Housing for Mahouts and their Elephants / RMA Architects

first_imgArchitects: RMA Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects Year:  Photographs CopyAbout this officeRMA ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingJaipurPushkarHousingIndiaPublished on June 06, 2013Cite: “Housing for Mahouts and their Elephants / RMA Architects” 06 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream photographs:  Carlos Chen, Charles Garcia, Rajesh VoraPhotographs:  Carlos Chen, Charles Garcia, Rajesh Vora, Courtesy of RMA Architects+ 17 Share Area:  88 m² Area:  88 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/381679/housing-for-mahouts-and-their-elephants-rma-architects Clipboard ArchDaily 2010 Housing 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/381679/housing-for-mahouts-and-their-elephants-rma-architects Clipboard India Housing for Mahouts and their Elephants / RMA Architects CopySave this picture!© Rajesh VoraText description provided by the architects. A housing project for a 100 elephants and their Mahouts (caretakers), Hathigaon (or elephant village) is situated at the foothill of the Amber Palace and Fort near Jaipur. The design strategy first involved structuring the landscape that had been devastated by its use as a sand quarry by local sand suppliers, to create a series of water bodies to harvest the rain runoff, as this is the most crucial resource in the desert climate of Rajasthan. With the water resources in place, an extensive tree plantation program was carried out together with seeding the site to propagate local species – all at an extremely low cost, using local labour and craftspeople. Save this picture!© Carlos ChenThe water body was a critical component of the design, as it also facilitated the bonding between the mahout and elephant, through the process of bathing – an important ritual both for the health of the elephant as well as their bonding with their keeper.Save this picture!© Charles GarciaThe thans (housing units) are organized in clusters and situated on portions of the site that are not used for the landscape regeneration. Courtyards and pavilions supplement the otherwise small area of 40 sqm that was allocated in the budget for this essentially low-income housing project. The site planning thus employed a system of clusters to create shared community space at different hierarchies to build a sense of community among the inhabitants. Save this picture!© Carlos ChenThe challenges of working through the bureaucracy in a project sponsored by the Government and executed by the equivalent to the Public Works Department were overcome by focusing on the landscape and using the precious resource of water as the central instrument around which decisions were facilitated. This was a humbling experience, as clearly the lives of the inhabitants, and what was crucial for their needs, were privileged in the budgets with the investment in architecture being minimal. The intent in the design was to leave room for the inhabitants to transform their own homes incrementally and appropriate them through visual and spatial transformations over time.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessSocial and Cultural Center in Novelda Av. – Elche / Julio Sagasta + Fuster ArquitectosSelected ProjectsPlinth House / LAND ArquitectosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, IndiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  Housing for Mahouts and their Elephants / RMA ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHousing for Mahouts and their Elephants / RMA ArchitectsSave this picture!© Carlos ChenHousing•Jaipur, India “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

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