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Conservation By Kimaya New

  1. 1. CONSERVATION PROJECTS BY KIMAYA An overview of 15 years of Conservation
  2. 2. What is The literal meaning of ‘Kimaya’ is the ancient alchemy of distilling gold from simple metals – a process lost over centuries to the mankind. ‘ Kimaya’ is a partnership firm offering consultancy for various aspects like architecture, urban design, conservation, valuation and interior design. Being established in 1990, it has over 215 projects to its credit. We at ‘Kimaya’ are in the continuous process to provide the better living, working and recreational environments and improve the efficiency of several institutions. Following is a brief information about our Conservation projects.
  3. 3. Partners of Kimaya have had the unique experience of studying and working in York (U.K.). The exposure to the Universities of York, Oxford and Cambridge & across Europe have been a unique learning experience. King’s Manor and York University
  4. 4. MAJOR PROJECTS <ul><li>Revitalizing Environs of Shaniwarwada, Pune </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling Bapu Bhavan </li></ul><ul><li>Restoration of St. Paul’s Church </li></ul><ul><li>Museum of Survey & Settlement for Mah. Govt. </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation of Pune University, Main Bldg. </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation of Vishrambagwada </li></ul><ul><li>Refurbishment of The Club Mahabaleshwar </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation & Development of Memorial for Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre at Alibag </li></ul><ul><li>Refurbishment of MTDC Resort at Mahabaleshwar </li></ul>
  5. 5. Revitalizing Environs of Shaniwarwada, Pune Nana Wada Museum Encouragement to owners for Conservation of Privately owned buildings Open-air theatre as a cultural platform of the city Batatya Maruti Temple restored Gallery for Son-et-lumiere Room for transformer to harmonize with the context Railings and gates to be contextually relevant Conservation of Nagarkhana done Fountains and water bodies reactivated and used for son-et-lumiere Space for parking, drinking water etc New Toilets inserted in basement
  6. 6. Shaniwarwada Before & After <ul><li>During V.P.Singhs visit in 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>The first performance in July 2000 after implementation – Phase I </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The son-et-lumiere gallery inside Shaniwar-wada </li></ul><ul><li>The festival outside </li></ul>
  8. 8. Recycling ‘Bapu Bhavan’ NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NATUROPATHY <ul><li>Before </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>After </li></ul>
  9. 9. Gandhi stayed here and his interest in naturopathy grew from here <ul><li>Before </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>After </li></ul>
  10. 10. Restoration of St. Paul’s Church Pune Before the project under repairs after restoration 2000
  11. 11. Gargoyles old and new (Continuity of Craft traditions was seen as a greater virtue than ‘authenticity’)
  12. 12. Roof gutters old & new ( actions taken to aid long-term maintenance and prolong life of the building)
  13. 13. Conservation of Pune University, Main Bldg. (Former Governor House)
  14. 14. The English Garden at Ganeshkhind (an integral part of the 411 acre campus)
  15. 15. Problems of the Building Dislodged key stone in the southwestern porch . Damaged false ceiling below Vice Chancellor’s office .
  16. 16. Digging out the past <ul><li>Foundations have been opened up for inspection and old trees and roots have been removed. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Work in progress
  18. 18. Existing & proposed views of the Shivaji Hall (earlier dining hall) <ul><li>Need for authentic presentation of interiors </li></ul>
  19. 19. Conservation of Vishrambagwada, Pune for Pune Municipal Corporation
  20. 20. Reuse: City History Museum (built 1808 ;detailed recording done in 1985)
  21. 21. Work has begun Old fountains, foundations and contracts have been unearthed
  22. 22. Stepping back in time and bracing up for the future
  23. 23. Productive meetings!
  24. 24. Southern Façade and western courtyard after being restored
  25. 25. Refurbishment of ‘A’ Block ‘The Club Mahabaleshwar’ Condition in May 1998 Condition in March 2004
  26. 26. False Ceiling – before & after The same teak wood planks were used after resizing & removing old paint
  27. 27. The corridor – Before & after
  28. 28. Museum of Land Records for Dept. of Survey and Settlement, Maharashtra Govt. <ul><li>Several sites were rejected before chosing the central location opposite the Council Hall </li></ul>
  29. 29. 4000 years of land records in India
  30. 30. Memorial for Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre at Alibag, MMR Society <ul><li>A long pending tribute to the final resting place of India’s greatest Admiral is now being realized </li></ul>
  31. 31. Building a social wall with stone
  32. 32. Top view of the museum of Maratha maritime glory showing pitched roofs recalling the coastal vernacular architecture. PROPOSALS Elevation of the museum galleries as seen from the Chhatri.
  33. 33. MTDC Resort at Mahabaleshwar Now and Then
  34. 34. Krishna Cottages
  35. 35. Family Rooms & Dormitories conserved
  36. 36. <ul><li>Conservation is about looking after the past so that we can put a smile on the future </li></ul>
  37. 37. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>

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