Symbiotic Shelters

July 2, 2021

SYMBIOTIC SHELTERS- As interesting as the idea of a solitary world is, the fact that collective living is a major contributing factor of our existence on earth, the opportunity to see the world in new light better than ever before, yet more than ever aware of its essential mystery.

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Inspired by the workings of symbiosis, the concept of symbiotic shelters comes into play. Have you ever wished for a small place near your place of work? Or have you ever had to move to a place for a short period of time and struggled with finding a place to live? Considering the rapid urbanization with a lot of influx of population into the cities, the problem of finding a place to live seems inevitable all these problems could be addressed with the help of symbiotic shelters. Not only do they benefit the tenants but also the landowners and the mobile home builders. Turning this arrangement into somewhat of a symbiotic relationship in itself.





Population 2011

The total population of the Bangalore UA/Metropolitan region is 8,499,399. The male population of which is 4,441,248 while the female population is 4,058,151.

Literacy Rate 2011

The literacy rate of Bangalore Agglomeration is 89.56% which is higher than the National Urban average of 85 %. The literacy rate for males and females for Bangalore stood at 92.61 % and 86.21 % respectively. Total literates in Bangalore UA were 6,832,072 of which males were 3,697,180 and the remaining 3,134,892 were females.

Child Population 2011

The children (0–6 age) population of Bangalore UA is around 10.24 % of the total Bangalore UA population which is lower than the National Urban average of 10.93 %. Total children in Bangalore Urban region were 870,743 of which male were 448,965 while remaining 421,778 children were female.

Sex Ratio 2011

The sex ratio of females to males in Bangalore UA was found lower with the figure of 914 females against the national urban average of 926 females per 1000 males. For children (0–6 age), girls were 939 per 1000 boys in the Bangalore Urban region against the national average of 902 girls per 1000 boys.

As a growing metropolis, Bangalore faces several problems. We shall discuss a few selected ones :

  • Population explosion
  • Urban sprawl
  • Pollution
  • Traffic congestion
  • Vacant sites concerning garbage being dumped
  • High rental value

  • Urban agglomeration

is an extended city or town area comprising the built-up area of a central place (usually a municipality) and any suburbs linked by a continuous urban area.

As per data released by Govt. of India for Census 2011, Bangalore is an Urban Agglomeration coming under the Million Plus UA/City category.


The increase in the population of Bangalore is caused mainly by In-Migration and Urbanization. In-migration refers to the migration of people from other cities or rural areas to the city such as Bangalore in search of employment opportunities etc.

The graphic below represents the natural increase in population and the increase in population due to in-migration.