The Mum-Bay neigborhood is a three-dimensional expansion of the historical urban fabric around the Worli Fort, democratically mixing the communities in about 430 stacked dwellings, giving each propriety its own identity.
Public and commercial areas delivering human-scale street scenes are scattered along the canals and the main streets, with occasional views out to sea, while the courtyards between the blocks are left as peaceful gardens where the natural sunlight filters through the large fragmented canopy.
Floating on the watersurface, the mid-rise village follows the natural cycle of tides extending the public spaces on the Mahim bay, as life and leisure on water is restored at the heart of the community.
The roof provides shelter to all outdoor areas, collects rainwater and filters and diffuses the strong sunlight, creating an artificial underwood microclimate.
The high-rise village reinterprets and integrates the historical urban fabric with about 430 stacked boxes combining 4 housing typologies between 40 and 90 square metres, each accommodating between one and four bedrooms, kitchen and a small worship room.
A modular open air veranda allows to accomodate for gardens, terraces or boat sheds with additional high ceiling and space for repairing the nets.