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MCR Studio at KJH

CEPT Conservation Site School, Kalidas Jethabhai House, was opened to the students of the Masters in Conservation and Regeneration (MCR) course, Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University for their second semester conservation studio. The CHC team shared their experience of working with the building and the conservation activities that were carried out at site like the safeguarding, careful dismantling of dilapidated and out-of-plumb portions, treatment on wooden members to prevent infestation by termites, documentation, labelling and careful stacking of the recovered material in the material shed. The learnings and challenges were also shared to give them real world exposure. 


A group of six students manually documented and assessed the condition of the wooden structure under the guidance of the course faculty, Khushi Shah and training associate Sneha Anand. Benny Kuriakose, a Conservation Architect and expert in wooden architecture, visited the site and helped the students in assessing the structure. Interactive sessions with the locals and stakeholders were organised to help students gain a holistic understanding of the area and come up with strategies for conservation and proposals for an alternate use for the structure.


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