Mumbai-based architecture practice NU.DE came up with a provocative modern concept for bathroom showroom ABC Emporio in Kannur, India. Playing with perceptions, the team envisioned a sculptural geometric addition, partially wrapping the front and side facades of the building. This white tessellated shape powerfully stands out and gives the building its dynamic appearance. The material employed for this unit is Corian, manufactured by Dupont. And if you will have a look at the photos at the end of the post, you will notice how this material allows the white volume to glow at night via embedded LED lights.
Step inside and you will be greeted by a futuristic setting, with the receptionist’s desk acting as the focal point of the entrance. This furniture piece is a recreation of the tessellated shape adorning the exterior’s building. With the edges of the triangular forms being colorfully illuminated, the place gets a very distinct look and feel. All items are perfectly organized, which makes the process of choosing something fairly easy. Enjoy you virtual visit through the neat chambers of this contemporary bathroom showroom and tell us if you like what you see! [Photography by Shamnath J Patil]
These days, a building doesnt just have to look good, it should ideally be good for the environment too. A great example of sustainability spliced with style from the past few years is the M&S store at Cheshire Oaks Retail Park in Ellesmere Port, designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson.
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.