We produced everyday-life objects based on the specific needs of residents and the skills available in the Shivaji Nagar area in Mumbai.
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 improving.
For the past 5 years, urbz has been following families who's lives are spread between Mumbai and their ancestral villages in the Konkan (Western India).
We are taking the Design Comes as We Build project to the next level - the Homegrown Street!
urbz invited local builders from Dharavi to design the best possible house they could imagine. These designs were translated into physical models by artisans.