House no. 7- Clay and Brass Model

House no. 7- Clay and Brass Model

We present you the clay and brass model designed for house no- 7 in Sangam Galli as a part of the Homegrown Street Project. 

This film documents the process of the model for Ravindra Singh's family who have migrated from Uttar Pradesh. They remain in the village, intending to come to Mumbai for higher education and to live with their parents. As a result of growing family needs, the current structure of Gr+1 must be incrementally expanded to Gr+2.

While designing the programme, the contractor (Murugan) has solid considerations for the client because the family has been living in the village house for so long that they have adapted to the village house, so the new typology must have relevance to the village typology of the house, such as having a terrace and workspace, because the client is a vegetable vendor who needs ground space to accommodate the vegetable shop with an extensive frontage to the street.

Murugan also took Vastu Shastra into account when designing the structure, particularly the entrance, bathrooms and grill design- which is in the shape of sun rays (Maharaja jalli), which he believes will benefit the family's well-being.

The current structure includes a small Mobile sim and repair shop in the front of the building. This shop has also been retained in the proposed design, but it has been strategically placed in one corner to provide optimal workspace and allow the staircase to take up the front space for user comfort. This shop also contributes to the family's rental income.

The toilet windows are purposefully placed on the side walls and not facing the main street to protect the privacy of the client's wife and daughter.

The terrace was added as an integral part of the structure to serve as a spillover space for the family if any guests from the village visit them. Because the client's wife also intends to start a papad business, the terrace serves as a drying area for her, which supports her income.