red terracotta bricks envelop RENESA’s ‘terramater’ gallery in india

enclosed within a scene of rustic red terracotta brick, studio RENESA’s latest project is not your ordinary showroom. located in amritsar, punjab, the project marks the client’s first gallery, and they provided the design team with one simple objective – to create a space that instantly feels comfortable and draws people in.

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the intersecting galleries

all images © niveditaa gupta

 

 

steering away from the traditional showroom approach, studio RENESA sought to contextualize the space as a gallery that provides the consumer with an experience of viewing the products by presenting them in an engaging setting. the resulting design therefore allows the customers to interact with the products through the various pockets created, offering a sense of their inherent quality.

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the merging texture experience

 

 

spatially, the approach involves a series of adjunctions; tied together by red bricks that set the tone for the brand’s identity. the plan poses a rectangular volume, with arched niches that were created to include natural light into the site. the project experiments with the very idea of space, pushing the boundary of the showroom to act as a gallery where the sculptures and the products become a part of the design.

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the exhibition arena

 

 

side-stepping the idea of a layout that conforms to its shape, the final concept removes and cuts through the entire space, creating a manoeuvring pattern across the store. simple curves and diagonals are interspersed to create receptacles of display. these different shapes forming the spatial ideology, dissect and resurrect the design, forming a frame for the products.

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the concierge curvature

 

 

in terms of materiality, the raw concrete texture resonates with the terracotta bricks, forming a transitory space that can be curated like a gallery and showroom. the natural colors and the textural variation found in the scheme forms spaces that can be curated according to their products.

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the curving gallery experience

 

 

the main focus was to create an indigenous and deconstructed feeling which is in a state of constant change and experimentation, much like a gallery would be. studio RENESA brings the visitor on to the path that forms organically but is also carefully directed by the architect itself. celebrating the prominence of brick materiality in the indian context, the terracotta bricks add value to the contemporary aesthetic.

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the concrete monoliths

curving walls of red terracotta envelop RENESA’s 'terramater' gallery in india designboom

the overlapping surfaces

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the seamless transition of materiality

curving walls of red terracotta envelop RENESA’s 'terramater' gallery in india designboom

the architectural branding

curving walls of red terracotta envelop RENESA’s 'terramater' gallery in india designboom

the concrete wall renderings

 

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post digital renderings of the initial concept

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the exploded axonometric view

 

 

project info:

 

project name: the terramater

location: amritsar, punjab, india

design: RENESA architecture design interiors studio

brand: rustickona

area: 1300 m2 approx.

branding/graphics: minimalistree /akshita jain

photography: niveditaa gupta

clients: mrs.chinky mehra, mr.vneet mehra

 

design team:

renesa architecture design interiors:

sanjay arora – founder| principal architect

sanchit arora – studio head architect| concept design head/sketches/graphics

vandana arora – interior designer| decor head

virender singh- studio technical head

akarsh varma – architect

jagdish bangari – architect / graphics

aayush misra – architect

prarthna misra – architect / graphics

tanushi goyal – architecture intern

navdisha kukreja – interior designer intern

ayushi gupta – architecture intern

anushka arora – architecture intern / text

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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