The Context: A fine dine / lounge spread across a single floor plate of 700 sq.mt., situated in the coastal town of eastern part of India, Bhubaneswar. The Brief: To create a free flowing space amalgamating, yet delineating the two activities. The Challenge: To address the dense structural grid along with the low ceiling height, creating fluidity between the spaces. The Design concept: Bhubaneswar being a coastal town, the entire concept is developed around the characteristics and behavioral patterns of water. Dynamic forms of water influenced the design while the palette is based around the colors of earth and sky. Water is interpreted in some of its physical and perceived forms such as a wave, the rain, a splash, a ripple. - The Bar is created as the visual identity of the space, conceived as a flowing
wave pattern with its periodic rise & fall. It is painted golden to correspond the color of the sand. - Light installation above the bar is an interpretation of sheets of rain pouring down. This is achieved by crystal & metal tubes suspended from the ceiling at various heights. It is designed to make the space appear like an orchestra of light. - The space is otherwise lit by an array of ceiling suspended glass globes. These globes are ceiling hung, with the aid of light and sound, multiplying effect of a water drop is cast on the floor. - Private dining rooms are enclosed in forms which are organic in nature reflecting the behavior of water when it splashes.The entire structure is punctured in a way to create openness yet retain privacy. The private dining rooms are painted golden on the outside to blend with the color of the
bar whereas the interiors are treated with vibrant colors such as red and blue which signify colors of earth and sky. Fragments of water cohesively brought together in design keep the flow of the space very fluid and create a space with no visual barriers, yet delineating different areas. Overall, an element of craft is visible everywhere in the restaurant – whether in furniture, lighting and forms used; making each zone an interesting and comfortable dinning and lounge experience for its diners. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
Gross Floor Area (mq)700
ArchitectsKanhai Gandhi, Neemesh Shah, Shresht Kashyap
Design teamKanhai Gandhi, Neemesh Shah, Shresht Kashyap, Bhavesh Mewada, Priyanka Shah
Photo Credits©Photographix | Sebastian + Ira
Curriculum studio / partecipanteKNS Architects is a multi-disciplinary, national & international award-winning design firm, was established in 1997 with an objective of creating contextual, artistic & bespoke design solutions. A vision of Ar. Kanhai Gandhi, Ar. Neemesh Shah and Ar. Shresht Kashyap, the studio believes in looking at each project with a fresh, new perspective, a fact that finds resonance in our belief in creating vibrant, out-of-the-box solutions that strike the right note between practicality and aesthetics; constraints and aspirations. KNS Architects has received various National & International awards such as ‘International Design & Architecture Award (London), Icons of Spaces Award by Bergs (Singapore), IIID Award, AICA Award, ArchiDesign Award, Kohler Abaraxus, Grohe NDTV Award, Realty Plus Excellence Award, Ace of Space, Tade Awards, VM&RD Awards, Index Excellence Award etc; and wide media coverage in various national and international magazine and coffee table books worldwide.
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