Design By : Yamini Manjunath , IV Semester
Studio Co-ordinators : Dr. M.N Chandrashekar(Dean), Ar. Smitha M.B(Asst.prof), Ar.Manju C Nair, Ar.Ravi Venkatesh.
The given project was to redesign an already existing Slum Rehabilitation. The site(4.3 Acres) abuts the Mysore Road, the Nayandanahalli Lake, the Nayandanahalli Railway Station and a service road. The design acknowledges and tries to overcome the mundane challenges faced by the residents.
The focus of the project was the design process, which included studying and tracing works of well known architects(including Frank Lloyd Wright, Raj Rewal, Charles Correa, etc.), and indeed the live case studies of different housing types and typologies.
The design was highly inspired by Moshe Safdi’s Habitat-67(1967 A.D.):- Roof terraces, alternate stacking of the housing units, pre-cast-concrete walls, and its massing along the sea-side in Montreal, Canada, almost reflected the requirements of the design and conditions of the site here in Bengaluru. Hence, it seemed only fitting that such a project should inspired this design, enabling the provision of a utility space(roof-terrace) to each of the 249 housing units( comprising of 83 LIG’s and 166 EWS’s) in the proposed layout plan, which would not have been possible otherwise, considering the fact that it was low-cost housing.