Sky Metro House

By Ravish Kumar

“Sky Metro House” explores the possibilities of architectural innovation along the 198-km long Metro track in Delhi. The idea looks at the residual spaces beneath the Metro tracks and developing small, rentable residential units there to avoid the development of slums and negative spaces, etc. on the land under these tracks. Apart from helping develop affordable housing for the poor on a large scale in Delhi, the contestant cites certain other objectives as well that the Sky Metro House could fulfill – developing pedestrian and cycle movement along the mass rapid transit systems and earning revenue for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. According to the contestant, the Metro house would be a modular unit with low cost of development and maintenance and fast installation without creating any of the hassles generally associated with construction.