Rahul Mehrotra | Elephantine vision
The architect on his award-winning project in Jaipur for elephants and their mahouts
Amber Fort outside Jaipur is a popular tourist attraction; the elephant ride up is as much a thrill as are the fort and views of the city. The mahouts and the elephants live in nearby Hathigaon, at the base of the fort. In redesigning outdated elephant stables and mahout residences, architect Rahul Mehrotra turned accidental orographer. Mehrotra chose to make the landscape rather than the architecture the focus of the project.
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