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Malik’s House, Made of Stone, Combines Ancient Material and Modernity

05.08.2021
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house, located in Jaipur, is made of Rajasthan

A house, located in Jaipur, is made of Rajasthan which is similar to the building material sandstone that has predominated in traditional buildings for centuries. The original construction method was based on wall thickness and also reduces material consumption by 30%.

original construction method was based on wall thickness

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house, created by Malik Architecture

The house, created by Malik Architecture, takes place around a narrow courtyard and uses the voids and spaces of traditional dwellings as a method of regulating light. Hard sandstone, also known as Jodhpur stone, is mined 45 minutes from the site. The stone is split using traditional tools and later the grain of the natural material is removed with the help of a machine. This method avoids human intervention and preserves the stone’s naturality.

intervention and preserves the stone's naturality.

Craftsmen from the local villages have been working the stone for generations. Later, this craft has been expanded to the scale of a building where resources that are both ancient and modern have been used. The structure also contains a minimum amount of steel, and the lime mortar is used only for sealing external joints.

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