Costford Kottayam

Let us help you build green.....
Costford Kottayam is committed to building aesthetically marvelous, cost effective and nature-friendly buildings. We are part of the Centre of Science and Technology for Rural Development (COSTFORD), a nonprofit, 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 suitable building technologies  and adopting partici-patory, transparent and gender sensi-tive processes.

COSTFORD-KOTTAYAM functions as part of the COSTFORD Thiruvanantha-puram, and our area of operation is Kottayam and Pathanamthitta Districts.

We started functioning in Kottayam  on the 3rd of March 2004. In this  short  span of time, we could real-ises the dreams of more than hundred  clients by providing them with beauti-ful houses. Apart from this we have also built schools, churches, resorts and designed and landscaped public spaces. 

The aesthetic marvel and the eco-friendly nature of our buildings have  attracted  people from all walks of life. 

Costford-Kottayam takes good care of its clients and understand 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 methods and techni-ques into the very process of planning and execution, so that the building cost would be reduced to the minimum and available local resources be effe-ctively used. Client’s satisfaction is  our top priority.Our growing client ba-se is a clear indication on this regard.    
The  houses  and buildings designed by us are unique for effective utilisation of space, maximum availability of natural light and smooth air flow that keeps them cool, cozy and environment-frie-ndly. The wide open arch  doors, bay  bunches, specially designed storage cabinets and brick-work distinguishes our buildings and houses from the match-box shaped buildings common in Kerala. Above all our buildings need zero maintenance, unlike the convent-ional architecture. Our architecture is a perfect blend of modern and traditional techniques.

Beyond  the brick wall structures, we also promote 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.

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 eco-friendly and cost-effective architecture developed by Dr Laurie Baker, the world famous architect and visionary.