Jamia Millia Islamia team wins ‘Design Her Future’ contest

New Delhi: Students of Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) bagged the Gold Badge in the recently held “DESIGN HER FUTURE” challenge, a national level design competition organized by Hindware and NASA (National Association of Students of Architecture).
The challenge was to design a low-cost girl’s toilet. Design were judged on criteria – costeffective, innovative, modular, sustainable washroom design that can serve as a protype for schools across India.
Their design shall be implemented across the country by Hindware. They will also get the opportunity to work with professionals in the industry during the implementation. The team consisted of four students from 3rd year B.arch named Abhishek Dhar, Abhimanyu Madaan, Farhan Kashif Jeelani and Murtaza Ameer.
Their design proposal included Self Sustainable Sanitary System which they labelled as S4 Sauchalaya.
The team came up with a simple yet innovative design technique such as use of straw bale, bamboo planks, recycled earthen pot washbasin, reclaimed wood etc. as a construction material which help them to reduc the cost.
The design is based on the concept of adaptive architecture i.e., each and every element of the structure can be interchanged with other products on the basis of availability and the budget of the project, making it a more adaptable design.

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