DOME WITH AN OCULUS
'Ziggurat' was designed by Ar. Suryakant Patel, completed in 1985. Central space of the house, 'the well' consists of a double-height, circular, open-to-sky courtyard of 6 meters diameter surrounded by 12 brick masonry arches between masonry pillars.
Years of using it as a weekend home with a beautiful court, Dr. Bharat Mody and his family wish to enclose the space to prevent from rains and pests, making it a covered living space without taking away from the ethos of the existing structure.
With strategic alterations to the existing parapet, a flat dome was constructed to roof the courtyard the the help of skilled artisans.
Dr. Bharat Mody
Azad Singh and Manish Saroha, Artisans from Rohtak, Haryana
Chetan Bhai, Mahesh and Team