Delhi and Urdu

The process

Research

 

Mindmapping

 

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Concept note

To reacquaint Delhi with Urdu through the beauty of Nastaliq script and poetry in order to tackle islamophobia around the language.

 

Quick Sketches

 
 

Site

Ajmal Khan Park, Karol Bagh, New Delhi

 

Ik roz apni rooh se poocha, ke dilli kya hai.

To yun Jawab me keh gayi,

Ye duniya maano jism hai aur dilli uski jaan

 

One day I asked my soul, what is Delhi and it replied- if world is the body then Delhi is its soul.

-Mirza Ghalib

Materials

 

Red sandstone panel

Plaster

Dry wall

Glass slab

Renders

 
Pavilion
Pavilion

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Inside

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Alternative centre piece design

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