Friday, September 09, 2011

Lyon airport, France

Alloaa hills

The interior space of an interesting 
building in Alloaa hills.

The ramp descending down to the 

The main volume.

Settlement, Pelling, Sikkim

Eastern settlement

Chetna, Khadia, Ahmedabad

Facade of a Pol house. I did this sketch in a real 
hurry to escape from the street, which is an extremely
dangerous place to be due to its varied traffic. The walled
city comprises of very narrow lanes which at a time 
contain cows, old women, other short sighted pedestrians, 
dogs and mad motorists.

The pols are a mad place. One always need to be on the look out for broken treads, slippery floors and dung.
This building was 200 years old and one of the best examples of this type. It was recommended to us for an conservation and adaptive reuse project.
A hybrid corinthian column made entirely of wood which hold up the balconies of the building.

Interior space. It was at least three degrees cooler on the inside. Such a refuge from the scorching indian sun. And the whole house seemed to smell 
of earth.

 The central courtyard of the building. It contained huge earthern pots when I visited it last known as matkas.

Down the stairs. the light was just amazing. 
Seemed to dematerialise everything.

Panel, Pelling, Sikkim

Wood carved element from the 
interior altar of monastery.


Thursday, September 08, 2011

gateway, Pelling, Sikkim

The gateway into the western
of the monastery


house, Pelling, Sikkim

One of the individual monk housing
units in the eastern settlement
of the Pemayangtse Monastery.
It is constructed almost entirely of wood
and is about 300 years old.


Dabgarwad, Old City, Ahmedabad

 This was sketched during an attempt to illustrate urban dialogue,within the walled city of Ahmedabad. The flow of interior, semi private and exterior space is best illustrated in such streets.