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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

2 GILRS BUILDING by Kavellaris Urban Design

 
May 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kavellaris Urban Design 

The 2 Girls Building is a mixed use building that fuses art, photography and architecture. The project explores the relationship between the three disciplines and blurs their respective boundaries resulting in one craft overlapping and appropriating with the characteristics of the others in the form of a new medium. As a result photography appropriates architectural materiality and photography shifts into the architectural space of the third dimension. Architecture becomes photography, photography becomes architecture and the building becomes a hybrid urban artefact within the built environment.

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

  • Architects: Kavellaris Urban Design 
  • Project: 2 GILRS BUILDING
  • Photography: Peter Clarke
  • Artist: Samantha Everton
  • Area: 4300 sq/m (380sq/m roof terrace)
  • Cost: Confidential
  • Scope of works: 15 x 1 bedroom Apartments, 15 x 3/2 bedroom townhouses with roof terrace, 2 Offices, 1 Home office
    50 cars (46 triple cars stackers)
  • Completion: 2014

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

KUD collaborated with Melbourne Artist Samantha Everton during the design process to ensure a collaborative integration of art forms throughout the project. The “Masquerade”, from Everton’s ‘Vintage Dolls’ series, that features on the building façade, was specifically selected for its familiar vernacular in its subject matter which is synonymous with inner city traditional domestic spaces and more importantly, for the drama and theatre it provides to the public realm. The primary circulation space doubles as a de facto art gallery with art works on display, dividing the offices, warehouse spaces and residential apartments.

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

The collaboration injected another layer of complexity; unintentionally exchanging and swapping the roll of the architect to artist and the artist to architect. The boundaries of the alliance were blurred, redefining ‘the artist’ and ‘the architect’ as one expression. This synergy spawned a hybrid typology and ensured that the photo‐archi‐art prevailed.

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

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Categories: Apartments, Mixed use, Offices, Residential

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