Project Description

Malhar Footprints

Cluster homes at GoodEarth Bangalore

Good Earth Malhar-Footprints is the first community at Malhar. Spread over 7 acres, it has been kept free of vehicular movement, with homes arranged around a network of streets and landscaped courtyards.This offers many advantages to the residents,while ensuring that the car is within a short walk from the home. The cluster spaces and interconnecting streets are exclusively pedestrian, offering a safe place for residents to walk and children to play.

Community

Community

The residents of Footprints embrace a variety of spaces, in the courtyards, streets and plazas which have created an intimate and rich ambience. Children using the cluster parks to cycle, elders sunning themselves in the park, and hands waving as you pass by some verandahs, are all the elements that have made this a modern mohalla. The residents are influenced by the choices made in the design, through planning, management of the infrastructure and choice of material – all of which have created a campus, with a reduced impact on natural resources.

Planning

Planning

Good Earth Malhar-Footprints is the first community at Malhar. The community of 96 homes evolved out of a process which explored the idea of an urban village. The intention was to evoke the vernacular, the organic, within the rigid requirements and weave concepts of sustainability seamlessly into the design. The spirit of innovation and prevailed across various realms. The cluster plan emerged as a basic unit of the layout. The open space in the cluster was of the proportion of a large courtyard, rendering the cluster human in scale and a pedestrian-only space.

Architecture

Architecture

To counter the “cookie cutter” effect, a variety of type designs have been worked, which meet the challenges of logistics, and yet retain the need for individuality. The Spaces respond to the requirements, but encourage multi use, and are culture sensitive. They prompt values of conservation and economy of design. Landscape: The emphasis was on creating awareness about the plant and animal life, and natural processes, through the design of the landscape. Creating biodiversity through the planting of indigenous species.

Footprints Project Plan

Project Overview

1200 to 2400
sq.ft.

Plot areas

1200 to 2400
sq.ft.

Unit areas

200000
sq.ft.

Total built up area

07
acres

Land area

96
no of

Units

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