• Student Riva Dhaval Shah
  • Code UG191116
  • Faculty Planning
  • Unit L2 Studio Unit
  • Tutor/s Imran Mansuri
  • TA Zeel Patel


The studio focuses on understanding housing at various levels. Through analyzing sites, interviewing people, studying the climate and several pertinent factors  to eventually re-design the site (Gota) into a more adaptive and dynamic housing which socially interactive as well.  Pertaining to the needs of the residents here, Aavaas design focuses on creating community spaces and encouraging maximum social interaction, through semi-open spaces, balconies opening towards open spaces, common spaces near entrances, and a shared terrace or lanes connecting clusters through staircases. These spaces create micro-neighborhoods that stimulate interaction, which the community lacks, thereby improving their experience of communal living.