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Roundwood watch tower AA School of Architecture

Roundwood watch tower AA School of Architecture


BEYOND JOHNNY. An environmental watch tower for the botanical garden of Auroville.
Architectural Association (AA)

Auroville, India


March 2007


Director: Anupama Kundoo


With the support of: Elena Barthel and Andrew Freear


Students: Joo-Han Baek, Ivana Bocina, Thomas Burnford, Alex Catterall, Joo Yun Cho, Antonios Daikos, François Guyot, Soo Hyun Jin, Killion Mokwete, Yuki Namba, Marisa Shahrir, Sherman Tang, Bienaca Thelmo and Jae Won Yi.


Diploma 9, from the Architectural Association of London, was invited to finance and build a watch tower for the Botanical Garden of the international city of Auroville, on the east of southern India.

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