JSW Ratnagiri (Zone 1)

"The vision was to maximize community living by creating an energetic and closed knit community. A compact township was planned with its city center at a quarter mile radius walking distance"

The site is located on a cliff top, overlooking the sea along the Konkan coast.

This township was designed as low cost housing for contracted workers who would reside here for not longer than 2-3 years. These were planned as self-sufficient neighbourhoods with a town center and school at walking distances. Our Mission for this township was to maximize interaction of occupants by providing various levels of community spaces.

All housing clusters are planned along north-south axes, to protect the internal courts from strong southwest monsoon winds and direct sunlight.

The buildings are placed alongside each other and staggered. This created a linear corridor of open space between the buildings, which are landscaped and form the key community interaction spaces.

The design brief required two types of housing; one was for families and the other was dormitories. The family units were designed as compact studio units with attached bath, toilet and kitchenette while the dormitories were planned to accommodate 3-4 beds per room.

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