Laboratory for Conservation of Endangered Species
Hyderabad, India
This laboratory is unique in aiming to conserve and propagate endangered species through research on reproductive biology. Its curvilinear design is founded on a similar respect for nature, paying homage to the site’s existing rocks. Visitors arriving on foot pass through a natural portal of rock as they enter, and the stone used for walls comes entirely from the site, not only lending a natural, warm appearance but also providing good insulation with minimum embodied energy and maintenance requirements. By contrast, smooth glass reflects the surrounding landscape, and a number of green spaces have been created both inside and outside the building.


The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.
Hyderabad, India
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