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Architecture for Kutch

Sanjay Udamale (Author)
Synopsis This book presents two aspects of an architectural project. The study of lifestyle, culture, arts and architecture of Kutch - the colorful western region of India and the architectural design and planning of new housing evolved and built in South Kutch from the study and analysis of the region. It lavishly presents the entire project with more than 300 paintings, drawings and sketches. The new housing is an interesting reinterpretation of the climate living and cultural patterns, crafts and architecture of Kutch in planning to house designs to construction details. It is evolved through the analysis of traditional architecture and architectonic evolution of forms, spaces and construction. The local crafts are used in new methods of construction to revive certain crafts and create local employment. This housing withstood, without damage the enormous earthquake occurred on 26 January 2001 in Gujarat state of India. It illustrates an approach of habitat design addressing one of the crucial issues of our times in Asia of responding the context of climate and cultures of a place and its people Architect Anand Pandit with the team of architects and Menakshi Pahurkar designed it. The project “ousing in Kutch” received the JIIA award, 1997 from Indian Institute of Architects and has been published in various art and architectural magazines.
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About the author

Sanjay Udamale

Sanjay Udamale is an architect practising in Mumbai. He studied Architeceture at the Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai and worked with Architects Charles Correa and Anand Pandit. He has worked on the project Housing in Kutch build in south Kutch and presented in this book. He has also written on the housing designing and the study of architecture, art and culture of Kutch region of India that has been published in art and architecture magazines. His works include architectural projects of residential, exhibition, institutional buildings and interior design – as well as the proposal for the integrated urban design and improvement scheme for all lakes of Thane City. Masunda Lakefront Development, Thane and the conservation of architectural and urban heritage of historic Kalyan City near Mumbai.

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Bibliographic information

Title Architecture for Kutch
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8187853220
length 112p., Figures; Col. Plates; Maps; 30cm.