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Assessing demand & supply of low income housing

Scope: The study’s objective was to assess the demand and supply of self-constructed incremental housing in India for households earning below Rs 15,000 per month and to evaluate the feasibility of providing technical design assistance. Methodology: The study analysed the current state of housing in four different tiered cities (Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Dehradun) and […]

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Improving Informal Settlements

mHS is working with JPAL (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab) at MIT to investigate the impact of mason training on the built environment and understand if the current poor quality of informal housing is a demand or supply constraint problem.

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Improving Informal Settlements

mHS is working with JPAL (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab) at MIT to investigate the impact of mason training on the built environment and understand if the current poor quality of informal housing is a demand or supply constraint problem. Working in partnership with SAATH we are determined to discover it!

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Our rooftop office

In Fall 2012, the mHS technical team designed and self-built its own office space on a rooftop in Greater Kailash.  Major design features: -Structure is comprised of a short boundary wall with a temporary shell over it, making it easy to build and dismantle. -The temporary part of the structure is comprised of insulated panels, […]

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Digital Networks in Informal Settlements

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This post is second in series of Social and Digital Media at the Sarai programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi made possible by a Social Media Research grant to our senior designer Swati Janu. The research is based on our ongoing project to provide design and technical knowledge to masons and homeowners […]