Tarangambadi - Tranquebar
The Tarangambadi Fisherman village, a tsunami reconstruction project aimed to provide housing for the victims of the tsunami which hit the east coast of India in 2004. Unprecedented involvement of house owners in the design and construction of their houses in public housing projects, ensured that the house owners were not dissatisfied with mass produced shelter which barely met their housing requirements. Plots were allotted prior to the commencement of the construction in order to familiarise the house owner with the home designed for them. The provision of doors, windows, finishes such as painting and flooring, details such as niches, shelves and lofts, etc were customized according to the owner’s preference.