COUNTRY - INDIA
STATE – MADHYA PRADESH
REGION - MALWA
DISTRICT – INDORE
ELEVATION – 553 m
COORDINATES – 220 43” N
750 54” E
POPULATION – 1,964,086
Indore has architecturally
significant buildings in a wide range
of styles spanning distinct historical
and cultural periods
of Holkar (Maratha), Mughal
and British era.
• SITE – 6 kms north of Indore city.
• CLIENT – Indore Debvelopment Authority, Indore , India.
• ARCHITECT – Vastu – Shilpa Foundation ; B. V. Doshi
• PLANNER – Himanshu H. Parikh
•ENGINEER – Muktirajsinhji Chauhan
•CONSULTANT ENGINEERS – V. D. Joshi , S. L. Shah , Deepak
Kantawala , Dinesh Panchal.
• LAND AREA – 220 acres
• PHASE I – 100 hectares
• NO. OF PLOTS – 6500
• POPULATION (projected)-
• PLANNING - 1982
• The site is flat with no major physical features, except a natural
rainwater channel that runs diagonally across the south-west corner.
• An accurate level survey shows a fall of 9 meters across the site’s
width of one kilometer, which gives a gradient of 1 in 110.
• The site and the rest of the city has a 2-2.5-metre-thick top strata of
evenly deposited black cotton soil, expansive clay with some organic
• Soil is very unreliable bearing material, as it is highly adhesive, soft,
expand in volume when wet and shrinks heavily when dry.
•Indore has a borderline Humid
• Average summer temperature – 400C
• Average winter temperature – 8 – 260C
• Rainfall – 180 – 360 mm
COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND SERVICE
AREA REQUIREMENTS FOR EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
LEVELS OF ACCESSIBILTY
At the community/ street level, the aim was to produce
a design linking the scale of the built form and the
human scale by incorporating a street life with plugged
cluster houses, sympathetic and aesthetically
complimenting each other and a socio cultural life of
community interaction of families in the “otta” (outdoor
• An important feature of the Indian home, at the
service space between house, community spaces and
• The street corner spaces are formed by the
alternating arrangement of the road, the green space,
and the pedestrian pathway
SITE AND SERVICE APPROACH
• Cost – effective.
Progressive development of facilities.
• Houses built by the people themselves to
suit their needs.
Each family provided with a plot having a
water tank , sewerage connection , paved
access with street lights , storm water
Houses were clustered in a group of 10.
Septic tank provided for every 2 clusters.
Water drawn from 3 local reservoirs.
To economize , 20 toilets are connected to 1
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