OMNI HOUSING – TATA TISCON
Open Competition – 4th Prize
Client : TATA TISCON RAISE (Responsible Architectural Initiatives and Structural Engineering)
Project Status : Competition in 2010 – 4th Prize
Omni housing represents the continuous process of evolution and transformation within the lifespan of an individual and his/ her family. It allows for designing for a future that will be different from the past and from the present, thus creating the perfect fit at any given time in the life cycle of the family.The challenge in planning, to build a small home is to make the house fit afamily’s complex needs. Flexibility gives the user multiple choices for change. The house can then be interpreted as a machine which allows multiple possibilities based on various permutations for the changes taking place in the family and their needs. The need for flexibility is an important concern in the design of such housing. Flexibility refers to the idea of accommodating change over time. The urban milieu is influenced by possibilities -a variety of the houses can be designed in a neighborhood which reflects the individuality of a family.
At the neighborhood level the design adopted here reduces the street cover hence, making residential land more productive and allowing for cul-de-sacs which provide vehicular parking thereby allowing the street to work efficiently and creating an effective streetscape.