Monday Flashback

ABOUT OUR INITIATIVE

The concept of sustainability is known since ages. Years ago, kings, traditional architects and constructors built giant structures that are considered as idols today for the construction industry. While all buildings made today are thriving due to the modern scientific and technological developments but still they look upon the ancient edifices for architecture ideas, materials used and so on. The only reason they are so intact even today is that they were built with the knowledge of sustainability and that is why they are still standing strong.Science and technology developed much later and modern ways of construction have played a crucial role in bringing about global warming and other threats to our environment. But specially the ancient Indian art of construction is world renowned and it is commendable as to how strong and sustainable the structures are, till now.

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WHAT DOES IT PRESENT

Weekly initiative Monday flashback by Econaur presents various globally acknowledged structures be it ancient Indian monuments, medieval times forts or modern mega structures that were built to ensure sustainability. These structures are testaments of a sense of balance between growth and respect to nature evolving along with mankind since ancient times.

WHEN DO WE SHOWCASE

This campaign is featured on social media every Monday as a tribute to ancient construction techniques and the new mega structures built on the same concept.

how does it help our cause

Since Econaur is a platform where all ends of the construction industry meet. We hence take pride in featuring these iconic structures on our website so that all our members can be motivated by them and work together towards sustainability and our viewers can also learn about the concept.

FLASHBACK STORIES

Patwon-ki-Haveli-–-The-Sustainable-Architecture-of-Rajasthan-in-19th-Century

PATWON KI HAVELI

The Patwon Ji ki Haveli is an interesting piece of Architecture and is the most important among the havelis in Jaisalmer. This is precisely because of two things, first that it was the first haveli erected in Jaisalmer and second, that it is not a single haveli but a cluster of 5 small havelis. 

CHAND BAORI

The Chand Baori is a stepwell built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri village of Rajasthan. It is one of the largest stepwells in the world and also one of the most beautiful ones. Located in the eastern part of the province of Rajasthan. Stepwells, also called bawdi or baori.

Monday-Flashback-7-–-Charminar-Hyderabad

CHARMINAR

The Charminar masjid is a square structure with each side 20 meters (approximately 66 feet) long, with four grand arches each facing a fundamental point that open into four streets. At each corner stands an exquisitely shaped minaret

Monday-Flashback-3-–-Mohenjo-Daro

Mohenjo daro

Mohenjo Daro is an archaeological site in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Built around 2500 BCE, It was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley civilization, and one of the world’s earliest major cities.

Monday-Flashback-4-–-Jahangir-Mahal-Orchha

Jahangir Mahal

Jahangir Mahal is Very well laid out, ventilated and organized Sustainable Building. It is a three storied palace built mainly with red and yellow sandstone and have 136 rooms decorated with wall paintings.

BRIHADISHVARA TEMPLE

Brihadishvara Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the largest South Indian temples and an exemplary example of a fully realized Dravidian architecture.

Monday-Flashback-5-–-Rani-Ki-Vav

Rani ki vav

This magnificent east-facing step well was one of the largest and the most sumptuous structures of its type. A stepped corridor compartmented at regular intervals pillared multistory pavilions is a unique feature. 

Monday-Flashback-6-–-Hawa-Mahal-Jaipur

HAWA MAHAL

Hawa Mahal or the ‘Palace Of The Winds’ located in Jaipur, The former style is palpable from the fluted pillars, floral patterns and domed canopies while the arches and stone inlay filigree work are manifestations of the latter style.

Monday-Flashback-9-–-Taman-Sari-Indonesia

Taman Sari

Taman Sari Water Castle, also known as Taman Sari is the site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. It is located about 2 km south within the grounds of the Kraton, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Monday-Flashback-10-–-Mattancherry-Palace-Kochi

mATANCHEERY PALACE

The Mattancherry Palace is 500 years old is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala which features Kerala murals depicting portraits and exhibits of Kochi.

Monday-Flashback-11-–-Elephant-Stable-Hampi-Karnataka

ELEPHANT STABLE

One among the few least destroyed structures in Hampi, Elephant Stable is a major tourist attraction. This long building with a row of domed chambers was used to ‘park’ the royal elephants. There are 11 domed tall chambers

Monday-Flashback-12-–-Kangla-Palace-Manipur

KANGLA PALACE

The Palace of Kangla is an old palace at Imphal in Manipur (Kangleipak). It was situated on both sides (western and eastern) of the bank of the Imphal River. It was the traditional seat of the past Meetei rulers of Manipur

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