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Site Plan showing the interaction between the built and the unbuilt
Site Plan showing the interaction between the built and the unbuilt

Museum - Conception of a facility in its brutal built form.
Museum - Conception of a facility in its brutal built form.

View of Art gallery
View of Art gallery

Art Gallery - Exposed material routes the attachment to the pure ground
Art Gallery - Exposed material routes the attachment to the pure ground

Library - Landscape courts between the knowledge rooms
Library - Landscape courts between the knowledge rooms

Library - Conception of a Granthalaya into a modern yet rooted library
Library - Conception of a Granthalaya into a modern yet rooted library




PROJECTINDEX
 
SPIRITUAL ABODE - AN ASHRAM
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
ARCHITECTURE,URBAN DESIGN,LANDSCAPE DESIGN

An essence of peaceful living in the lap of Ujjain
Ujjain being among one the seven sacred cities of India is situated on the banks of river Kshipra and is one of the important grounds for three religions (Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism). Majorly recognized as a Hindu worshipping Tirtha, it is home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingas (Mahakaal) which governs the whole city acting as a pivotal centre and the source of energy. Also there are 84 sacred shivlingas spread in and around Ujjain, symbolically they are the representation of the Puranic Concept of Time (KALA ). The life of the universe according to Hindu mythology is divided into 4 Yugas and 84 Kalpas. The 84 kalpas are arranged as 84 shivlingas in Ujjain. This 84 is tried to set up as 12 Jyotirlingas and 7 sacred cities as a reflection of the cosmos in Hinduism in India. Likewise the site found a clue as there were 12 clusters of existing trees which acted as activity nodes and is incorporated in design. Built masses are designed around them creating positive outdoor spaces. The whole design created a sub culture for people of religious backgrounds and 7 has kept its significance as the basic architectural elements used to carved the buildings. The site is situated on the left side of the holy river Kshipra. It is opposite to the main city away from the hustle ongoing. Hundreds of sadhus and Sadhvis visit this sacred place every year, this project is an abode for them to enlighten their mind and live a peaceful life in this Ashram.