An adaptive reuse, housing based elective which made us use and existing unconventional site for the purpose of housing for the masses.
We termed our project as a 21st Century Village, as we wanted to foster interactions in an organic way between the people who will be occupying the development. Introducing shared spaces, function rooms, crèche, recreation rooms etc. would in time build a community within the building itself.
This studio taught me the most about the difference and similarities in housing methods in India and Australia and the pros and cons of both. Group dynamics were pushed to the limits but with the motivation and support of the tutors we managed to power through and ended up learning a lot.