Aranya Low Cost Housing

Indore, India

Year: 1982


The master-plan provides housing for economically weaker sections (EWS). This also includes households of middle and high-income groups. In each sector’s inner core, a 30 sq.m plot with a brick plinth, a built toilet, water and electricity was allotted to each EWS household.

The initial demonstrative sixty sample houses showed likely variations for individual family. With possibility of further growth as new alternatives, these typologies would find means to improve the quality of life for each respective family.

In thirty years, the entire fully developed township harmonizes the virtues of choice, freedom and social togetherness. As envisaged, the EWS groups emulate maximizing multiple uses of space with minimum of efforts.