Saturday, April 14, 2012

Design inspiration

From a high vantage point in Jaipur, looking out over the Rajasthan landscape, I saw this.

And I was reminded of this.
I wonder if the architects of Chand ki baori and Panna Mian ka kund were inspired by the outlay of their environment, whether they wanted the stepwells to look like they belonged as part of the scenery.

Then, when I see a places like this, with their wildly unique and functional design...

And I am reminded of the images of M.C. Escher, it's worth a moment to wonder if he ever made a trip to India.

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