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.
MANASARA -The Profile Cutting Store in Haryana, India by Studio Ardete Pvt Ltd
November 24th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
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Metal art has been an integral part of architecture throughout history in India. India had produced some of the greatest craftsmen of its time. But in last few decades, modernization in architecture has discouraged them largely due to time involved in their work. As a result they have been losing work, forcing them to quit their ancestral profession in search of alternate ways to earning .This poses a serious threat to permanent loss of art which developed over ages.
The aim of the project is to bring back their art. The program of the shop is to display various applications of water Jet CNC cutting in architecture. The concept is to retrospect the art from the past and redefine it for a new modern world. Revival and re – interpretation of the art would increase the demand of art, which in turn would generate work both for artisans and the machines.
Throughout the history, there have been different symbols or motifs used by different cultures for expression of the art in architecture. But there have been some basic symbols which are common among them.These symbols are like the alphabets of graphical language. Their use, style, scale may vary but presences can be identified. One such motif is used as a basic element of design. It showcases application in various decorations like out door garden lamps , main door , flooring , ceiling , wall panels and other art work. A single motif is used a main element of design throughout the store. It creates a strong coherence among the varied elements in a small space.
Entrance door is an amalgamation of technology and tradition. Ancient Indian metals of copper and brass are used with a traditional soul and a modern outfit of metal cutting.
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