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April 5, 2022

Read more: amazingarchitecture.com/apartments/dig-architects-designs-blue-scoop-haus-in-hiranandani-one-park-thane-india
The intent of this design was to work within the context of the Indian cultural narrative with a new language of interpretation that allows for a dynamic, varied and yet enduring experience for the end user.

The spine of the design is the exuberant use of colors, which is a key element of the Indian culture. The subtle yet definitive use of colors to connect with the space without being overwhelming and out of sync presented a new challenge. The mainstay of the theory is the large volume that starts right from the entrance spanning till the lobby for individual rooms. This volume has been termed ‘The Blue Scoop’. The design intent for it was achieved by having all the surfaces connected to this volume in a single tone of color (Blue). This move creates an illusion of a chunk of mass being subtracted (scooped) and separated from the overall volume. Keeping the spaces muted around this scoop further ensures that there is emphasis on this space being the mainstay of design.
Another example of an inspired use of color is how the color black is used in this space. Black, which is typically considered taboo, if used wisely can offer a new interpretation of other colours and elements around it. In this project, the colour black provides a contrast and context to the other colours.

Video credits: Sebastian Zachariah

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