Plaaat! – A tribute to the residental architecture of Lahore

Gaudy! I think not. The houses in this series are a manifestation of the aspirations of their inhabitants. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. Here’s one in Defence.

6 Comments so far

  1. crazymonkey on January 16th, 2009 @ 1:20 pm

    Neat. But you can see far better designs being created nowadays. This one looks a bit old.


  2. sabih on January 16th, 2009 @ 9:04 pm

    cheapness at its best


  3. mozang bijjli (gadhishahu) on January 17th, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

    A wedding cake house.
    I for myself like traditional building because it suits our climate best. This cross construction only has extra power requirements. but this is their house i have no right to criticize their taste but given a choice i would build a high roofed thick walled house in line with our traditional architecture of muslim subcontinent. Most probably a peeli kothi among numerous peeli/safaid kothis of lahore.


  4. momekh on January 18th, 2009 @ 3:24 am

    Some of the houses in Def – especially X block – have some nifty designs. It is nice to see that 5 and 10 marlas can really drive the creativity of architects :)


  5. skb (lah_sabeen) on January 18th, 2009 @ 10:11 pm

    a design from 80s? pasand apni apni ;)


  6. kaami on January 20th, 2009 @ 2:05 am

    A grand house marred by small pox. Poor owners have no choice but to live in it.

    That’s why vaccination is important, even for houses.



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