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Sustainable Building Design Manual, Vol 1 and 2

The first volume of Sustainable building design manuals focuses on policy and regulatory mechanisms and serves as a guide to policy-makers and local authorities. It discusses in detail, the case study of Gurgaon-a satellite town of Delhi and one of India?s fastest growing urban centers, and proposes an approach based on policy strands that should be applied in tandem with good practices and regularity controls. It also includes a set of real-time case studies from Spain and the UK with a focus on issues, gaps and barriers to policy implementation, pricing policy packages and energy services.

The second volume targets practitioners and focuses on the process of ?green architecture? by combining concepts and technologies with best practices for each integral design component. It serves as a base for assessing building performance and meeting sustainability goals through appropriate strategies.A must-have for architects, designers, urban planners, engineers, and students, it provides thorough insights into the context, techniques, and benefits of sustainable building design.
The focal points covered in the manual are

Sustainable site planning

Water and waste management

Solar passive building design

Building materials and building technologies

More Information



  • Louis, Maria. “Austerity Drive”. ‘Architect and Interiors India (Women’s day special’Volume 6, Issue 12, March 2015
  • Baratta, Adolfo F. ‘Uso non convenzionale di prodotti tradizionali. La Wall House’, Construire in Laterizio,No 162 Anno XXVIII, Milano, Aprile 2015.
  • Dalvi, Smita. ‘Wall House: One to One’. ‘Oris Magazine‘No 89 Year XVI, Zagreb, December 2014
  • Olbiol, Cecilia. ‘Rethinking materiality. Building voids with less resources’, Palimpsesto,No 11, Cátedra Blanca ETSA Barcelona, Barcelona, October 2014
    (‘Palimpsesto’ hyperlinked to PDF ‘Rethinking’)
  • Crosas, Carles, Kundoo, Anupama. ‘Diálogos entrecruzados con Anupama Kundoo’, Palimpsesto,No 11, Cátedra Blanca ETSA Barcelona, Barcelona, October 2014
    (‘Palimpsesto’ hyperlinked to PDF ‘Dialogos’)
  • Kundoo, Anupama. ‘Proyecto y Material: Wall House’, Palimpsesto,No 11, Cátedra Blanca ETSA Barcelona, Barcelona, October 2014.
    (‘Palimpsesto’ hyperlinked to PDF ‘Wall House’)
  • Avenia, Gabriella. ‘An Interview with Anupama Kundoo’, ‘D/zine‘Issue 2, Shahmen Suku, Brisbane, September 2014
  • Kundoo, Anupama. ‘Hornos habitados: orphanage in Pondicherry, India’, Arquitectura Viva,No 161, Madrid, March 2014
  • Balestra, Filipe. ‘Anupama from Auroville’, FORM Nordic Architecture and Design,2/2014, Stockholm, March 2014
  • Trzcinska, Milena, Stepnik, Lukasz. ‘Rozmowa z Anupama Kundoo’,‘RZUT Kwartalnik Architektoniczny’, RZUT+3, Warsaw, January 2014.
  • Chan, William. ‘Building common ground at the Venice Biennale’, The Window,New Delhi, February 2013.
  • ‘Wall House Indien/Italien’, TEGL,Copenhagen, December 2012
  • Hall, Min. ‘Feel the Ground’, BLOCK The Broadsheet of the Auckland branch of the New Zealand Institute of Architects,Auckland, November 2012
  • Pritchard, Owen. ‘Venice, The Wall House’, International Design,Architecture & Culture (ICON), No 113, Media 10 Limited, United Kingdom, November 2012
  • Capuani, Monica. ‘Mattone su mattone’, Casamica (Corriere della Sera Design Magazine),No 5, Milano, October 2012
  • Högner, Bärbel. ‘Es Fehlt in Indien an ‘MODULOR‘, MODULOR, No 7, Boll Verlag AG, Urdorf, October 2012
  • Kundoo, Anupama. Wall House One to One Venice, Italy, Architecture Australia, 101 No 4, Australian Institute of Architects, Melbourne, July/August 2012
  • Bajaj, Mala. ‘Green Speak, Anupama Kundoo’,‘Home Review ‘No 128, Marvel Infomedia Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, July 2012
  • Collaborative Architecture Project draws crowds at Venice Biennale’, UQ News,Issue 603, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, September 2012
  • Dewolf, Christopher. ‘Fantasia Veneziana’, Surface Asia, No 12, Jakarta, December 2012
  • Ostheimer, Simon. ‘Modern Masters’, Surface Asia,No 11, Jakarta, November 2012
  • Kundoo, Anupama. ‘Das Tauziehen zwischen Umweltschutz und Entwicklung’ (The Tug of War between Environment and Development: The case of urbanisation in India). Stadt ‘Stadt Bauwelt‘No 189 12.11, Berlin, March 2011
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “More than cladding.” Design Today,Living Media India Ltd, New Delhi, June 2010
  • “My Green Alley.” btw magazine,Chitralekha Group, Mumbai, June 2010
  • “Roger Anger – Research on Beauty.” Architecture 1953 – 2008, Auroville Today,Auroville, April 2010
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Who decides what’s green?.” Design Today,Living Media India Ltd, New Delhi, March 2010
  • “Simply Sophisticated.” Interiors CW, Vol. 2 No. 7, ASAPP Media Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, March 2010
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Tribute Roger Anger: Chief Architect of Auroville.” Architecture Time Space and People,8, Issue 5, New Delhi, May 2008
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Der Traum von der universellen Stadt. Vor 40 Jahren wurde Auroville gegründet.” Bauwelt, No. 9, Berlin, February 2008
  • Malhotra, Purvi. “Bricks and Mortar.” India Today:Woman, Vol. 2, No. 1, Living Media India Ltd, Delhi, January 2008
  • Wiley, John.” Auroville: An Architectural Laboratory.” AD Architectural Design,John Wiley and Sons Ltd., London, November – December 2007
  • Tombesi, Paolo. “The Future is Now.” AA Architecture Australia, 95 No. 4, Architecture Media, Melbourne, July – August 2006
  • Hyde, Rory. “The Future is Now; Interview with Anupama Kundoo.” AR Architectural Review,097, Niche Media, Melbourne, May 2006
  • Yuttharat, Pongpon. “Off the wall.” Art4d,Corporation 4d Ltd, Bangkok, May 2006
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Eco-friendly Approach.” Architecture + Design,Vol XXIII No 2, Media Transasia, Delhi, February 2006
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Architect or Woman Architect. Does it matter?: Town Hall Complex and Creativity, ”Architecture + Design, Vol XXIII No 1, Media Transasia, Delhi, January 2006
  • Shahani, Sheila, Ed. “Appropriate, Sustainable, Eco-friendly: A House in Tune with the Earth.” Inside Outside,Mumbai, November 2005
  • Ajani, Varun. “Urban Village: Architect Anupama Kundoo’s community housing project Creativity in Auroville.” Indian Architect &Builder, Volume 18 (11), Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, July 2005
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Rain Water Harvesting Part II.” Architecture Time Space & People,Magazine of the Council of Architecture, India, Delhi, January 2005
  • Sunaura and Carel. “The Sangamam Experience.” Auroville Today,Auroville, April 2004
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Efficient Lighting.” Architecture Time Space & People,Magazine of the Council of Architecture, New Delhi, January 2004
  • “A step towards Auroville unity?.” Auroville Today,Auroville, October 2003
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Rainwater Harvesting Part I.” Architecture Time Space & People,Magazine of the Council of Architecture, New Delhi, September 2003
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Water and Development.” Architecture Time Space & People,New Delhi, August 2003
  • Lim, William, ed.”The Poetics of Sustainability.” World Architecture,Contemporary Vernacular, Beijing, January 2003
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Tourism & its Ecological Footprint.” Architecture Time Space & People,Magazine of the Council of Architecture, India, Delhi, September 2002
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Immaculate Conception.” Perfect Ten,Jasubhai Publications, Vol.1, Issue 7, Jasubhai Publications , Mumbai, July – August 2002
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “eGovernance.” Indian Architect & Builder,Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, July 2002
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Island Tropicana.” Perfect Ten,Jasubhai Publications, Vol.1, Issue 6, Jasubhai Publications , Mumbai, May – June 2002
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Globalization and the Future of Cities.” Indian Architect & Builder,Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, June 2002
  • “A model village opens its doors.” Auroville Today,Auroville, May 2002
  • “The young enthused architect award.” Architecture + Design,November – December 2001
  • “Internationaal architectuur uit India.” Duurzaam Bouwen,The Netherlands, September 2001
  • Sontakke, Madhavi. “Swagatam, Auroville.” Realty,1, No. 8, July 2001
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Sustainable Development and Integrated Planning.” Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects,Mumbai, July 2001
  • Castelino, Sheril. “Hewn out of Nature.” Perfect Ten,Jasubhai Publications, Vol.1, Issue 3, Jasubhai Publications , Mumbai, May – June 2001
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Down to Earth: The Auroville home of Regina & Robi, a charming mud house, built using the age old wattle and daub technology.” Perfect Ten,Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, March–April 2001
  • Padnis, Sonali. “Sawchu, Realty, Vol. 1, No. 4, March 2001
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Reviewing Norms: Adaptation and recycling form the basis of the works of Peanutz Architects, a young Berlin-based architecture firm.” Indian Architect & Builder, Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, March 2001
  • Powell, Robert. “Community Spirit.” World Architecture, 93, The Builder Group, London, February 2001
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Nothing to get away from!.” Perfect Ten,1, Issue 2, Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, January – February 2001
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Shri Aurobindo World Centre for Human Unity, Auroville.” Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects,Mumbai, October 2000
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Devoted to Dance: Ray Meeker´s expression to Protima Bedi´s parting gift, a fired temple at Nrityagram.” Inside Outside,Mumbai, October 2000
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Simple and Beautiful: Creating the first part of the World Center in five months.” Auroville Today,Auroville, May 2000
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “A modern Mud House: The Auroville home of Regina and Robi, built using the age-old wattle and daub technology .” Inside Outside,Mumbai, May 2000
  • Sawant, Darpana. “Methods to Survival: Anupama Kundoo’s house in Auroville reflects the zest the architect infuses in all her projects.” Indian Architect & Builder,Vol 13 (7), Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, March 2000
  • Iliste, Ivo. “Auroville-Architect bygger I Nilgiris.” Svalorna,February 2000
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Flash Forward – The works of photographer Mathias Schormann, Berlin.” Indian Architect & Builder,Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, January 2000
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Model Making Trends in Berlin.” Indian Architect & Builder,Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, January 2000
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “From Earth to Earth.” Inside Outside,December 1999
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “The New Face of Berlin – Germany´s exciting city of change.” Indian Architect & Builder,Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, October 1999
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “The Jewish Museum –by Daniel Liebeskind, Indian Architect & Builder.” Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, October 1999
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Potsdamer Platz – The interface between the former east and west parts of Berlin.” Indian Architect & Builder,Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, October 1999
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Reichstag as the new Parliament building for reunified Germany, by Sir Norman Foster.” Indian Architect & Builder,Mumbai, October 1999.
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Cues from the past: – Local details and traditional elements in a contemporary structure.” Indian Architect & Builder,Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, October 1997
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Saints and saintly metaphors.” Indian Architect & Builder,Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, October 1997
  • Rao, Prakash. “Lust for Life: What do Auroville and Berlin have in common? Architect Anupama Kundoo, simpley irrepressible, as ever.” Indian Architect & Builder,Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, March 1996
  • “Kolam: Design for the Divine.” Auroville Today,Auroville, March 1996
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Poetry in Water.” Indian Architect & Builder,Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, July 1993
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Biogas Technology.” Indian Architect & Builder,Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, November 1992
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Comments on Building Blocks.” Indian Architect & Builder,Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, January 1992
  • “Rolf’s Haus und andere”, Der Architekt,Nicolai Verlag, Berlin, 1992
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “The Auroville Experiment: Building with compressed earth block”. Indian Architect &Builder,Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, December 1991
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “You cannot remain charmed”. Auroville Today,Auroville, December 1991
  • Kundoo, Anupama.”Tracing Patterns : Anderschitz experiments with an urban cluster in Auroville”. Indian Architect & Builder,Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, January 1991
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Economic earth construction designed by Ray Meeker: Agnijata“. Indian Architect & Builder,Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, November 1990
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Intuitive Views: Four houses at Auroville”. Indian Architect & Builder,Jasubhai Publications, Mumbai, August 1990

Book Chapters

  • Fairs, Marcus, ed. Dezeen Book of Interviews.United Kingdom: Dezeen, 2014
  • Fernández – Galiano, Luis, ed. ‘Arquitectura Necesaria‘Madrid: Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, 2014
  • Shrestha, Krishna, et al., ed. ‘Inclusive urbanisation: Rethinking Policy and Practice in the Age of Climate Change‘Sydney: Routledge Publications, 2013
  • Teller, Juergen. ‘Common Ground (produced on the occasion of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of La biennale di Venezia’. Venezia: Marsilio Editori, 2012.
  • Tipnis, Aishwarya. ‘Vernacular Traditions: Contemporary Architecture’New Delhi: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), 2012.
  • Mehrotra, Rahul. ‘Architecture in India Since 1990’Mumbai: Pictor Publishing, 2011
  • Roessl, Stefania. Architettura Contemporanea: India.Milano: Motta Architettura, 2009
  • Phaidon, ed. The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture.London: Phaidon Press, 2008
  • Shah, Jagan. Contemporary Indian Architecture.New Delhi: Roli & Jansen, 2008
  • Macramé abitare oggi.Firenze: Firenze University Press, 2008
  • Mathewson, Casey. International Houses Atlas: World Atlas of Contemporary Houses.Cologne: Feierabend Unique Books, 2007
  • Feuer, Katharina. Young Asian Architects.Cologne, London New York: DAAB Publishing, 2006
  • Arnold, Thomas , et al.  Architektur Rausch:A position on Architectural Design. Berlin: Jovis, 2005
  • London, Geoffrey. Houses for the 21st Century.Sydney: Pesaro Publishing, 2004
  • Phaidon, ed. World Atlas on Contemporary Architecture.London: Phaidon Press, 2004
  • ‘Auroville Architecture’Auroville: Prisma, 2004
  • NGO, Dung. World House Now: Contemporary Architectural Directions. New York:Universe Publishing, A division of Rizzoli Publishing, 2003
  • Powell, Robert. The New Asian House.Singapore: Select Publishing, 2001
  • Somaya, Brinda, and Mehta, Urvashi, Women in Architecture 2000 Plus, Focus: South-east Asia. Mumbai: Hecar Foundation, 2000

Conference Papers 

  • Kundoo, Anupama, and Rangarao, VV. “Form Development and Ferrocement: A synthesis of Science and Art”, Second National conference on Ferrocement,Pune, July 13-14, 2013.
  • Kundoo Anupama. “The Plasticity of Ferrocement”, Tenth International Conference on Ferrocement FERRO X,Havana, October 15-17, 2012
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “New Building Approaches rather than New Building Materials” JA Journal of Architecture,Volume 01 Number 02, The Research Cell of Chandigarh College of Architecture, 2012
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “The Plasticity of Ferrocement: Its Potential for Architectural Applications and Influence on Architectural Form”, FS 2011 National Conference,Pune, 2011


  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Exhibiting Architecture in Full-Scale: Wall House, One to One at the 13t Architecture Biennale, Venice 2012”, ‘Tekton’Volume1 Issue 1 (2014): 96 – 105
  • McGrath, Brian., Sreshthaputra, Atch., Kundoo, Anupama., Robson, David G., and Drake, Scott. “Suffiency, Balance and Harmony: Ecological Architecture from an Asian Perspective.” Nakhara Vol. 8 (2012)
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Green building strategies for a rapidly urbanising India”, Survey of the Environment (2012): 72 – 75
  • Kundoo Anupama. “Urban development: Options for urbanization”, Survey of the Environment (2008): 94 – 98


  • Oris House of Architecture Opens Its Doors!, Catalogue of the exhibition(ed. Oris Magazine), Oris House of Architecture, Zagreb, January 31 – February 14, 2015
  • AFRICA: Big Chance Big Change. Catalogue of the exhibition(ed. Benno Albrecht), Tiennale di Milano, Milan, Italy, October 15 – December 28, 2014
  • BAQ 2014: de la casa a la ciudad de la ciudad a la casa. Catálogo Académico de la XIX Bienal
    Panamericana de Arquitectura de Quito
    (ed. Colegio de Arquitectos del Ecuador), Quito, Ecuador, November 17 – 21, 2014
  • Foro de la Cultura, Innovación para un Cambio Social. Catalogue of the Congress(ed. Foro Cultura), Burgos, Spain, November 6 – 8, 2014
  • 22º FORUM SCENARI. Catalogue of the Congress(ed. Scenari Immobiliari), Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, September 12 – 13, 2014
  • The Architect is Present. Catalogue of the exhibition(ed. Luis Fernández-Galiano), Museo ICO, Madrid, Spain, March 13 – May 18, 2014
  • UQ . Prospectus2014 (ed. The University of Queensland), Brisbane, 2014
  • ArcVISION Prize 2013 ‘Women and Architecture’. Catalogue of Finalist Projects(ed. Italcementi Group), Venice, Italy, 2013
  • NEUE BESCHEIDENHEIT: Architektur in Zeiten der Verknappung. Catalogue of the exhibition(ed. Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefelder, Germany), May 04 – July 21, 2013
  • Prospectus 2013 (ed. The University of Queensland), Brisbane, 2013
  • THINK BRICK AWARDS 2012. CommemorativeBooklet 2012 (ed. Think Brick Australia), Australia, 2012
  • Wall House: Making and Remaking, Anupama Kundoo. Catalogue of the installation performed at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition(ed. La Biennale di Venezia), Venice, Italy, 2012
  • COMMONG GROUND. Biennale Architettura Guide(ed. La Biennale di Venezia), Venice, Italy, Augusnt 29 – November 25 2012


  • Molezún, Fernando. “Nuestras casas son cada vez más inteligentes, pero nosotros menos.” ‘La Voz de Galicia’May 23, 2015
  • Fernández Rubio, Javier. “Estamos diseñando un vacío en que el ser humano se sienta bien.” ‘El País’June 30, 2014
  • Pollmeier, Uwe.”Prototyp – ‘Haller Kreisblatt‘Haller Kreisblatt, June 4, 2014
  • Walkusch, Lissi. “Mit Origami zur Notunterkunft.” ‘Westfalen-Blatt‘June 4, 2014
  • Stegmeier, Ion. “Los ricos se pueden permitir ser estúpidos.” ‘Diario de Navarra’April 11, 2014
  • Meeker, Ray. ‘The Community Builder’. ‘The Hindu’December 16, 2012.
  • Heathcote, Edwin. ‘Anupama Kundoo’s Handmade Architecture’, ‘Financial Times’March 28, 2014
  • Merrick, Jay. “The future of form Indian style.” RADAR, March 3, 2014
  • Shah, Dhanista. “The Wall House.” The Address,Times of India Supplement, Mumbai, 11 June 2010
  • Nathm Dipanita. “Good Hearth.” The Sunday Express,the Express Group, Delhi, 3 January 2010
  • Kundoo, Anupama. “Anger’s Auroville.” The Hindu Newspaper,Metroplus, Pondicherry, January 2008