The Ideal Home and Garden - India
The Pink Zebra Art Architecture Image Credit: The Ideal Home and Garden - India
The Pink Zebra Art Architecture Image Credit: The Ideal Home and Garden - India

Art & Architecture

Two architects with distinct styles and thought process present two different projects that are spell-binding and simply awe-inspiring

Benoy Sebastian

The Pink Zebra, also called the Feast India Co. (FIC) is a take on the bygone British culture in the city of Kanpur, with the extravagance of the European grandeur. Architect Sanchit Arora, the brain behind the concept mentions, “The purpose of making The Pink Zebra was to speak of a complex and contradictory architecture based on the richness and ambiguity of old and modern experience, including that very experience which is inherent in art. The core idea was to create a hybrid rather than pure, compromising rather than clean and leave the visitor hanging in the middle of an artistic sea.”

The idea for the restaurant was initiated by the client’s love for Wes Anderson’s set ideology, and his love for fearful quirkiness along with constructed frames, this can be seen throughout the space. The love for extreme symmetry and restricted colour palettes can often give the expression of a surreal, self-contained world, but adding that certain bizarre element to break that monotony of Wes’s spatial ideology came through the black and white zebra lines dipping themselves in the pink monotone set in the British Raj’s colonial order.

Sanchit further reveals, “The other thought was to create a distinct aesthetic architectural style that connects to the city people and poses its stand by the use of a striking co

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