4 storey classroom block with a canteen and shaded dining terrace to the north.Ground floor gallery block with a shaded roof terrace to the West.
Jali panels were assembled from small pre-cast concrete units. Filter light into the corridors.
The main complex of the Centre is laid out with three wings, on the north, south and west, each designed to serve a separate function. While cultural programmes are open to the interested public in the south wing, the Centre offers residential facilities to members and their guests in the north wing. The Lounge, Dining hall, Private Dining Hall and Terrace Pergola are located on the west side, overlooking the Lodi gardens. Most residential rooms at the main complex open directly to the lawns or the Lily Pond on the ground floor, and are provided with private verandas on the first and second floors.
Jaali like the ones used in Lodi gardens : TughlaqBlue ceramic tile : islamic influence
Facing the Lodi Garden and IIC grounds, with the wind flowing in this direction.
On the exterior walls of the dining room.
on an area of 9 acres
There are 5 main building blocks which are interconnected by means of aerial walkways serving the various functional spaces.The convention block is divided into two built structures, an auditorium and a convention centre that helps in better handling of the crowd.The complex can be accessed through three sides with the Lodhi Road to the northern side. Basement floor for parking of about 1000 cars.
The tall exposed brick building masses are oriented so as to create a large open space in the centre.The courtyard is so comfortable is because of its scale. It is monumental. The tall building masses enclosing the large space in the centre are completed by the huge trees. There are plants along the base of the large trees scaled to the human height, which help in breaking down the scale. The edge of the planters doubles up as seating spaces for the people. ( refer slide)Light & shadow play on the textured surface of the building, creating beautiful patterns which change along with the time of the day.
Works of Joseph Allen Stein
WORKS OF JOSEPH ALLEN STEIN
TRIVENI KALA SANGAM
Founded in 1952 as an academy of dance, music and painting.
Clad reinforced concrete frame structure with several infill materials: jaali
panels along the classroom block corridor and stairs, concrete block with a
plastered finish and rough-cut stone facing presented to the street.
Triveni Garden Theatre Jaali detail in the courtyard
The IIC (1959- 62) was planned to provide a variety of artistic and
scholarly activities, conferences and symposia organised by national and
• Each courtyard serves a different function.
• Flooring: part lawn, part paved with blue- green kota stone.
• Detailed coffered ceilings
View from the rear gardens to the centre court Verandah under the guestrooms
Jaali screening guestrooms at entry court- fire clay tile
and steel pipe jaalis facing out
‘Delhi’ blue glazed ceramic jaalis
between guest rooms
Accordion Window Wall:
• Steel framed accordion
window wall which
when folded away
transforms the whole
space and its balcony
extension into a deep
• Operable aluminum
vertical louvres pivot
laterally to block out
the low western sun.
The IHC, built in 1988, was designed as a moderately dense
complex of institutional and office workspaces, conference and
library facilities for people involved with the environment and
• The external facade is in a language of exposed red brick, exposed concrete
• Use of horizontal and vertical ribbon windows having slots in them for
• Carefully conceived brick patterns in the courtyards and variegated brick
coursing in the building’s vertical piers.
• Connections between different building blocks through aerial walkways.
• Landscaped courtyards created between the different building blocks.
• Constant flow of
natural air through
• Sunlight streams
into the space,
being broken by the
large space frame
structure on the
roof level with blue
reflectors that can
be aligned to
during summer and
allow the winter sun
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Using local materials and with an understanding of the harsh Delhi
climate, this house relates to the lush green landscape in which it sits.
Open stone jalis or perforated screens, combine with large expanses of
glass in a way that respected both traditional knowledge and modernist
"Two things have essentially guided my work. One is what you might call
an interest in and search for an appropriate modern regionalism. I would
put equal emphasis on both words, 'regional' and 'modern', because
regional without modern is reactionary, and modern without regional is
inappropriate. The second one is to seek the character of the solution in
the nature of the problem, as much as one possibly can."