Banegaon

1996

The Banegaon village of Madhya Pradesh was destroyed by the Lattur earthquake, leaving innumerous families stranded and homeless. The proposal put forth to Malayala Manorama, who had volunteered to rebuild the village from scratch, comprised of a temple as the central congregational space around which the houses, staff quarters, Panchayat office, medical clinic and Village office was developed. The people of Banegaon were actively involved in the decision making for the design of their village. Constructed using earthquake resistant techniques, the house was a simple, functional one with a family room, a kitchen and wash area. A large number of open spaces ensured that there was space for the families to rest, children to play, workers to do their business.

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