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Prema Residence

Prema Residence, Auromodele Community.
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Prema Residence, Auromodele Community.
Andre Hababou

This house lies in the community of Auromodele, where Roger Anger and his school built some of their designs for Auroville; as elsewhere in the community. In the seventies, the Auromodele land was sloping and barren, inviting architects to work with curves; engaging them into a deeper understanding of space and volume.

The residence was designed by Roger Anger and Andre Hababou. Initially, on paper, the curved forms on a single storey level showed good, but they did not afford enough space in reality; so a second floor was drafted and put into place. The house is currently known as Prema's residence. The Auromodele area has about twelve houses in similar styles. There is common water management and within decades its many acres turned lush green. The community residents meet to decide about major developments.