Eco Friendly House Designs In India
The strategist behind the initiative: Rahul Mehrotra
Our low-cost housing project has been designed by Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning. He is also the Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Mr. Mehrotra has worked closely with housebuilders to design projects that range from recycling urban land to master planning in Mumbai. He also designs art spaces, boutiques, eco-friendly weekend houses, factories, social institutes, and office buildings across India. He thereby engages diverse issues, multiple constituencies, and varying scales: from interior design and energy-efficient architecture to urban design, conservation, and planning.
He has been actively involved in civic and urban affairs in Mumbai. Having served on commissions for historic preservation and environmental issues, with various neighborhood groups. He was the Executive Director (1994–2004) of the Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI), where he is now a Trustee and has taught at the University of Michigan (2003–2007) and the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at MIT (2007–2010).