Today, the core city area in Indore, also a heritage precinct, is significant to its historical and cultural identity. However, the last few decades have brought tremendous changes to the typical traditional houses that once made up the bulk of the city’s urban fabric. This transformation is particularly drastic in key streets and public areas, such as the Sarafa bazaar and Pipli bazaar, where most traditional houses have been appropriated or replaced with new structures. As of today, walking in these bazaars provokes a sense of loss, transformations that are estranged from the historical context. The new typologies create almost no-places, slowly wiping out old reference points or embedded memories. Instead of going into the defence of how the buildings and fabric should be conserved or evolve, the thesis wants to emphasise the stories of existing historic houses. It wants to make visible the usages, appropriations, degeneration and changes that are a part of the continuous evolution of the urban context. In doing so, it will actively contribute to the urban narrative that reflects the layers of history and may provide a new lens in shaping norms for heritage revitalisation. The research project uses architectural ethnography as a methodology for the study of the traditional house. Momoyo Kajima (2018) defines architectural ethnography as “to observe architecture and its environments from a behaviour logical point of view and always invent unique visual representations specific to the subject and scope at hand.” Taking forward this idea, this research will investigate through oral histories, archival materials and fieldwork, and learning through drawing to bring forth the many narratives of physical, social and intangible relations around traditional houses. The investigation’s output will culminate with producing a graphic novel where the information obtained through fieldwork will be synthesised in an order, precise and spatial way. This novel will make visible the inhabitants and their actions in a space usually overlooked by the traditional representation of architecture and urban design.