The Restoration Toolbox, is envisaged to be an online free resource that helps practitioners with not just the methodology of what to do and how to do it but also where to find the materials and skills. The toolbox is targeting the typology of 19th & 20th century heritage buildings in India and would focus on material conservation. The studio shall focus on the following materials (Cast Iron, Heritage Paints, Flooring Finishes, Timber, and Traditional Mortar).
It is envisaged as a co-created and collaborative resource that can be enriched by other practitioners and students and will be a joint copyright between Aishwarya Tipnis Architects and CEPT University but will be available for free use and download as an open source material under creative commons with acknowledgement given to the source.