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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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 comkunity afford.

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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 outdoors. I forgot my password.

Brick, stone, and concrete are available locally, but owners are free to use any material they choose for house construction and decoration. Community Development and Improvement. 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.


The Aranya Housing Project, completed in and considered a model project. All Cycles Cycle. Other projects of the Housing Complexes building type: 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. Trees were planted in public places and streets that could accommodate social, economic and domestic activities were planned. Internal streets and squares are paved. 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.

The Climate of Indore was effectively taken into account and a conducive living environment was achieved in Aranya. 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.

A rectilinear site of 86 hectares was designed to accommodate over dwellings, largely for the Weaker Economic Section.

Open spaces and pedestrian pathways intersect and connect the clusters to the central spine.

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Commknity sectors, each with populations of , lie to the east and west of the spine and are diagonally bisected by linear parks. Residents were independent of using any material like brick or stone for the construction purpose. Master Jury statement Cycle home Award Home.

Most of the income groups buy only a house plot.

Peripheral roads were asphalt paved for heavy traffic. Model showing future development. Courtyards within houses, cul-de-sacs, public squares and small activity areas are sufficiently shaded by the adjacent buildings. The site plan accommodates and integrates a variety aranyq income groups. Owners were free to use any material for the construction and decoration of house.


Previous efforts aranta the government to provide low-cost urban housing in India were aimed at supplying ready-built units. Small diameter shallow piles with poured concrete was used, which made for very inexpensive foundation.

Dowlat II Residential Complex. Bright Colours in the facades, railings, grills and cornices commonly seen in the old houses of Indore were used in some of the houses. Restoration and refurbishment by Nati… Location: Khuda-ki-Basti Incremental Development Scheme.

The area has Delhi-Mumbai Highway running on the east and has developing industrial areas on the north, south and west. Aranya Township communjty designed as a site and services project spread laid out in six sectors that converge on a central spine i. 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.