The “villagelife” design concept for the site draws inspiration from the historic and architectural significance. Focused on village charm, asid’s proposal for adaptive-reuse of Chauhan’s haveli and its neighborhood at the historic precinct seeks to create a physical space that embodies cultural context and enliven architectural vocabulary- that a destination designed for guests looking forward to spend time exploring village life should reflect its local culture, in tune with the rich context of the site. The Haveli is situated on a plateau, surrounded by other areas of focus, pond, temple, existing bazaar, well, and rich wildlife and nearby Saman bird Sanctuary, notified in 1990 in order to protect the large population of sarus cranes in the area.
Courtyards are a common feature of the havelis. We picked up from the same concept and tied up those existing elements through series of interwoven courtyards.
Natural phenomena of Light & shade were incorporated into the design with covered walkways, creating tactile surfaces yielding a one-of-a-kind experience.
Various elements representing the hallmarks of a village, can be found in the design, including cow milking and cuddling stations, horse and bullock-cart rides, Well & stepped well activity zone for organized events of live music shows, village pond connected with the temple as meditation, yoga & spiritual center, village shopping and food experience zones with unique activities like snake charming, malish, puppet shows along with tailored furniture, sculptures, artworks befitting local culture and completing artistic storytelling adding another layer of immersion.
Adaptive reuse looking at heritage haveli of Chauhan’s with a fresh eye to convert it to a holiday destination for people looking for a breath of fresh air and get charmed with village life