Location:Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
MEP Consultant:R.N Joshi
Metal Fabricator:Rajesh Parmar
Status:Built March 2014
Design Team:Archita Banerjee, Vami Koticha, Aparna Dhareshwar
Photographs: Edmund Sumner
The site for the second outpost of one of the most vaunted hospitality brands in the city of Mumbai was its biggest challenge. An L shaped ground floor location with massive columns down the middle meant that our design had to establish a directional datum for the space while reducing the static mass of its columns. Our scheme hence used doubly curved spiralling stainless steel tubes that spring from a column face to an opposite one on another column. This gesture creates a visual guide leading the users from the start to the end of the space.