The Temporary inhabitants water - clay - flowers
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Accepting and appreciating the ephemeral nature of the “tanks” in Bangalore, makes way for other uses of the same terrain. The undulating terrain facilitated the construction of an infrastructure of tanks -water bodies held by earthen embankments- to collect monsoon water runoff. Built encroachment on low grounds and tank beds has resulted to the present day problematics of urban water inundation in the city. The project will exploit flooding as an opportunity to situate ‘neo-bunds’ that hold excess water in open pockets. Embracing temporality will create a surface where water is one of the occupants or inhabitants along with clay and flowers that support the local economy. These spaces will project the different terrains of the city, not restricting it to just the urban-land use city.