Vishesh Sukumar Singhmahnot


The Spontaneous City

We build cities that bring us together or push us apart. “Gated communities” are an obvious example of building to isolate, but other methods are also common. Streets that are too wide, with fast moving traffic, divide us. So do zoning codes that separate uses and housing types. Berms, buffers, setbacks, limited-access highways, and massive parking lots, when used routinely, put barriers and distance between people. The project thereby question the adverse effects of vertical development and livability factor of the city by focusing on “People Oriented Development”. The vision is to create socio-economic connections and improve public realm in high dense urban environment by providing ample opportunities for social interactions and exchanges with pedestrian friendly and closed knit urban form having equitable access to goods, services and facilities. The manifesto also focuses on minimizing environmental degradation & promoting eyes on street (full of activities). Thus, creating safe, self-sustaining and minimal infrastructure to boost activity amongst the high dense towers.

Report Content

Principles and Strategies

Structure Plan

Urban Condition 1

Comparison l Urban Condition 1

Urban Condition 2

Urban Condition 3

Urban Condition 3A

Urban Condition 4

Comparative Matrix

Comparative Matrix