This food court in Bengaluru caters to the needs of IT employees who prefer to be out in the naturally ventilated spaces during their leisure times. The façade has various materials like mesh membrane fins, fixed mesh membrane panels, glass and insulated metal panels for service area. The translucent membrane roof filters in diffused day light and yet serves as a roof cover.
Assam Assembly Building, Guwahati
The State Legislative Assembly building, Guwahati is built with new technology, consisting large volumes with column free spaces, which can be spanned across by sleek structural members and clad with light weight insulating composite materials. For this space to be lit up well, a central skylight with reflecting mirrors lets in pleasant diffused day light. Now with IOT, one can operate this remotely to adjust the angle of reflective mirrors on the roof top.
One cannot think of the facade as a standalone element of a building, it has to be a holistic thought for the proposed design. As architects and designers, we will have to embrace new technology and innovative applications with an open mind. This will definitely add value to the new ism in architecture and a pleasing experience for the dwellers in these new carapaces.
“Sometimes in the winds of change we find new directions”