The immediate social and physical environment around one’s dwelling unit, is often referred to as ‘Neighborhood’. It is also used to describe a socially distinguished area depending on residents’ perception. Perceptions of neighborhood may vary according to the age and physical ability & mobility. ‘Mohalla’ in Hindi aptly presents the essence of a ‘Neighborhood’. For ages traditional settlements have been developed as neighborhoods, that were self-sufficient in terms of basic amenities and were conducive to community living. The aim of this studio was to analyze the area delineated or perceived as his/her ‘Mohalla’ by the student and assessing the qualities of the same.
Ar. Suneeta Samant, Ar. Khudeja Patel, Ar. Munira Arsiwala, Ar. Harshad Bhatia, Ar. Manasi Chokshi