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Model and Smart Village Houses (Planned)

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Planned  Naya Pakistan Housing

Designed by: Dr. Fariha Tariq, Housing Research Centre, UMT.

Rural Development is a process to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in rural areas. Rural areas contribute a large chunk of GDP by way of agriculture, self- employment, services, etc. The majority of rural Pakistan inhabitant’s live in substandard housing. Housing Research Centre (HRC) at University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore in collaboration with Naya Pakistan  Housing Program designed 3 acres model villages having 50 houses and aims to improve rural people’s housing conditions in an equitable and sustainable manner. The key elements of this planned model village are an animal compound, community center, a central park, a mosque, shops and a school.

A plan view of model village.

Aerial view of proposed model village.

Proposed Masjid in the village that has been centrally proposed to ensure accessibility to the surrounding residential units. It spreads over an area of 1800 sqft approximately.

Total of 5 Commercial shops have been proposed with the dimension of 10’x10’ each.

Aerial view of houses in the project. Each house is of 5 Marla i.e. 30’x45’ (dimensions to be followed in rural settings) having 2 bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 1  itchen, a multi-purpose area, a central courtyard, veranda and khurra. The planning characteristics of residential unit are:

  • Self-Employment
  •  Rainwater Harvesting
  • Energy Generation
  • Wind Circulation
  • Energy Efficiency
  •  Disaster Resistance
  • Incremental Construction

Street layout of a model village. Each road in the village is proposed to be 30 feet wide and semi-pacca in its construction nature.

A perception of animal’s compound in the model village that is designed over the area of 8000 sqft approximately with 10 separate sections for animals and a combined grazing area. Around 50 animals can occupy this space at a time.

Another aerial perspective of animal’s compound.

Overall conceptual view of a model and smart village exhibiting the houses, Central Park, animal’s compound and inner roads/streets.

Aerial elevation of a 5 Marla house alongside the inner street, showing the veranda, central courtyard, stairs, multi-purpose room and roof.

Proposed community center that is spreaded over an area of 3000 sqft approximately, with the holding capacity of 150 persons at a time. The community center could be utilized for multi-purpose e.g. community meetings, weddings, funerals, cultural festivals etc.

Brief about  Dr Fariha Tariq

Chairperson Department of City and Regional Planning, Assistant Professor School of Architecture and Planning, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Management and Technology, Lahore. Dr. Fariha Tariq focuses her interests in methodologies of settlement design and housing in the Third World. She is working with Affordable Housing Institute (AHI) in Boston on low-cost housing project in disaster prone areas. She has served as a researcher to United Nations-Habitat, and to the Planning Wing, CDA, Islamabad. She keeps her interest in Affordable Housing, Community Development, Settlement design, Housing in the Third World, Disaster prone areas etc. fariha.tariq@umt.edu.pk

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