Methods to survival - Anupama Kundoo's house in Auroville

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This is one among the top 5 famous houses in Auroville, Designed by Anupama Kundoo.

Her work is slotted as contemporary vernacular, many of her projects built with low energy technologies such as water harvesting and renewable energy sources. But this aspect of Anupama Kundoo’s work emerges more from an attraction to efficiency. “My designs are not driven by the worry that the world will end, but by finding ways to make the most with what one has,” says the 40-year-old, who has been practising for 17 years.

After graduating from Sir J.J College of Architecture, Mumbai, in 1989, she found the creative options, which were to become interior designers or to produce facades of buildings without working on the interiors, either frivolous or boring. She didn’t surrender to either and headed off to travel, landing in Auroville. Some of her projects include Creativity, She describes her work as natural, without any make-up. The other area of her expertise is housing, where she recently researched tropical high-rise housing for the urban area. After working in Berlin during the building boom she got a chance to teach at the Technical University, Berlin, and Darmstadt in Hesse, in 2005.

Informed by research into and experimentation with eco-friendly construction methods, the work of Anupama Kundoo adheres to the fundamentals of Indian tectonics in forming its architectural language. In 1990 she started her architecture practice in Auroville, a place she describes as an international city in the making in southeast India

elaborate details on how this house was constructed can be found here

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  1. ~RichArtpix~ 53 months ago | reply

    beautiful place.......the design is unique, but not weird.....I love how it is so natural in its environment....all those cooling greens........

    but......tell me though, do they have WiFi here???? haha

  2. Sunrise@dawn 風傳影像 53 months ago | reply

    This is definitely a great capture of superb quality, my friend!!!

    Thanks a lot for your sweet comment on my recent image!!!
    Advance merry christmas to you and all your family!!!! :-)))

  3. ☆Mi☺Λmor☆ 53 months ago | reply

    thank u guys :)

    @ Richard : Haha oh be surprised :) in India we have 3MBPS datacard these days so u have internet pretty much everywhere and in Auroville all electricity is generated via Solar power

  4. **Natasha L** 53 months ago | reply

    Love it!! Reminds me a bit of the house 'the Cullens' used in the Twilight movie!

  5. ..AishA.. 53 months ago | reply

    WOW so cool superb composition !!

  6. ^i^heavensdarkangel2 53 months ago | reply

    hmm...heavenly
    great shot's angelic 1
    gorgeous greens
    ^i^

  7. Deej6 53 months ago | reply

    Awesome work my friend, a very unique looking place. Looks like a great place to visit. I like the processing also.
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  8. GioPhotos 53 months ago | reply

    That's a wonderful home. Great HDR!

  9. Jyoti'S... not posting any pictures! 53 months ago | reply

    I like the colours and the presentation... but more than anything... the fact that you share here with us what we otherwise might never would have known makes this series even more amazing. :)

    TFS Dinesh!! :) TFS!! :)

  10. Dragos Dumitrascu 53 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called NOVA Photo, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Splendid green moment! :)

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  11. Takahiro Yamamoto 53 months ago | reply

    I really like the surroundings of the house. The green is so well designed. Great architect she is!

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  12. jarrowka ( ) 53 months ago | reply

    beautiful colours

  13. Mahesh Telkar 53 months ago | reply

    too much green .. but its mesmerizing :-)

  14. Ian.I 53 months ago | reply

    the house is an architectural marvel. the landscape around it is magnificent also. sweet series Dinesh.

  15. amithes 53 months ago | reply

    Woww..!! Mesmerizing shot..Lovely colors here..Love the pseudo HDR effect here.

  16. Drinking like a fish 53 months ago | reply

    I so love her works~~~ and you captured it very well~~
    I just feel it not Indian style~~~ anyway, I still love it~~
    The grass, trees and architecture so perfect together....
    Merry Christams, Dinesh~

  17. hakuna-matata! 2010VE :D [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

    wow what a beautiful place!! :)

  18. bshilpa19 52 months ago | reply

    so peaceful

  19. smallish fish 24 months ago | reply

    Ah quite beautiful.
    I'm thinking over going to Auroville over Christmas ( possibly staying at 'quiet') and would love to have another viewpoint of someone who's been there. I've been to India before but never to Auroville, it looks fascinating. We're used to backpacking on a budget but this time I fancy a room with a little comfort and a bath attached. Any info' or advice would be so very welcomed.

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