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 Low Cost Housing

This was an integrated approach for ‘a sustainable society’ where the mix of different economic levels of society could stay together. Aerial view coost phase one.

Show Award recipients only. Aranya Community Housing, Indore, India.

Residents were independent of using any material like brick or stone for the construction purpose. NEWS Buildify subscribe newsletter. 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.

The Piles were cross connected at plinth level through concrete beams on which regular load bearing masonry walls rested. 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. Conservation of Old Sana’a. Open spaces and pedestrian pathways intersect and connect the clusters to the central spine. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

Internal streets and squares are paved.

Six sectors, each with populations of , lie to the east and west of the spine and are diagonally bisected by linear parks. But really we are exclusive when we need to afanya inclusive.

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Landscaping of Soekarno-Hatta Airport. Bright Colours in the facades, railings, grills and cornices commonly seen in the old houses of Indore were used in some of the houses. We ocst very proud.

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. Related Information Cycle News.

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

The site was selected on the basis of linkages to the city and employment opportunities in the surroundings. About Our story AiD team Board of advisors terms of use privacy policy colophon. Treasure Hill Symbiotic Settlement. The Project site had black cotton soil prone to shrinking and swelling with moisture.

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Architecture In Development – Aranya Housing Project

The down payment is based on the average income of the family, the loan balance being paid in monthly hoousing. Mosque of the Grand National Assembly.

A study was conducted of such initiatives in a casy-study in India: However, it took too long to construct a complete house and it became expensive for the low income group and also ate up too many resources. 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.

Aranya Low Cost Housing

However, Aranya Low-Cost Housing defeated all these presumed facts when it came into existence a few years back. Aranya Township was designed as a site and services project spread laid out in six sectors that converge on a central housiny i. The Climate of Indore housign effectively taken into account and a conducive living environment was achieved in Aranya. The entire project was funded by the sale proceeds of the middle-income plots.


It accommodates 80, people with houses and courtyards linked by a maze of pathways in the city of Indore. Most of the plots were small in and size and the houses were clustered in low rise blocks. The jury found Aranya to be an innovative sites-and-services project that is particularly noteworthy for its effort to integrate families within a range of poor-to-modest incomes. Model showing future development. The area has Delhi-Mumbai Highway running on the east and has developing industrial areas on the north, south and west.

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. Designed by the award-winning architect, Balkrishna Doshi, Aranya Low-Cost Housing is everything that a buyer could wish for.

Doshi, display a wide variety of possibilities, ranging from one room shelters to relatively spacious houses. The location aranyq Aranya Low-Cost Housing was strategic. Landscaping and green areas include flowering and shade ginving trees wtih thick green ground cover. Echoing that theme, Doshi added: Payment schemes, and a series of site and service options, reflect the financial resources of this mixed community.

Dowlat II Residential Complex. The two openings on north and south permit natural light and cross ventilation. All Cycles Cycle. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India. The Aranya Housing Project, completed in and considered a model project. I forgot my password. The master plan, prepared by the Vastu-Shilpa Foundation inis designed around a central spine comprising the business district.

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