An intent to realize; a 200-acre basalt quarry is now a protected forest – a result of a process that has been designed for optimal human intervention.
Written and Contributed by M/s Prabhakar B. Bhagwat
Designed and developed by Bangalore-based design house Studio ABD, Tigoona (teen-guna or three times) is empowering street entrepreneurs who play a vital role in the Indian urban economy. The cart has solar-powered light and can carry heavy loads (up to 100 kg). It enables easy waste management, protection against sun and rain and is carefully designed for easy usage by both men and women street vendors.
Written and Contributed by Studio ABD
A memory mapping project initiated by the Bookworm Trust and the Scottish artist Liz Kemp bought together 500 community members between the ages of 5-80 years to document narratives, folklore, the memory and the relationship of communities who live along the river Mandovi in Goa.
Written and Contributed by Bookworm
The campus is an attempt to evoke the vernacular desert archetype through massive, continuous shielding ochre-coloured walls, controlled openings, the deeply shaded courtyard, and the wind towers.
Written and Contributed by Indigo Architects
The Graphic Law Library is a living archive that takes different legal content from legislations to basic procedures and redesigns them in interactive and actionable formats. These include in the form of primers, info-graphics and briefs.
Written and Contributed by Justice Adda
Design Museum Dharavi is an open format and since the start of the project wanted to inspire other people, adapting it and creating similar initiatives at other locations. The museum engages with local makers in new collaborations, exploring their creativity and designing new items together for public exhibitions. The showcased objects, proposals, strategies and models reflect the talent of local makers, craftsmen, designers, contractors and other professionals operating within Dharavi, and aim to open new creative directions and scenarios.
Written and Contributed by Design Musuem Dharavi
Post 2001 Gujarat earthquake, Gandhi nu Gam at Ludiya was one of the sixteen villages where Vastu Shilpa Foundation was involved with the rehabilitation process. It involved the construction of 455 traditional bhungas together with three schools, a grass bank, community buildings, production centres, religious shrines, the electricity network and a water harvesting system.
Written and Contributed by Footprints EARTH
Led entirely by people’s initiative to improve upon their existing version of the religious podium, the project strategies low-budget with detailed modular precast jalis to optimize time and resource. It trained the local public health contractors in various construction techniques to expand work opportunities.
Written and Contributed by Abin Design Studio
Jetavan in rural Maharashtra is built for the holistic development of the community. The centre is built with locally-sourced re-purposed materials with the mandate of not harming a single tree on site.
Written and Contributed by Sameep Padora and Associates
Aanandshala Project by BPS Architects – Brinda & Parth Shah in collaboration with Centre for Environment Education, focuses on creating a conducive educational environment including physical, social and pedagogical values in the school and the community.
Written and Contributed by BPS Architects
Since its inauguration, artists, performers, teachers have conducted lectures, events, and workshops. Children from ashram as well as other communities across Ahmedabad have benefited from these events. Jagat theatre has become a place for all. A place for expression and togetherness.
Written and Contributed by SEALAB
The project reuses and upcycles a retired public vehicle thus serving multiple ideas through a singular design process: 1. Upcycling and giving the buses a second-life; 2. Enabling the waste workers and citizens to segregate on-site, and 3. Creating a unique prototype that is extremely affordable to make.
Written and Contributed by Studio Matter
The promise of piped water supply or groundwater via borewells for informal settlements contributes to a vicious cycle. The relationship of communities to natural resource regions is severed, leading to dependence on piped systems or groundwater, both of which are themselves finite sources. Integrated Design studied existing water stresses in the informal settlements of Ranchi to revive or strengthen their links to local water resources.
Written and Contributed by Integrated Design