The Sri Aurobindo Ashram
First phase occupied since 1989, final phase completed in 2006. A beautiful and peaceful haven away from the dirt, noise and pollution of surrounding Delhi, dedicated to spreading the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. India's typical and unique value systems inform the design. The pursuit of opulence, needing to be maintained by ever-increasing consumption, is replaced by the creation of abundance. A small ecological footprint rather than wasteful consumption creates cooperation with nature. The attitude is symbiotic rather than antibiotic, aiming for fulfillment rather than blind achievement.