• Student Ananda Krishnan
  • Code UI0517
  • Faculty Design
  • Unit L3 Studio Unit
  • Tutor/s Aparajita Basu
  • TA Surabhi Motwani

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The project repurposes a 100 year-old warehouse built by the Dutch on the banks of Vembanad Lake, Fort Kochi, into a contemporary museum space. The building typology is a vernacular structure of Kerala. The structure today is in disarray. Parts of the roof are damaged, walls are chipped, windows are broken and trees and natural vegetation has been thriving on the building skin. However, its prime location at the edge of the lake, its heritage value, and locals' affection for it, calls for new usages and extension of the building life.