Most furious cyclones during the month of October to December hit this coast with strong winds and huge sea waves when two third of the country would face cold dry winter.Read Further...


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