The Wood Element retail store

Best Implemented Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
Biophilic Architecture & Interior inspired retail Store. The space is designed to reduce carbon footprints & to design an energy-efficient barrier-free building. The concept called for a sinuous representation, offering curated services for wood products and designed carpets. The goal was to minimize waste by crafting items on-request, fostering connections between individuals and nature through innovative design.The south-west façade — A screen of sandstone columns was created casting shadows. Controlled sunlight ensures that the outdoor areas are largely protected from the harsh summer sun. Pockets of courtyards play the dual role of unifying spaces as well as acting as an intervening buffer, positively impacting the indoor air quality. The plants reduce the CO2 emission absorbing it & releasing oxygen reducing the total amount of greenhouse gases. Sit-outs created throughout the retail space encourage social interactions providing the visitor with a multiple experiences and views.

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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tHE gRID Architects. Founded by Snehal & Bhadri Suthar, they believe that designing is not just a profession, but a way of life. They strive for an inclusive approach to design & vision is to design with the inner consciousness and thoughts driven by the heart, as they believe it is the most honest pathway to meaningful designs. Guided by the «Heartfulness» meditation path their philosophy is centered around biophilic design, which involves creating buildings that are in harmony with the natural world.

Author of the project
tHE gRID Architects (Snehal Suthar & Bhadri Suthar )

Other participants
Photo credits: Photographix | Sebastian

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