NDTV awards GoodEarth for best design, architecture

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Mumbai, Jan 17 (ANI-NewsVoir): GoodEarth, known for constructing environment-friendly and sustainable neighborhoods has been recognized and awarded by NDTV Design and Architecture 2015 with best ‘Architecture Award 2015’ for Group Housing.

The Architecture award had five categories including Office, Retail, Hospitality, Institutional and Group Housing. GoodEarth ‘Resonance’ won the architecture award in the Group Housing -Residential category at NDTV Design and Architecture 2015, which was received by Stanley George and Natasha Iype.

GoodEarth was started by a team of architects and builders. The team comprising of Stanley George, Parthasarathy S, Jeeth and Natasha Iype has been experimenting with alternatives in architecture, exploring concepts of holistic development, through ventures in construction, housing, organic farming, tourism for the past 28 years.

GoodEarth Malhar Footprints in India won a citation award in the Residential – Multiple Houses category at FuturArc Green Awards 2015. The properties are built-up with Green Technology bringing out the most esthetic designs close to the nature. GoodEarth is the only project to have built over 4lakh sq.ft of space entirely in mud blocks.

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The mud has been excavated from the site itself and they have worked with the Indian Institute of Science to design the block. These blocks are called compressed stabilized soil cement blocks have been built with since 1970, GoodEarth are the first to have used it on a scale such as this.

GoodEarth Resonance is an eco-village spread over nine acres of land, located in Kengeri, Bangalore. The GoodEarth Resonance project is the one of the communities of the Malhar Eco-village. Good Earth Malhar-Resonance emphasis has been on streets as friendly, social and interactive spaces. These streets, with chatty street corners and cluster parks, loop around the neighborhood and converge at the plaza and lead to a large playground. The open spaces are planned at different levels, in response to the natural topography of the land, and are linked to each other, though densely wooded paths, which will be pedestrianized. (ANI-NewsVoir)

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