Remigius de Souza

Community, Culture, Environment, Ecology, Energy, Natural and Rural habitat, and Urban Planning


Beehive In Gondwana

Terra Incognita Indica

Archetypes India  

Remichi Marath Boli




Links to Texts and Images 

Architecture and Biodiversity[1] in India

Architecture of Diatoms


Civilization (poem) 

Clay-Cow dung Grain Silos of Gujarat

 Creativity: ethical dilemma of the employed architects

Dancing Ganesh

End of an Era

Foundations of Indian Culture: Vastu

Bhils of Gujarat(Images) 

Sri Ganesh (Image)  

Homage to Our Land 

Indira's Emergency Recalled

 Land and Peasants in Development in India

Masters of Timeless Architecture

 Politics of Education in India

Politics of Literacy in Indiaselfportrait 

 SEZ is out to kill a goose

 The MbPT and Mill Lands in Mumbai 

 The Pope and the Prophet

 Warli House and Habitat1

Tribal Housing and Habitat-2

Warli House and Art

 Watering the Farms 

 Land and Peasants in Development in India

Letters and Numbers, plus ‘Things to Make

Child Labour: Myth and Reality

Farming and the politics of Education in India

Urban Renewal in the Regional Context

 End of an Era 

 Water Parks In Wanting
Oldie’s Secret or Design by Evolution

Sky bound Earth-bound

Civilization (poem)

Homage to Our Land

One Step Quantum Leap 

On the Republic Day (India)
Sermon on the Mount (Mural) 


The blacksmith of Bhal: a Parable

Dancing Ganesh

 Tiger god, Project Tiger and Architects 

Urban Renewal in the Regional Context

Heirarchy of Six Environmental Design Fields

 Clay-Cow dung Grain Silos of Gujarat







Profile: Remigius de Souza doesn’t prefer to identify himself with any occupation or profession, trade or creed, place or people, class or caste; and considers his name is only an address.

Born in Konkan, nursery school was his homestead, where grasses, bushes, woods were in abundance, where rich wild life moved sang danced freely, where he sucked honey drops from the Adulasa flowers.At formative years he grew up on paddy farms. While learning by working – experiencing organic farming, spinning cotton and handloom weaving, adobe–abode building and its maintenance, side by side, he pursued literacy in vernacular at the public school at his native village, free i.e. at public cost. 

He completed his architectural education at Mumbai in due course, but walked away from the qualifying exams on the first day, only to return after nine years to finish it successfully.

Meanwhile he worked in architects’ offices in Mumbai and Ahmedabad. For seven years he worked on the Development Plan, Town Planning Schemes and Urban Designs for the City of Vadodara (Baroda).

He then moved to Mumbai, and has been self-employed practicing architecture, mostly for institutions and NGOs in Gujarat and Maharashtra.

For about a decade he had been a visiting faculty and theses/ dissertation guide in the colleges of architecture in Mumbai. During this time he did some experiments in education and conducted workshops.

He researches and writes on education, architecture, housing, planning, environment, and conservation etc., reviews events and books, and compiles compositions in ‘verse-like’ format that is generally called poetry, which are occasionally published. He has also presented papers at conferences.

Time to time, over decades, he has been moving living working in villages, cities towns, deserts, forests, ravines and ruins. His major education comes from the countrywide open classroom. He spent one-half life in rural India and one-half in urban areas. He believes, Environment, Ecology and Energy are closely interrelated and should not be put in separate compartments. 


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Post: Remigius de Souza, 243 S. B. Marg, Mumbai 400028, India.