Raw earth for building has been used worldwide for millennia but during the 20 th century most of the skills of earth builders were lost and building with earth became marginal. Through the endeavour of the Auroville Earth Institute, Auroville is today reviving these traditional skills and demonstrating that earth is a noble building material which can be used for manifesting modern, harmonious and progressive architecture for the third millennium. Built of compressed stabilised earth blocks, it demonstrated the potential of stabilised earth as a quality building material. Since then, the value of earth as a building material has been acknowledged for its economic advantage, as well as its comfort and quality, which promotes indigenous and sustainable development. Today, Auroville can show a wide variety of earthen projects: public buildings, schools, apartments and individual houses. Most of the projects are built with compressed stabilised earth blocks CSEB , as this technology benefits of more than half a century of research and development worldwide.
Indian Habitat Center
TESSA case studies | BirdLife
This activity involves more than just changing the maintenance regime in the channel. It is concerned with trying to relieve the pressure of past channel alteration to help increase morphological diversity. Activities to restore aquatic habitats recognise that morphological condition underpins the establishment of healthy ecology. Therefore, it is important that the hydromorphological impact in modified watercourses is addressed when hoping to restore aquatic habitats. These include:. Improvements to aquatic habitats in modified watercourses can deliver a wide range of direct and indirect benefits, including:.
Case Study: Be Sweet and Have a Heart @ Habitat
India Habitat Centre IHC was conceived to provide a physical environment, which would serve as a catalyst for a synergetic relationship between individuals and institutions working in diverse habitat related areas and would therefore maximize their total effectiveness. To facilitate this interaction, the Centre provides a superb range of facilities. It is perhaps most successful as a work of urban design, a place that handles transportation and an enormous variety of public and private activities, from housing to banking to entertainment to food. A city within a city, it is an intellectual shopping centre that provides cheap green curry, great theatre, cutting edge art, ….