Habitat: An Alternative To Current Trends Says Speaker
The group stands for for sustainable and green architecture | By Yentha
On May 12, 2017


Trivandrum: Inaugurating ‘Habfest-30’, a four day event marking the beginning of the 30th anniversary celebrations of Habitat Technology Group, Kerala speaker P Sreeramakrishnan said that Habitat group  has been pioneering in revolutionizing the housing sector. The group stands for for sustainable and green architecture and is an alternative for Malayali’s 'fake vanity' for luxurious houses.
“Kerala has become a graveyard of luxury houses, a mark of Malayali’s unnecessary sense of exhibitionism,” said the speaker. “On one hand we have hundreds living homeless, and on the contrary there are as many plush houses built , but unoccupied,” noted Sreeramakrishnan. “Over the years Habitat Group  has been a guiding light for making us realize the concept of home is shelter and not a symbol of vanity,” he added.

“Habitat with their unique concept of affordable and ecologically sustainable building ways and also by utilizing our traditional architectural wisdom and local materials has been leading a suitable alternative in shelter sector,” concluded Sreeramakrishnan.
A M Arif, MLA presided over the function. Habitat Group founder G Shankar welcomed the gathering. SNDP Yogam General Secretary Vellapalli Nateshan, KTDC Chairman M Vijayakumar, P C George, MLA, O Rajagopal,  MLA, Mayor Adv. V K Prasanth attended the inaugural function. Speaker Sreeramakrishnan presented national Habitat award to renowned architect Kirtee Shah at the function.

A seminar on ‘Developing Trivandrum as a Green Heritage city’ by veteran architect N Mahesh followed the inaugural ceremony..
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