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 Sent by Nithin K. on 04/07/2016 at 18:30

I'm a student of B.Arch at RVCA. I recently finished my workshop on 'Designing with cseb' (June 2016).

It was such a rich experience. From the kind of surroundings to the people who came there and the very way everything was taught was really good. Honestly everything taught to me about reinforcements made sense to me only after going there. It was slightly intensive, but still a great job done by Satprem sir, Radhika ma'am and Ayappan sir to impart so much knowledge within 6 days.
Really inspiring.

Plus thanks to Saravanan sir for arranging all this.

 Sent by Vijay Pathak on 24/06/2016 at 16:13


Very inspiring work to see. Well appreciated !!

I am not into construction field but very much interested in this kind of work.

Soon will join one of your course.

Good luck!

 Sent by Alesa Misari on 11/05/2016 at 18:57

Simply, a remarkable form of architecture. reaching out to the genesis of the building industry. I don't think it can get any better than this. keep up the good work...

 Sent by Wayne Davis on 11/03/2016 at 20:25

I miss all of you!

Your work is producing safe & affordable building practices for the world's most at risk people.

Each of you are important in fulfilling this impossible dream and your job is to appreciate the work of all those inside & outside AEI.

Wayne Davis, Ph.D.
Course Leader at Landmark Worldwide

 Sent by Monica Khanna on 30/12/2015 at 10:48

I am an interior designer doing architectural projects in Delhi. I think your work is excellent and we in Delhi need to implement more of your Eco friendly sustainable design techniques in our projects. Your work is very inspiring. Thank you

 Sent by Rohan Athikari on 01/12/2015 at 22:00


 Sent by Ranganathmasthar on 09/10/2015 at 05:43

Auroville is doing an excellent job in nature-friendly and cost effective buildings. They are elegant and a feast to the eyes.
I learnt that low cost does not always mean ugly structures. We should have an eye for aesthetics. You are amazingly creative.
Mysore. Karnataka.

 Sent by Rahul M. on 30/09/2015 at 12:17

Really very great work done by you guys. Really fabulous. I wanna visit Auroville and really check out things in direct. Thanks for sharing very great ideas in internet.

 Sent by Ian Donaldson on 09/06/2015 at 06:55

A wonderful and informative website. As you may have noticed from my email address we are a soil stabilization manufacturing company primarily for creating sustainable roads.
We wish to take another path through natural progression in to stabilized blocks for affordable housing.
Your detailed pages are of interest to us albeit in another area of commerce.

Well done and keep up the good work.

 Sent by Khalid Rahim on 15/03/2015 at 18:04

I was introduced to Auroville Earth Institute by a close friend from Houston TX. Since the last two years I have been trying to explain to friends in construction business to study the methods and put it into practice. Is there a possibility receive CD Rom and some hard material.

 Sent by Ranganatha M.V. on 16/02/2015 at 14:53


 Sent by Anand T.V. on 31/01/2015 at 06:30

My signature of appreciations for this work . Real reward given to our Mother Earth. Best from the rest .Lovely creativity

Your pics & video's always have EMOTIONS in motion & MOTION in emotions .Growth of mind-body-spirit, curiosity, Expansiveness, Creativity, Productivity, Transmutation & soooo Much more......You are appreciated , you are loved, finally as nature lovers. Great awareness Creation institution. My salute.

 Sent by Saad E. Laaboudi on 13/11/2014 at 11:24

Congratulations for this great site and the valuable information that you dedicate to the whole humanity ! No doubt that this fantastic work will inspire many people in laboratories and architecture schools ! Thank you.

 Sent by Monica Nair on 10/11/2014 at 08:47

Hi I'm really inspired by the great work done by the team. I have a query,was wondering whether the institute also provides consultancy and helps individuals who wish to construct their homes using this form of architecture. In short can individuals living anywhere in India hire your services to build a home based on this form of architecture?

 Sent by Mark Daggett on 19/04/2012 at 12:04

All, I am posting this to thank you for building a fantastic web site with more useful information on compressed earth construction than any other web site! Very good work!

 Sent by Eric Duarte Rocha on 17/04/2012 at 10:59

The best informative site about earth archtecture out there! Hope one day I can visit and learn more about this art in Auroville!

 Sent by Dinesh Kumar S on 12/09/2011 at 01:36

Congratulations for launching your new website. As ever your new website is so informative. I am proud of having gone through all the training courses you have offered and also having worked with you. Thank you so much for posting and you always remain as my inspiration. Great work!

 Sent by Willem basson on 27/04/2011 at 13:32

My deepest thanks and gratitude for the very valuable information that you so generously and freely have made available to all and sundry.
This has answered many question I had for which I just couldn't find answers elsewhere on the Internet.
Keep up the good work!

 Sent by Thomas D on 17/04/2011 at 15:36

Les pionniers de cet institut ont posé les premières pierres du plus grand et noble chantier univervel.Il suivra son chemin progressivement et atteindra son but. L'humanité vous en sera reconnaissant un jour.
Bravo et félicitations. Thomas D. EAUBONNE FRANCE

 Sent by Eng. Ali Fathi on 02/04/2011 at 04:05

I am very proud about visiting that site which executes the wonderful ideas of the elegant Egyptian engineer Hassan Fathy.

 Sent by Dhedhipya Doradla on 14/03/2011 at 10:25

The CSEB course is so useful with detailed data and hands on and even management of work is also taught simulaneously. its rare combination to get enthusiastic teacher like satprem sir and keen practical teacher like ayyappan sir and even venkatesh sir was also so helpful. hands on is so helpful that one can go forward confidently with CSEB. Thank you very much for such a helpful course to Earth Institute.

 Sent by K K POOJARI on 27/02/2011 at 04:58

The training imparted by the Institute, particularly practical aspects of it, created a strong base for knowledge and confidence in me to implement what has been learnt. I will carry on your message of GO GREEN.

 Sent by TAPELE Cheflin Chairperson of ecoconstruction on 02/02/2011 at 14:30

La conciliation de l'habitat écologique et de l'architecture contemporaine pour un développement durable et sain est un défi majeur de notre ère et pour l'avenir de l'humanité tout entière.
Sir Satprem et Sir Ayyappan a travers Earth Institute d'Auroville vous en avez pris conscience et avez commencer a relever ce défis depuis une vingtaine d'années à travers vos travaux remarquable, tels la création de la technique free spanning. L'accès à  l'habitat a moindre coût aux pauvres grâce a vos techniques de construction. Seul l'omnipotent et l'omniscient vous récompensera à  la juste valeur de vos sacrifices pour le bien de l'humanité.
TAPELE Cheflin, Chaiperson of Earth construction & consulting

 Sent by Ekpenyong B. Itam on 21/01/2011 at 19:49

I am always very delighted to visit this website. It is my hope that I will be able to promote earthen architecture for housing developments in my country, Nigeria. I believe that, for this and several other good reasons, I will have to contact you very soon. I am also interested in promoting research in earthen architecture in the Department of Architecture in our university.
Please continue your good work.
Ekpenyong B. Itam

 Sent by Gubas Vyagusa on 06/01/2011 at 06:42

I am very much delighted with your products and equipments. And ideally I would like to work with you.
I am due to establish a Non Governmental Organization which will among others promote enviromental conservation in Kigoma ergion -Tanzania which is vulnerable to desertification due to deforestation emaneting from lack of electricity in the area. For this case I am interested in purchasing the Stabilised earth block machines so as to transfer the technology in rural areas.
Well done

 Sent by Martin Lowe on 09/11/2010 at 15:43

If my circumstances were different, I would love to be at Auroville creating great spaces from the earth and it's renewable wealth of materials.

Wishing your dreams every success of reality

 Sent by Ramesh Biradar on 13/09/2010 at 23:36

The CSEB course was very helpful to the students and also those who are interested to start block making unit by using locally available resources. Shortly I am going to open a block making unit in Karnataka. Thanks a lot. Have a nice day.

 Sent by Santhosh Zachariah on 01/09/2010 at 04:37

A shake hand between Earth disguised as spirit and the spirit filled human being-what is propagating from Auroville is the goodness prevailing among humanity. I wish and pray I could contribute for this cause in my own way.

 Sent by Ar. Ekpenyong B. Itam on 30/07/2010 at 22:00

I thank you very much for the very wonderful work you have been doing.

 Sent by Priyanka Bhandari on 17/07/2010 at 02:00

Hello to everyone at Earth Institute, Auroville. We were there for the CSEB course, June 2010.
That was really great time for all of us. Real hands on experience to work first time,with so much details,which makes me really confidant about myself.
Teachers are too good there specially Ayyappan Sir and Satprem Sir. Thanks to Earth Institute to organise such a course.

 Sent by Shekhar Deshpande on 08/07/2010 at 05:07

My compliments for the commendable work being done at Auroville, particularly by Satprem and Ayyappan and my gratitude for the orientation which has been a great eye opener. The sustainability of the work being done has impressed upon me the need to take a review and unlearn a lot of what we presently propagate and relearn to enable a more responsible approach to construction at large. I sincerely look forward to more interactions at Auroville on various levels. Warm regards, Shekhar.

 Sent by Sunil Mehta on 06/07/2010 at 01:28

My heartfelt appreciation and thanks to Satprem and Ayyappan for the excellent course in CSEB. Such courses need to be encouraged to our young citizens to appreciate the value of our environment and the crying need to preserve and protect it. I will look forward to work with Satprem and his team in the near future. Best wishes and best regards- Sunil

 Sent by James Mardall on 29/06/2010 at 23:43

Thank you for the most amazing information, examples and inspiration.
Peace and Love

 Sent by Sumant Joshi on 30/03/2010 at 08:23

I was part of the CSEB course of Feb 2010. I am not an architect but had some experience in building a farmhouse at my farm at Nasik. The course was amazing and helped change many of my ideas. These guys add cement to soil and produce walls and bricks as strong as the ones considered 'normal' !!!
I am planning to start constructing rammed earth walls for an agri-tourism company in Nasik.

 Sent by Vaibhav Mehandiratta on 01/03/2010 at 07:30

It was brilliant. I hope i can implement what Ayyapan and Satprem taught me. And all the staff members were so helpful. I will soon come back and plan to work with you people.

 Sent by Aswathy on 23/02/2010 at 11:55

I was really inspired by the works and philosophies of the institute.

 Sent by Patrick Babu Singarayar on 01/02/2010 at 09:23

New to architecture was I, the Auroville Earth Institute made me discover an architect inside of me.

 Sent by Ken Clark on 24/12/2009 at 00:48

WOW! what a site. I have been interested in earthen construction in Washington St. USA. WOW! I'm impressed with your work. You are a bless man.

 Sent by Hillary O'reilly on 12/12/2009 at 05:08

I lived and worked in Auroville between 1969 and 1974. I stayed in Aspiration with the original people who came to help build Auroville. I left there in 1974 to do my nurses training and never went back. My mother Doreen Bell stills lives in Pondicherry at The International Guest House. It is absolutely amazing to see how Auroville has grown and become world renowned. To every one who remembers me - HI There.

 Sent by Elyas Muhammad on 01/12/2009 at 01:18

Very good project which is environment friendly and people friendly. I will convey this message to my friends and to the organizations.

 Sent by Carmen T. Guzman on 06/11/2009 at 21:25

Congratulations for you project.
It is a dream, my dream come truth. I'm from Puerto Rico, the island in the Caribbean. I want to study about earth architecture in Auroville.

 Sent by Richa Sharma on 07/10/2009 at 11:57

I am extremely thankful to all members of Auroville Earth Institute for their help regarding my thesis on earth architecture. And special thanks to Mr. Satprem and Mr. Ayyappan. I want to study more about earth architecture in Auroville.

 Sent by Sebastian, Reunion Island on 04/10/2009 at 05:43

Earth Institut et le projet d'unité à travers la terre... merci de nous ouvrir et transmettre la passion.
Félicitation à toute l'équipe pour le professionnalisme et tous ces batiments qui poussent au quatre coins du monde depuis 20 ans.

 Sent by Rashmi Desai, India on 02/09/2009 at 17:39

Congratulation Satprem for these 20 years anniversary!
Just had a trip to Kerala and Tamil Nadu to meet my Auroville batchmates...Vinu and Dinesh.They both are doing really wonderful work out there. Especially Vinu, we are all so much surprised that he has done so much of work within these few years... I mean he has done such good works which you as his teacher would be really proud of! We are really greatful to have a teacher like you Satprem.
Rashmi Desai

 Sent by Catarina Pereira on 02/09/2009 at 17:29

Dear Satprem Maïni,
Congratulations to all of you, Auroville Earth Institute, for your 20th anniversary. Your institute is a world reference on Earth Construction.
Kind regards, Catarina Pereira, Centro da Terra, Portugal

 Sent by Felicitas Baguley on 24/08/2009 at 14:04

Dear Satprem,

I love your architecture and I deeply honour the way you work on your task..

 Sent by Nathaniel Corum on 03/11/2008 at 01:24

Aloha Satprem,
Your work at Auroville is so important. Thank you for building such a strong resource. Respectfully,
Nathaniel Corum, Architect Programs Manager
Architecture for Humanity

 Sent by Sheridon C. Shaw on 14/10/2008 at 05:49

This site a great inspiration for young Architects like myself... its a new and existing way to approach building construction. keep up the good work

 Sent by DR.PRITAM SINGH KATARIA on 31/07/2008 at 16:07

Satprem, may you live long... You are a tireless person... You gave me your time when you just came from long overnight journey... You are doing so much for Mother Earth ... Please start a compaign to stop all the kilns for burning bricks.
God bless you, Pritam

 Sent by Ashfaq Abdul Gani on 24/07/2008 at 00:54

Satprem is a man with a mission. His mission is to spread awareness about earth architecture and create AN ARMY OF ECO CONCIOUS ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS AND DEVELOPERS ACROSS THE WORLD. The fact that he is willing to share years of his knowledge, experience and expertise makes him a rare individual. This would be his legacy on earth. I am indebted to him for teaching me what I know about earth architecture in such a efficient and no fuss manner. His hands on approach shows his humblenes and friendly nature. InshAllah may God guide him and take him to newer heights of awareness and consciousness in all walks of life.

 Sent by Sridharan on 16/07/2008 at 10:37

Your website is very informative. I feel government of India should introduce green house technology in engineering curriculum.

 Sent by Hosnee Reza Chowdhury on 29/06/2008 at 06:43

I learned a lot from Architect Satprem for the AVD course... I am doing my Internship under Earth Institute... So I know... My boss is not only a good & Perfect Architect but also a very good teacher... So I look forward to the CSEB course... Hosnee

 Sent by Archita Patnaik on 17/05/2008 at 11:57

Fabulous ideas and efforts. I saw Science tackling Consciousness and Consciousness tackling Science.
Would love to associate myself.

 Sent by Ar. Ashwini Wade on 07/11/2007 at 22:44

Hello Satprem Sir,
I am short of words to thank you for the inspiration that I got from you. Four weeks training period at the Earth Institute was a life time experience for me... I learned many new things and I am definitely looking forward to apply it. Besides techniques what I learned from you is to be focused and dedicated for the work you love ... As you always do. You are the constant source of inspiration for me and many more!!!
Thank you so... much. Ar. Ashwini Wade

 Sent by Mohankumar on 17/10/2007 at 16:11

Just plain beautiful & inspiring. Thanks. Satpremji, may God bless you for your good work & I pray to God to give you yeoman strength to keep doing the good work. KEEP GOING ...

 Sent by Joel Teasdale on 01/10/2007 at 03:16

Dear Satprem Prabhu,
Thank you for an inspirational website. You do a great service to humanity.
Joel Teasdale

 Sent by Anupama Kundoo on 15/08/2007 at 06:04

Congratulations Satprem! Your website is so informative and so thorough. Very impressive. Many of my students have benefitted from having visited your website. Thanks!

 Sent by Chrys Azozama on 12/08/2007 at 15:41

I am proud of you for the effort you are putting for natural material use in the construction. Chrys

 Sent by Lisa on 05/06/2007 at 18:17

A beautiful and inspiring website, thanks for sharing...

 Sent by Ar. Devendra Pratap Singh on 14/01/2006 at 05:50

It is the most wonderful site on alternate technologies I have ever seen, so clear with images prompting to make a tour to this mecca of technology of compression

 Sent by David, Renovator arch. - Israel on 17/11/2005 at 14:05

You open a whole new world from earth. Truly I am coming to learn and believe that cities will emerge out of love and earth.
From a builder, plasterer and architect

 Sent by Professor Lade Wosornu on 10/09/2005 at 14:39

I found a rich source of information in your Website, easy on the eye and full of inspiration. Congratulations...

 Sent by Victor Pinero on 22/08/2005 at 13:40

Congratulations! For your work and excellent information. Good luck for Venezuela-Coro

 Sent by Ali Fathi Ali on 27/07/2005 at 08:08

I am very proud about visiting that site which executes the wonderful ideas of the elegant Egyptian engineer Hassan Fathi

 Sent by Keshav Bidari on 20/04/2005 at 02:58

Great Activities!!! Very glad to know it. Namaste, Architect Keshav Bidari - Kathmandu, Nepal

 Sent by dixit on 27/03/2005 at 04:09

Awesome information ... Like see some articles on vernacular architecture.

 Sent by Bob Mc Kinney on 13/02/2005 at 06:22

Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing, good luck. Sincerely, Robert Mc Kinney

 Sent by Steve Kornher on 11/02/2005 at 19:53

I am very interested in your vault designs and construction. Thanks for a great site. Steve Kornher - Mexico

 Sent by Rajeev Kumar on 24/01/2005 at 09:10

Very inspiring website... Anything like that is hardly seen in India. Keep it up.

 Sent by Amr Raouf on 06/01/2005 at 10:01

Very rich, informative site. Amr Raouf, California

 Sent by Jean Hafner on 18/11/2004 at 22:38

Your work is an inspiration and a joy. I teach in New Mexico, where there are many adobe buildings but none that I've seen with vaults and domes.

 Sent by Raymond F. Peck on 05/04/2004 at 08:35

The creative spirit beyond the subject sees the infinite abundance of life, without reservations in its purest essence.

 Sent by Raymundo Rodrigues on 04/04/2004 at 11:05

Wonderful work. Congratulations!!!

 Sent by William on 23/01/2004 at 14:19

A wonderful and enlightening website.

 Sent by Mickey Mair on 09/01/2004 at 13:08

I admire your work. Congratulations for your website. I've got very interested in your work concerning sustainable earth building technology.

 Sent by Felix on 06/12/2003 at 01:26

This site gave me a new insight into 'mud architecture'...

 Sent by DR. DILIP R. RANADE on 24/10/2003 at 12:10

Just a fantastic work! Can't imagine!

 Sent by Hannah Schreckenbach, BASIN Network on 28/01/2003 at 11:46

I have looked at your new homepage and find it very good, informative and attractive.

 Sent by Jennifer Neville, Administrator BSHF on 18/01/2003 at 00:53

I have since visited your new site with much interest - many congratulations!

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