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. 


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...

Segregation happening in Sacred Groves

At Sacred Groves, we believe in segregation.

Indeed, we believe that whatever is different should be separated.

For example, one does not mix highly expensive Italian marble with old concrete, or country fired bricks.

We were fortunate enough to have access to the huge and highly mixed piles of Matrimandir rubble for free.… 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...


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 🙂


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… READ MORE...