This resource centre aims to collect information for developing cities with appropriate and sustainable technologies. It has samples of appropriate building materials and technologies, plus a range of books, slides, photos and videos on appropriate building technologies and energy sources. It includes:
- A Building Material Resource Centre, with about 300 samples of earth-based materials, and various other products.
- A Technology Resource Centre, with about 45 samples of earth-based technologies and various appropriate technologies like ferrocement.
- A Library with more than 2,600 books, over 45,000 digital photos on earth architecture and appropriate building technologies, energy sources, and about 30 videos on appropriate building technologies.
|You are most welcome to send some samples, either for analysis or for contributing to this collection.|
Located in a sunny corner of the Auroville Earth Institute main office, the library provides a wide selection of information resources for the benefit of staff, students, and visitors. Materials range from architectural surveys, curriculum and manuals from the AVEI and other institutions, guides to sustainable living, in-depth manuals on different building techniques, theses in architecture and engineering, and resources about Auroville and its history. The catalog is searchable online and interested individuals are welcome to visit the Institute to consult these resources.