Sameep Padora & Associates, Jetavan Center in Sakharwadi (India)
Photos: Edmund Sumner
With the participation of the inhabitants of Sakharwadi, a village in India’s Maharashtra region, the Mumbai practice headed by Sameep Padora has built this Buddhist learning center. Arranged around two courtyards, the pavilions combine local materials with both traditional and contemporary construction techniques. Built with timber structures and recycled tiles, the open butterfly-shaped pitched roofs guarantee cross ventilation.The walls are executed with a mixture of cement and ash, and the walls with mud and cow dung.
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