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The ‘Tube-well House’ is situated in Ambajogai, Beed district of Marathwada region, Maharashtra. This project is built in response to a proposal received, which mentioned the demolishing of an existing structure in the core of a town, which was deemed structurally unfit for occupation and to build a new built form on the same site. The proposition made to build a maternity home (hospital) with a residence in hot and arid climatic conditions. Rigorous studies of the site and the surrounding contexts prompted the idea of preserving the memory of pre-existing elements. Elements like an old tube well (built in basalt) and temple on the north, adjacent to the site, played a vital role in the entire evolution and synthesis of the design. Conscious efforts are taken to keep all the markers of the site intact. All foundations of the buildings were carefully positioned to preserve the existing elements for their reuse so that they would become generators of the specific organizations and vistas. View more View full description
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