The famously productive neighbourhood in the heart of Mumbai city is full of thousands of artisans, craftspersons and mechanics, working away on their tools and machines in workshops and factories that often do
This is the first of our fortnightly column in The Hindu Sunday Magazine. This week we explore how the rapid absorption of smart technologies is transforming how business is done in Dharavi and all over India.
Students from SAL worked with urbz and Dharavi residents to understand the connections and interconnections that make up the neighbourhood and its relationship the city.
A project that started early in the year with local contractors and carpenters to design ideal Dharavi Homes opens to the public.
urbz invited local builders from Dharavi with a vast experience in construction, to design the best possible house they could imagine.
80 students design their own vision of one-day workshop where participants had to plan and design their own architecture studios/living space in a homegrown settlement of their choice.
Why is there a Bareilly street in Dharavi when Bareilly is infact in Uttar Pradesh?
When people take matters into their own hands...community initiated schools in Dharavi
Hubert, Eloise, Lucie and Chloé have all moved to Bordeaux from different parts of France and live there currently. But what's 'home' for them?
Recognizing patterns and processes are crucial to urban practice. The role of architects as agents of incremental growth needs to be emphasised over that of creators of a future that doesn’t yet exist.
Local contractors design their ideal Dharavi homes which are exhibited at Zaha Hadid's Maxxi in Rome.
A prize winning proposal to recycle plastic waste along Mumbai's coastal village of Versova, uses fishing nets and the involvement of the local fishing community.
urbz was invited by Arc en Rêve to show our work on Circulatory Lives at the Constellation.s exhibition in Bordeaux.
After months of preparation, our humble gallery space opens its doors to the public.
Started after a dynamic collaboration in Mumbai where team Colombia helped construct an office in Mumbai, Bogota announces itself and makes plans for the future.
Handstorming is the alter-ego of its more cerebral version and geared towards a collective hands-on experience that makes and constructs in real time and space. It was the main mode of operation in our workshop with NYU AD students and produced some impressive and practical tools and objects.
Download the report of the Breaking Ground workshop (in French). Strategies for the gradual densification of residential neighbourhoods in Geneva. (52 MB).
What do spray painted cats on walls, masked motorbikes and a pop-up staircase have in common? The Khotachiwadi Imaginaries workshop.
The future in architecture starts with a good hard look at the world as it is.
Beyond the Bungalows of Khotachiwadi: call for participation at a workshop in an urban village at the heart of South Mumbai.