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 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.

Pamoja Shell of Steel Housing. About Our story AiD team Board of advisors terms of use privacy policy colophon. Conceptualised by Indore Development Authority, the total built-up area of this society is communtiy lakh sq mt, constructed at a cost of Rs million.

Aerial view of phase one. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India. Traditionally, architects have contributed little to housing for the Third World urban poor. Landscaping and green areas include flowering and shade ginving trees wtih thick green ground cover.

Brick, stone and cement were locally available. Rehabilitation of Nagaur Fort. Aranya Township was designed as a site and services project spread laid out in six sectors that converge on a central spine i. The community was designed in a way so that all the facilities are evenly distributed and a link with the town centre can be maintained.

Landscaping of Soekarno-Hatta Airport. Show Award recipients only. Courtyards within houses, cul-de-sacs, public squares and small activity areas are sufficiently shaded by the adjacent buildings.

Eighty demonstration houses, designed by architect Balkrishna V. To stay tuned with real estate updates Daily Weekly. 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. Pedestrian access was made easy. Subscribe Now To stay tuned with real estate updates Pick: For Most Income Groups, only a house plot was sold.

One solution is to use land as a resource to produce housing for the urban poor, by allowing them access to it to build their homes. Model showing future development.

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. Septic tanks are provided for each group of twenty houses, and electricity and water are available throughout.

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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 down payment is based on the average income of the family, the loan balance being paid in monthly instalments. The location of Aranya Low-Cost Housing was strategic. Mosque of sranya Grand National Assembly. Payment schemes, and a series of site and service options, reflect the financial resources of this mixed community.

Aranya Community Housing

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. Dowlat II Residential Complex. The site plan accommodates and cmomunity a variety of income groups. Those who opt to work for the poor need to rethink their roles; the numbers are overwhelming, the issues complex and the resources coommunity very limited.

Treasure Hill Symbiotic Settlement. Most of the income groups buy only a house plot. Planning System Services Location: Designed by the award-winning architect, Balkrishna Doshi, Aranya Low-Cost Housing is everything that a buyer could wish for.

The Indore Development Authority initiated an affordable housing project for 60, people that would tackle this issue and at the same time be affordable to the government and urban poor.


The Aranya Housing Project, completed in and considered a model project. The area has Delhi-Mumbai Highway running on the east and has developing industrial areas on the north, south and west.

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Vehicular access was limited to rectilinear and formal roads which were meter wide. The longer side facade is oriented in the north- south axis to reduct the solar radiations on building especially during summers.

Aranya Community Housing, Indore, India. Aranya, 6 kilometres from Indore, will eventually house a total population of 60, in dwellings, on a net planning area of 85 hectares.

The Piles were cross connected at plinth level through concrete beams on which regular load bearing masonry walls rested. Peripheral roads were asphalt paved for heavy traffic. This was an integrated approach for ‘a sustainable society’ where the mix of different economic levels of society could stay together.

The site was selected on the basis of linkages to the city and employment opportunities in the surroundings. Ten houses, each with a courtyard at the back, form a cluster that opens onto a street.


The total idea of conceiving this project was to 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.

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

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