Towards Human cities
Social Housing in the High Density Context
The phenomenon of rapid urbanization is globally acknowledged as a key challenge in the contemporary architectural scenario, that calls for rethinking and new visions in all aspects of city life. Only India and China, together house a third of the global population while occupying much less land proportionately. Many other currently developing cities across the world such as Hong Kong, Singapore, etc. have pressing needs for high density developments. The common problem in all these developments is that the human scale as well as other socially important aspects that were integral to the values established for housing and humane neighbourhoods, is increasingly replaced by monotonously stacked apartments in developer-driven high rise constructions.
This Studio calls for an integral rethinking in Architecture and Urban Design, considering new visions in proposing social housing in the city, that addresses environmental, social and economic concerns holistically. The context is Auroville, an international city-in-the-making, located in South India. Founded in 1968 with Roger Anger as chief architect, Auroville was launched as a living laboratory towards rethinking the city of the future, and has achieved success with reforestation of a brown field and initiated many areas of model sustainable best practices. As Auroville completes 50 years this year, it is time to take a bolder step, an urban one, towards realising the city. Anger had proposed here a wide range of housing typologies that could be investigated as replicable models in other contexts globally.
This studio will focus on design proposals for 5 different collective housing typologies that are human-centric including public life and shared facilites contained within. Proposals will include Auroville’s planned context of green mobility, urban farming concepts, renewable energy, integrated management of rain water and waste water, appropriate building technologies, as integrated aspects. The studio structure balances individual work and team work for collective housing proposals that also contribute towards a larger urban project.
EXCURSION: 5 day trip visiting social housing in Copenhagen, coinciding with the Architecture Festival (3-16 May)
mittwochs, 15.00-19.00 Uhr, donnerstags 9.00- 13.00 Uhr
Mittwoch, 11.04.18, 11.00h
siehe Aushang am Institut
BACHELOR ARCHITEKTUR UND STADTPLANUNG PO 2013 / PO 2015
49200 PO 2013
67730 PO 2015
MASTER ARCHITEKTUR UND STADTPLANUNG PO 2013 / PO 2017
Art/Umfang der Prüfung
Entwurf / Bachelorarbeit
Gastprof. Dr. Anupama Kundoo, Alba Balmaseda