Mumbai is an island city with scarcity of space however its strategic seashore location and tropical wet and dry climate have catapulted it to the financial and commercial capital of India. It is also the most populous and has the highest Gross Domestic Product amongst all the cities of the country. This brings us to the topic of housing since being one of the most populous urban regions in the world demands construction of high-rising, compact and affordable homes in Mumbai.
Past Indian homes used to house joint families living over a considerable amount of land even in a city like Mumbai. However in the present, owing to the growing population settling in a concentrated area, Mumbai’s real estate developers began building space-smart homes which used the land optimally. Although, this condensed residential architecture has resulted in another issue for Mumbai’s families. Even when the families were forced to sacrifice their living space they refused to give-up on the age-old tradition of joint living in Mumbai. Consequently, the privacy of an individual or a couple began getting compromised with, howsoever involuntarily, by other family members in the home. [Read more…]