Amidst the Rocks: An insert into history Redesigning Badami Archaeological Museum
Design intent: The intent in redesigning the museum was two fold: to create a space that serves as a medium to view pieces of history that the existing museum exhibits while being cognisant of the location it is inserted into. To be within the proposal is to keep one aware of the history they are in the midst of. The proposal serves as an apparatus to view the Agastya lake enveloped by the Badami caves on the south, the temples on the east, the rock formations on the north and by gateways leading one from the settlement.
The site called attention to the opportunity of traversing through the multiple levels that it offered. The ground level becomes an inviting hub for the tourists to take in the captivating experience. It simultaneously becomes an engaging public space for the locals of the settlement to find repose in between their everyday routine.
The extent of the proposal has been used to reload at the nature of exhibiting artefacts in a museum.