We do have lost a legend who could have given the world much more than he did in the last 50 years. Much to my dismay that I never got to know him personally. I suppose, his family, friends or people who have known or worked with him must have and would be facing immense grief. But yes, i am still sad; to an extent. Because with his death, not only a person died, but, a style died, an aroma died. There will no more be any building like the ones he made or the types of building he was fond of.

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The problem with social housing has been how to give the most with less money. We have very good examples in Europe, but the constrains are way different than the ones in developing countries. In these countries, almost all the constructions are done by anyone but architects.

A good example on this is Elemental, lead by Alejandro Aravena, which has been changing not only design aspects of social housing, but also public policy.

Currently, they have built and on going projects in Chile , Mexico and more countries. The project was called Sambarchitecture and it was documented as a movie which was shown in Cinema Zita during Brazilian Film Festival in Stockholm.

Sambarchitecture was also in exhibition in the Architecture Museum of Stockholm and in the Botkyrka Konsthall; Sara has been working on a strategy to connect Stockholm, framing the future urban development as urban bridges between segregated suburbs.

Informal office in Koregaon Park, Pune. Organic patterns that have evolved during time are preserved and existing social networks are respected. Neighbors remain neighbors, local remains local. The following pictures show the life inside of old temporary houses kaccha. All photos were taken in Netaji Nagar, Pune, India in The grant is now active and it can be given to any family who lives in a kaccha — an old temporary structure, not suitable for living.

The strategy strengthens the informal and aims to accelerate the legalization of the homes of the urban poor. Their strategy was arranged to fit the parameters of this grant.


Belapur Housing in Navi Mumbai, India by Charles Correa

Location: Belapur, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Project Work Status: Completed Projects Project Duration: - This project, located on six hectares of land about 2 km from the city centre of New Bombay, attempts to demonstrate how high densities persons per hectare, including open spaces, schools, etc can be easily achieved within the context of a low-rise typology. The site plan is generated by a hierarchy of community spaces, starting with a small shared courtyard 8m x 8m around which seven houses are grouped. Each of these houses is on its own piece of land, so that the families can have the crucial advantage of open-to sky spaces to augment the covered areas. Furthermore, they do not share any party-walls with their neighbours - which makes these houses truly incremental, since each family can extend their own house independently. These houses cover almost the entire social spectrum from squatter families to the upper income brackets - yet, in order to maintain the fundamental principle of Equity, the sites themselves vary in size only marginally from 45 sqm to 70 sqm. The form and plans of these houses are very simple, so that they can be built and extended by traditional masons and craftsmen - thus generating employment in the Bazaar Sector of the urban economy i. Project Themes.


Belapur Housing

It holds lessons for housing design and production in both developed and developing countries. Behind the eastern coastline of Bombay harbour, the hills descend into a series of dry brown valleys, splattered with dark green scrub. This is the site of New Bombay, an idea first promoted by Charles Correa and a group of colleagues in the s as a means of reducing pressure on an old city physically constricted at the bottom of the peninsula between the harbour and the Indian Ocean, yet subject to an enormous-and increasing-influx of work-hungry country people. At last, the New Bombay project seems to be taking off.


Belapur incremental housing

Yonos Though, we also know that he designed Kanchenjunga apartments-a 32 storey high rise building. We do have lost a legend who could have given the world much more than he did in the last 50 years. They would soon perish. We are sorry, we are still working on adjusting Archnet.




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