Wedge-1 Mumbai Building, Contemporary Indian Architecture, Architect Design, Space

Wedge-1 Mumbai, India Interior Architecture

New Indian Building design by Collaborative Architecture

post updated 23 October 2021 ; 29 Nov 2012

Location: Mumbai, India

Design: Collaborative Architecture

WEDGE-1 is the latest of architectonic explorations by the firm in creating projects which are highly refined in architectural morphology and yet fulfilling the programmatic agenda of the brief.

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Wedge-1 Mumbai

The architectural intent was to dissect the simple ‘shoe box’ and manipulate the architectonic character of the box in the most economical way. (The project had a very stringent budget limit and delivery schedule)

The name WEDGE comes from the character of the spaces within the dissected box, which largely are trapezoidal.

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The space has been organized as centripetal, pinwheel form as the central gathering space holds the different wedges around it’s periphery with its undulating volumes and roofline.

The peripheral wall sets the tone of the encounter with the exhibits with its unique cut-outs, which reveal and mask the displays simultaneously to lure the public in.

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This two dimensional cut-outs on the skin, transforms the project from a simple container of products to an architectural ensemble of multiple meanings and unparallel perceptual values.

WEDGE is painted white, including the exhibit floor to heighten the perception of encounter with the products.

The central gathering space has a series of light ‘vectors’ (1200 mm long T5 lamps), which forms an enclosing canopy and fuse the space to complete the Box.

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Wedge-1 Mumbai – Building information

Project Name: WEDGE-1
Project Location: Mumbai, India
Architects: Collaborative Architecture, Mumbai, India & Ningbo, China
Project Team: Lalita Tharani, Mujib Ahmed, Mazhar, Munib, Vineeta & Shoukath
Completion date: Sep 2009

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