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Aranya, 6 kilometres from Indore, will eventually house a total population of Ten houses, each with a courtyard at the back, form a cluster that opens onto a street. The site plan accommodates and integrates a variety of income groups. Aranya Low Cost Housing: Balkrishna Doshi: in Ahmedabad () and the Aranya Low Cost Housing in Indore (). The latter, arguably his best-known. The Aranya low-cost housing project in Indore. Doshi believes that a large part of Aranya’s success has been because instead of presenting.

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Aranya Community Housing | Aga Khan Development Network

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. The site was selected on the basis of linkages to the city and employment opportunities in the surroundings. 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.

A arany in India where he speaks to packed lectures, year-old Doshi, who studied under Le Corbusier, has worked on other projects — including mixed-income housing for a life insurance corporation in Ahmedabad and the underground Amdavad ni Gufa art gallery — but it is Aranya for which he is best known. Most of the plots were small in and size and the houses were clustered in low rise blocks. Being a slum development project, the inspiration was taken from the existing slum settlements where a small neighbourhood is formed with houses extending to the xost.


The Piles cst cross connected at plinth level through concrete beams on which regular load bearing masonry walls rested. A rectilinear site of 86 hectares was designed to accommodate over dwellings, largely for the Weaker Economic Section. Restoration of Bukhara Old City. Indore, India Aranya Housing Project. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Aranya, 6 kilometres from Indore, will eventually house a total population arajya 60, in dwellings, on a net planning area of 85 hectares.

Community Development and Improvement. Slum Networking of Indore City.

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. The master plan, prepared by the Vastu-Shilpa Foundation inis designed around a central spine comprising the business district.

The total idea of conceiving this project was aranyq 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.

Vehicular access was limited to rectilinear and formal roads which were meter wide.

Open spaces and pedestrian pathways intersect and connect the clusters to housung central spine. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Skip to main content. Aranya master plan was informal with interlinked space of cultural context and maintenance of roads, open spaces and a central location for basic community services. Landscaping of Soekarno-Hatta Airport.

Aranya Low Cost Housing | housing project by Doshi |

Peripheral roads were asphalt paved for heavy traffic. I forgot my aranyq. Speaking to the Guardian after the announcement of his award, Doshi said that architects and urban planners involved in low-income housing projects — as well as architectural education — needed to move away from their focus on the designer as individual to being far more collaborative, compassionate and invested in the dignity of those they house. Aerial view of phase one.


Small diameter shallow piles with poured concrete was used, which made for very inexpensive foundation.

Ten houses, each with a courtyard at the back, form a cluster that opens onto a street. The Climate of Indore was effectively taken into account and a conducive living environment was achieved in Aranya. What you need to find is how to create not separations but buffer zones, places where there is room for variation.

The poorest are located in the middle of each of the six sectors, while the better off obtain plots along the peripheries of each sector and the central spine. But really we are exclusive when we pow to be inclusive. Eighty demonstration houses, designed by architect Balkrishna V.

Brick, stone and cement were locally available. For Most Income Groups, only a house plot was sold. Subscribe Now To stay tuned with real estate updates Pick: The Aranya Housing Project, completed in and considered a model project. Master Jury statement Cycle home Award Home.

Aranya Low Cost Housing

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Residents were independent of using any material like brick or stone for the construction purpose. Treasure Hill Symbiotic Settlement. It accommodates 80, people with houses and courtyards linked by a maze of pathways in the city of Indore. Restoration and refurbishment by Nati… Location: