Status: Under Construction
Design Team: Khushbu Davda, Seeja Sudhakaran, Darshana Punjani, Sajan Mehta, Priyanka Itadkar
Collaboration: IAG Consultants and L.G (South Korea)
In this project we dealt with the optimization of portals and a canopy by studying the geometry. The exoskeleton of the building was already built. The client’s requirement was for a well-designed canopy to add to the façade of the building. Corian material was selected for the canopy and the portals to give a seamless appearance.
We designed three types of panel surfaces for the canopy; flat panels, singly curved panels and doubly curved panels. The flat and singly curved panels were built on site whereas the doubly curved panels would be digitally fabricated and then transported on site. Digital fabrication makes the process zero wastage since all the site measurements are taken into consideration and then the fabrication is done.In the fabrication process, joints can be made nearly invisible by joining the relevant pieces with Corian’s own color-matched two-part acrylic adhesive. The pieces are clamped tightly together in order to express any excess adhesive. After the adhesive dries, the area is sanded and polished to create a near-seamless joint. This seamless appearance is a signature characteristic of the material.Furthermore staggered panel placement was designed to optimize the canopy and portals and to avoid wastage.
The canopy and portals with their seamless and sleek look will be the focal points of the structure.