Suhasini Ayer–Guigan, is a graduate of “Delhi School of Planning and Architecture”; living in Auroville since 1985 and one of the co-founders of the Auroville Centre for Scientific Research; an organisation dedicated to research and experimentation in the field of appropriate building materials and technologies, water management, renewable energy and solar passive / climatic architecture and sustainable urban planning.
As head of the Auroville Design Consultants, the Planning and Design wing of this organization, she has designed and implemented over 50+ projects in India in the last 25+ years. She was co-recipient of the Hassan Fathy Award for 'Architecture for the Poor' in 1992, co- nominated for the Aga khan in 1992 and recipient of the Design Share Award for educational buildings in 2003 and 2005.
buildings like exhibition spaces, information centres, international and CBSE
schools, hospitals and office buildings.
projects – eco-resorts and spas
and gated housing projects, multi-family homes, apartments and private homes
- Planning for sustainable land-use and urban planning for townships, housing and rehabilitation projects.
Guiding principles of the Auroville Design Consultants:
- Beauty and aesthetics in the built and natural
environment is essential for a healthy living. Minimalism is an integral part
of designing to create simple and elegant forms in keeping with the sustainable
and green building practices.
- The user/developer is part of the design team and not
just a client. We seek active and informed participation with our clients.
- The planning and design should be most appropriate to
the context – site conditions, function, climate, building materials and
technology, ease of execution, cost effectiveness and environment
Auroville Design Consultant – CSR
Auroshilpam / Auroville
Tamil Nadu 605 101
+91 413 262 2784
+91 94431 62784