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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Related Information Cycle News. A study was conducted of such initiatives in a casy-study in India: Most of the income groups buy only a house plot.

Aranya Low Cost Housing, Indore: All You Need To Know

Six sectors, each with populations of , lie to the east and west of the spine and are diagonally bisected by linear parks. Ten houses, each with a courtyard at the back, form a cluster that opens onto a street.

Vehicular access was limited to rectilinear and formal roads which were meter wide. Model showing future development. To stay tuned with real estate updates Daily Weekly.

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. 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. Previous efforts by the government to provide low-cost urban housing in India were aimed at supplying ready-built units. Other projects of the Housing Complexes building type: However, Aranya Low-Cost Housing defeated all these presumed facts when it came yousing existence a few years back.


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.

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This was an integrated approach for ‘a sustainable society’ where the mix of different economic levels of society could stay together. Skip to main content. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India. Indore, India Aranya Housing Project. 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. Restoration of Bukhara Old City.

Aerial view of phase one. The Piles were cross connected at plinth level through concrete beams on which regular load bearing masonry walls rested.

A rectilinear site of 86 hectares was designed to accommodate communkty dwellings, largely for the Weaker Economic Section. Dowlat II Residential Complex. The Climate of Indore was effectively taken into account and a conducive living environment was achieved in Aranya.


The two openings on north and south permit natural light and cross ventilation. Landscaping and green areas include flowering and shade ginving trees wtih thick green ground cover.

The entire project was funded by the sale proceeds of the middle-income plots.

Restoration and refurbishment by Nati… Location: For Most Income Groups, only a house plot was sold. Internal streets and squares are paved.

Aranya Community Housing

Trees were planted in public places and streets that could accommodate social, economic and domestic activities were xranya. Bright Colours hohsing the facades, railings, grills and cornices commonly seen in the old houses of Indore were used in some of the houses. Available to the poorest, in addition to the plot itself, are a concrete plinth, a service core, and a room.

The Project site had black cotton soil prone to shrinking and swelling with moisture.