Aranya Community Housing, Indore, India. Page 2. Aranya Community Housing, Indore, India. Page 3. Aranya Community Housing, Indore, India. Page 4. A study was conducted of such initiatives in a casy-study in India: The Aranya Housing Project, completed in and considered a model. Case study- “ARANYA” A housing project, Indore. Situated 6 km from Indore, Madhya Pradesh is a housing project for the middle and lower income groups of .

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Twists and staggers introduced to discourage through traffic. The Project site had black cotton soil prone to shrinking and swelling with moisture.

Landscaping of Soekarno-Hatta Airport. Community Opportunities The values associated with Smart Growth communities encourage affordable, mixed income housing; higher density; and a vibrant. Master Jury statement Cycle home Award Home. Aranya Community Housing, Indore, India.

When we were studying you could see that besides the situation of living there in absolute misery, people were also willing to challenge themselves to find a better way of life, and seeking to overcome the problems. NEWS Buildify subscribe newsletter.

Confluence Virginia What life have you if you have not life together? For interaction of families an otta an important feature of the Indian home was provided between the service spaces and the cul-de-sac. Courtyards within houses, cul-de-sacs, public squares and small activity areas are sufficiently shaded by the adjacent buildings. SERVICES A well and a lift station were provided near the final manhole that discharges the waste water into the treatment plant, An oxidation pond on the north west corner of the site where the natural slope helped in collecting the sewage and was suitable for the predominant south west wind direction to avoid odour pollution.


The Aranya Housing Project, completed in and considered a model project. For Doshi that has not only meant designing places like Aranya to replace slum housing but to have the curiosity and humility to learn from slums, not least how and why a successful sense of community coalesces, even in situations of extreme hardship. Other projects of the Housing Complexes building type: Related Information Cycle News.

Auth with social network: My presentations Profile Feedback Log out. Locally available building materials used for low cost housing. The two openings on north and south permit natural light and cross ventilation.

It accommodates 80, people with houses and courtyards linked by a maze of pathways in the city of Indore. It had housung estimated that approximately 51, families were homeless or living in illegal settlements. Restoration of Bukhara Old City.

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Traditionally, architects have contributed little to housing for the Third World urban poor. Peripheral roads were asphalt paved for heavy traffic. A conventional sewage system was developed atanya the township, keeping in view the general contour of available ground slope and the road network.


The jury found Aranya to be an innovative sites-and-services project that is particularly noteworthy for its effort to integrate cas within a range of poor-to-modest incomes. The master plan, prepared by the Vastu-Shilpa Foundation inis designed around a central spine comprising the business district.

Model showing future development. The system adopted for storm water drainage was a combination of an underground storm water system in wider roads and surface drainage on internal roads where ground slopes were effectively used.

Low-cost housing needs dignity, says Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi

A septic tank was provided for two clusters. Slum Networking of Indore City. Conservation of Old Sana’a.

Open spaces and pedestrian pathways intersect and connect the clusters to the central spine. Planning System Services Location: A study was conducted of such initiatives in a casy-study in India: Urban design movement originating in the late 80s — early 90s. The lower-income Groups were given several options that included a site and plinth, a service core and one room, depending on how much they could afford. The road network, designed according to the topography, allowed for smooth gravitational flow of water.

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