Ar. Rishi Vora
Ar. Nachiket Kalle, Ar. Amey Ghosalkar , Ar. Amit Jain, Ar. Rishi Vora, Ar. Mehul Sanghvi
The site is situated at Goregaon (East) near film city. The Basti adjacent to the plot gives us a sense of community living or people having similar expectations from the society coming together to enhance this experience of living. The Basti and the IGIDR campus on the site are two examples where people having similar aspirations come together to live in a community. They live together and share their experiences, joy, sorrow, etc.
Units come together to form space and the space enhances the experience of co-living. The units are either stacked, interlocked, or arranged in a way that maximizes interaction. Even during ancient times, the hunters would come together because they had some similar goals, and working in a group would provide them security and efficiency. They would form small groups and live together and this would suffice their needs as a community. They would build tents, houses and shelters such that it could enhance their interaction and workrate and help communicate better together. A similar concept is seen in the Basti. A sense of oneness, togetherness, and security is achieved through this!