International zone, Auroville
The site is located in the African pavilion campus therefore the inspiration is taken from the Pyramids and also the design of the early structures built in the Aspiration community, this accommodation for short term guests and volunteers is meant to be a semi permanent structure. The requirement was for a space which could accommodate 15 - 20 volunteers in a collective social setup.
The plan is hexagonal and the roof is as though 3 sides of the cube are removed and the remaining three surfaces are placed on 3 supports (RCC columns) forming a pyramid shape. A small entrance roof to accommodate the entry then leads to the open space with four large windows and a mezzanine floor with a central cutout and a ladder leading to it.
Structurally the metal frame for the main structure rests on 3 columns and insulated panels will be used for roofing. Its an open plan for fluid functions, it can be used as space for social gatherings, meetings etc.