Within the European context, yoga like architecture often succumbs to false preconceptions. The idea for the Yoga Garden and Art Gallery in Brno was thus to avoid such preconceived notions and create a space sans the deceitfulness of nostalgia or the exotic cliche of spirituality. The architecture for it is the result of a search for a natural and, at the same time, an abstract space.
The original building was a post-industrial structure within a historical block development, a severed fragment of a former whole. A fragment in which certain traces of the past were visible, others hidden and still others entirely forgotten. All of these traces were interesting, and could have become the initial point of departure for the project. However, the architects decided on a different manner of radical intervention—without fear, but with respect for the old. The result was not intentionally determined in advance, but was the culmination of individual decisions.
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A World-Class Hospital With Hotel-Like Looks
Project: Waldkliniken Eisenberg, Germany, Architects: Matteo Thun & Partners, Italy The largest orthopedic facility in Germany, the Waldkliniken Eisenberg has a design language scripted by Italian architect Matteo Thun that combines the aesthetics of hospitality with the requirements of healthcare
Fluidity in Design
Project: House by the Bailucchi, Genoa, Italy Architects: llabb, Genoa, Italy Designed by the young studio llabb, this apartment for a young couple reflects the dynamics of contemporary art intertwined with everyday life
A Visual Reconnection of the Old with the New
Project: Corten Ribbon Architects: Form4 Architecture, San Francisco A sculptural gateway to social exchange, the Corten Ribbon along with other renovations by Form4 Architecture breathe new life into a half-century old commercial structure
PRASHASTI CHANDRA: ON DESIGNING FOR EVERYDAY
The designer seeks inspiration from everything around her, and creates objects that add a layer of storytelling to your everyday life.
SIDDHARTH BATHLA: A DESIGN ODYSSEY
Architect Siddharth Bathla hopes that his oeuvre will expand the compositional repertoire available to future designers to cope with the increasing complexities of design.
An Abstract Space with Subtle Elements of Uncertainty
Project: Yoga Garden and Art Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic; Architects: RO_AR Szymon Rozwalka architects, Czech Republic An open dialogue in which the new and old coexist, this project is a conscious attempt to defy the expectations from a yoga studio and an art gallery in the conventional design sense
A sanctuary amidst an urban jungle
Project: The Red Oasis, Pune Architects: PMA Madhushala, Pune Showcasing the versatility of the local brick, the Red Oasis by PMA madhushala is a transformative space of interaction and wellbeing in a packed neighbourhood
Carved into Contours
Project: Art & Innovation Hub at Agastya International Foundation, Guddivanka, Andhra Pradesh Architects: Mistry Architects, Karnataka With this project, the architects make an attempt to understand the ‘language of the land’ and built an ensemble that effortlessly merges with its context.
A Smart Transit Transformation
Project: Re-Development of Tirupati Railway Station Architects: GPM Architects & Planners, New Delhi The architectural style of the project is inspired by the Dravidian style of architecture creating a sense of belongingness.
A Prototype for Affordable Healthcare
Project: Mohalla Clinics, Delhi Architects: Architecture Discipline, Delhi Architect Akshat Bhatt proposes a cost-effective solution to bring affordable medical services to vulnerable communities.
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