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A House We Built – With URBz

This is a project done in collaboration with URBZ, an experimental urban research and action collective. The URBZ office, originally located in Dharavi had shifted to Shivaji Nagar, a slum built on a grid of plots. One plot of land, with an existing structure was purchased by URBZ the goal being to build a Pilot House on this plot, which was rich in spatial quality as well as highly affordable to the prospective clients in the area. Working within the parameters of height restriction, construction cost and a small foot print, we aimed at maximizing usable space using a series of levels, while learning from local patterns of living which would also inform our design.
Project: A House We Built
Location: Dharavi, Mumbai, India.
Area: N.A.
Status: Completed
Design Team: Diane Athaide, URBz

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