From Bengaluru to Auroville: Between Tradition and Innovation in Southern Indian Architecture
In the Karnataka region, mud construction has a long tradition. Laurie Baker has promoted mud as a locally available re- source with a strong responsiveness to climatic conditions. His work is a relevant source of inspiration for contemporary architects and builders. This article reports on a meeting with the collective Made in Earth, in Bengaloru, and a visit to the Auroville Earth Institute, a historic Indian institution committed to sustainable development.