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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 11 An architect from a different school


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 11 An architect from a different school Ranjit Ambastha and Meera Shah consultant for them. Not only does he decide Ladwa is a remote village. Located on the the quality of wood to be used but he also does periphery of the forest, it is accessible only by crossing `Taral' river on foot. During the the interiors for them. We were getting monsoon season one can reach the village only interested in what he had to say (though we by wading through the neck-deep water under were not there for this purpose) and he was a villager's guidance or by swimming across asked whether he could draw the different it. types of houses he designs and constructs. Mansingh was not sure. He had never before AKRSP first contacted the villagers of Ladwa drawn what he constructed on paper. Nor did in January 1991, when a general PRA was he keep a blueprint in front of him. His conducted in the village. Following this, creativity comes in a free flow matching his development efforts were supported in the client's needs and the size of his pocket! village in taking up afforestation and soil and However, ...

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