Auroville / İndia

Is an experimental town in India founded 1968 and as stated on their own web side “The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity.”

The city is planned out in 6 regions. İncluding the peace area, the industrial zone mainly used by green industry, the residential zone which is the biggest zone in the city, the international zone including national and cultural pavilions grouped by continents, the cultural zone a area for applied research and education and the green belt on the outskirts of the city.

All electricity in the town comes from solar energy and not more than 50l of water is used by one person per day. The aim is to live in harmony with nature and practice human community to be free from political, economic and hierarchical barriers.

The Matrimandir

Located in the center of the village it has become the symbol of the city. İt is designed to give the residences of the city the opportunity to rest and meditate there and in the sorunding parks. Also from this building 4 of the city districts are easily accessed.

Sangamam-cost-efficient-habitat

” The age-old rammed earth building technique is introduced in a more sophisticated form with cement stabilization to achieve better standard of finish, more strength and water-resistance, and enabling a quicker modular method of building. Five per cent of cement is added in the sieved earth to make the mass water-resistant, thereby significantly adding to the wet compressive strength of the material. A team of four laborers can produce a 23cm monolithic wall of 2.2m length per day.

Roofs are constructed using terracotta filler slabs, bricks as jack arches, and conical hollow vault elements designed specifically to achieve an affordable solution with low environmental impact that is beneficial to generate local employment.

The low cost housing scheme is provided with eco-friendly building infrastructure for rain water harvesting and waste water treatments systems in a single water tank with 3 separate spaces.”

links:

http://www.anupamakundoo.com/sangamam-cost-efficient-habitat/

http://archive.auroville.org/

http://www.auroville.org/contents/95

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrlYo75fSXU

http://www.archdaily.com/tag/architectural-photography/page/3

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