Design comes as we build

urbz invited local builders from Dharavi to design the best possible house they could imagine. These designs were translated into physical models by artisans with a variety of skills. 


urbz has been involved with the heritage precinct of Khotachiwadi for nearly a decade. We have organized many events workshops there and produced a strategic plan for the area among other things.

Homegrown cities

This experiment in affordable housing led to the co-designing and construction of a small house in Shivaji Nagar, in Govandi. A neighbourhood in Mumbai that is struggling against all odds to keep growing and im

Homegrown Things

We produced everyday-life objects based on the specific needs of residents and the skills available in the Shivaji Nagar area in Mumbai.

Circulatory Lives

For the past 5 years, urbz has been following families who's lives is spread between Mumbai and their ancestral villages in the Konkan (Western India).

Bareilly Street

Studies, workshops, street exhibition and plans towards making a small square in Dharavi children friendly

Locals protest Khotachiwadi demolition

The unique protest, titled ‘Requim for  Khotachiwadi’, was initiated by the village residents to protest against the breaking down of the 150-year-old structure, which had been sold to builders.

Khotachiwadi's Heritage To Be Saved!

Mr. Lodha and members of the Khotachiwadi Welfare and Heritage Trust delivered a letter to the municipal commissioner calling for a heritage law to be enacted.