Auroville (City of Dawn) is an “experimental” township in Viluppuram district in South India. It was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa (also known as “The Mother”) and principally designed by french architect Roger Anger (1923-2008).Photo credit above and below : Anna Gregorczyk
Anger’s personal home is an amazing combination between sculpture and architecture. The splendid expression of Auroville’s chief architect Roger Anger breaks the mould of the conventional code of ‘four walls and a roof habitation’. A graduate from the classical ‘Beaux Arts’ in Paris, Roger came to India in 1956.
Home to him and his companion Jacqueline, the house has an incredible timelessness about itself. A product of the 60’s movement in architecture, with Roger’s background as a sculptor, painter, artist, architect, planner and above all a visionary, this house built in the early seventies even today is as contemporary as the day designed.
“Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity.”