Born in Chennai, India in 1985.
She first came to Auroville in 2006 as an Intern Architect to work under the guidance of Andre Hababou in Auromodele Atelier Architects.
In 2008, while preparing her thesis on “Sustainable Co-housing communities”, she worked in Auromodele Atelier Architects where she became partner in 2009 with Andre Hababou and Bertrand Desalle.
In 2011, Bertrand and Sindhuja formed Creation Architecture Studio.
Her main professional interest revolves around research for a more conscious architecture.
“My formative years were with architect Andre Hababou. With him I learnt spatial expression using solid and void, working with Ferrocement to express free flowing forms, and to be the sculptor-architect that believes that function follows form.
With architect Bertrand, with whom I continue to work, I have learnt that architecture, no doubt a creative profession in which one expresses one’s artistic capabilities, is also a technician’s paradise. The call of duty of an architect does not cease at the creation of a sculpture in space, but in fact, continues until the last little screw has been detailed and thought out, which will make the space that unique environment that we want it to be. Form and function, therefore, follow each other around until the perfect balance and harmony of the two becomes magic.
In Creation Architecture Studio, our objective is this: beauty, a constant aim toward perfection, and to understand that the love that one has for one’s work is the greatest tool to accomplish this.”
Portfolio of work:
In collaboration with Andre Hababou:
Kalki boutique (interior) at Visitor’s Centre (constructed in 2006)
Jean Francois’ house in Auromodele (constructed in 2006)
As partner in Auromodele Atelier Architects and Creation Architecture Studio:
Exterior/ interior architecture:
Individual house in Fraternity, Auroville (constructed in 2009)
Individual house in Kuyilapalayam, outside Auromodele, Auroville
Interior design for boutique in Chennai (constructed in 2009)
Individual house in Surrender (constructed in 2010)
Remodelling of Auromode 3rd floor into apartments (constructed in 2011)
Apartment building- 3 storey, 4 apartments, Surrender, Auroville (constructed 2010- 2012)
Apartment building- 3 storey, 2 apartments, Surrender, Auroville (constructed 2010- 2012)
Apartment buildings- 2 four storey buildings, 4 apartments each in Bommayarpalayam-
Residence extension in Sukhavati, Auroville
Apartment building- 3 storey in Rainbow Nagar, Pondicherry (Currently under construction)
Individual house in Pondicherry (Currently under construction)
Youth hostel low cost accommodation for volunteers in Auroville
Apartment buildings- 3 storey, phase 1 - 34 apartments, project name – Aurogolconde, in Auroville
Apartment buildings- 4 storey– apartments for collecting leaving + offices, project name – DNA, in Auroville
Information panels design of the for Visitor’s Centre in Auroville, and the Town hall
Town planning – collaborative work, interpreting the Galaxy in Sector 1 and 2, Residential Zone – client l’Avenir d’Auroville
Landscape design for entrance of Kindergarten in Auroville