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 Wadas - which were the traditional residential form of
Maratha architecture, evolved under the reign of Peshwas.
 A w...
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 Its style was an amalgamation where features from Mughal,
Rajasthan, and Gujarat architecture were combined with local...
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 The streets and roads in the settlement were narrow.
 Roads were never straight as the growth of the settlement
was o...
 Moderate type of climate has the following characteristics:
 The solar radiation is more or less the same throughput t...
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ZONING
 Distinct zoning can be seen.
 Separate entrances are provided.
 There are 4 entrances to the house.
 Privacy for the...
 Built in 1746, It was the seat of the Peshwa rulers of the Maratha
Empire until 1818
ENTRANCE
The Dilli Darwaza is the ...
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 Regional Classification: Desh
 Typology: Palace Wada.
 This rajwada represents elements of the Delhi style and
eleme...
A. Lane
B. Hall
C. Kitchen
D. Dining Room
E. Women’s Room
F. Kacheri
G. Devadi
H. Main Entrance
I. Bajirao Road
J. Road
K....
ARCHITECUTURAL DETAILS
Courtyard of Vishrambagh Wada
Wooden window Details
CONSTRUCTION DETAILS
Brick of size 12 inches x ...
 Its made of great dark processed saag (teak) 
columns and cream walls. Intricately curved 
ornamental tear drop teak pill...
Column details in the meghdambari of 
Vishrambagh wada
The Vishrambagh wada 
Meghdambari Entirely 
made from the teak wood...
Small window openings with 
wooden grills
Hauds were used to store 
water 
All the staircases were 
places in 4ft thick wa...
Ring in the 
courtyard to 
tie horse
Wooden battens 
supporting the upper floor
Stone base supporting a 
wooden pillar
Nic...
PRANALI PATIL
NIHAR MHATRE
DIVESH MHATRE
GAURI MHATRE
JULIAN TITUS
ANAND BHOIR
Wada architecture
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Wada architecture

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The presentation gives some information about wada architecture in maharashtra. Most of wadas can be seen in Pune region.

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Wada architecture

  1. 1.   Wadas - which were the traditional residential form of Maratha architecture, evolved under the reign of Peshwas.  A wada was typically a large building of two or more storey with groups of rooms arranged around open courtyards.  Types of wadas: • Palace Wadas • Nobleman Wadas • Ordinary Wadas WHAT IS A WADA?
  2. 2.   Its style was an amalgamation where features from Mughal, Rajasthan, and Gujarat architecture were combined with local construction techniques.  Settlements developed around the Peshwa’s residence.  Land around the Peshwa residence was divided into wards called peths.  Similarly the wadas were built in rest of the Maharashtra. EMERGENCE OF WADA ARCHITECTURE
  3. 3.   The streets and roads in the settlement were narrow.  Roads were never straight as the growth of the settlement was organic.  The plots for construction of wadas were rectangular and lay right next to the streets.  A wada never had a garden or vistas leading to it.  The urban form of the settlement appeared like a maze of two or three storied structures having internal open spaces, placed along the road network with very little open community space. NEIGHBOURHOOD OF A WADA
  4. 4.  Moderate type of climate has the following characteristics:  The solar radiation is more or less the same throughput the year.  The total rainfall usually exceeds 1000mm per year. Winter is a dry season.  Winds are generally in summer.Their speed and direction  The design of a wada was not influenced much by the climatic factors rather it was influenced more by the social and cultural factors. CLIMATE
  5. 5.  ZONING
  6. 6.  Distinct zoning can be seen.  Separate entrances are provided.  There are 4 entrances to the house.  Privacy for the women given a priority.  Three main courtyards.  The wada has it’s entrance in the southern side. The most significant features of the wada was the way it’s zoning of public, private and semi-private spaces was done.  This can be seen very distinctly in the plan. ZONING
  7. 7.  Built in 1746, It was the seat of the Peshwa rulers of the Maratha Empire until 1818 ENTRANCE The Dilli Darwaza is the main gate of the complex, and faces north towards Delhi Mastani Darwaja (Mastani's Gate) , facing north Khidki Darwaja (Window Gate), facing east. Ganesh Darwaja (Ganesh Gate), facing south-east Narayan Darwaja (Narayan's Gate), facing south  THE FORT COMPLEX The important buildings in the palace includes the Thorlya Rayancha Diwankhana , Naachacha Diwankhana (Dance Hall), and Juna Arsa Mahal (Old Mirror Hall). The complex had an impressive lotus-shaped fountain: the Hazari Karanje  Shaniwar Wada
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  15. 15.   Regional Classification: Desh  Typology: Palace Wada.  This rajwada represents elements of the Delhi style and elements of Hindu style in its existing façade  This came to be known as Maratha style.  This wada was built by the last Peshwa, Bajirao II Built in 1803 AD, as his private residence. Later this wada became a college for vedantas and shahstras in 1818 AD. Currently, the structure is used as a Post Office. Vishrambagh Wada
  16. 16. A. Lane B. Hall C. Kitchen D. Dining Room E. Women’s Room F. Kacheri G. Devadi H. Main Entrance I. Bajirao Road J. Road K. Courtyard 1 L. Courtyard 2 M. Courtyard 3 Elevation
  17. 17. ARCHITECUTURAL DETAILS Courtyard of Vishrambagh Wada Wooden window Details CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Brick of size 12 inches x 24 inches x 15 inches were used for construction of walls which were plastered with lime plaster. Door and window openings were done in teak woods
  18. 18.  Its made of great dark processed saag (teak)  columns and cream walls. Intricately curved  ornamental tear drop teak pillars. The banana  flower embellishment are characteristic to the  Peshwa era Wooden makara  Detail made up  of teak wood. Wooden Beam-Bracket  Detail made up of teak  wood. The three fountains  inside the courtyard of  Vishrambagh wada
  19. 19. Column details in the meghdambari of  Vishrambagh wada The Vishrambagh wada  Meghdambari Entirely  made from the teak wood  at the entrance.
  20. 20. Small window openings with  wooden grills Hauds were used to store  water  All the staircases were  places in 4ft thick walls. WALLS All the external walls of the wada were 4ft thick. This helped to keep the interior of the wall cool in summers and the privacy
  21. 21. Ring in the  courtyard to  tie horse Wooden battens  supporting the upper floor Stone base supporting a  wooden pillar Niche in the wall to  keep ornaments
  22. 22. PRANALI PATIL NIHAR MHATRE DIVESH MHATRE GAURI MHATRE JULIAN TITUS ANAND BHOIR

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