I am working on a design proposal for a sustainable community as a studio problem for my M. Arch.The site is in north India. Pls tell me how can i evolve the concept.
Apart from the contemporary 'sustainable' tag, 'community' itself acts as a root to sustainability. In other words, if its not a community, then it is not sustainable.
I think, you should be more specific in defining your site. Your site itself will give u ideas and inspiration. Consider physical conditions of the site such as topography, climate, geology etc., Think about the inhabitants, their culture, way of life, preference etc. I think for a start these factors play a key role in taking major decisions and then at a later stage you can go into the specifics.
Sriraj, Well said, I agree with you.
Frank John Snelling
I am interested in your design proposal. I currently am an instructor in the areas of: Sociology, Psychology and Criminal Justice and am working on a graduate degree in Crisis Disaster Management. My area of emphasis is in mitigation specifically in the development of sustainable and resilient communities. Please update me on your research.