KALARI PAVILION: SAMVAD DESIGN STUDIO

These sketches in ink explore how material juxtaposition of metal and bamboo – industrial and natural, can become principal generator of a pavilion design. Since the palette was minimal, the articulation of scale and proportion was to be derived largely from attributes of the materials, its detailing and joinery techniques. A minimal and industrial like quality of the pavilion warranted cylindrical bamboos of fairly uniform cross-section in conjunction with slender, orthogonal metal sections and detailing of lashing techniques to lend rhythm. In the local variety of bamboo, the cross-section tapers beyond 10 feet. The sketches study ‘how the materials meet’ as fundamental to ordering the design.

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