Greha has generated and been involved with various projects in the past, ranging from symposiums and comprehensive reports prepared for different governmental and non-governmental agencies, to instituting a school of architecture and an urban renewal initiative. Below is the list of all such projects; further details of each project will be made available soon:
Public Health Pilot Projects
Sanitation Improvement in Aya Nagar, New Delhi
A three day conference is planned to discuss the study of history of architecture, with the participation of national and international scholars of eminence.
The pilot project is a prototypical model for evolving and establishing a sanitation management program in Phase V, Z-Block, Aya Nagar.
Urban Sanitation Project is aimed at improving health outcomes and standard of living for 55 vulnerable families living in G Block, Aya Nagar in South- Western Delhi.
Mehrauli Collective - A Vision
The ancient settlement of Mehrauli is rich with history.
It is today a dense and active urban precinct of South Delhi.
A UNESCO certified World Heritage Site exists here and this draws visitors from all over the world.
The history of architecture is presently research and written mostly by archeaologists and art historians. The approach has been to study buildings and monuments in a chronological matrix, separatign the object from its lived reality, rendering the study as a lifeless art form.
Recent surveys carried out in Delhi have shown that 75 percent of its population is now living in informal settlements. The Delhi government defines eight types of settlements in the city, including 'planned colonies'.
The Aya Nagar pilot project is a prototypical model for evolving a sanitation management program in the settlement .
Attached are the slides of the proposal for the Urban Improvement of Lado Sarai
The Lado Sarai Urban Improvement Project has been launched in the community early this year. The project seeks to put into implementation mode the work of research and study done by Greha and Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC) over a long period of time.
"The concept of writing a history of architecture from an indegenous perspective calls for an engagement with indegenous reality, which in our subcontinent would emerge from the conjunction of history, geography, and philosophy giving rise to our architectural ethos.
The following note outlines the activities, time and resources required to design and plan a decentralized sewage treatment system at demonstration scale for the urban village of Lado Sarai, New Delhi.
If the urban fabric within which the historic monuments are located is in a state of blight and disrepair, we cannot expect the inhabitants to appreciate the heritage value of the monuments and care for them.
The spread of unauthorised construction in our cities has assumed significant proportions. One such unauthorised colony is Aya Nagar, situated on the south-western edge of Delhi.
The architecture of Rajasthan is well-known and appreciated world-wide, primarily on account of its palaces and forts. The better known examples are in Jaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, which are visited an enjoyed by tourists in great number from all over the world.
An initiative of 'urban renewal by citizens' carried out by Greha and funded by Delhi Kalyan Samiti
There has been a growing awareness amongst professionals in a variety of disciplines, that an unhealthy gap has developed between the expectations of well-being for society at large and the norms and values of professional practice and behaviour.
Formal outcome of the HUDCO-GREHA Proposal for Restructuring Technical Education to meet the requirements of Human Settlements Management Institute, designed to restructure Architectural Education which would have "provide(ed) Bachelors Courses in Habitat Planning, Habitat Management and Architec
A conservation programme prepared by Greha for INTACH.
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The enclosed programme provides a basis by which a pilot study can be carried out in Delhi.
It shows how the existing housing process can be revolutionised by introducing “People’s Participation” in mass housing. We enumerate below the five essential components of the project.
The concept of group housing or collective housing, where homes share land and community facilities and are built together to standard designs through a single agency, has its beginning in contemporary India during the first quarter of this century.