Haveli Dharampura, published in August 2016
The project in Dharampura is the first of its kind in the walled city of Delhi which aims in the restoration & rehabilitation of a 135-year-old Haveli (built-in 1880) into a hospitality project with 14 rooms, a spa, a museum, 2 shops & a restaurant. We started this project looking at a broken structure that was declared an inhabitable space for living by the government of Delhi. Without any plans or drawings, we had to develop a program even before starting the design which involved the building survey, to prepare measured drawings & structural repair & strengthening of the building. The designing process involved a very elaborate 2 years of research on the whole urban fabric of Chandni Chowk. The resulting space had elements from Hindu, Mughal, Jain & Rajasthan’s Architecture. We were bound to amalgamate traditional architecture with contemporary modern architecture to create an inviting space for both Indians & Foreigners.