—High-rise structures are also called “vertical cities”, having the potential to decongest urban sprawl. Indian cities are witnessing immense demographic expansion due to migration from surrounding villages, leading to urban sprawl, housing demand, rise in cost of land. Housing has developed into an economy generating industry. Given this demand, while high-rise residential structures have become a solution in the metropolitan cities, they remain eluded in tier II cities in India. Low-rise or mid-rise high-density dwelling types have developed in these cities. A study of Pune city’s housing needs, demands, market, and type of structures being built, reveal that tall buildings of 11 floors are being developed on the city’s urban fringe. Most of the high-rise projects remain as proposals. An investigation in this case study reveal that high rise structures are not preferred due to user perception of insecurity in case of fire and high cost of the building. The paper aims at studying the availability and use of fly ash in various proportions, which can be used in Indian high-rise residential buildings. The research paper indicates that fly ash concrete can be used to reduce the cost of construction and has the potential to minimize the damage caused due to high temperature.
—Fly ash, high-rise residential buildings, Indian cities, Pune city.
R .Kavilkar and S. Patil are with the Department of Architecture, KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum, 590009, Karnataka, India (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite:Rupali Kavilkar and Shweta Patil, "Study of High Rise Residential Buildings in Indian Cities (A Case Study –Pune City)," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 86-90, 2014.