Karoki’s photo gallery 01

Photographer Karoki Lewis is in Auroville with his family for 7 months. He’s been working as a volunteer at the Sacred Groves site since October. Here’s a selection of his photographs.

Organic photovoltaic solar film

Here’s an idea – Printing solar energy producing organic compounds on plastic sheets as simply as printing drawings on paper!  Well, that is what the latest research in the field of Solar Energy has come up with. Organic photovoltaic solar films are thin flexible plastic reels printed with organic photovoltaic compounds constituted in the form of printable ink.… READ MORE...

Game for some Sandboarding Ver 2.0?

Yes, that’s the newest, coolest game in town! Well ok, atleast on the site! So, what is this sandboarding? And why ver 2.0? what happened to 1.0????? Yes, it is now that we will answer all those questions.

You see, as we had mentioned  earlier, in one of the previous posts, the project is slowly churning out more and more creative inventions for every task at hand.… READ MORE...

Inventions galore!

At the Sacred Groves, everyone is constantly encouraged to identify their own task hurdles and find out and design their own solutions. And what we end up with are some very cool personal inventions, from time to time.

Our rubble separator, designed by Gilles, is one such example.… READ MORE...

Creating strong foundations

Everything starts up with a strong foundation. That’s what they say. The setting up of the container office is serving as a practice run for the actual house building.

Indeed, the general idea is to include all the features we will find in the houses, such as foundations and a water catchment tank similar in concept to the water catchment tanks that each house will have.… READ MORE...

Windmills of our mind :)

Wind, water, fire, earth; Sacred Groves is all about using the natural elements to their utmost potential.

We started by extracting light energy from the sun with our solar system.

Now, is the time to harness wind energy. Jorge Ayarza, the windmill maker of Auroville, has very kindly agreed to set up the Windmill for us.… READ MORE...

Here comes the container!

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the container office that will serve not only as the main place for design development activities but also as construction material and tool storage, and workshop.

So, here’s the good news: the first of three containers has finally arrived from Chennai.… READ MORE...

No more stinky business

We could sense, nay, smell, that the project volunteers were craving a good, clean shower. And finally, it’s here! Though technically, it’s more of a bucket shower than a real shower, owing to the latter’s unfortunately high degree of water wastage, it’s still a pretty fine and spacious place to give your day a good clean, fresh start!… READ MORE...

Block Party

It’s time for some news about the project with few days of delay due to internet problems.

In addition to the drawing, calculating and all those things that must be done to build a house, the team has managed to experiment on a new kind of wall.… READ MORE...

Pythagorean Bridge

As you all know…
In any right-angled triangle, the area of the square whose side is the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares whose sides are the two legs (the two sides that meet at a right angle)
or
a2 + b2 = c2

Sacred Groves Team has well understood this theorem and has made a bridge that respects all rules.… READ MORE...