Workshop Category: Building & Architecture

01 June - 30 June

Auroville Consulting designs training programs for groups of students and professionals around various aspects of sustainability. The programs contain a good mixture of theory and practice and can be planned throughout the year. The workshop duration typically is 1 to 14 days.

17 June - 22 June

The AVD Masonry course is a practical, hands-on week in which trainees study constructive principles and techniques, and build various types and scales of arches, vaults and domes.

01 July - 06 July

Compressed Stabilised Earth Block (CSEB) is composed of a mix of soil, sand and water, stabilised with ~5% cement, and compressed manually. This technique aims to make extensive use of raw earth as the main building material, thereby utilizing low-cost, low-carbon, local materials and minimizing the use of imported industrial building materials.

03 July - 05 July

Exploring Auroville Architecture is developed by Auroville Consulting 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.

08 July - 13 July

Compressed Stabilised Earth Block (CSEB) is composed of a mix of soil, sand and water, stabilised with ~5% cement, and compressed manually. This technique aims to make extensive use of raw earth as the main building material, thereby utilizing low-cost, low-carbon, local materials and minimising the use of imported industrial building materials.

14 July - 03 August

Auroville Green Practices (AGP) 3H Summer School program is an initiative using Auroville and its outstanding experience in sustainable living and cultural diversity as a platform for learning and personal growth for students from around the world.

15 July - 27 July

The Bamboo Summer Camp is a2-week immersive learning experience that offers the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of bamboo construction and sustainable living, while engaging in a unique self-inquiryin the company of an international team of mentors. The Camp takes place in Auroville, a dynamic international community committed to sustainable

05 August - 09 August

Earth and bamboo are two materials which have been used together for a wide range of traditional construction techniques in Southeast Asia. They are locally abundant, affordable and with a very low carbon footprint. They are known to be materials of the people. They can be used for crude self-construction or can be engineered with high precision.

02 September - 07 September

Compressed Stabilised Earth Block (CSEB) is composed of a mix of soil, sand and water, stabilised with ~5% cement, and compressed manually. This technique aims to make extensive use of raw earth as the main building material, thereby utilizing low-cost, low-carbon, local materials and minimising the use of imported industrial building materials.

04 September - 06 September

Exploring Auroville Architecture is developed by Auroville Consulting 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.

09 September - 14 September

Compressed Stabilised Earth Block (CSEB) is composed of a mix of soil, sand and water, stabilised with ~5% cement, and compressed manually. This technique aims to make extensive use of raw earth as the main building material, thereby utilizing low-cost, low-carbon, local materials and minimising the use of imported industrial building materials.

16 September - 21 September

Arches, Vaults and Domes (AVD) have been used since millennia worldwide. With the developments of 20th century industrial building materials and methods such as steel and reinforced cement concrete (RCC), the knowledge of masonry vaulting has been all but lost.

23 September - 28 September

The AVD Masonry course is a practical, hands-on week in which trainees study constructive principles and techniques, and build various types and scales of arches, vaults and domes.

14 October - 18 October

Earth and bamboo are two materials which have been used together for a wide range of traditional construction techniques in Southeast Asia. They are locally abundant, affordable and with a very low carbon footprint. They are known to be materials of the people. They can be used for crude self-construction or can be engineered with high precision.

01 November - 30 November

Auroville Consulting designs training programs for groups of students and professionals around various aspects of sustainability. The programs contain a good mixture of theory and practice and can be planned throughout the year. The workshop duration typically is 1 to 14 days.

04 November - 09 November

This training program has been developed from the methodology of Hugh Piggott, author of The Wind Turbine Recipe Book. During the one-week course, participants will learn to construct a simple, low-cost 600W wind turbine with a 2.4m-diameter rotor. The course will involve woodwork to hand grind the blades of the rotor, metalworking, and generator.

06 November - 08 November

Exploring Auroville Architecture is developed by Auroville Consulting 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.

02 December - 07 December

Compressed Stabilised Earth Block (CSEB) is composed of a mix of soil, sand and water, stabilised with ~5% cement, and compressed manually. This technique aims to make extensive use of raw earth as the main building material, thereby utilizing low-cost, low-carbon, local materials and minimising the use of imported industrial building materials.

09 December - 14 December

Arches, Vaults and Domes (AVD) have been used since millennia worldwide. With the developments of 20th century industrial building materials and methods such as steel and reinforced cement concrete, the knowledge of masonry vaulting has been all but lost.

10 December - 13 December

This workshop is aimed at deepening the understanding of a sustainably integrated approach to planning, designing and building of human habitats. A series of interactive workshops and site visits based on the broad themes of planning and design, green building material, energy management, integrated water management and waste management.

01 January - 31 January

Auroville Consulting designs training programs for groups of students and professionals around various aspects of sustainability. The programs contain a good mixture of theory and practice and can be planned throughout the year. The workshop duration typically is 1 to 14 days.