Toorji Ka Jhalra, Jodhpur

There is something very pleasing about
decorative forms and rhythms in
architecture that derive directly from
function. At Toorji Ka Jhalra (Step Well of
Toorji) in Rajasthan, built in the 1740s by
a queen, the consort of Maharaja Abhai
Singh, the repeating patterns and
symmetries are created by successive
flights of rose coloured sandstone steps,
descending to ground water level.


John Pawson