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Monday, September 14, 2009

Minutes of Meeting, September 8 (re: Digi Chhen)

Conceptual drawing of front fa├žade of Digi Chen for its proposed reconstruction. Drawing by senior architect Bibhuti Man Singh.






Proposed conceptual floor plan drawings for the ground, first and second floors of the Digi Chen. All drawings by senior architect Bibhuti Man Singh.






 Meeting held on September 8, 2009 to analyze the conceptual drawings shown above.



Minutes (Recorded by Umesh Tamrakar)
PROJECT TITLE
Janabaha Agam chen
Meeting title
Site meeting
Date
08.09.09
Time
8.30am
Present
Ananda Shakya, Thakuli
Ratna Harsha Shakya
Devananda Shakya
Kanak Shakya
Nil Kaji Shakya
Swayambhu Bajracharya
Mindu Bajracharya
Dharma Shakya
Suresh Bajracharya
Pushpa Shakya
Buddha Ratna Shakya
Prem Ratna Shakya
Nabin Shakya
Dipankar Shakya
Mr. Tirtha Dhar Tuladhar
Mr. Manik Tuladhar
Jai Rajbhandari
Mr. Alok Tuladhar
Rajani Tamrakar
Mr. Umesh Kaji Tamrakar
SN
PARTICULARS
ACTION
1
GROUND FLOOR
1.1
‘Kopa dyo chen’ room size to increase
1.2
Kitchen to accommodate 12-15 psn, preparation space required
1.3
‘Bhajan’ room size to be increased 12-15 psn, can be relocated to the left of entrance
1.4
Toilet required
1.5
Bai dyo space needs to be used as office space as well
1.6
Existing ‘Mahankal dyo’ to be placed against the wall so that it can be seen from the road
1.7
Entrance can be slightly reduced in width if space is limited for ‘Bhajan’ and Kitchen
1.8
Internal decorative columns were advised to be removed as it might cause obstruction
2
FIRST FLOOR
2.1
‘Agam dyo’ needs privacy so access from the east through the middle room suggested rather than from the verandah in the west where it opens up to the courtyard.
2.2
Verandah space to be included in the room – gurjus to have direct view from the rooms to the main deity
2.3
‘Agam dyo’ room size to be increased by removing store
3
SECOND FLOOR
3.1
Verandah to be included in the hall/ store thereby increasing the hall/ store size
3.2
Store to be relocated near the stair with access from the hall
4
ELEVATION
4.1
Gurjus suggested in the reconstruction of elevation that existed before 1972 fire

The minutes and conceptual drawings have been posted in this public blog site during this planning phase with the objective of providing transparency and inclusiveness in the decision-making process. Those of you who are unable to attend the meeting physically may criticize the concepts and suggestions that have developed so far via this blog or by email (info@janabahaa.org.np) and your comments will be given due importance. Totally original thoughts and proposals are also very welcome at this time. Photos by Alok Tuladhar.