the first prototype for CANOPY@ChandniChowk

Posted on November 2, 2008

Last week, before leaving for Delhi, I made and tested a prototype of the first canopy in Bangalore. I designed this with Kiran Kakde’s help. Kiran is Rashmi Kakde’s brother who lives and works in Dubai.

It was made by Nizamuddin and his colleagues from Bamboo Bazar in Bangalore.

A labeled picture of the prototype.

This canopy will:

  1. offer a few tea shops shade and cover from rain
  2. offer street children in the vicinity space to grow vegetables and mushrooms
  3. offer incentives to the tea-shop owner to be friendly with the children and encourage them to use the space
  4. (maybe) have a LIVE solar mobile charging station
  5. (maybe) have a fog collection utility for local water production

This design/prototype has already been evolving into something else with feedback from a lot of children and friends.

Next post: drawings and brainstorm transcripts for the next prototype.

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