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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).

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 with residences/offices, setting an example that “industrial zone” does not necessarily imply cold, gray, flat structures which are dead after 5:00 pm.


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

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