Akshatam Housing is a series of 4 projects in Palanpur, for the development of row houses and bungalows ranging from 2 to 4 bedroom houses. These projects are mainly a contribution to Society by providing every resident a piece of land, a tree & its shade. This was possible only because these sites are pieces of land owned by the client since a long time so achieving a low FSI worked for the Client economically too.
The units are very compact, addressing the needs of fast and affordable housing in a growing town. All these projects are located in different localities of Palanpur but follow the same concept, that of allowing a majority of the apartment dwellers in the city to shift to a house of their own.
Akshatam 1 was to be developed in a new undeveloped part of Palanpur. It has 125 houses. Items of daily needs had to be procured from about 2kms away so this project was conceptualised to have some utility shops which form an entrance court to the scheme. The shops owners are residents of Akshatam itself. This housing has a central open space divided by the main road with the Community space in one half & a Community Temple with a garden in the other. Every road junction is proposed with recharging wells for rainwater harvesting as this is a water scarce region. These are all 3 bedroom houses.