|Design Concept - Plagiarising The Past|
The Peace Museum recreates the architectural traditions and motifs of pre-1947 joint Punjab. Old buildings in the walled cities of Amritsar and Lahore, some of them crumbling and in a decrepit state, yet fascinating and seductively beautiful, provided the creative inspiration for the design elements of the Peace Museum. Random photographs of some very beautiful parapet designs and arched windows in Amritsar and Lahore, taken with a D2X Nikon, provided an amazing yield of extraordinary craftsmanship in exposed brickwork design. The photographs were shown to local masons, who were inspired not simply to copy the old masters, but to innovate and improve upon the old designs, with stunning results.
The exquisite craftsmanship in exposed brickwork forms an important element of the architectural facade of the Museum of Peace.
The old buildings of Amritsar and Lahore have a defined architectural style which expresses itself in some exquisite craftsmanship in exposed brick work.