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indian digital heritage : hampi bazaar streets

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research Reading extensive descriptions from archival material and travel accounts from the 12th to 16th century were then later composed into maps, diagrams and drawings, so as to gain a better understanding to the historical site and context. Placed alongside are two such maps, the first one showing the zoning of hampi and the second one depicts its growth from the 12th to 16th century.

mapping Vijayanagar by Function

Mapping growth of Vijayanagar


documentation Detailed measurements and photographs, were taken at sites, with elevational photographs of the same measurements, after this process, the details were drafted on site and later transferred to an AutoCAD drawing and later would be visualised in 3D


Mapping The maps were created using 3 different data sets as reference. Namely the maps prepared by George Michell and his team, secondly the data collected on site by the team at NID and thirdly the geographical data in present day context from Google earth.

Site Analysis of the Vitthalapur site, highlighting the tungabhadra river and the bazaar street with the temple in focus




After a detailed Documentation, 2 sets of drawings were drafted for the Existing and Reconstructed states of the structure.


visualisation A focused study on the gateways of Vijayanagar was also employed to better understand the urban structure of Vijayanagar. Illustrated alongside is one such gateway that is present on the hemakuta hill and the image above was a way to imagine the scale of gateways, and give a glimse into the visual of Vijayanagar at its peak.

A glimpse of the study on gateways 7

Indian Digital Heritage Project  

A brief preview of the work I was engaged at the National Institute of Design, R & D campus, Bangalore, on the Indian Digital Heritage proje...

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