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Samskara, Made in India © 2014 Anshika Varma

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Rammed Earth

Caption, short The project show-cased a range of efficient roofing systems that were first realised in Wall House, Auroville and which led to wider scale application in other projects in the local area.

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Description of the material/technlogy The project show-cased a range of efficient roofing systems that were first realised in Wall House, Auroville and which led to wider scale application in other projects in the local area. Catenary vaults made of interlocking terracotta cones provide an insulating roof and enable the ongoing tradition of terracotta roof tiles by improving their performance significantly.

Apart from thermal properties the system contributes by eliminating the whole substruc- ture of timber (as seen in the roof of the Corderie above) or metal supports as the shape enables the show-cased a range of efficient roofing systems that were first realised in Wall House, Auroville and which led to wider scale application in other projects in the local area. Catenary vaults made of interlocking terracotta cones provide an insulating roof and enable the ongoing tradition of terracotta roof tiles by improving their performance significantly. Apart from thermal properties the sys