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Didi Contractor Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

Didi Contractor, a celebrated earthen architect and co-founding Professor Emeritus of the Internship in Vernacular Eco-Architecture at Dharmalaya Institute, was honoured with WADe Asia’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in natural building in the Himalayas, which has inspired countless architects in India and beyond.

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New Film on Didi Contractor Debuts at DIFF

After years in the making, a new feature-length documentary film entitled ‘Didi Contractor: Marrying the Earth to the Building’ premiered at the 2016 Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF). Directed by Steffi Giaracuni of Switzerland, the film explores the life and work of acclaimed earthen architect (and artist and designer) Didi Contractor, whom many of our readers will know as the architect of Dharmalaya Institute’s main building and as co-founder and Professor Emeritus of our Internship in Vernacular Eco-Architecture.

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