Keywords Change this

Experimental, Housing, Social Housing

Project timeline

1961 – 1962



Location Change this

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Architect Change this

Tube Housing Change this

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
by Charles Correa Change this
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Description Change this

This "tube" house was a first prize winner in an India competition for low-cost housing organized by the Gujarat Housing Board. Though the program specified walk-up apartments, these row-houses provided the same density and larger living space per family. The section is shaped so that the hot air rises and escapes from the top, setting up a convection current of natural ventilation. Inside the units, there are almost no doors; privacy being created by the various levels themselves, and security by the pergola-grid over the internal courtyard.




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