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The visual connection to Badami caves
The visual connection to Badami caves

The introduction
The introduction

The evolution
The evolution

The site plan
The site plan

The Badami pathways
The Badami pathways

The visual connection
The visual connection

Spatial inspiration from rich heritage context
Spatial inspiration from rich heritage context

Site sections showing the visual connectivity and detailings
Site sections showing the visual connectivity and detailings




PROJECTINDEX
 
ARCHAEOLOGICAL VISITOR CENTER BADAMI
University of Kerala
ARCHITECTURE

The horizons of sanctity:A case of Badami
Badami is one such place in India that has so much of richness and depth in its history which got lost in time. Most of the other places of historical significance in India have a storyteller that narrates its history, unlike Badami. Architecture is used as a medium here, an imperative to evoke the subtlety and richness of Badami’s soul. My thesis is to design a dialogue between the nature and nurture of Badami and I had tried to attain this by narrating the story through the context. Here architecture in itself becomes the sculptural exhibit that visualizes the story and captures the essence. The architecture is symbolic of the ethos and dynamism of profound life. The architectural production in itself is the sculpture and the object of fascination here.

My methodology was to study and analyze the tangible and intangible elements of the context that defines the essence of Badami and then I further developed the design process by creating and analyzing multiple configurations of the same.

The building in itself is a painted expression on display that entails stories, symbols, and semblances derived from the ancient Badami, with all its colors and legacy intact. I’ve attempted to design a creative composition of Badami’s culture, context, and architecture. This attempt is not just to portray the golden past of Badami but also to show the intrigues, struggles, the fratricidal conflicts and morals underlined in the spiritual narrative. This is pursued to be interpreted and replayed by setting dramatic imageries and framework, merging the cultural landscape of Badami and the language of architecture.

Hence my thesis is to explore the horizons of the sanctity of Badami.