Fitting More in VolumeTctd@1232020-01-27T10:45:07+00:00
Fitting More in Volume
PI: Prof. V. Bapat, IDC School of Design
Co-PI: Prof. Uday Athavankar
Tata Fellow: Vishal Bhushan Jha (2015-17)
There is a huge demand of housing in Mumbai and the rising land costs ensure unavailability of land for housing of the poor. In this scenario, the building footprint counts a lot. The project deals with providing alternate solutions to the housing design by utilising the volume provided. The aim of the project is to accommodate a family of 4+2 in a volume of 10’X10’X12.5′. The first stage of this project is done and a prototype has been demonstrated in June 2015. The current work on this project includes designing and detailing furniture which will create spaces in the volumetric housing uinteriors. The furniture pieces have to be mass production-able and can be bought by the dweller in an incremental way to grow the house, as space requirement in the house grows.