Nani Dadhar Housing
Bhuj, India
Following the 2001 earthquake, members of a women's collective launched an initiative to rebuild housing in the Dadar region. Funded by a local NGO, the project design was prepared in conjunction with artisans, and its implementation was carried out by regional committees. A center offered training to local builders and dispensed earth blocks, enabling over 1,200 families to build 2000 Bhungas within 24 months. The circular form of the houses prevents them from splitting during earthquakes. The project generated employment and provided urgently needed secure habitation.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Bhuj, India
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2002
Dimensions
Ground floor area: 920 m²; total site area: 2,760 m²
Variant Names
Nani Dadhar Housing
Building Usages
housing development
residential
community development
urban design and development
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Shortlisted Project