Tejorling Radiance Temple

Designed by Karan Darda Architects dedicated to Shiva in Pune, India.

Located in a Chickoo tree orchard. The temple is built for everyday worship by surrounding farmers. The building takes references from the region’s historical aspects and Hindu temple architecture, which is re-interpreted in a contemporary way. A simple brick wall marks the entry to the area.  The overall structure is built using reddish-orange colored concrete which helps the temple to contrast and standout in the surrounding greens. The temple is carefully inserted in a small piece of land which looks hidden into the trees from most of the surrounding areas creating a kind of curiosity for visitors and passers-by and the dimensions are derived using golden ratio to achieve the desired human scale.