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At the height of summer, in the sweltering industrial suburbs of Jaipur, Rajasthan in north-west India, where temperatures can hit 45C Pearl Academy of Fashion remains 20 degrees cooler inside than out, by drawing on Rajasthan's ancient architecture.

Pearl Academy of Fashion, Jaipur I morphogenesis.org

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Abhaneri is famous for its ancient temples and step wells, located near Jaipur.

Step wells are the unique concept of India. These big tanks were used as cool places of resort and water reservoir in parched days. It was a ritual to wash hands and feet before visiting the temple. Adjoining the Chand Baori, there is a temple, dedicated to Harshat Mata. This temple serves as the other tourist attraction of Abhaneri. Raised during the 10th century, the wrecks of the temple still boast of the architectural and sculptural styles of ancient India.

Harshat Mata is considered to be the goddess of joy and happiness. As per the beliefs, the goddess is always cheerful, who imparts her joy and happiness to the whole village.

Approach is to keep the fort wall untouched and build a mushroom structure, emerging from within the fort, as a vertical extrusion of the fort. The new structure in layers of stone and glass, would accomodate 24 suites.

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Bhishangarh Fort Hotel by spadesign

Mumtaz Mahal

Detail, Eingangsbogen, Taj Mahal



Designed in dialogue with the priest and the people from surrounding villages the temple wa built throught `shramdaan`(self built) by the villagers. Constructed on a shoestring bufget, using a local basalt stone we attempted to sieve out throught discussion an associative imagery of classical temple form, the decorative components from the essential.

Shiv Temple, Pune I by sP+a

In the heart of the old city of Delhi, on the edge of the railway line, sandwiched between a masjid and remains of a burnt slum, something extraordinary has emerged – a gleaming modern Polyclinic for the poorest of the poor, the drug addicts and the HIV patients who live on the pavements of Lahori Gate.

The poor in and around Lahori gate area are in very bad health due to drug addiction, physical incapability and social desertion. Some have critical diseases like H.I.V. and T.B. They are homeless because they simply cannot afford shelter. Barely managing to feed themselves, they pull rickshaws or engage in casual daily labour. Some are sex workers and others get by through begging.
The Polyclinic will serve these poor people in the neighborhood who cannot afford to get medical treatment and check-ups. The Polyclinic will be a day care referral medical relief centre Project hurdles.

Mewar Complex I Arya Architects