Wada with a Temple

Sawantwadi, MH.

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Wada with a Temple

Location

Sawantwadi, MH.

Built-up area

8000 SQFT

Completion

2016

BRIEF
A house with a Temple for the mother goddess  was  to be designed for a celebrated family residing in a village near Sawantwadi. A century old house was to be brought down including the Temple.


APPROACH
The house was adjoining to some of the existing structures of the other family members. Responding to the site parameters and the brief - the Temple, the Sabhamandapa and the house was designed in squares of 4 x 4M, 9 x 9M,
13 x 1 3 M respectively. The house was designed on principles of ‘Vastu-Shastra’.

THE DESIGN

Four basalt stone columns divides the Sabhamandapa into nine squares -‘Navagraha’ creating a spiritual base for the Sanctum - ‘The Garbhagriha’. TheTemple and the Sabhamandapa are constructed in traditional materials like black basalt stone and bricks for the Shikhara. A central open space - ’ The Courtyard’ provides light and ventilation to the living spaces around.