Aspiration, presently Auroville's largest settlement, was envisaged as a group of semi-permanent huts to accommodate early settlers. The huts are of various types constructed largely out of locally available materials. Of these, the square and hexagonal plan huts are more prominent. The former type has four square rooms of 3.5 m side each. Two rooms are linked by a corridor which has built-in storage, and leads to the bathrooms. The roof has a wooden structure with individual members bolted together and fixed to metal base-plates. A galvanised wire-net, stretched across inclined rafters, acts as a mesh to hold the thatch roof. The windows are triangular shutters which can swing inwards or outwards against the slope of the roof. The hexagonal units have similar characteristics, but differ in pan. They are in sets of two housing units, with three rooms each, linked together by toilet blocks. The overall arrangement of the units is compact and provides flexibility of use, and the surrounding landscape is expressed as a single, inter-connected whole. — Chatterjee, 1985
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Chatterjee, Malay. "II: 1960 – 1974: The Journey Back from Chandigarh, the Evolution of Contemporary Indian Architecture." In Architecture In India, 132-153. Paris and Milan: Electa Moniteur, 1985.