Humanscapes is a collective housing project based on the ‘co-housing concept’ in Auroville, on a site of about 2,500 sqm.  The proposed built-up area of about 1,680 sqm is over three-floor levels. It is designed to demonstrate a living and evolving neighbourhood that mainstreams sustainable development and an integral lifestyle. The design and planning intends to create a benchmark in energy, waste and water use with solar passive buildings using low embodied building materials. Poured earth walls with waste Cuddapah stone strips and natural stone flooring are used as major building materials. Exposed brick-vaults roofing system is also implemented in this project.