Hathigaon: A settlement of Elephants and Mahouts

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Authors: Sanjeev Vidyarthi, Megha Bhatnagar, Gaurav Bhatnagar, Rajan Bhatt, Ela Singhal

9788494933004 | PB | pp. 122 | 2022 | Altrim Publishers

Hathigaon: A settlement of Elephants and Mahouts by Sanjeev Vidyarthi, Megha Bhatnagar et al. describes the conception, planning and design of spaces for elephants and their care-taking families in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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Hathigaon, or Elephant village, is a unique settlement designed by architect Rahul Mehrotra, for working elephants and their care-taking families in the dry and arid city of Jaipur.

This book illustrates it’s conception, planning, and building. It also includes a reflective essay by Rahul Mehrotra.

The overall planning approach, including project conception and design development, centred upon elephant comfort and meaningful animal-human interaction.

Additional information

Authors:

Sanjeev Vidyarthi, Megha Bhatnagar, Gaurav Bhatnagar, Rajan Bhatt, Ela Singhal

ISBN:

9788494933004

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

122

Year of Publication:

2022

Publisher:

Altrim Publishers

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Authors

Sanjeev Vidyarthi is a leading scholar of India’s spatial planning and city design based at Chicago. He was a professor of architecture at the Aayojan School of Architecture in Jaipur and is currently an associate professor of Urban Planning and Policy at University of Illinois at Chicago (USA).

Born and raised in Jaipur, Megha Bhatnagar is a leading architect of the city today. Her practice pays particular attention to crafting simple and elegant designs suited to the cause and context.

Guarav and Megha Bhatnagar are co-founders of a well established architectural firm in Rajasthan.

Rajan Bhatt is an architect and industrial designer by training, and a passionate photographer.

Also trained as an architect, Ela Singhal serves as the Executive Director of Architecture Foundation, an organization committed to promote awareness of Architecture in India.

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