Auroville will be a site of material and spiritual researches
Building Techniques & Research
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.
- Decades of Experience
- Research Centres
- Diversity & Innovation
- Appropriate Technologies
- In the Making
Architects of AurovilleNew words are needed to express new ideas, new forms are necessary to manifest new forces.High architects of possibilityAnd engineers of the impossible,Mathematicians of the infinitudesAnd theoricians of unknowable truths,They formulate enigma's postulatesAnd 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."
Architecture of AurovilleNew forms are required for the manifestation of a new Force.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.