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...

Many hands make light work

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together. – John Ruskin
How hard is it to build a wall seamlessly flat? If you ask a skilled tradesman, they might respond with “why are you even asking me…”; if you ask an average white collar employee with relatively no understanding of building walls, they may be stumped at ‘how hard is it to build a wall…’.… READ MORE...

WORKS IN THE PAST: MEZZANINE FLOOR SLAB

As promised in one of the previous posts, to keep you all informed about the works done and currently going on site, today, we start with the mezzanine slab which was laid in the third house, i.e. the family unit.

Mezzanine slab in the third house is children’s play area, and to provide families who will be living in the house, a space for leisure activities.… READ MORE...

Hearty Welcome to Open Day

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Open Day and Valentine’s Day comes together on a joyful event at SacredGroves.  ‘Love’ was definitely in the air… Many people who spent the day here have touched our hearts. We thank all the Aurovillians and guests who have participated in our work and helped us revitalize the spirit and energy of the SacredGroves Team.… READ MORE...

Another Day of Hard Work

     Working here under the hot afternoon sun, I sometimes imagine we’re building the Matrimandir. Sacred Groves has a lot in common with the Matrimandir, the building that represents the soul of Auroville. Both projects take incredible vision, physically-demanding labor and an unforgiving tenacity in order to reach success.
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Waking up from one dream into the other

I was not really a morning person and I liked to believe that it’s a trait that holds strong in most people of my generation (or at least that’s what I have observed). I liked to have my mornings open ended and subjected to what I feel like doing ‘after’ I wake up.… READ MORE...

The New stewards of SacredGroves :D

Welcome to SacredGroves!
L – R —- Matthew, Solal , Ajay, Meera, Veedushi, Rahul.

Hello grovers ! I am Meera, an architecture student from Bhopal on a year long vacation from college and a new Sacred Grove intern. I wrote the previous post and then figured that you folks don’t really know me or any of the new members of our family, so I thought I would take the pleasure of introducing them to you.… READ MORE...

Humble Peter and his PVC Dome

Architects in Auroville believe in working together and encourage each and every idea to make the place better. Peter Matthias Anderschitz, an architect from Berlin who has been in Auroville since 1971 needed some help from the SacredGroves volunteers. A group of eight volunteers from SacredGroves were present at the Savitri Bhavan campus to help him to lift and align an 8 meters in diameter geodesic dome made up of PVC pipes.… READ MORE...