The primary intention was to design a seating as an extension to the verandah of the farmhouse. The idea was to make the space interactive by creating a stepped seating, to take the advantage of the existing steep contour of the site. We practice sustainable architecture, the built form was executed using natural materials which were available within 1-5km radius from the site.We used local hand-made mud bricks, natural geru powder, soil and debris from the site, without relocating or removing any tree/ shrub and oriented the seating accordingly. We wanted to give an opportunity to the local craftsmen to execute our design for generating employment.
Vinod Gupta, of Opus Indigo Studio reflects on the evolution and challenges of the Indian architectural profession, emphasizing the need for architects to reclaim responsibilities beyond design to revitalize the industry’s trajectory.