MANDUVA LOGILLU – Andhra Legacy That is Becoming Extinct

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A MANDUVA LOGILI represented a joint family system of Coastal districts of AP & Southern states.

Like joint family system, on the way to extinct or diappear—-MANDUVA LOGILI.

A MANDUVA LOGILI represented a joint family system of Coastal districts of AP & Southern states.

These Logillu look majestic, gigantic and traditional. Still some 100-200 year old houses can be seen here and there in Coastal districts and extensively in CHETTINADU area of TN.

These were built with all natural materials, gummy soil, red bricks, rose / Teak wood and roof covered with Vadapalli / Mangalore red tiles . Mostly square or rectangular in shape with a open to sky central courtyard supported by carved wooden small to giant pillars, surrounded / spanned by rooms for various purposes in all four directions. Central courtyard will let the air pass through and for natural light. Generally courtyard floor level is lower than the other building to collect the rain water. All occasions were / are celebrated, all discussions to happen here, in this central courtyard.

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