Conservation and Revival of Choskor House
In collaboration with Achi Association India
The Conservation and Revival of the Historic Choskor House, Leh, UT of Ladakh into a fully functional conservation laboratory for the region and; creating an educational exhibition on the Heritage and Indigenous Knowledge of Ladakh.
The Choskor house belonged to a renowned trader family of Leh town, who along with some other important families lead the famous Lopchak mission to Lhasa (a ritualized trade between Ladakh and Lhasa) making them a rich household. Apart from the robust structure, the most visually remarkable feature of the house is the rabsal which is a cantilevered wooden structure on poplar beams projecting
outside the wall.
Several parts of the building were in a precarious condition, with some sections inaccessible and in danger of collapsing.
Architectural conservation work included- reinforcing and filling the major cracks on the outside of the building, as stabilization of the whole structure is important so that it is more resilient to withstand the weather conditions, plastering the walls on the exteriors and interiors, roof and parapet repair : the decay in the roof is caused due to negligence and no maintenance.
Year / 2020
Location / Leh, Ladakh
Status / Built
Type / Conservation
Artisans Team / Jokhan, Rajendra, Kismohan