Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
White Canvas & 22 feet in Bangalore, India by Kamat & Rozario Architecture
May 17th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Kamat & Rozario Architecture
The Design took inspiration from the firm’s name – WHITE CANVAS is an independent advertising agency. A blank white canvas takes on the personality of the artist.. We drew an analogy to Absolut Vodka’s “Absolut Blank” Campaign” where artists were invited to express themselves on a blank canvas in the shape of the iconic Absolut bottle. The clean white canvas takes on different Avatars depending on the artists’ imagination.
The requirement of the client included a number of closed rooms for meeting/ discussion/ideating etc. These closed spaces or ‘containers’ were envisaged to be ‘the Absolut bottle’. The infill wall for each container defines its character. Thus, each container has its own personality depending upon its user and program. Waste pieces of blockboard, generated from all the carpentry done at site were used to create a surface and left unfinished. The containers were placed in the center of the floor so that light and air from the windows stayed unhindered. Work areas happened along the periphery of the space. Areas between the containers served as informal breakout spaces.
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