Designed by Piero & Gloria
Aspiration was first designed as temporary accommodation for newcomers eager to join Auroville, and content with a simple communal lifestyle. The roof of the huts and dining hall were made out of wood rafters and coconut leaves. The windows were nothing more than light flaps, lined with cloth or thin plywood. Finishings were very simple; but eventually the installation of electricity and construction of small bathrooms did follow. Kuilayapalayam, the village near which Aspiration was built, saw much development in and around it. Auroville factories, units, offices, schools etc. all seemed to develop quite rapidly around Kuilayapalayam, and are, even today, functional and active.