Foundations laid for the first 3 houses!

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. 

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Director General of CSE visits Sacred Groves

Sunita Narain, the Director General of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) visited the Sacred Groves site today.

CSE has started lobbying the Indian government about the need to regulate the dumping of construction and demolition (C&D) waste. Much of this waste goes into wetland areas surrounding our cities resulting in the drying up of essential water bodies and aquifers.… READ MORE...

The Show Must Go On

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...

AND A GATE SHALT IT BE!

With the office and dormitory almost done, we now have the gateway to the community on it’s way. Made using recycled wood from trees that fell during last year’s cyclone Thane and natural, raw wood. Yash, an art student, from Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore, volunteered to help us start in the building of this gate.… READ MORE...

Fresh new faces

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 🙂

WELCOME TO THE TEAM !!… READ MORE...

DAY 01

The place is buzzing like an anthill and everyone knows their role.

As the phoenix, the office will reborn from its ashes.

Check out the video!

Check out the pictures on our Facebook page ;-p

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sacred-Groves/274332536038811?ref=ts&fref=ts… READ MORE...

New office on the way!

BOM DIA!!

Our office is moving out today! Tired from all the pictures and the success that it makes in the International House, it will now be placed in a new spot!!

The new office will have more dorms and more space to work, the idea is to connect the new part to the old one with a bridge.… READ MORE...

Eco-Houses

VANAKAM!!!

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...

The sacred team!

First post in the blog = picture of our current team!

Our crew is often changing, so don’t be surprised to see new faces! Many have joined us and shared their knowledge, but these are the faces in today’s crew!

Soon you will get a better idea and a closer approach to each one of our members.… READ MORE...