Reincarnation Network

Mumbai Mixed Housing


AUTHORS: Y. Aslakhanova, I. Marchuk, V. Tsukerman
PLACE: Mumbai, India
YEAR: 2018
STATUS: Unbuilt
INSTAGRAM [1]: @aww_yasmina
INSTAGRAM [2]: @victoria_tsukerman


“Hi, I send you our 1st prize project of Reside Arch Out Loud competition in hope that it may be interesting for you. We also did it as our Bachelor thesis project so I send you more info than we had in our competition content. Thank you!”

Reincarnation is the philosophical or religious concept that an aspect of a living being starts a new life in a different physical body or form after each biological death. It is also called rebirth or transmigration and is a part of the Samsāra doctrine of cyclic existence.

The urban fabric of the city of Mumbai with such a great historical and cultural background should experience the similar process of rebirth saving the spirit of the place with its unique context and traditions.

We invent the new typologies borrowing forms and colours from national Indian dwellings but taking into consideration modern rapid urbanization. We install the modules of different typologies into a continuous flexible structural network, which provides Koli and Worli with all the possible scenarios that the inhabitants are able to create themselves.

The new development grows from the Worli Koliwada village, saving all the routes. The territory is divided into two parts, which are flexible, rising and transformable Worli housing with their own facilities for the neighboorhood: the school, public library, a pool, a garden and the floating village of Koli with all the facilities for fishery and fish trade such as the marina, fish farming.

In the centre of the territory, the new historical and cultural building appears uniting all the territory and serving as a museum and a touristic and public route, opening spectacular views and leading to the new Hindu temple.

We create new open public spaces such as the new fish market, observatory, public squares, open cinema, public swimming pool and the scene to involve both tourists and citizens.


Below, a series of technical drawings about the project, aggregation schemes, dimensions, functions with plans and axonometries.


The formation of Yasmina Aslakhanova: Moscow Institute of Architecture (State Academy), Bachelor Thesis, Civil Buildings studio of Aleksey Shutikov, Daniil Nikishin and Elena Vasilieva

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