Suraj Andhare

MA Architecture

Socio-environmentally sustainable public space in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

The design thesis ‘Socio-environmentally sustainable public space in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai’ offers a way to implement the principles of socio-environmental sustainability in today’s Indian architecture. The emphasis is on creating a public space with an integral blend of human and nature, with community interaction and involvement to spread the knowledge of socio- environmental sustainability in surrounding developing areas of Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.

The design thesis starts with research of a systematic framework and transformation of Indian architecture, followed by live precedents which helps to shape the theories to physical ideas. Later a holistic design approach has been implemented to create various design scenarios which impact the community and the environments. The proposed design intervention is an integral solution in which human social well-being is taken into consideration while designing public spaces in relation to the environment.

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