Gymkhana 91 is a restaurant modelled on the old style gymkhanas that existed during the reign of the British in India. We had a beautiful 140 year old space to work with. However over the years several different spaces existed in that space and almost 90% of the original structure were either lost, replaced or damaged or concealed. After running several tests we discovered that behind these added layers - a lot of the space had just been plastered or built upon, we set out on the task of carefully peeling off the new layers. We rebuilt the windows, the damaged walls, the wooden roof. We added strength by creating pillars exactly in the same material, style and process as the original pillars to make sure everything looks the same. We sourced handmade tiles from around the country. And just to back in time a little, we created an 8 foot clock that every passerby could see the time when the walked by. As the space is in a mill area, the bells ring at the beginning of working hours and at the closing hour too. All the furniture is modelled on Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeannerets work on furniture for the model city of Chandigarh. We used a lot of old wood broken away from old ships to ensure that they look aged enough to match the old wood in the property. The entire project took us 5 months to complete.