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JAWAHAR KALA KENDRA

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JAWAHAR KALA KENDRA

  1. 1. JAWAHAR KALA KENDRAAAYOJAN SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, JAIPUR . SUMIT RAINAB.ARCH (PART TIME) SEMISTER – II DATE: 16-04-2011 ART STUDIO
  2. 2. AAYOJAN SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, JAIPUR . SUMIT RAINAB.ARCH (PART TIME) SEMISTER – II DATE: 16-04-2011 ART STUDIO
  3. 3. Historical ideology & planning concept Mharaja Jai Singh who built the fabled pink city was moved by two seemingly conflicts set of ideas. One of them was ancient Navgrah ( the module of nine planets). Thus the pink city of Jaipur somewhere was past of Indian art which was later discovered by Late shri Jawahar lal Nehru thus this art centre is dedicated to him. The plan was prepared by the noted architect Charles Correa in 1986 and the building was ready in 1991. The plan is inspired by the original city plan of Jaipur, consisting of nine squares with central square left open. layout planThe well endowed library of the Jawahar Kala Kendra treasures numerous books and from the beginning of the JKK, thedocumentation of the Arts and Crafts have been done by the officals of JKK under the able guidance of Dr. ChandramaniSingh. Ms. Singh is an art historian and has a vast experience in this field. Jawahar Kala Kendra also includes a museumnamely ‘Alankar’. This ’Indigenous Art and Craft Museum’’ showcases the art, culture and visual heritage of indigenousRajasthan. This museum has been conceptualised by Mr. Abdul Lateef Usta- a Heritage expert and Museuologist ofinternational repute.The whole complex is itself a unique design & concept in the architectural industry especially the concept of nine squaresas ‘ Navgrah’AAYOJAN SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, JAIPUR . SUMIT RAINAB.ARCH (PART TIME) SEMISTER – II DATE: 16-04-2011 ART STUDIO
  4. 4. Each square was linked to the planet as per the characteristics of the particular planet and its astrological values and the functionality of the square. This Navgrah concept with its energy values their favorable colour, quality and the favourable functionality to the each planet with square kept in mind while designing and allocation of spaces. Partly open courtyards and the traditional design elements of Rajasthan have been incorporated in the complex. The landscaping was also done as per planets astrological values in the whole complex in each square wherever was requiredAAYOJAN SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, JAIPUR . SUMIT RAINAB.ARCH (PART TIME) SEMISTER – II DATE: 16-04-2011 ART STUDIO
  5. 5. Sandarbh i.e Library The whole complex in itself has a unique design & concept in the architectural industry, the concept of nine squares as ‘ Navgrah’. Each square was linked to the planet as per the characteristics of the particular planet and its astrological values and the functionality of the square. This particular square was linked with ‘Jupiter’ the characteristics were matched in such a way Linked planet ‘Jupiter’ Favorable colour lemon yellow Quality of the planet Knowledge Functionality allotted Library Library view showing the Pond area and pergola Part plan of library Favorable colour As and when the square was representing the planet ‘Jupiter’ the astrological value was kept in consideration.The favorable colour of this planet was lemon yellow so the square was treated with yellow colour in the external finishing and the water body was added in the Library view with full glazing partially open area to make the environment more lively.AAYOJAN SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, JAIPUR . SUMIT RAINAB.ARCH (PART TIME) SEMISTER – II DATE: 16-04-2011 ART STUDIO
  6. 6. Play with light and shadowThe second most significant feature which was been adoptedin this particular square was the spectacular play with the lightand the shadow. As the the square was partially open to skyand the particular side had the full height glazing in it the partialopen roof was treated with the architectural feature ‘ pergolas’.The cut out was designed in such a way that the corridor willalwayz remain in shade and has the pond in corner whichwould reduce the effect of the harsh sun to the library. Use of local material The spanning between beams was designed and kept such that the local material available like wooden bamboo sticks could be used to complete the entire space frame.AAYOJAN SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, JAIPUR . SUMIT RAINAB.ARCH (PART TIME) SEMISTER – II DATE: 16-04-2011 ART STUDIO
  7. 7. Madhyavarti i.e Open air theatreThe theatre was located and placed so wellin layout and planned that the rest of 8square were well connected to the centralopen theatre and the best part of it were thestepped platforms which could be used asseating areas. The same were surroundedby the 8m high walls and the designstepping was incorporated in the corners oftwo walls to make them more interacted toeach other. Central core open air theatre The stepping and the walls were cladded with red sandstone the locally available material the theater was opening into the library , Vehicular entrance ,gallery and workshop as shown.AAYOJAN SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, JAIPUR . SUMIT RAINAB.ARCH (PART TIME) SEMISTER – II DATE: 16-04-2011 ART STUDIO
  8. 8. Tilam food courtThe food court has been the excellentexample of the traditional rural architectureof Rajasthan. The structure has been madein brick masonary then later finished withthe mud and the roof has been framed inMS circular pipes and then covered withfibre sheet both framework in MS and fibresheet have been finished with the local puttyto give it a rural effect. The art work on walls, planning and the sitting arrangement on floor ‘baithak‘ was designed to set an excellent example of our rural and cultural eithics in India Traditional art workAAYOJAN SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, JAIPUR . SUMIT RAINAB.ARCH (PART TIME) SEMISTER – II DATE: 16-04-2011 ART STUDIO
  9. 9. Today, when we are running so fast after the western culture and traditions somewhere we have lost the significance of our own traditions and culture and such ideas may give some headway to make the future generations atleast to know their past culture and living. Sitting in open with canopy ‘Baithak’AAYOJAN SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, JAIPUR . SUMIT RAINAB.ARCH (PART TIME) SEMISTER – II DATE: 16-04-2011 ART STUDIO

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