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Site surroundings : Site Location :

Jhaspur , Badoda , Gujrat. Outskirts Of Badoda.
Uttarayan art centre Jhaspur

Use of contours
Mahi river

zoning :

Circulation within the campus :

vehicular access pedestrian

Near Jaspur village.

Badoda city

Centre is situated on the bank of the river Mahi.

Site surrounding

Contour levels : Upper : centre Middle: cafeteria and cottages Lower : deck over viewing river

Latitude : 22o 1819.0 Longitude : 73o323.4 Distance from Badoda city : 25km

About the project:

To pro m ote th e ar t a n d cr a ft , th e i n du str ia li st o f B a do da M r. Ra ke sh Agg r aw al m a ste rm in de d th i s ce n t re a n d de s ign e d by Ar. Ka r an Gro v er. Its a n ar t v il lag e w h ich prov i de s w or k in g s pa ce an d ac co mo da tio n f or v is iti n g i n te rn ati on a l a n d in d ia n ar ti sts . Sit e Are a : 80 ac er s B u i lt Up Area : 142 0 sqm

Site plan :

Selection criteria :
To understand activities performed and facilities provided in the centre to train students / artisans. To study the connectivity of different spaces and their relation with the surrounding. To understand the method of creating art and study of equipments and space required for that particular activity.

Art centre :
Digit al studi o

As one enters in the site, It gives access to two separate areas that of the Art centre site plan of uttarayan art centre on upper level and Contoured site Cafeteria and artisans cottages. Art centre has Studios for painting, sculputre making,pottery,classroom, seminar hall,Office area with conference hall. Workshops of wood,ceramic,stone,Metal are kept away from centre as it create noise and disturbance to the students in the centre. Cottages are located near the river front capturing view of the river. No. of cottages : 4 , Dormitories : 2 Capacity of dormitory : 10 persons Cafeteria has sitting area , kitchen, Utility area. In front of cafeteria there is a small book library with outdoor reading plaza. Service room is located near art centre which houses both electricity control room, generator room and water purification Plan form : plant. Simple C shaped plan form with
courtyard office

Vehicular access and pedestrian are connected by a wide stairways overviewing the whole campus and it act as linking bridge between residential area (cottages and Site plan showing contours and pathway cafeteria) and training area (art centre).

Area analysis :


Total site area : 80 acres Area for art centre : 8.6 acres (34800 sqm) Built up area : 1420 sqm
2% 26% 42% 10% 20% art centre workshop cafeteria cottages service room

Unbuilt area : lawn area outdoor exhibition area amphitheatre road network and pathways evening plaza, deck area

Studios :
Since its a working space for artists, studios are carefully angled towards the best source of light. Double heighted studios with skylights for natural lighting and wind extractors for achieving proper ventilation. Verandah also act as display area.
Informal classrooms in studio


Concept :
Returning to the theme of domestic architecture .

printing studio Display area


painting studio Display area

central courtyard . This courtyard act as social space i.e. gathering space or as interaction space face towards the river, lined with trees. Use of contours such that level difference segregate the activities and creates social gathering spaces. These courtyard also act as break out space.
Section showing levels


Domestic architecture : Badoda the Culutural Capital of Gujrat has its own style of architecture i.e. indo saracenic style and brick architecture.

Rutuja V. Rathi. Final Year (Architecture)

UTTARAYAN ART S P U features: R. Architectural Workshops:

A slight historical reference i.e. use of some elements of style of Badoda i.e.Indo saracenic architecture and brick architecture. Indo saracenic architecture: a fusion of western spatial organisation indian materials and decorativemotifs inspired by gothic,hindu,islamic,buddhist and ottman architecture.

Service room:
Ceramic and wood workshop Covered area Metal workshop Covered area

Rectangular plan form with orientation such that workshops are well lighted and heat gain is reduced.

Servants room

Ceramic craft Metal craft

Example of indo saracenic architecture in Badoda.

Elements used are wooden balconies ,arcades, brackets, door , use of jalis, courtyard planning , painted chattai window frames etc. Reuse of wooden balconies which removed from old havelis being demolised in that region.

Workshop kept away from centre as to reduce disturbance. Its nearer to entrance of the site so that it will be easy to carry and transport the Plan : metal,form stone crafts. square plan form with dinning area, As it requires more space kitchen for and utility area. preparation of craft thus it has open to sky utility area compounded with front yard ( outdoor brick jali allowing air movement but no workshop) visual connection. Dinning area facing towards river to enjoy the natural surrounding. Dinning area has a small library with arrangement outdoor reading plaza.

Located near art centre. Service block has electric control room , generator room and water purification plant. Sanitation: septic tanks are provide for each toilet block.

Stone craft Wooden craft


Residential area is well segregated from rest of the campus. All cottages and dormitories face the River. Cottages For Artisans: No.Of Cotteges : 4 No.of occupant per cottage: 2 to 3 Dormitories : No. of dormitories : 2 No. Of occupant per dormitories : 5 Services : kitchen store toilets Deck : To enjoy the most beautiful view of the site , the deck is constructed using the natural stone available there.

Rain water harvesting plant.




Entrance verandah

Interior of cafeteria Outdoor reading area

Other spaces:
Jalis and courtyards provide cool air and light to the interior. Playful geometrical patterns are used to enliven the jali. Sophisticated use of brick. Ceramic tiles add decorative detail. Bricks specially cut and of a particular dimension create a dynamic pattern. Jali also helps to act as ventilator in toilet without visual disturbance.

Location : In backyard of art centre . Capacity :65 person material : timber flooring of stage services : electrical points for lighting and sound system. Use of natural contour. Ottala : located at the end of art centre which act as outdoor classroom. ottala is built without harming the natural vegetation.

Sculpture : To make environment artistic and to promote art and craft sculptures are used.

Courtyard : Act as communal space and sometimes performance space. Helps to create interest in the structure. Also helps to make building climate responsive

Material used

: Use of local red brick from Ghodra. Brick with its linearity,texture and colour expresses the right aesthetic quality.

Rutuja V. Rathi. Final Year (Architecture)