The project comprises 787 low-cost dwelling units arranged in 14 clusters of single, two-storey, and three-storey blocks. The projects attempts to provide a large number of low-cost, one- and two-room housing units based on the living pattern of the urban poor of Lahore. Units are of two categories:
1. category one measures - 12ftx45ft, and consists of a room, a covered verandah, and an enclosed courtyard;
2. category two consists of two rooms, a verandah, and a courtyard.
In both cases, the kitchen forms an enclosure within the verandah, the WC, and bath open onto the courtyard.
The floor slabs and roof are of reinforced concrete cast in-situ. Window frames are of wood. All materials are produced locally, except steel, which is imported, and rolled locally.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture