The design of the Rao Saheb Patil house is a perfect study in how ambiguity can be used to create maximum impact.
There is a blur grey area between the exterior and landscape as each one flows seamlessly into each other.
There is a Sustainable Solution to Human Shelter, based on Timeless Materials (earth, water, air and fire) and Timeless Principles (arches, vaults and domes). Every man and woman should be able to build a shelter for his or her family with these universal elements, almost anywhere on the earth and other planets.
The architects appeal for making an amalgam of the ageless wisdom of our land enhanced by the contemporary, found fruition in PIADS, due to its willing management. And many young architects are now happily growing in the contemporarily vernacular environs as a live and holistic learning experience!
Contributed by: Ar. Habib Khan
Complete Article and Images are available in Building Giants January 2015 IssueSlide Show
Vernacular forms of end products in any discipline is one which has inherent traditional qualities evolving continuously out as a spontaneous response to the end user produced using the raw material available in its vicinity and catering to the core need of its society.
Contributed by Ar. Ajay Kulkarni
Complete Article and Images are available in Building Giants November 2015 IssueSlide Show