There is a great need for research and innovation on ways of limiting construction and maintenance costs of low-income housing. This project aims to fulfil following objectives:
1. To study current and typical construction practices and techniques used in housing and establish how and where mass-manufacturing can contribute to affordable housing.
2. To survey existing pre-fab technology in India or elsewhere.
3. To develop ideas for limiting construction costs through meaningful and selective use of mass-manufacturing techniques. (e.g. new building components or joints, construction tools etc.)
4. To develop ideas for products and product systems that complement the frugal lifestyle of the target population while meeting their aspirations. (e.g. pay-per-use facilities such as refrigeration or cooling, window based solar cookers etc.)