This housing project proposal for Design Against the Elements comes from Triple O Studio in India. It reflects on the scales of the contextual architecture by providing radical innovations in building methods, yet retaining a sensitivity to the context in the spatial organization of the project. More on this project after the break. In keeping with the traditional lifestyle of the local people, the architects adapted the modern notion of individual apartments to operate on the concept of community sharing, living and growth. Rather than optimizing on the western concept of privacy and individualism, Triple O Studio approached the spatial organization of the architecture to maximize the social capacity of its residents. Bamboo and locally available materials will be used for the construction. Local labor, traditional building methodologies and interior layouts and details will be used to understand the local people’s needs and ways of life. Using locally available materials with a local skill-set greatly brings down the cost of the project. The project also reduces the land-filling and excavation to a minimum to preserve the natural resources of the site.
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