Architectural photography and 360° photography has been a major method of documentation for this project. The gallery is categorized into few groups for the convenience of the user to see and understand the various aspects of the houses.
These old photos captured a certain moment of time in the lives of the occupants. They are also great things to preserve so that future generations of the family can relive that memory captured in the photos.
Artifacts and furniture
Here is a glimpse of some of the old furniture and artifacts that were used by the original occupants of the house over the years. These objects are visible reminders of the past and they give outsiders an idea about the lifestyle and quality of life of the occupants.
These photos show the interior spaces are maintained at present, and the ways they connect with other parts of the house.
Windows and openings
The various kinds of openings - windows, doors, perforations, ventilators - have been photographed to give an idea of the type of building technology and materials used in the particular period that a house was built in.
There are some antique features in the house which reflect the unique characteristics of construction and lifestyle of the early times.
These photos show the variety of outdoor spaces each house has - balconies, rooftop areas, garage spaces, lawns, paved walkways etc.
Here are some views from the surrounding areas of the house, the roads that lead to the compound and the neighboring houses.
Majlish E Sama
As part of the spiritual gathering, this Khanka E Aliyah hosts various events on special occasions and after they perform Kahtam Sharif, everyone gathers for the Majlis E Sama, an event which includes performance of Qawwali music. The Qawwals are brought from different parts of the city, who then become a part of the spiritual journey with their voice.
Exploring the house
A heritage building need not be a monument or landmark building; it can be representative of an epoch or period in the history of the city in many ways. Through this project, we have captured various perspectives in the form of virtual tours, timelines, stories, photographs, architectural features and locations.
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