Here’s How 2020 Has Changed The Face Of Affordable Housing

The pandemic has changed how we search and look at different spaces. When it comes to buying a home, there’s no going back to congested living at least in urban cities. So, how has it changed the way we create our familiar spaces like home and office? And how even the affordable houses are upgrading their definition of safety?

Reduced Density

The new normal is bringing innovations in the world of architecture. The focus from luxurious and expensive living has shifted to affordable living which is increasing resilience. These new changes will bring a shift to how we live, learn, work, play, and socialize as well. Even affordable housing schemes are building fewer apartments to streamline people’s movement while safeguarding their well-being. 

Architectures are planning indoor spaces for privacy and acoustics to facilitate work from home professionals’ needs. In the future, all 2-3 BHK residential apartments in Ahmedabad are likely to bring innovations in terms of health and safety through antibacterial material, dedicated pantry for food, and more.

Air, Light, And Ventilation

AI-driven technology and automation are emerging slowly as millennial families are looking for affordable houses in Ahmedabad that offer spaces for work from home and online classrooms. But we believe it’s a long way to go in India as builders are already facing public health concerns. When it comes to designing public spaces like retail spaces, crowd control is essential to control the spread of germs and pollutants on a daily basis. 

Creating interiors is also changing in terms of materials. Architects and designers are seeking construction materials that resist mold growth on walls and ceilings. To ensure moisture-free interiors, paints are being chosen while keeping in mind the antibacterial properties. Moreover, as a part of amenities, home buyers are looking for affordable houses that offer proper maintenance of ventilation, filtration, and cleaning services of the society. 

Now comes the question of upcoming home buyers of Ahmedabad. Even when builders are providing brilliant 3 BHK affordable home, what things to look for in a house in this new normal?

For Home Buyers: Designed To Look For In The New Normal

  • Prioritize a self-sufficient neighborhood that is a mix of proximity to all essential and cleanliness!
  • Choose an affordable home that offers quality water with ambient temperature control, along with a high-speed internet connectivity area. 
  • Enhanced facility management is essential in a home for easy maintenance and use of the society’s premise.
  • Integration of health parameters is important, and so does greenery. So, focus on daylit spaces and natural ventilation.

Be it an expensive or affordable home, 2020 has changed the way we choose a home to spend the rest of our lives. And as the world of architecture is moving forward, our familiar spaces are likely to evolve to ensure everyone’s safety.

રીયલ એસ્ટેટ માર્કેટમાં મંદી એક માનસિકતા- વિશ્વનાથ બિલ્ડર્સ

અમદાવાદના ગ્રોઈંગ એરિયા શીલજ વિસ્તારમાં લક્ઝયૂરીયસ એપાર્ટમેન્ટ નિર્માંણકર્તા વિશ્વનાથ બિલ્ડર્સ ગ્રુપના ડાયરેક્ટર સ્વાગત વ્યાસે, રીયલ એસ્ટેટ અને કંસ્ટ્રક્શન ક્ષેત્રના બિલ્ટ ઈન્ડિયા મેગેઝિન સાથેની વાતચીતમાં જણાવ્યું હતું કે, લોકડાઉનમાં લોકોને મુખ્ય ચાર પ્રકારની ચિંતા સતાવતી રહી હતી, એક નાણાંકીય આયોજન, બે પોતાની જીવનછૈલી, ત્રણ પરિવારની ચિંતા અને ચાર સામાજિક ચિંતા આમ કુલ ચાર ચિંતા લોકડાઉન દરમિયાન દરેક વ્યકિતને ચિંતામાં મૂકી દીધા હતા. જેના પરિણામે, લોકોએ સ્વયંસંચાલિત પોતાના ખર્ચા, જીવન છૈલી પર કાપ મૂક્યો હતો. જેની માર્કેટ સહિત અન્ય સેકટર પર માઠી અસરો જોવા મળી છે.

હાલમાં રીયલ એસ્ટેટ માર્કેટનો સિનારીયો કેવો છે ?

18મેથી શરુ કરાયેલા અનલોક-1 થી આજ દિવસ સુધીમાં અમારા ગ્રુપને તમામ પ્રોજેક્ટ પર સારી ઈક્વાયરીઓ મળી છે અને બુકિંગ પણ મળી રહ્યા છે. પરંતુ, સેલ પેટર્નમાં ચેન્જ જોવા મળી રહ્યો છે. માર્કેટમાં મંદી છે તે વાત એક પ્રકારની માનસિકતા છે. અમારા બધા પ્રોજેક્ટ પર દર અઠવાડિયે 30થી વધુ ઈક્વાયરીઓ મળી રહી છે અને બુકિંગ મળી રહ્યાં છે. હાલ માર્કેટમાં કોઈ જ પ્રકારની મંદી નથી.

કર્મશિયલ સેગમેન્ટ અંગે આપનો શું મત છે ?

કર્મશિયલ સેગમેન્ટ જે માંગ હતી તેમાં હાલ ઘટાડો જોવા મળી રહ્યો છે. હાલ લોકો પહેલા ઘરનું ઘર લઈ રહ્યા છે. બાદમાં,કર્મશિયલ સેગમેન્ટમાં રોકાણ કરવામાં રસ દાખવી રહ્યા છે.

માર્કેટમાં તેજી આવવા અંગે આપનો શું મત છે ?

માર્કેટ ક્યારે તેજી આવશે તે કહેવું હાલ તો ખરેખર અગરુ છે પરંતુ, દિવાળી બાદ, માર્કેટમાં એક પ્રકારની સારી મૂમેન્ટ આવશે અને ગ્રાહકો મકાનો ખરીદશે.સાથે જ કમર્શિયલ સેગમેન્ટમાં પણ સુધારો આવશે તેવું લાગી રહ્યું છે.

ટીમ બિલ્ટ ઈન્ડિયા.



The Short Term impacts would include Liquidity Crunch amongst all asset classes Weak Construction Activity and allied sectors, Low Demand of Luxurious and Ultra-Luxurious Residential Segments

Long term impacts include sizing or houses with people preferring to live in bigger size apartments, requirements of work from home space in apartments, also people preferring balconies and open spaces, high-quality maintenance facility management agencies.

The steps include relaxation from banks and NBFC for construction finance benefits in terms of direct/indirect taxes, decreasing the red tapers in approval of projects, relaxation of some norms for the time be

The developers are having the extra burden of cost due to lack of construction workers also the time value of the project is being incurred for the delay. As of now, gradually the agencies s are coming and the critical parts construction is getting completed .. also the grade developers are not compromising on quality by getting labor from other local sources.

ARHC is a good move, the developer community has availed the decision, it will not only make the laborer’s accessible but also reduce the burden on developers of transportation and accommodation…

The measures include reducing the state taxes, Good infrastructure, benefits from the state government regarding other cesses. Allowance of more SEZ, etc

The company is focusing on digital platforms and pushing through ATL, BTL marketing channels, also the company has flexible payment plans with 80% payment on possession.  We are also making on requirement site visits with the necessary site visits with precautions…

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Recent times have stress-tested our resilience, our ability to cope with uncertainty and our aversion to change. Is adaptability the key to weathering any storm? And if so, why do so many businesses fail to adapt?

In the animal kingdom, survival of the fittest isn’t necessarily about being the best in the game, it’s about being the quickest to acclimatize. As Darwin quipped: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, it is the one that is most adaptable to change”.

And yet, in the world of business, we find change scary. It signals uncertainty. It gives us the space to fail. We are comfortable in our bubbles to move slowly, or in some cases, stand still, despite knowing deep down that it could write us off the map. We’ve seen it happen. Large-scale, heritage brands have fizzled out because they simply did not change with the tech tide.

Former movie provider Blockbuster, for example, employed 84,000 people in its peak, but the rise of Netflix’s streaming model trimmed Blockbuster’s presence down to just one physical store.

In 2006, more people visited MySpace than they visited Google, but while MySpace was primarily connecting people over music, Facebook entered the scene with neater user experience and a longer list of interests to unite people.


70% of digital transformations fail, most often due to resistance from employees.


How adaptable are today’s businesses?

Writing in Forbes, Customer Experience Futurist Blake Morgan reveals our stubbornness on the topic. 55% of startups have adopted a digital business strategy, but only 38% of traditional companies have.

In fact, only 27% of companies believe digital transformation to be a matter of survival. Despite the demise of heritage brands, businesses are still unconvinced they need to adapt to the changing world.

And yet, 56% of CEOs say digital improvements have led to increased revenue. The data doesn’t add up – we know technology is valuable – if not imperative – so why aren’t we entering the race?

Perhaps it’s because 70% of digital transformations fail, most often due to resistance from employees, which sheds a light on something more serious: digital transformations aren’t just about buying new tech stacks – they’re about teaching employees how to leverage them.

Adaptability boils down to employees that have been empowered. Managers have to be trained to give permission to employees to make decisions.

Shaun Thomson

CEO at Sandler Training

Businesses fail to adapt because they don’t invest in a learning culture

Nothing stifles growth more than the fear of failure. Businesses know this on some level – which is why new tech stacks often arrive with a series of training sessions alongside them.

But as quoted in the Harvard Business Review: “[Training programs] worked well in an era when the pace of technological change was relatively slow. But advances are happening so quickly and with such complexity today that companies need to shift to a continuous-learning model”.

This learning culture should also teach skills beyond ‘how to use the new tech stack’ – it should embrace teaching soft skills such as resilience, curiosity and adaptability itself.

Research by Barclays Life Skills highlights that while 60% of companies believe adaptability has become more important in the last ten years, only 8% of companies offer specific training on it.

According to Shaun Thomson, CEO at Sandler Training: “Adaptability boils down to employees that have been empowered…Managers have to be trained to give permission to employees to make decisions, including permission to fail”.

At Salesforce, for example, employees are trusted to make their own decisions. Considering the pace of the software company’s growth, teams have to be able to keep up – and that requires a culture of trust that inspires them to rely on their own judgment.

Chris Ciauri, Salesforce’s former Executive Vice President and European General Manager explained: “I believe people learn to be adaptable through experience and that comes from a culture that encourages change. It’s my role to make sure that the leaders and their teams know that they have permission to be agile and make decisions that are right for our customers in response to changes”.

Affecting this kind of culture shift can take time – and it has to start at the top. As we detailed in our blog, “The 9 Elements of Strategic Leadership”, it involves being brave enough to fail, building teams that gel together, remaining endlessly curious and finding the right balance between presence and absence.

To strengthen you and your team’s adaptability, Fratto recommends writing down the times you were wrong or changed your mind

Businesses fail to adapt because they put processes before people

Technology may wield impressive results, but its power is nullified if employees don’t want to adapt to new ways of working. According to TED speaker Natalie Fratto, this human quality of adaptability is what sets apart those who go on to achieve from those who don’t.

On average, Fratto meets with hundreds of startup founders a year to assess whether she wants to invest in their business ideas. In a deciding yet brief conversation, she looks to gauge each founder’s adaptability powers.

While most interview questions are retrospective and competency-based, such as: “Can you think of a time when you showed leadership?”, Fratto asks “What if?” questions to force founders to picture multiple versions of the future, and plan accordingly.

These include, “What if your main revenue stream were to dry up overnight?”, or “What if a heatwave prevented customers from visiting your store?”.

She says another sign of adaptability is our tendency to unlearn: “Active unlearners seek to challenge what they presume to already know and instead override that data with new information”, citing an example of a man who rewired his bike to turn right when he turned left, and left when he turned right. Reassuringly, it took him eight months to master.

For those apprehensive about their team’s existing adaptability powers, Fratto believes everyone has the innate capability to react to change differently, but she says: “We have to seek it out, exercise it and flex it like a muscle”.

To strengthen you and your team’s adaptability, she recommends writing down the times you were wrong or changed your mind, playing devil’s advocate and experimenting with new projects – all of which will help you stay agile in your approach to change.

Active unlearners seek to challenge what they presume to already know and instead override that data with new information.

Natalie Fratto

TED Speaker

Businesses fail to adapt because they doubt the agility of their workforce

A 2018 study cited in The Harvard Business Review investigated who was more open to change: workers or their business leaders. After speaking to 11,000 workers and 6,500 business leaders, it was apparent that the two groups viewed the future in very different ways.

Overall, the research found that “workers seem to be more adaptive and optimistic about the future than their leaders recognize”.

Business leaders are anxious and “struggle to marshal and mobilize the workforce of tomorrow”. They worry about finding the right talent and they worry about the skills of their existing talent becoming obsolete.

Workers, on the other hand, focused on “the opportunities and benefits that the future holds for them, and they revealed themselves to be much more eager to embrace change and learn new skills than their employers gave them credit for”.

When faced with change, have faith in your workforce’s ability to weather the ups and downs of a competitive economy – it will serve you and your business well. Lean on others, find comfort in not knowing all the answers, and embrace a curiosity that not only accepts but invites the lessons of failure.