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Adaptive reuse of century-old Ahmedabad home by Savitha Hira






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Taking familial values several notches higher, the Kasturbhai Lalbhai Museum is a colonial home turned museum space that aspires to engage audiences in revisiting historical treasures and simultaneously revivifying Ahmedabad’s cultural scene...

The museum stands apart as a labour of love; reflecting diligent detailing and underlying passion as key drivers of unbounded love and reverence, as Jayshree and Sanjay Lalbhai pay homage to the latter’s grandfather – Late Kasturbhai. Incidentally, a man, who not only worked for the preservation of art and culture, but is also the force behind a number of well-established and reputed educational ventures in India during the mid twentieth century.

A homely feel dominates this new museum, which is scheduled to open its doors to the public on Feb. 16, 2017. Comprising two edifices with a soon-to-be-completed third, the museum is approached as a carefully curated narrative that intrigues, while it impresses.

Ar. Rahul Mehrotra of RMA Associates has diligently led his team to conserve the essence of the buildings, which show marked Indian elements like the central courtyard, different flooring types with kota stone, ceramic tiles, multicoloured patterns, sandstone and mosaic flooring with different colour tinges, folding wooden doors with jaali insets, wooden louvered doors and windows, embossed cast iron treads in spiral staircase, slate clad sloping roof... among a multitude of other distinctive architectural features.

The main building – the colonial home built in 1905, which was home to the Lalbhai family until the 1980’s, typically a conglomeration of single-storied rooms, has been restored to its past glory. It now houses the family’s modest collection, eclectic in nature, showcases art and antiquities, perfectly balancing historical merit with personal favourites; all the while retaining the essence of the family home. The paintings on view are from a range of traditions and styles of Indian miniatures, Tibetan Thangkas, Company School portraits, modernist paintings from the Bengal School, and painted postcards from pre-independent India. Art in stone, metal, wood and Bidri covers a span of more than a thousand years.

Behind the house, a smaller edifice designed by Ar. Claude Batley in the 1930’s, typically a double-storied structure responding to the local domestic traditions and habits of the era, housed the family kitchen and servants’ quarters. This is now restored to house part of the family’s contemporary art collection as a footprint to an eclectic space for temporary exhibitions. Augmenting the display space and lending it a modern twist, is a unique, distinctive and dismountable glass walled rectangular gallery box that literally sits atop the building; the idea being to eschew permanence of any structural additions; thereby keeping the path open to change in times to come.

The verdant complex also houses a third, awaiting-finishing-touches, partly underground gallery that Ar. Rahul Mehtrotra has designed to record the Late Kasturbhai’s legacy and social and cultural history of the Lalbhai family. Designed as a ‘non-building’, the structure will over the years be covered by vegetation and appear as a mound of lush foliage; with its entrance a mere slit nestled amidst the lush landscape.

Besides, the complex also has a 250-seater amphitheatre ideal to cater to small performances, musical soirees, talks and discourses.

With guided tours – one in the morning and the other in the evening, and with different and changing events being planned through the year, the museum proposes to create a dynamic and vibrant atmosphere in the cultural scene of Ahmedabad. visit indiaartndesign.com to view images of this museum

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