RED is fashion, RED is flamboyance….Faceted in solid aluminum, the facade of the project is a mammoth ruby set on a black pedestal. Palliated with a veil of green – The bold union of extravaganza and class.
Location: Boat Club Road, Pune, India
Architects: Onus Design – www.onusdesign.net
Principal Architect: Neelesh Chopda
The affluent boat club area has always been upper crust and is synonymous with the glitz of glamor- High profile residential and commercial hub. The street dominantly lined by boutiques and showrooms was the premier cerebration of conceiving the design idea.
The project required to be glamorous and exhibit an attitude. It is designed in compliance to the end users which are jewelers, brand stores and corporate houses. It needed to portray a sense of attraction with systematic architectural understanding to create strong visual connectivity with exploration of different materials, solid colors and state- of- the art finishes. The structure evolves itself as a sculpture enhancing its face value and scale.
A precious stone with its irregular facets yields a non rhythmical pattern giving a dynamic expression….along the colors red and black. Thus evolved the design persuasion.
RED facade is the spectacular facial expression of the conceived thought process…constructed from customized factory made aluminum modules. As the design development advanced, polygons were divided into multiple triangles and elevated to various levels giving rise to a single module…Each polygon was then extruded to three different levels and composed into a geometric system. Diverse compositions were tried to attain variable design patterns in turn making the facade more impulsive. Color code models were developed showing different panels and number of repetitions.
Technical drawings of the aluminum panels thus developed were worked out using advanced software’s like rhinoceros and grasshopper. Consequently panels were machine cut and machine bent in a Mumbai based factory. The panels were color processed in RAL certified unit in Ambernath. The assembly of aluminum modules was carried out in our Pune workshop. During the process of assembly, local fabrication team was trained by the design company for execution.
This was done as no contractor was found capable to execute the specific requirement of the design. Research labs like Henkel were used to test the facade. The facade is glued to the base structure with structural glues tested at 120 deg temp for 6 hours. The team then was guided through the process of cluster formation. This helped in complete pre-assembled status to the facade. The benefit was that the road was closed down only for 21 hours to get the facade installed and site and road cleared.
GREEN facade comprises of thin retractive metal wire frame work on which creepers form a thick screening. The green veil bays from the terrace leading down to the parking along the sides of the building brackets the office spaces in a refreshing green. The veil defends the side glass facade from excessive sunlight and kindles environment inside the building creating an ‘inside-out’ facade. Interconnection with nature forms for a revitalizing, more cheerful work environment. The thick green screening substantially reduces overall running cost of air-conditioned office spaces.
RED……configured for a high branding requirement industry crafted to cater to modern statuses….