RINTALA EGGERTSSON ARCHITECTS

HUT TO HUT PROTOTYPE

Kumta, India
Workshop w/ NTNU
ECO-Housing
Completed 2012

The start of the spring semester 2012 was a three weeks workshop placed in Kagal close to the coastal city of Kumta in the Indian state of Kanataka. The surrounding coastal regions of uttara kannada are embedded between the arabian sea and the western ghats. The western ghats, is a 1600 km long mountain range on the western side of the indian continent with a maximum elevation of 1200 meters. This mountain-range is one of the worlds ten “biodiversity hotspots“ with 5000 species of flowering plants, 139 mammal species, 508 bird species and 179 amphibian species.

The building the hut workshop is about developing a prototype hut for the area of the Western Ghats. To Introduce Eco-Tourism to the area and to give people the possibility to see a unique environment as the actual sight. The first week of the workshop was used for presentations, discussions and exchange between the workshop participants. Everyone contributed to the formation of a giant think-tank, that provided ideas, solutions and opportunities for the concept of the hut. Week two and three we joined workforces to construct the hut on the site.