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Gender Bender India

Indian Architecture Project design by Collaborative Architecture

21 May 2013

Design: Collaborative Architecture

Location: India

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Can architecture insinuate Gender Identities?

How can space reflects alternate attitudes and lifestyles…

How could space reflects the activism and non-conformist view of the group who erases the gender barriers..

Can we have a space which could be called androgynous….Gender fluid?

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These are the questions the installation tries to address. Gender Bending / Gender relationships, (terminology commonly known as), is less to do with the aphorisms and the externality that people associate with the lifestyle and it is more engaging than the overt Sexual Identity, generally associated with the community. What makes the group unique is their courage to question the social mores, the given gender, the status quo, the Raison D’tre of Being and the non-confirmative spirit.

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The installation addresses these while portraying the space through the palette of Color Next 2013. It addresses the Political / Social Externality Vs the Private and Sublime Internality.

It is also an attempt to metaphorically contrive and tag Gender Neutral Architectural Space through associative color derived out of Color Next 2013 predictive research.

The exterior is clad with mirror finished aluminium panels, which is reflective of the society’s views of anything to do with Alternate Gender Identities. At one level, it is the incomplete, fragmented view of ourselves, staring back at us.

The slanted trapezoidal prisms reflect the color in multitude ways depending on the angle of view of the spectator. Each vantage points throws up a different view and color palette – another interpretation of Gender Fluidity, that it trying to generate.

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