Appropriate Building Technologies


Auroville is envisaged as an international township for 50,000 residents. From the very beginning, Auroville architecture has been a rich field of experimentation. This reflects the creativity of the inhabitants as well as a lack of stifling building regulations. Some architects are more interested in form but others are concerned that the materials that they use should be as environmentally-sensitive and sustainable as possible.  To this end, indigenous materials and designs have been adopted and adapted and other promising construction technologies – like reinforced earth blocks and ferro-cement – have been developed or refined.  

Today, Auroville presents a remarkable variety of styles, from simple thatch and mud houses to apartment complexes and public buildings. Each, to a greater or lesser extent, attempts to minimise its impact upon the earth and offer its residents an enhanced quality of life.


GreenAcres campaign

Fundraising for expanding the Auroville Greenbelt.

Our eco-zone is under threat of rapid urbanization, this is an urgent move to reverse the trend and extend activities.

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