The project comprises 787 low-cost dwelling units arranged in 14 clusters of single, two-storey, and three-storey blocks. The projects attempts to provide a large number of low-cost, one- and two-room housing units based on the living pattern of the urban poor of Lahore. Units are of two categories: 1. category one measures - 12ftx45ft, and consists of a room, a covered verandah, and an enclosed courtyard; 2. category two consists of two rooms, a verandah, and a courtyard. In both cases, the kitchen forms an enclosure within the verandah, the WC, and bath open onto the courtyard. The floor slabs and roof are of reinforced concrete cast in-situ. Window frames are of wood. All materials are produced locally, except steel, which is imported, and rolled locally.
Lari, Yasmeen. “Part II: My Un-learning Phase and the Angoori Bagh Project" in Architecture Design Art (Issue 32, Volume VIII), Maria Aslam, editor. Karachi: ArchWorks, 2015.
The Angoori Bagh project came about due to the interest in housing for the poor by the Pakistan People's Party's leftist finance minister, Dr. Mubashir Hasan. I remember meeting Mubashir in the office of Tajuddin Bhamani, a giant name in architectural consultancy at the time, who had invited me to discuss collaboration in the design of an architectural competition. My first encounter with Tajuddin had occurred in an assembly of a select group of distinguished architects organized by the CDA (Capital Development Authority) in early 1965 to design housing units for the capital city (Excerpt from the article)