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Client: Mona Doctor-Pingel

Type: Commercial

Year: 2008

Location: Auroville, Tamil Nadu

Site Area: 485 m²

Built Up Area: approx. 100 m²

Team: Mona Doctor-Pingel, Abhiruchi Anand, Noble George

Structure: Mona Doctor - Pingel

Contractor: Mohan Constructions

Photo Credit: Noble George, Ibn Talib, Naga Sai Santhan K

The studio is located within the community of ‘Yantra’ (4,500 square meter plot area), a project designed and built by Studio Naqshbandi (1995-2008).

A glimpse of the workspace is enough to justify it as a Temple for Working.

The studio rooted in the essence and philosophy of Auroville; offers Architecture, Interior design and Landscaping services for each project, designing a building or a space in its entirety.

The studio respects the existing contours and indigenous trees on the site.

Being situated in the industrial zone of the city, Yantra was started in 1996 as a pilot project integrating small non-polluting workshops,  residences and offices, setting an example that “industrial zone” does not necessarily imply cold, gray, flat structures which are dead after 5:00 pm.


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