The BEST way to PREDICT the FUTURE is to DESIGN it.
Let us help you build green . . .
Costford Kottayam is committed to building NATURE FRIENDLY, COST - EFFECTIVE, AESTHETICALLY APPEALING BUILDINGS. We are a part of the Center of Science and Technology for Rural Development (COSTFORD), a non profit, voluntary organisation of social workers, educators, architects, engineers, scientists, technologists and others. We facilitate a new habitat culture in Kerala with the application of people friendly and environmentally sensibl building technologies and adopting participatory, transparent and gender sensitive processes.
COSTFORD KOTTAYAM functions as part of COSTFORD Thiruvanantha-puram, and our area of operation is Kottayam and Pathanamthitta Districts.
We started functioning in Kottayam on the 03+-03-2004. In this short span of time, we could realise the dreams of more than hundred clients.
Apart from this we have also built schools, churches, resorts and designed & landscaped public spaces.
The aesthetic marvel and the Eco friendly nature of our buildings have attracted people from all walks of life.
Costford Kottayam pays keen attention to incorporating the ideas and desires of our CLIENTS while being aware of all the constraints related to resources, often faced in the process of building. We therefore pay utmost attention to and take regular feedback from our clients to incorporate innovative methods and techniques into the very process of planning and execution, so that the building cost would be reduced and available local resources be effectively used. Client’s satisfaction is our top priority. Our growing client base is a clear indication on this regard.
We hope that this website would give you an opportunity to understand our architecture and the philosophy behind it. We follow the basic principles of Environment friendly and cost-effective architecture developed by Dr Laurie Baker, the world famous architect and visionary.
# EFFECTIVE UTILIZATION OF LOCALLY AVAILABLE MATERIALS
# REUSE OF OLD MATERIALS
# EFFECTIVE UTILIZATION OF SPACE, MAX. NATURAL LIGHT AND VENTILATION
#RESPECTING THE TOPOGRAPHY, VEGETATION AND MICRO-CLIMATE OF A SITE
~ TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES
~ MINIMALIST UTILIZATION OF CONCRETE AND CEMENT
~ COUNTRY BURNT BRICKS
~ MUD CONSTRUCTION
~ BAMBOO AND WOOD
~ ARCH SUPPORTS AS REPLACEMENTS FOR R.C.C. BEAMS
~BAY SPACES, BUILT - IN FURNITURE
A PERFECT BLEND OF TRADITIONAL AND MODERN ARCHITECTURE
rainwater harvesting, solar powered lights and water heating system, Bio-gas plants, waste management systems, landscaping etc.
COSTFORD ensures better services at affordable cost for a better living.