Wallah House

This was a low-cost house designed in Mehran Town, Korangi Industrial Area, for Wallah and her family of 7, using Zakat money from the people where she works, in 2020/2021. This was a plot of size 1080 SF, where we…

Fozia House

Fozia’s House is an experiment to create dignified shelters for the lower-income strata of Karachi, who do not have access to quality design or essential services and amenities. In such a prevalent context, Fozia’s House was a conscious effort to…

Lignum Park

Lignum Park is a neighborhood parks located in Clifton, Block 2, Karachi. It lies in the East of Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture. Linear in shape and covering an area of almost 1450 square yards, it is surrounded…

Mountain Studio – Water and Land

An ADRL Travel Internship Program 2023 Traveling studios are a great way to learn architectural discourses, vernacular styles, cultural and social practices and most of all life skills outside  conventional learning spaces for students of architecture. On the faculty’s end…

Incorporating the ‘Makers Space’ Pedagogy in Architecture Education

Design studio is an intrinsic and substantial part of the B. Arch curriculum. Conventionally it is taught in a certain space and the outcomes are measured as per outlined deliverables. There are many researches that explore alternate tools to design…

ADRL Signs Memorandum with Karachi Neighbourhood Improvement Program

Architectural Design Research Lab (ADRL) signed a memorandum of understanding with Karachi Neighbourhood Improvement Program (KNIP) in May 2022. KNIP was a World Bank Funded project in liaison with the local government of Karachi which ran for five years (2017…

Ghettoisation of Karachi

MIGRATION is a global mega trend of our time — significantly impacting socio-spatial development and infrastructure capacity. In 2021, despite COVID 19 mobility limits, global migration, i.e., country to country migration, was recorded at 281 million, up from 272 million…

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