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Semester
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Student Name
Kaankshi Shah, Ruchi Pathak
Humanities
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Ar. Harshada Shinte, Ar. Amey Ghosalkar
Studio Conductors
Ar. Harshada Shinte, Ar. Amey Ghosalkar

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The Jawahar Kala Kendra Arts Center located in Jaipur was commissioned by the Rajasthan government to preserve Rajasthani Arts and Crafts. The plan of Jaipur city is based on the nine square Yantra wherein one square is displaced and 2 central squares combine. They have high walls, symbolic of the fortification wall along the Jaipur old city.

Externally, the planets appear on the red sandstone facades as symbols inlaid
in white marble and granite. The central courtyard appears an abstraction of the kund type of the step well. The steps are used as seating and simulating interactions for the community, like the traditional kund.

The transitional space acts as a threshold between interiors and exteriors like the traditional houses, the narrow opening and a semi-covered area which is used by women, making a set back and creating a stepped profile. The design conveys a matter of accidental encounter and discovery - on instincts and inclinations of a person moving through space.

Framing views and layering is used as a concept in traditional architecture of the region. The patterns are influenced from the traditional geometry that create visual composition around the courtyard walls. Indigenous to the region local
constructional techniques are adapted to evoke regional character.

Jawaharlal Kala Kendra

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