Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Project Work Status: Research/Thesis Projects
An exercise in mapping, SOAK, documents the strategic interweave between rainfall and the sewage infrastructure that emerges within an existing informal settlement in Mumbai.
Drawing on the physical variations between the main roads, wide streets and narrow lanes, the exercise distinguishes typologies based on individual unit entrance conditions, seen in relation to both materiality and geometry of ground plane. Identifying typologies that span across varying degrees, the effort maps variations in existing threshold conditions - divides that form the segregation between the public and private domain.
The findings are to serve as the raw material, used for the creation of an opportunistic intervention within the context; an intervention that cultivates the harvesting of rainwater, whilst finding form in pre-existing material conditions.