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Jharokha patioJharokhas (enclosed stone windows capped by multifoil arches) were staple elements of medieval Indian monuments. They were celebrated in Mughal architecture, so much so that, over time, they went from being sources of ventilation and light to enclosing icons of divinity.This airy Mumbai sit-out by Planet 3 Studios Architecture Pvt. Ltd. serves as a lavish reception waiting area. Every wall panel features a cut-out jharokha bordered by intricate jali. Notice how the sandstone-finish sofa set mirrors an identical jali pattern, courtesy a made-to-order stencil design.Wondering how you can add jalis to your contemporary home?
1. StoneGive your home a traditional old-world charm with stone jalis that have been a dominant feature in ancient forts, palaces and havelis for hundreds of years. Incorporate jalis or lattice-work in the form of exterior panels, semi-open windows, balcony railings or within the boundary walls to bring in partial views of the surroundings. This stone craft is very expensive and time-consuming if hand chiselled but CNC cutting machines have made this process much easier and cost-effective.Here are reasons why you should bring jalis into your home
An Indian version of an outdoor patio space, this double-height space, reminiscent of a shamiana (marquee), has striking hexagonal columns clad in exquisite marble. The open window with jali work draws inspiration from the jharokha (window) of Mughal architecture, adding to the royal feel of the space.
1. Jalis Jalis are intricately carved lattice screens that allow partial views, excellent ventilation and filtered light that casts myriad shadows throughout the day.In this example, the arched jalis are carved in sandstone to make an inside-outside connection and to give a quintessential Rajasthani look to the grand entrance foyer. Jalis can also be considered for creating semi-private partitions, skylights, windows and railings.Tip: These can be easily fabricated in materials like stone, wood, MDF and solid surface with CNC machinery.Take a look at these reasons to bring jalis into your home