The client purchased a space (13’-6” wide and 60’ long) in a building on the busy Kotla hardware market street in Delhi and asked the architects to create an interior installation within the space that might enable people to imagine the many possibilities and phenomena associated with the character of a timber interior. Given a tight budget (approximately US$ 30,000 for the complete project including new electrical/ plumbing/HVAC, etc), the architects decided to design the installation using the hundreds of strips of scrap Ipe and Purple Heart that had been left over from his years of installing floors and decks. In the Indian spirit of frugality, he had been saving these in a storage shed.
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October - November 2020