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.
Client's Record of Anguri Bagh Housing. Courtesy of Client (submitted to the Aga Khan Award for Architecture), 1980.
In the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, in some cases, clients of projects engaged in the nomination process are asked to fill out a standard form that is divided into the following sections: (i) identification; (ii) persons responsible; (iii) use; (iv) project history; (v) project economics; (vi) project evolution; (vii) maintenance; (viii) project significance; and, (ix) documentation. This process makes the Aga Khan Award for Architecture the most rigorous architectural prize in the world.