Who we are NIVASA is an Architectural NGO
Our vision is for every Indian to have a habitable home.
We enable humane and dignified housing conditions for the urban and rural poor, throughdesign.
We use a design-based thinking approach to solve the housing problem.
The Housing effect… Devastating consequences of poor housing on children’s life chances…. Physical Health
25 per cent higher risk of harsh ill-health & death during childhood. Increased risk of malnutrition, respiratory illness and stunted growth
Increased probability of mental health and behavioural problems
Many fold higher absenteeism in school. Overcrowding linked to delayed cognitive development, and homelessness linked to delayed development in communication skill
Lower educational attainment, greater likelihood of unemployment, and continued poverty
Human Development Index is directly linked to housing quality
Some Facts 28 50 Million
Deficit of rural houses in India
Deficit of urban houses in India
Only, per individual per home!
Housing for urban poor vacant
Toilets built, not utilized
No systematic research
India is a vast medley of people.
Lack of end user consideration
Behavior & Lifestyle
We need: •An empathetic & inclusive approach •A palette of solutions
Lack of design
Light & Ventilation
Dreams & Aspirations
Lack of scientific approach
When we think problems, we think numbers. When we think solutions, we have to think people.
What we offer… A Design based thinking approach to solve the housing problem
Visit, Study, Discuss, Analyze
Create a palette of options
Arrive at strategies
Our Design solutions are • Cost effective • Culture sensitive • Site specific PROTOTYPE
Our design interventions endeavour to endow the poor with identity, dignity, integration, self-expression and as an ultimate value, self esteem.
Our Areas of Intervention ProjectGriha: The affordable rural house Developing customized design solutions that consider local material, environment, socio-cultural sensitivities & economic activities, and dissemination of template to contractors, skilled workers and the larger community.
Redevelopment ofVillages Supporting redevelopment of villages in a holistic manner where we contribute to design and help in execution of infrastructure and housing needs.
Project Suitcase: A solution for the urban homeless Developing a toolkit of housing components for the urban homeless as a step towards permanent housing solutions.
Construction Labour Communities Encouraging humane and dignified living conditions for construction labourers.
Our five year plan ProjectGriha
Redevelopment of Villages
Construction Labour Communities
25,000 People 25,000 People
Project Griha Cherkady, Udupi
The model house built under Project Griha in Cherkady village for a Koraga family was funded by ITDP, under the leadership of the then DC, Dr. R.Vishal, and immense support from the local panchayat leader.
Redevelopment ofVillages Thimmaiyanadoddi, Anekal
This project was done in partnership with Canara Bank and NGO, YogaKshema, Bangalore
Thimmaiyanadoddi â€“ Before and After
Redevelopment of Villages Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu
From our Thimmaiyanadoddi experience, we have shifted our approach from NEED-BASED to ASSET-BASED- a more empowering approach to participatory development, with our focus on design
Project Suitcase J.P.Nagar, Vimanapura, & Girinagar, Bangalore
Construction Labour Communities RMZ Ecoworld & RMZ Azure, Bangalore
This project is being done in partnership with NGO, Association for Promoting Social Action (APSA), Bangalore
Collaborate with us Village Redevelopment & Project Griha
Partnership with Government/Umbrella NGOs/Organizations/Banks/MFIs
Construction Labour Community
Partnership with Government/Real estate developers/Contractors
Partnership with Government/NGOs/ Resident Welfare Associations/Land Owners
Fund our expenses / Fund our projects / Fund our research / Fund our publications
Designed brochure for Nivasa Ngo on Corel Draw.