Courtyard House, Auroville, Tamil Nadu

Built-up area: 2,500 SF

Configuration: Ground plus one floor

Year of Completion: 2018

Scope: Architecture and Construction Management

Summary: An eco-friendly home made from the most basic of materials – mud taken from the site itself!

What makes this green?

An eco-friendly home created from compressed earth blocks using mud taken from the site itself. The breathable mud blocks offer excellent barriers to heat and keep the interior spaces cool. Beautiful red-oxide flooring and woodwork endow a rustic charm to this house. The circular form of the house minimizes wall area which helped reduce construction cost as well as exposure to elements. The form encloses a courtyard that invites nature into all parts of the home.

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Architect feature – Anupama Mohanram

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February 26, 2021

The magic of mud

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October 19, 2015

Architect feature – Anupama Mohanram

Anupama Mohanram, co-founder of Green Evolution, featured in MGS Architecture website.

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