The foundations for the first 3 houses and their water tanks were completed last week.
A mix of cement, earth and rubble in the ratio 1:9:18 is rammed into the foundation trenches. For the houses, a layer of bigger rocks is laid on top of this mix and a slurry of cement and earth is poured to fill in the gaps.
The Summer School is finished and all the students have gone back to their places. However, our hands are still on work! Architect Sunmi, from Korea, and the interns are now working on the final details of the house… sketchings and more sketchings… Carry on, team!… READ MORE...
Say hello to the two new interns of Sacred Groves!
Sneha and Shalini are both architecture students and they come from Calcuta and Bangalore. The girls will share their knowledge and creativity with us for 6 months ( at least…). This is just the beginning 🙂
These are the 3D models of how the Sacred Groves houses will look.
Inspired by the traditional Tamil architecture, these houses are a mix of tradition, heritage and the latest in the eco-living technology.
The challenge : how to make cost-effective houses for people in Auroville?… READ MORE...