New forms are required for the manifestation of a new Force.
Architecture of Auroville
Experimentation in the construction field in Auroville covers various aspects of architecture and includes building materials, building technology, eco-friendly architecture, climate responsive designs, integration with natural surroundings, cost-effective buildings, geomancy and geometry, as well as the design of spaces themselves, including experimenting with the lifestyle of the user. There has also been a spillover into the design and management of building infrastructure, the building of integrated rainwater harvesting systems, domestic waste water treatment plants and the integration of renewable energy systems for energy demands.
Experimental builiding materials, design & technology
Multiplicity of styles from around the world
Marriage of beauty, harmony and sustainability
- Decades of Work
- Research Institutes
- Diversity & Innovation
- Appropriate Technologies
- In the Making
Here are some buildings from the International Zone of Auroville.
Atithi GrihaGuest House in the Bharat Nivas Campus
Sri Aurobindo AuditoriumCultural Heart of Auroville
The Unity PavilionA Versatile Venue For a Variety of Events
Savitri BhavanA Centre for Education of the Vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
Pavilion of Tibetan CultureExpressing the Soul of Tibet
CitadinesAn Attempt at a New Spirit in Providing Housing
SwayamA Mixed-Use Residential Community
Arati IIIEncouraging Interaction
Kailash Youth ResidencyFor Youth from the Age of 16 to 21
Aspiration CommunityOne of the First Settlements in Auroville
Sacred GrovesA model of Ecological Community Living
Building Techniques & ResearchBuilding Techniques & ResearchAuroville will be a site of material and spiritual researches
From early on the barren land of Auroville, like an empty canvas, in a remote undeveloped rural area of South India, attracted innovative architects and researchers to find ways to build under local material and social conditions. The pressure to invent was not only from within but also from the harsh external conditions. This led to a wide range of innovations from the thatched huts of the pioneering decades to modern architecture in contemporary India.
Architects of AurovilleNew words are needed to express new ideas, new forms are necessary to manifest new forces.
High architects of possibility
And engineers of the impossible,
Mathematicians of the infinitudes
And theoricians of unknowable truths,
They formulate enigma's postulates
And join the unknown to the apparent worlds
National PavilionsEach nation has a psychic being, which is its true being and moulds its destiny from behind the veil.
The essential aim of the cultural pavilions will be "to help individuals become aware of the fundamental genius of the nation to which they belong, at the same time bringing them into contact with the ways of life and genius of other nations, so that they can learn to know and respect equally the true spirit of all the countries of the world."