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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.


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.


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.


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.

If you have any Flashback story related to any Sustainable Building that you would like to share, here is chance to get featured on Monday Flashback





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.



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.



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


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.


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 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.


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. 



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.


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.



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.



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



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


Bombay House

In this week’s Monday Flashback we feature the Flashback Sustainable Story of Bombay House, Bombay House is a historic privately owned building in Fort, Mumbai, India that serves as the head office of the Tata Group. Situated near Flora Fountain, it was completed in 1924 and has been the Tata Group’s headquarters…


Sabarmati Ashram

This Monday we are back with another Flashback, this time we are featuring the Sustainable Architecture of Sabarmati Ashram, Ahemdabad is a Classic Example of Modern and old Architecture with all the Sustainable Practices involved. Let us Understand about the Architecture of Ashram and the Sustainable practices involved in that.…


Panch Mahal

The Panch Mahal meaning `wind catcher tower’ was commissioned by Mughal Emperor Akbar This structure stands close to the Zenana quarters (Harem) which supports the supposition that it was used for entertainment and relaxation. This is one of the most important buildings in Fatehpur Sikri. 


Gwalior Fort

THE GWALIOR FORT: GWALIOR   Gwalior Fort was assembled in 8th century by Suraj Sen. The castle stands on a retiring rock known as Gopachal. The fort was governed by many rulers of various reigns who also constructed many palaces and temples esoteric the fort. 


Deeg Palace

Deeg palace is a marvelous Sustainable piece of Architecture which is situated in the ancient city of Deeg. Deeg was the capital of the Jat kings before they shifted to Bharatpur. Badan Singh, who came to the throne in 1721. King built a very beautiful palace here. Due to its imperative location and…


Rumi Darwaza

RUMI DARWAZA – “A SYMBOL OF LUCKNOW’S TRYST WITH DESTINY” and a Unique Sustainable Structure in the City of Nawabs. Rumi Darwaza was built by the fourth Nawab of Lucknow, Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in 1784-86 and is believed to be similar to an old gate in Istanbul called Bab-iHümayun, and so…

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Maha Bodhi Temple

A unique property of cultural and archaeological importance and is also recognized by  UNESCO as World Heritage site in the world that spread over an area of 4.86 hectares. It is a great example of the earliest buildings which have sustained till now. The first temple was built by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd…


Sidi Saiyyed Mosque

This list of heritage places in Gujarat would look empty without the mention of Sidi Saiyyed Mosque. The structure dates back to 1573. Interestingly, it was established by a slave of Sultan Ahmed Shah, Sidi Saiyyed, after whom the mosque is named as well. This was among the last Sultanate…


Double Decker Living Root Bridge Cherrapunji

Double Decker living root bridge, a man-made cum natural wonders of the living root bridges. Created by the people of the Khasi tribe, 150+ year old man-made natural wonder that’s not only unique but astounding these roots grow from the ancient rubber trees, seen only in the northeast region. These…


Kanakakkunnu Palace

Kanakakunnu Palace is built in the new British Era model. It has all the necessary modern equipments and amenities inside this palace. This palace is built on a small citadel which is above ground level. It is a single storied building. This is situated in a vast pasture land. Inside…


Paliyam Palace

Paliyam Palace is a Palace in Kerala Built more than four hundred years ago, it was in this Nalukettu that the Paliam family settled after shifting from Vanneri to Chendamangalam. This Nalukettu is a self contained double storeyed building with eight bedrooms in the south and kitchen and the well…


Talatal Ghar

The 300 years old Sustainable Building built in assam is Talatal ghar. The Talatal Ghar is located in Rangpur, 4 km from present-day Sivasagar, in Upper Assam. Of all Ahom ruins, it is one of the grandest examples of Tai Ahom architecture. The Talatal Ghar is also the largest of all Tai Ahom monuments. Swargadeo Rudra Singha shifted the capital… 

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