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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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 Climate of Communityy was effectively taken into account and a conducive living environment was achieved in Aranya. Being a slum development project, the inspiration was taken from hlusing existing slum settlements where a small neighbourhood is formed with houses extending to the outdoors.

The area has Delhi-Mumbai Highway running on the east and has developing industrial areas on the north, south and west. Vehicular access was limited to rectilinear and formal roads which were meter wide. About Our story AiD team Board of advisors terms of use privacy policy colophon.

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. Aranya, 6 kilometres from Indore, will eventually house a total population of 60, in dwellings, on a net planning area of 85 hectares. Most of the income groups buy only a house plot. Other projects of the Housing Complexes building type: Aerial view of phase one.


The master plan, prepared by the Vastu-Shilpa Foundation inis designed around a central spine comprising the business district. Aranya Township was designed as a site and services project spread laid out in six sectors that converge on a central spine i. Payment schemes, and a series of site and service options, reflect the financial resources of this mixed community.

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It had been estimated that approximately 51, families were homeless or living in illegal settlements. 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.

Pedestrian access was made easy. One solution is to use land as a resource housingg produce housing for the urban poor, by allowing them access to it to build their homes.

Pamoja Shell of Steel Housing. The longer side facade is oriented in the north- south axis to reduct the solar radiations on building especially during summers.

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Restoration of Bukhara Old City. For Most Income Groups, only a house plot was sold.

Internal streets and squares are paved. The site was selected on the basis of linkages to the city and employment opportunities in the surroundings. Other projects in India: Aranya Community Housing, Indore, Communtiy. Planning System Services Location: 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 entire project was funded by the sale proceeds of the middle-income plots. Show Award recipients only. Landscaping and green areas housiny flowering and shade ginving trees wtih thick green ground cover. The Piles were cross connected at plinth level through concrete beams on which regular arayna bearing masonry walls rested.


Owners were free to use any material for the construction and decoration of house. Skip to main content. Small diameter shallow piles with poured concrete was used, which made for very inexpensive foundation. Houeing Project site had black cotton soil prone to shrinking and swelling with moisture. A study was conducted of such initiatives in a casy-study in India: The location of Aranya Low-Cost Housing was strategic.

Previous efforts by the government to provide low-cost urban housing in India were aimed at supplying ready-built units.

Residents were independent of using any material like brick or stone for the construction purpose. Restoration and refurbishment by Nati… Location: Indore, India Aranya Housing Project. The site plan accommodates and integrates a variety of income cmmunity.

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Doshi, display a wide variety of possibilities, ranging from one room shelters to relatively spacious houses. Dowlat II Residential Complex. Brick, stone, and concrete are available locally, but owners are free jousing use any material they choose for house construction and decoration. Bright Colours in the facades, railings, grills and cornices commonly seen in the old houses of Indore were used in some of the houses.

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