Auroville Design Consultants

  •   Auroville - India
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  • Suhasini Ayer – Guigan, Architect / Urban Planner; principal architect of Auroville Design Consultants - a studio dedicated to applied research in the field of solar passive architecture, sustainable urban development and building technologies, water and waste management and renewable energy. (www.aurovilledesgn.com) Auroville Design Consultants is a department in the “Auroville Centre for Scientific Research (CSR)”; an organization under Auroville Foundation. The studio is specialized in planning and architecture that responds to the context with optimum designs that respond to the natural and human geography, local climate and culture to evolve minimal and elegant built forms. The underlying theme in all the projects is the integration of functions with the building systems, including water, energy, waste, building materials and technology to create passive sustainable network between the users to the built and un-built spaces, to empower them to take responsibility for their environment.  Designed and implemented over 35 projects ranging from residential, educational, institutional and hospitality.  5 major applied research projects in sustainable planning and architectural design, including implementation settlement planning, institutional, educational, and commercial buildings.  Applied research and demonstration projects funded by governmental and non-governmental orgs for integration of sustainable technologies from Design stage to post – occupancy intervention to effect user behavior change Many of our projects have been recognized for their contribution to sustainable development practices with awards and citations, listed below.  1992 – Nominated for the Aga Khan award  1992 – Hassan Fathy architecture for the poor award; Egypt  2001 – Design Share Award USA for Educational buildings  2006 – Design Share Award USA for Educational buildings  2015 – Nominated for the ArcVision Prize, Italcementi, Italy  2016 – Terra jury award for earth architecture, France.  2019 – 2A Continental Architectural Awards 2019 – Asia/ Oceania  2020 – AYA Jk cements – Green Architecture Award, India
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