Ar Rosie Paul

Principal Architect, Masons Ink Studio


Before setting up her own practice Rosie Paul was the Head Architect at the Auroville Earth Institute, UNESCO representative for Earthen Architecture, South Asia. With a penchant for energy efficient buildings, she specializes in earth technology and cost effective design. She has a post-master in Earthen Architecture, Building Culture and Sustainable development from CRA terre France,the UNESCO chair for earthen architecture and heritage. She has been involved with several projects executed using earth technologies both locally and internationally including Egypt, Morocco and France. Along with managing projects at Mason’s Ink, she is presently consultant to select international Non-Profit Organisations on sustainable development and habitat. She has been recognized in the field for her commitment to sustainability and was recently awarded Deccan Herald Change Maker 2020 in the state of Karnataka.

She heads the Sustainable wing and outreach programmes for Masons Ink Studio and has organised several events in India as well as in Europe. She drives the R&D sector of Masons Ink, her current research deals with several topics ranging from the use of natural stabilisers in mud construction to making work sites more inclusive. She has authored several scientific papers on the same and has represented India on international platforms – the most recent being in Turkey, Kenya and Spain. Rosie Paul is detail oriented and brings a certain aesthetic to any project by using the beauty of natural materials and finishes which has won the studio several accolades in peer reviewed design awards. The practice that she has co-founded sets itself apart through its strong ideologies.

Masons Ink Studio is a people oriented design and construction firm specialized in sustainability and heritage conservation. The name itself is tribute to the hands that make the designs a reality. Mud and other natural materials are their primary material palette for projects by Masons Ink. The firm believes that sustainability should no longer be a choice but the norm and is trying to remove the veil over it to make it more accessible to the common man. Founded and run by women, Masons ink is constantly trying to break stereotypes and push the boundaries empowering women in the construction sector. With a dream of achieving gender equality on the construction site they are looking into capacity building of unskilled labours (men and women) in alternate construction techniques. Knowledge - transfer being an important part of their agenda they conduct several awareness and outreach programmes on sustainability and heritage for ages 6-60 through collaborations with schools, colleges and certain NGO’s. The importance of making good design practices more accessible to the common man drives all of their outreach initiatives. Determined to reach a zero-carbon footprint the studio focuses on R&D in the use and innovation of natural materials in construction. The firm has been recognized internationally for their efforts in research and has represented India at various international scientific conferences.

    Firm Masons Ink Studio
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