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Cost Effective made Habitable: Labour Housing Development

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Housing Crisis - a persistent problem around the globe. Many efforts are made to come up with ‘affordable’ solutions, but, fail to achieve to make housing complexes habitable for the end user. Hence, failing to achieve its initial purpose of providing an environment for growth for the user and thereby the country. At the turn of the new century, developing India saw a rapid increase of industrial settlements that were mostly based in and around major cities & townships. This boom led to mass-scale migration from rural to urban areas, thus leading to creation of densely populated & unplanned colonies near such industrial establishments. Lack of proper infrastructure, civic amenities, housing and socio-cultural centers for the lower income groups led to degraded living standards for such settlers. Through my thesis I have tried to achieve a design intervention which is not only cost-effective but also a housing development which initiates community growth. It provides a platform for the lower income group to have an access to a house with options of future expansion and open extendable areas to public spaces for social and cultural interaction within and outside the housing community.

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