Case Study on Naandi by Students of Measi Academy of Architecture

Author:
Naga Vamsi Neelam
March 28, 2023

Ms.Subhasree, associate professor at Measi Academy of Architecture along with 11 of her students and one of her colleagues came to Naandi on 23rd March. Ms.Meena Murugappan, Director of OES cordially welcomed them. 

Another student from Andhra University who is doing her thesis on a  Rurban housing community also joined them. Ms.Meena introduced how sustainability as a mindset shift can bring a complete transformation in all walks of life.

Ms. Meena Introduced the concept of Sapthapatha- seven strands of sustainability and how it is practiced in Naandi :

Food: Natural farming methods are practiced to grow food at Organo Naandi. Different varieties of vegetables, fruits, and leafys are produced only using earth-friendly methods of farming.

Water: Naandians use three resources to meet their water needs. 1. Rainwater 2. Borewells and 3. Bhagiradha pipeline water. Rainwater at Naandi is stored efficiently with help of ponds, pools, and dug wells. 

Air: The presence of thousands of plants, a bio fence with native trees, 10 acres of afforested area, and medicinal plants has significantly improved the quality of air in Organo Naandi. 

Earth: Earth is taken care of by doing organic farming that improves life in it. Waste segregation is diligently done and wet waste is used for making the soil more fertile

Energy: When it comes to energy Naandians are net positive. They produce more energy than they consume through solar panels. 

Shelter: Homes are designed to improve cross ventilation, and encourage people to spend more time outdoors. 

People: Families at Naandi are very earth conscious. They all have the intent to lead lives close to and in harmony with nature. There are constant efforts to improve the symbiotic relationships between local people and residents.

She did not explain all this verbally but showcased live examples by giving a walkabout to bio pools, farming area, huts area, dug wells, nursery, and explained how the homes were designed keeping the families that reside in them in mind. Taking all these learnings and reflecting, all the students started their journey to our next Eco-Habitat in making - Organo Antharam.

About Organo Et School (OES)

Organo Et School empowers people to embrace eco-living mindsets, behaviors, and habits. We recognize that for any positive impact to be sustainable, it must be long-term and inter-generational.

Organo Et School is a learning initiative set up by Organo in 2017 and has been facilitating field visits and workshops for Schools and Interest Groups. Organo Et School has had over 25+ schools, 6500+ students, and 3000+ adults participate over the last 5 years.

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