Urban Temple Bansberia, Bansberia, India. Architect: Abin Chaudhuri , 2020.
|:||Dawn Puja with priest. Urban Temple Bansberia, Bansberia, India. Architect: Abin Chaudhuri , 2020.|
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|:||Urban Temple Bansberia|
|:||Urban Temple Bansberia, Bansberia, India. Architect: Abin Chaudhuri , 2020.|
|:||In the small town of Bansberia in West Bengal, architect Abin Chaudhuri has replaced the 100-year-old Narayantala Thakurdalan temple – much-loved but awkward and unremarkable as a structure – with a modern upgrade. Chaudhuri, founder of Abin Design Studio, grew up in Bansberia. Now based in Kolkata, 55km away, he is well-versed in the local culture that orients around religion and football. He had attended the Narayantala Thakurdalan since childhood, joyfully participating in religious celebrations, yet also seeing how people spilled out into the street causing accidents and traffic jams, due to its location on a busy corner.|
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