Harshini Sampathkumar

Respite Architecture – to sustain fishermens livelihood

The city of Pondicherry in the south-east of India has a strong coastline dotted with fishing communities that were badly affected by the recent tsunami. Government initiatives to develop beach tourism have led to uncontrolled dispersal of fishing activities leading to  inefficient practice and exposure of firshermen to uncomfortable working conditions of high air temperatures and intense solar radiation. This project takes these issues as starting points for alternatives that can improve  the livelihood and working conditions of the fishermen and their families.