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ARANYA COMMUNITY HOUSING. Page 2. PROJECT OVERVIEW. • Aranya, 6 kilometres from Indore, was designed to house a total population of 60, in. AID – Aranya Housing Project: Incremental Housing Project for the poorest of Indore, India. cultural and social context Edit. Indore, India in the. FROM BALKRISHNA DOSHI: “They are not houses but homes where a happy community lives. That is what finally matters.” Aranya Low Cost Housing.

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Trees were planted in public places and streets that could accommodate social, economic and domestic activities were planned.

The Climate of Indore was effectively taken into account and a conducive living environment was achieved in Aranya. A rectilinear site of 86 hectares was designed to accommodate over dwellings, largely for the Weaker Economic Section. Slum Networking of Indore City. The two openings on north and south permit natural light and cross ventilation.

However, Communtiy Low-Cost Housing defeated commujity these presumed facts when it came into existence a few years back. Small diameter shallow piles with poured concrete was used, which made for very inexpensive foundation.

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One solution is to use land as a resource to produce housing for the urban poor, by allowing them access to it to build their homes. Mosque of the Grand National Assembly. Master Jury statement Cycle home Award Home. All Cycles Cycle. Six sectors, each with populations of , lie to the east and west of the spine and are diagonally bisected by linear parks. Show Award recipients only.


Most of the income groups buy only a house plot. Related Information Cycle News.

The Indore Development Authority initiated an affordable housing project for 60, people that would tackle this issue and at the same time be affordable to the government hhousing urban poor. The total idea of conceiving this project was to improve and upgrade the existing slum area and provide around 6, residential plots of varying sizes starting from sq ft for economically weaker section to 4, sq ft for high-income groups.

Most of the plots were small in and size and the houses were clustered in low rise blocks. I forgot my password. Traditionally, architects have contributed little to housing for the Third World urban poor. Rehabilitation of Nagaur Fort. There is a common notion that low-cost housing cannot be comfortable or close to the city centre or offer a convenient lifestyle to the deprived class of the society.

It had been estimated that approximately 51, families were homeless or living in illegal settlements. Internal streets and squares in the Economically Weaker Section were stone paved, reducing their cost and maintenance.

Brick, stone and cement were locally available. Designed by the award-winning architect, Balkrishna Doshi, Aranya Low-Cost Housing is everything that a buyer could wish for. Those who opt to work for the poor need to rethink their roles; the numbers are overwhelming, the issues complex and the resources are very limited.


Treasure Hill Symbiotic Settlement. Conceptualised by Indore Development Authority, the total built-up area of this society is 1 lakh sq mt, constructed at a cost of Rs million.

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Residents were independent of using any material like brick or stone for the construction purpose. Almost 58 per cent of the total space was occupied for housing, 26 per cent for roads, 9 per cent for open spaces and 7 per cent for community and commercial facilities.

The area has Delhi-Mumbai Highway running on the east and has developing industrial areas on the north, south and west.

Previous efforts by the government to provide low-cost urban housing in India were aimed at supplying ready-built units. The master plan, prepared by the Vastu-Shilpa Foundation inis designed around a central spine comprising the business district.

Aranya Community Housing

Vehicular access was limited to rectilinear and formal roads which were meter wide. The longer side facade is oriented in the north- south axis to reduct the solar radiations on building especially during comnunity. Community Development and Improvement.