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Location: Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, India

This participatory housing design project was for members of the traditional weaver's community in the town of Maheshwar. The housing scheme was a part of the overall adaptive reuse and planning project undertaken for the Maheshwar Fort. The project was designed to encourage the weavers to move into abandoned areas of the fort. Families of weavers discussed their individual needs with the architects to arrive on a design incorporating local construction skills and materials, the traditional architectural vocabulary, the current needs, and the socio-economic aspirations of the families.

Together with a community centre and a school building in the fort, this housing project seeked to establish the elements of an architectural vocabulary for further construction in the town.

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