Shibori oiffice

Best Implemented Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
Light as an empowerment of space, as an animating force, as a medium of well-being. Light as a design tool. We explored all these aspects creating a space that stood at the intersection of these ideas. Light flowing in through the holes in a tin roof of a structure at site became an inspiration, which was further strengthened by looking closely at Shibori, the Japanese resist dyeing technique characterised by circles and circular forms. The idea was manifested as a simple L-shaped form with a perforated skin acting as a sun-breaker creating a dramatic play of light and shadows. The gradation of punctures allows the ingress of sunlight in a controlled comfortable manner. The materials, textures and colour play their part in the narrative following features of Biophilia. This is not a superficial façade treatment but a Meaningful Screen as an Architecture element. The story that unfolds is a saga of love between sunlight the perforated screen, and the vibration it creates in the space.

Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

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Applicant and authors of the project
The Grid Architects (Snehal Suthar and Bhadri Suthar).
«Our buildings have a direct impact on our psychological, biological, and sociological wellbeing. Our philosophy Biophilic design: the design that seeks „the innate emotional affiliation of human beings to other living organisms“. Generating a biophilic skin that positions the project at an equilibrium between the built and the natural world. we hope that’s the kind of future we can contribute towards. The practice of heartfulness has helped us elevate our consciousness reflecting in our design

Other participants
Carpenters, HRS Aluglaze Pvt. Ltd, Habibi Carpenters, Local Nursery