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.
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.
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.
The 3H Summer School program is a three-week workshop during which participants will design and build a play area for children in a kindergarten. Participants will get a chance to experience a project lifecycle, get practical building experience and discuss new ideas with environmental experts and architects.
This 3 day Workshop focuses on building with cost efficient, environment-friendly and sustainable building materials, especially appropriate for our climate with the world’s oldest and widely used building material -mud,locally available and reclaimed materials followed by interactive sessions and site visits