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

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

Read also: Meet a New Architecture Project Designed by NUDES. It Solves Urban Problems

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.

Thank you for choosing and reading this article. Have a great day!

Do you like this article?
no 0


If you want to get in touch with ARTIK editorial team, you can send us a message using the form below. We take a lot of bathroom breaks, so please be patient.

Thank you for your comment

More Articles of Architecture

Milad Eshtiyaghi Design of Floating Villas in Florida

The Architect From Iran, Milad Eshtiyaghi Designs Floating Villas in Florida

The architect from Iran designed the complex tree of life villas. Milad Eshtiyaghi has recently...

Zaha Hadid Architects Presented Another Innovative Design

Zaha Hadid Architects Presented Another Innovative Design of the Project

Zaha Hadid Architects have recently presented the Infinitus Plaza project. It is a modern...

LUNARK Was Created by Denmark based SAGA for Moon Travelings

This Tent Inspired by Origami Was Built by Space Architects for the Future Moon Missions

SAGA from Danmark created a modular tent that can grow 750 times bigger than its original size....

town that looks like lego

The Architects That Built These Houses Were Inspired by Lego Nostalgia

There’s a reason Legoland parks gather 15.7 million visitors per year. Not only children of all...


You can do what you like and get paid! Write articles on the topic you like, work at home with well-paid work!

This site uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.