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"Buildings that Breathe" For Air India, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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Description / Synopsis

Most traditional buildings of India were built on sustainable principles because they did not have electricity. Today, many architects are going back to these techniques to reduce the burden on the environment. The film, 'Buildings that Breathe' looks at the new breed of architects who are reviving the green architecture movement. Shot in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and New Delhi, the film looks at the interesting pieces of green architecture, both traditional and modern examples.


Renewed interest in traditional architectural methods that are environment friendly prompted the making of the film


To create awareness about green buildings and encourage adoption of architectural techniques that can help make energy efficient buildings


Positive feedback revealed that many viewers were interested to know more about sustainable buildings.

Title"Buildings that Breathe"
AgencyThe Energy and Resources Institute
CityNew Delhi
AdvertiserAir India, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Brand NameGreen Pastures (series name)
Sustainability Themes Consumption Patterns, Education & Awareness, Energy
Date of First Publication 07/01/2007
Country of ProductionIndia
Length60 seconds
Soundtrack/SongOriginal score
Cameraman: Deepak  Kumar
Concept: Annapurna  Vancheswaran
Director: Richa  Arora
Editor: Dheeraj  Piplani
Graphic Designer: Ashutosh  Sharma
Music: Nitin  Malik
Producer: Zainab  Yusufzai ,  Madhyama  Subramanian
Sound: Vikas 
Voice: Rini  Khanna