A Hypothetical Scheme for a Seaside Housing in Mumbai, India
Dwelling and housing at the seaside is a geographic question. The proposed design redefines the seaside of Worli in Mumbai as a new public domain with innovative housing connected to the tight knit fabric of an existing urban village. Inspired by the language of “chawls” in Mumbai, housing is divided in clusters, connected in a linear way along the edge, with court type spaces looking towards the sea. The blocks in cluster vary in width to accommodate different housing demands. The ground level constitutes a “new street” that incorporates the vitality of Worli village, community life of the housing, and continuous seaside promenade linking the city and project site.
Project developed by: Rubaiya Nasrin and Sumaita Tahseen
Featured image: Rubaiya Nasrin/Bengal Institute