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Upcoming Workshops:


 

Summer School 2018 at Sacred Groves


10 Day Intensive Workshop in Natural Building right from foundation to walls and plastering and Flooring.

Sacred Groves is organizing a 10 day intensive Natural building Summer School workshop from 1st to 10th June 2018 open to all Students and professionals/Non-professionals.
This 10 day intensive Workshop focuses on building with cost efficient, environment-friendly and sustainable building materials, especially appropriate for our climate with the world’s oldest and widely used building material,mud,locally available and reclaimed materials

You can learn how to identify different properties of earth,lime, how to procure it, prepare it and learn different ways of using it right from the foundation to plastering
There would be  site visits in and around Auroville and interactive sessions with field experts. Inferences from such experiences can strengthen your confidence in building with Natural Materials.

Day  01 : 1st June 2018

09:00 – 9:30 AM Introduction
09:30-10:30 AM Sacred groves site tour by Ar. Sarin Veetil.
10:30-11:30 AM Prototype houses -Technical discussion by Ar. Minky Pal.
11:45-01:00 PM Community Kitchen -Design & technical discussion.
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-04:00 PM Presentation on Building Biology by Building Biologist Rene Janssen
04:00-04:30 PM Snacks & Tea.

Day  02 : 2nd June 2018

09:00 – 10:30 AM Introduction to earthen techniques & soil test.
10:30-01:00 PM Hands-on Training (Rubble Trench Foundation)
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-03:15 PM Presentation on Lime by Ar. Sarin Veetil
03:15-03:30 PM Snacks & Tea
03:30-04:30 PM Presentation on Natural Plaster by Ar.Vinoth & Ar.Srinath

Day  03 : 3rd June 2018

09:00 – 10:30 AM Making Adobe Bricks.
10:30-01:00 PM Hands-on Training in wall Construction using Cob,Adobe and Wattle & Daub Techniques
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-04:00 PM Hands-on Training in wall Construction using Cob,Adobe and Wattle & Daub Techniques
04:00-04:30 PM Snacks & Tea

Day  04 : 4th June 2018

09:00-01:00 PM Hands-on Training in wall Construction using Cob,Adobe and Wattle & Daub Techniques
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-04:00 PM Site Visits in Auroville to See houses made using Cob and Adobe
04:00-04:30 PM Snacks & Tea

Day  05 : 5th June 2018

09:00-01:00 PM Hands-on Training in wall Construction using Cob,Adobe and Wattle & Daub Techniques
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-04:00 PM Hands-on Training in wall Construction using Cob,Adobe and Wattle & Daub Techniques
04:00-04:30 PM Snacks & Tea

Day  06 : 6th June 2018

09:00-01:00 PM Hands-on Training in wall Construction using Cob,Adobe and Wattle & Daub Techniques
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-04:00 PM Introduction to Plastering with lime
04:00-04:30 PM Snacks & Tea

Day  07 : 7th June 2018

09:00-01:00 PM Hands-on Training in wall Construction using Cob,Adobe and Wattle & Daub Techniques
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-04:00 PM Introduction to Plastering with Mud and applying base coats
04:00-04:30 PM Snacks & Tea

Day  08 : 8th June 2018

09:00-01:00 PM Hands-on Training in earthern Flooring
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-04:00 PM Mud Plastering Final Coats
04:00-04:30 PM Snacks & Tea

Day  09 :9th June 2018

09:00-01:00 PM Hands-on Training in Lime Flooring
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-04:00 PM Presentation and Interactive Session with Ar. Manu Gopalan on building with Natural & Reclaimed materials.
04:00-04:30 PM Snacks & Tea

Day  10 :  10th June 2018

09:00-01:00 PM Exploring Auroville Architecture -site visits in and around Auroville
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-04:00 PM Walk to Matrimandir View point
04:00-04:30 PM Closing session with Snacks & Tea

 

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incase of any queries,please feel to contact Dnyaneshwari /Minky at  7020933665 / 08857837304 or email us at sacredgroves@auroville.org.in

 


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