The project restates time tested premises of the court and garden, fundamental to most Islamic architecture in India. The land stradles two hills with outcrops of slate. The natural vegetation is wild grass, which has been allowed to grow, augmented by rows and clumps of trees. The rooms, arcade and porch, are made from a simple vocabulary of trabeated and arcuated construction, with the walls clad with stone screed in shades of green and yellow grey that establishes a close rapport with the site.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture