Student Practicum is a comprehensive learning program for architecture students with a focus on integrated sustainable solutions for human habitats. Participants will receive a rich and diverse exposure to various design approaches from all over the world. Our customized programs offer a good mixture of theory and practice to sustainable building and living practices.
Auroville Green Practices
This workshop is aimed at introducing the art of paper making. Participants will be shown the different techniques for preparing the fibers, making the pulp, couching the sheets, etc. They will try their hands at these different stages of paper making. It will be at once a learning experience and a creative one.
Exploring Auroville Architecture is developed by Auroville Green Practices in cooperation with local experts in order to share our experience in architecture with the world outside. During the 3-day workshop participants will get to experience the various architectural expressions at Auroville and the learning that came during the building process. The gradual development of Auroville created a unique environment. For instance, vernacular habitats that have survived the test of time as a response to site, context and climate as well as contemporary buildings with modern technology, design and services. This combination, together with the diversity of experts makes Auroville’s architecture unique in every aspect.
WHAT - 3 days, approximately 13 site visits, 10 Auroville architects, building professionals or experts
WHY - a chance to interact with architects, visits to otherwise inaccessible sites, insights into green practices including bioclimatic design, ecological building materials, energy efficiency, waste and water management
HOW - by visiting of sites that are functioning examples of green practices. Each site visit is facilitated by project holders, chief architects or green practices experts.
WHO - professionals and aspiring professionals and homeowners that would like to take away inspirations and new ideas for their own practices.
The immemorial tradition of building with earth proves the capacity of versatile earth construction techniques to adapt to varied environmental regions. This two week design workshop will reinvestigate the design capacities of earthen architecture through bioclimatic reasoning. In a design studio environment, participants will gain theoretical knowledge, and practice design strategies, processes, and tools, undertaking the challenge to design examples of innovative earthen architecture adapted to the specific environmental conditions of different regions.
Earth and bamboo are two materials which have been used together for a wide range of traditional construction techniques in Southeast Asia. Both materials are locally abundant and affordable materials with a very low carbon footprint. Both are known to be materials of the people. And both are materials which can be used for crude self-construction or with highly engineered precision. Are earth and bamboo only materials of the past, or are they also materials for the construction of a sustainable future? Please come to discover yourself in this 5-day hands-on and experience workshop in Auroville. The same workshop format will be offered four times in the year 2019.