Koth is a village in Dholka Taluka, Ahmedabad district of Gujarat, India. The village today has an approximate population of 14,000 to 15,000 and a rising area of 46.4 km sq. Most people in Koth traditionally build their own house. These houses are usually not very well built, as the people of village do not have technology and skilled labour required for such construction. The houses they live in are perfect for according to their social, cultural and religious needs.
In recent years Koth has seen urban influence in its housing. Apartments have come up having better construction quality and cheap prices, but they lack the characteristic of a village house. The challenge here is to retain the characteristic of the village houses while giving them the benefits of the upcoming apartment typology. Another challenge was to use an appropriate construction system.
We developed a modular system that consisted of three types of structural modules, one module for flooring and one module for plantation in the semi-open spaces. The core consists of staircase, elevators and services.