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WHEN DID YOU COME TO AUROVILLE?
I came on 1.4.1986 after living in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram for 3 years.

BACKGROUND, OR SOME INFO ON YOUR TRAINING
I have been working together with Pierre Elouard during the first two years of my stay in Auroville, and afterwards with nearly all the architects around.  

SOME DESCRIPTION OF THE NATURE OF YOUR WORK
As builder:
With Poppo: Udavi School and Quiet Healing Complex 
With Helmut: Health Centre Staff Quarters, Arati, water tank Res.Zone 
With Ajit: Health Centre Children's Home and Bommayur (toy factory, Kottakarai) 
With Suhasini: Claude & Abha's extension in Dana 
With Anupama: Pierre's House in Petite Ferme and Juanita's House (along with Peter Anderschutz for concept)
With Vishwa: William Netter's House in Samasti 
With Piero & Gloria: Transition School (last 3 extensions), High School (ongoing)  

As architect & builder:
Pitanga Hall, Samasti, 
Samasti Guest House (partly with Peter A.), 
Ursula's guest house, Samasti, 
Paul & Hatsu house, Auromodele, 
2 Houses in Arya, 
George's House, Shakti,
Office in Shakti, 
Lumiere extensions in Fraternity, 
Invocation apartments. 

THROUGH YOUR WORK, WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO FIND, OR EXPRESS?
The Divine Will.

WHICH OF YOUR WORKS BEST EXPRESSES YOUR VISION, OR PHILOSOPHY?
Invocation.

PLEASE GIVE SOME OVERVIEW OF THE EVOLUTION OF YOUR WORK, MILESTONES ON THE WAY
The milestone in my learning process was the insight that all philosophies and ideologies, sometimes used by architects in Auroville to justify their way of building, are basically there for the sole purpose of hiding one’s own shortcomings. I believe that all philosophies and ideologies have come to an end, and that they anyway cannot compete with common sense. Common sense views reality in a more global way. After all, where are the ideologies and philosophies in a silent mind?

WHICH ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT IN AUROVILLE OTHER THAN YOUR OWN DO YOU APPRECIATE MOST?
The work of Piero and Gloria.

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