A Little More About Our People
An artist at heart whose brush tips are accustomed to peculiar window details. She is a woman who wears many hats, while simultaneously juggling them with her left hand, as she schedules a meeting with her right. A sharp eye for design, a deep love for creating with earth and a keen eye to watch out for her teammates, it’s almost as if her only weakness is a pack of imli toffees. Trained as an architect from RV School of Architecture, Bangalore, her passion for earth construction was born at the Auroville Earth institute. She then practiced as an architect in France for 2 years, specialising in sustainable design for social housing and public spaces. Back in India, she lived and worked for 2 years with the artisans of Kutch, Gujarat (Personal Blog – Made In Kachchh). The proximity that she developed with the local practices, culture, materials and skills is today a strong inspiration for the kind of architecture promoted by Made In Earth; close to the people, the place and its environment.
A tool loving, tech crazy gizmo geek, who can whip up a fine carpentry table or a program to tell you the optimum wooden member lengths for the same. Crazily in love with earth, his systematic calculations may seem too jumbled at times but when it comes to matters of the heart, Jeremie is a straight arrow. Trained as an urban systems engineer in France, Denmark and Spain, he has specialized in climate sensitive design and natural building techniques. The Auroville Earth Institute sharpened his knowledge and love for earth as a building material. Jeremie has worked in France for 3 years in R&D of earth materials, production and techniques. He has been the training coordinator for programs promoting sustainable building techniques. India being very close to his heart, he has worked for 2 years in Kutch, Gujarat, in an urban development project; bringing it all together at Made In Earth.
Agnimitra P Bachi
With a dozen ideas per minute and an insatiable taste for experimentation, Agni can make anything happen. Come, take a seat and have a sip of coffee; his generosity, intuition and humor will make the journey pleasant but surely full of surprises! Agni graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Early in his education, he developed a taste for sustainability when he worked with the Center for Science and Environment on alternative building practices. His fascination for ‘simply beautiful’ designs took him to Srilanka where he worked with Architect Anjalendran , in close proximity to Geoffrey Bawas works, to which he attributes much of his design sensibilities. Agni is also a graphic designer, part time comedian, theatre enthusiast and co-founder of the BlackBox movement in Delhi; his rich personality and energy brings the fire to Made In Earth.
Master yoda was probably Ajinkya’s guide in another life. He is the serene force of the team, his master strokes always comes at the right time to wrap up the game and finalise a project. Design challenges had better watch out…”It’s clobberin’ time!”
Ajinkya graduated from R.V school of Architecture in 2010 and dove right into the construction of a rammed earth house in North Bangalore. He then worked with prominent offices in the city on a wide range of projects from Hospital to Factories. In 2011, he moved to Auroville for four years, learning from Architect Dharmesh Jadeja and the Buildaur/Dustudio team. His eagerness to bring back his learnings to the mainstream building industry in a metropolitan such as Bangalore took him to Unishire, one of the fastest growing real estate companies. It is this bridge between sustainable approaches and their context in an ever growing urban centre like ours; that Made In Earth shouts out for today.