Thesis Statement:

To create a space that celebrates the culture of the neighborhood and the engage the citizens, not only with the façade and architecture but also, with each other by using the tool of adaptive reuse.

The aim of this Capstone is to celebrate the culture of the neighborhood and the engage the citizens not only with the façade and architecture but also each other by using the tool of adaptive reuse.

HouseAdaptive reuse – a process of retrofitting old buildings for new uses – allows structures to retain their historic integrity while meeting the needs of modern occupants. Using this tangible connection to the past to create a space that engages the residents with the culture, history of the neighbourhood, the spaces and most importantly with each other.

Micro content mappingThe idea is to create a community space that celebrates the neighbourhood additionally the city-while this Capstone explores one neighbourhood in Mumbai, the idea is that this typology can be adapted to another neighbourhood with the culture and elements from that neighbourhood. While each neighbourhood has its own rich history, these Capstone explorers the neighbourhood of Bandra west as an example
for the same. One of Mumbai’s oldest suburb, Bandra has a vast and complex history
that begins with the original inhabitants the East Indians and the inclusion of the newest members of the community.

Looking at a typology of program that involves the original inhabitants of the suburbs to lead this change the ground floor of a historic bungalow is repurposed into a community space that houses an experiential bistro, a conservatory and an interactive studio.

The house next door Giving Our Past a Future by Spandana Joshi 2019

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