REVIVAL OF A FORGOTTEN LIFESTYLE

“It is ironic how in the 21st century, the strength of mud is questioned in construction, when the ground everybody walks on and builds on is soil, mud.” -Manu Gopalan

The practice of ancient and natural building techniques that are suppressed in the name of development are important to be brought back again.

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December Workshop is upon us!

Earth has always been the core of construction, both in the simplest and the most complex of ways. It has provided for the materials that we use in processes both ecological and otherwise. It is our duty towards the earth  to be responsible and learn the ways of ecological development to make a difference in the impact we have as people living and sharing this earth.… READ MORE...

NATURAL BUILDINGS

 

As a kid I have spent almost every vacation at my grandmother’s place. This house is in the farms where milk is got from cow every morning, vegetables from the farm, a little water pond close to the house and a lot of trees to play on.… READ MORE...

Auroville Radio interviews SacredGroves

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We learn about the hands on philosophy and experience of the Sacred Grove housing project through its volunteers and project holder Manu Gopalan. The site is a lively mix of different functions, where the work site includes a small nursery and composting area that is fenced off, a dining platform, a carpentry shed, several containers serve as tool sheds, the living quarters and dormitories are a little set back.

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Tahir Kadir Hussen, One Love

“Balance?, No Balance?”The 22 year old,asks everyone at the end of the day at the Sacred 2000xTahirCircle. He moves his arms up and down, his palms connoting the two pans of a weighing scale.“There has to be a sense of balance between your personal and professional life.”, he says with a wide smile on his face.

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BUILDING A COMMUNITY SPACE

Story of the Common House

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 A shipping container is used to transport large amounts of goods on ships and trains. By itself, it looks pretty boring, but with a little imagination the container can be turned into strong and safe spaces with multiple functionalities.… READ MORE...