Monday, November 1, 2010

Shiv Temple by Sameep Padora & Associates||||||||||||

Shiv Temple by Sameep Padora & Associates

Photographer Edmund Sumner has sent us his pictures of a temple by Mumbai studio Sameep Padora & Associates. Called Shiv Temple, the project involved simplifying a traditional temple design by removing the usual decoration but maintaining symbolic elements.
A wood-clad frame wraps around one corner marking the entrance, while the interior is illuminated by a skylight.

The temple was constructed by the villagers using local stone from a quarry near the site.

In realizing the temple design in close consultation with the temple priest & the villagers, we attempted to sieve out through discussion & sketches the decorative components from the symbolic. Adhering to the planning logic of traditional temple architecture, the form of the temple chosen evokes in memory, the traditional shikhara temple silhouette.

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