HOUSE AT THE TIBETAN PAVILLION
This was a project that came to Manu Gopalan, head architect of Sacred groves project, and he gave me entire freedom to design the future house and have direct contact with the clients, a Tibetan couple with two teenage children.
The climate of Auroville is sub-humid tropical. Auroville is situated on a plateau region with its maximum elevation of 32 m above sea level with an average yearly rain of about 1250 mm. The average maximum temperature is around 32 °C and an average minimum of 20 °C.
The defining feature of this design was to give privacy and openness to the room/space of every family member.
Footprint: 60 sq. m.
Material: waste ruble, cement, Mangalore tiles
Technique: Stonemasonry and compressed bricks