At Terra Purna we like to experiment and investigate. One of the ways we do this is through sustainable building.

We are interested, primarily, in bioclimatic architecture concepts and techniques. We aim to build passive houses, or other small constructions, using natural materials whenever and wherever possible. When natural materials are not possible we look to reuse materials, and when this is not possible we source materials locally. We challenge ourselves to balance functionality and aesthetic.


Within the framework of sustainable houses there is, of course, a wide range of concerns to bear in mind. Whether the architecture is passive ornot, the importance of local and natural materials, the use of sustainable energy systems, local treatment and disposal (OF WHAT?), the indoor air quality, the geobiology of the building, maintaining a low cost, are to name but a few. An integral house is one which integrates these sustainable factors, and it is an ideal that we strive towards.


Above all, we emphasize the use of natural materials, and the reuse of all materials, as a building method that is free of financial surrealities and bank slavery.