Browse through some of the commendable efforts and initiatives by our students.
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Reconnect- Engagement and Awareness Centre for Internet Addicts
Save Coral reef
# Realise the pressure
Animated movie- ‘And Pity Grew’
Animatic movie- the silent ones
Box of Stories- A flim Exhibition Centre
Dynamic Learning Space
Baseraa - Care Home - Homeless Rehabilitation
Bayleaf Biophilic Boutique Hotel
Ceramic Retail & Workshop
Cocoon- Community for Senior Living
SWADES- THE ART OF INDIA - ART MUSEUM
Labour Recreational Facility - Meerut
Building and Learning Center
Doomsday Bunker - Mumbai
Learning Center for Labour Children
Home for the aspiring Middle Class of Indian economy
A Defamiliarized Space
Rekindle : De-stress Resort for Millenials
Tabeer - Crafting Livelihoods
Compact Living in Indian context...
Play Matters- Play Centre Design
The Second Act
LGBT Communal Inclusion
COMMUNITY CENTRE DESIGN
Mental Health Rehab & Wellness Retreat
Patient transfer equipment
MARVEL MUSEUM - THE WORLD OF SUPER HEROES
Smart Device for Visually Impaired
DOMESTIC TANDOOR- Product Design for authentic culinary experiences.
Maya's Golden Cap.
Atletico de Kolkata.
Flip Flap – Turning Point.
Atletico de Kolkata
#EMCEE BEAUTY WALK
CREATIVE PLAY CENTRE
One Thing i Wish My Parents Knew
Cafe Design for Resort / 3d Rendering
Southwestern Mexicans Inspired Outdoor Porch Interior Concept
Tanya Joshi, Srishti Singhal, Nidhi Jindal, Chetna Gehlot, Shine Arora
Deepak, Shriya, Priya
Deepak singh Rana, Shriya Dawar
Aayushi Bagaria, Jugal Desai, Noyonika Banerji, Nimita Kaur, Shruti Malu, Srishti Ladha
'A-Z' of Entrepreneurship
Anushka Rajesh Tendolkar
Breaking the mould
Maya's Golden Cap
The Feeler Mind
Break the chains and Look within
DOMESTIC TANDOOR- Product Design for authentic culinary experiences
Flip Flap – Turning Point
Depicting the diversity of a dynamic ecosystem by taking the reader on a journey of understanding and exploring the coral reefs.
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The objective of the project is to bridge the gap between students and parents by the later realize and understand the pressure, stress, and anxiety felt by a teenage student to perform academically without considering without taking into consideration the inherent capacity as well as the ability of the child.
- To provide an interactive platform to users where they can practice and learn the basic but important concepts of Typography, and not just encourage mugging up.
- To make this app a reason behind the improvement and development of Typography, in terns of education.
Peter Pettigrew is a character who plays a very crucial role in the series, but is forgotten very easily. He is the least celebrated character, irrespective of the most important events that take place because of his doings.The betrayal, due to which James and Lily Potter died which further resulted in to the destruction of Lord Voldemort.The Dark Lord returning to the power, where initially Pettigrew went in search for the Dark Lord, fed him and then finally planned and abducted Harry to bring back his master and also sacrificed his own hand as flesh for reviving him.His character is deeply layered. He is not an absolutely dark character, he has different sides. He lacks self confidence and thus, is always attracted to the powerful people.
Objective The objective of the project is to give a possible origin to the character.
To encourage people to spend more time with family and increase communication in-between others. So that they can live a healthier lifestyle.
Every family has a different relationship within themselves, some like to spend time together every day, and some don’t. Some families are so open that they share everything, they love each other, they stay like friends, and some families are so conservatives, they don’t like to involve others and keep it to themselves, and some families lie in between them.
In some families, children are closer to either father or mother, mostly mothers. In most cases, siblings are closer to each other like friends but in some cases they are opposite.
After getting into college or getting a job, they start to get further and further away from family and after some time they get so used to staying away from that they never get in touch with them again like they used to.
Anuja Tripathi from Mumbai campus has always had a knack for solving problems. With an aim to improve the system of transferring patients from one surface to the other, she has designed a product that makes this process safe, comfortable and convenient. She has won the European Design Award 2020 and the second runner up award in Industrial Design category at the Pune Design Festival 2020.
Marvel Museum ” The world of Superheroes” will uncover the narratives of individual characters. It will honor the Stan lee who have made the marvel saga one of the most expensive fictional world ever created.
To Inspire people live through superhero stories.
To offer a space where people can connect with their role models.
The Project is about Designing an Experiential Museum dedicated to the great Stan lee known as father of Marvel”. The museum will trace the story of different superheroes.
It will include everything to enlighten the experience and feel of being an Superhero.
The programme will help the audience to connect with their role models and experience the comic world in real.
Tandoor is a big part of North Indian cooking. In Sanskrit, the tandoor was simply referred to as kandu (pot). The Persians called it tanūr while some claim its name to be combination of the words tata and andhar—literally translating to ‘hot inside.’ The tandoor may have originated in Rajasthan, India, where archeologists have found tandoor remains dating from 2600 B.C. — about the same time as the pyramids. The first tandoors were used to bake flatbread, a tradition that survives in Indian roti, Afghan naan and Turkmen chorek.
Working with a tandoor is an art and takes quite a lot of experience to get it right with hot coals and the traditional clay apparatus. There is no perfect way to gauge the heat inside a clay tandoor other than to feel with the naked hand, which comes with practice. The process is difficult and hard to execute at home. Traditional tandoor is an art that’s perfected mostly by street food vendors and high end restaurants. Alisha’s project was born out of her love for North Indian street food and desire to bring tandoori cooking back to domestic kitchens. She was determined to find a way to cook her favourite style of food in the comfort of her own home, without losing any authentic flavours.Her invention the “Domestic Tandoor” is a modern twist on the cooking apparatus for Tandoor.This new product makes the process of cooking Tandoor much less time consuming. Baking naan and grilling occurs simultaneously on the device. The shape and other components of the product cooks a single naan to perfection in about 30 seconds after preheating the product for 15-20 minutes. Alisha’s idea was to create a product that preserved authentic flavour and delivered value to the consumer through high-quality performance.
Dyslexia is a type of learning disability. The word dyslexia comes from two Greek words: dys, which means abnormal or impaired, and lexis, which refers to language or words. A person with a learning disability has trouble processing words or numbers, making reading comprehension, speaking and writing difficult. It is not surprising that people with dyslexia have trouble expressing themselves and getting ahead in school. Communication Design student, Ayushi has spent her life trying to work around her own learning disability by finding different strategies to learn and express herself. Her final thesis project at Pearl Academy centers around this theme, reflecting her desire to change the general perception people have towards Dyslexics.
Maya’s Golden Cap is a brilliant tool for dyslexic children to overcome typical psychological setbacks they face while communicating with others. The board game is portable, economically designed and encourages the exchange of positive affirmations between 2 players through a series of lively, problem solving activities. The main goal of the board game is to encourage children diagnosed with dyslexia to feel at ease during the learning process. Emotional support for people with dyslexia is very important. They often get frustrated because no matter how hard they try, they can’t seem to keep up with other students while results in feelings of worthlessness.
Ayushi’s mentors at Pearl Academy encouraged her to develop her board game while immersing herself in research. In order to get a clinical understanding of the disorder, Ayushi attended therapy sessions with dyslexic children at Fortis Hospital in Gurgaon. Here, she observed that these children did not like to attend these dry therapy sessions. She also noted that these sessions were quite expensive and unaffordable for families that weren’t financially secure. The board game she designed tackled both these issues by being entertaining, interactive and conveniently priced.
Arvind Narayanan has worked towards rebranding a football team. Realizing the need to revamp the football club, ATK with renewed energy which was losing its sheen after it parted ways with Atletico de Madrid, Aravind, attempted to create a new logo for ATK and renamed it as Bengal Baaghs Football Club. The logo embodies pride and supremacy which Arvind believes Indian Football must have.
Form follows function: Compact, multifunctional design
In today’s age, most modern cities are experiencing a shortage of space. The average living area is getting smaller and smaller in size due to high population density. For instance, in China’s Beijing, the average living area is only 21 square meters per person. Transformable space saving furniture is designed based on the concept that the furniture’s design must involve at least two forms of appearance and function. It should have both an ordinary appearance and transformed appearance. This saves the owner time, space and money. Angad used this premise of thought and designed a product for compact spaces.
Going ahead with this was no easy task. Several factors needed to be taken into consideration before the final product was made. The form of the product needed to integrate with it’s surrounding space.. After several iterations exploring various permutations and combinations, a concept was finalized that balanced all the parameters of dimension, functionality, shape and surrounding space. Based on the selected combinations, a product was finalized and fine-tuned to ensure that the form integrated the function without foregoing the aesthetics and the other parameters as well.
Since the attempt was to make a multi-functional product, it was important to integrate as many necessary functions within a compact packaging. To do this, the different components of the product were utilized to serve the required function; one part, two functions. All this effort resulted in a successful multi-functional product that saves space!
An immersive interactive experience on touch devices for children that is attempting to build a bridge between the evolving needs for children's entertainment and Indian folklore by translating them from traditional to new media.
A lot of old buildings these days are becoming unsuitable for their programmatic requirements especially industrial buildings due to the process of manufacturing moving away from the city, causing reuse of the buildings also known as Adaptive Reuse. In adaptive reuse, the site is used for some other purpose other than which it was built for. Most of the times it becomes a sustainable option for the reclamation of sites as energy required to create these spaces is lessened, as is the material waste that comes from these sites is used for building new material.
The idea is to create a mixed-use creative venue in a factory with pop-ups allowing users to have new experiences with changing trends around the world. This also allows people to take a second look at an abundant site struggling in an industrial area. The whole idea helps eliminate the load of new construction in a city already dealing with Rapid Population Growth.
- Why build a new site in the city when you can experience a similar space in an existing structure?
The project is conceptualized to reuse an already existing industrial site and create in it what people are inclined towards these days -
The space acts as an umbrella catering to all demographics where makeup lovers get to experience cosmetics retail with pop-ups of cosmetics brands, a cafe cum cocktail bar, gaming zone for all age groups and creative spaces including makeup inspired installations that act as photo-booths as well.
Approaching The Project
What is my project?
The project is to create a creative play centre for kid’s where they are free to be themselves.
Why this project?
We spend millions annually on "adult playgrounds" — stadiums, concert halls, bars andrestaurants.
If we dedicate the necessary resources to provide the best exposure to our kids and the freedom to be themselves, they will grow uncurbed and confident.
By helping children to take part in different kinds of play- individual or with other childrenand by providing them exposure to a well-resourced environment we allow them to explore more enriching learning opportunity with fun without them even realising.
Idea behind the project?
Having a lot of younger siblings, I observed the boredom kids faced when taken for shopping. They would either end- up demanding unnecessary stuff or cry their way back home. Hence, the idea is to provide kids exposure to a creative and dynamic environment and let them be free to play, observe and explore yet in a safe environment.
Scope of the project!
One- on- one interaction with parents. Parents psychology about what kind of environment they feel will help their child to evolve.
Child ergonomics and standards while designing kids- friendly space.
Brain development age of kids and their choices and preferences.
Safety of environment and materials to be used.
The play centre will have a variety of zones with each area having a different approach and purpose to it. Each room will have a unique look. The entry room where parents can sit and observe their children playing, a small play zone with varied fun activities, a scribble room, kid’s café.Main room- Hall room
India has always been known for its richness, variety and quality of its handloom industry. Block printing is known for its rich weaves and unique textiles and legendary prints. This industry faces serious challenges trying to keep pace with modern manufacturing. The aim of this project is to rejuvenate old Indian bagh block printing to sustain the inclusiveness of the craft. The motive of the project is to preserve and promote the legacy of this printing. The idea is to design a hub for block making with spaces which are allocated to theknowledge centre with design and innovation arena for this craft of Madhya Pradesh bagh printing, which will be called “BAGH MAHAL”. This centre will also provide a platform to train craftspersons to practise their traditional craft, which will finally help in the upliftment of craftspersons and their communities so that they can earn a dignified and flourishing livelihood. This project will also provide an opportunity for local communities to get employment and showcase their skills. This Mahal will also have a centre area where an individual can experience the nature of block printing moulded with innovation and learning centre. Creative individuals and craftsmen’s can learn and enhance their skills to develop modern products by using the same block printing in a contemporary manner and this place will also serve as a platform for learning and sharing traditional block making and bagh printing, thus benefiting craft communities.
About My Project
The aim of the project is to preserve and promote the legacy of Bagh Block Printing This project is conceptualized to create a hub for block making & printing of Madhya Pradesh which will be the named of “The Bagh Mahal”. The Bagh Mahal has experience centre where a consumer can experience the nature of the block printing along with innovation & learningcentre for designers, creative individuals and craftsmen’s where they can learn and enhance their skills to develop the modern product by using the same block printing with a contemporary manner. Block printing is popular because of the rich and vibrant colours. So this place is fully dedicated to the art of block printing and block making. This study focuses on designing an experience and learning centre along with various facilities in one space which will serve all kinds of visitors with a diverse range of backgrounds.
Why This Project
The block printing industry faces serious challenges trying to keep pace with modern manufacturing. India is known for textiles. The art of Indian block print textiles is a labour- intensive, painstaking process that has survived from ancient times to the present because of the beauty of the handmade products. I want to promote Indian block printing and block making in the form of a learning centre. To provide an in-depth look into the complexity of this ancient tradition. The scope of block printing is decreased day by day. I want to create a space where the visitor can come and experience the nature of the textile. Visitors from India and abroad will leave the place a little wiser, and more sensitive to the need for protecting this enduring famous block printing for the future generation.
To design the experience and learning centre for block making and block printing of Madhya Pradesh along with café, retail shop and training center for tourists, students, designers, artists and craftsmen. Giving textile experience in the form of a Demonstration area to all tourists and visitors during their visit.
There exists a communication gap between parents and children today. There are many aspects of life that children want to discuss with their parents but hesitate to do so due to fear of repercussions or because such conversations were not promoted at home. Communication within the family is extremely important because it enables members to express their needs, wants, and concerns to each other. Open and honest communication creates an atmosphere that allows family members to express themselves and discuss aspects of life (Peterson, 2009). If channels of open and honest communication
are created, the relationship between parent and the child is bound to improve and most problems in that relationship can be resolved in a much easier way
A survey was conducted to identify the areas of life where children wished they could talk to their parents. A simple statement was asked to the general public.
The statement was ‘One Thing I Wish My Parents Knew....’ The answers received in the survey, were grouped into broad categories for the purpose of compilation.
There doesn’t exist a perfect solution to healthy relationships and better communication. No one solution can apply to all, since every parent and every child goes through their own journey. I did not want to create something in which I would preach to the audience, since, firstly, I am not a parent and secondly, I cannot begin to understand the life and circumstances of each person in that audience. Thus, I decided to create something, which would serve as a conversation starter. I decided to create a podcast.
Naqaab narrates a story of a young lower middle class chap, Pralay, who happens to gets his hands on to a magical glass which gives him the power to penetrate into the zone of the characters and the situations from the films and lets him believe it to be true in his real life. Soon after realizing the power that he now possess, Pralay uses this to explore the devil within and his love for the villains in the films. In the process of imitating the villains and experience taking he accidentally ends up killing the only brother of his lover, Meera.
The film has a very unique and unconventional narrative structure to it. It opens with the present and dives back to past, telling us how did we reach to present and again reach to present to carry the story further to reveal the events thereafter and uncovering the suspense in the end. It constantly dives back and forth in time. It follows a structure where certain events have been left incomplete in an ongoing scene and have been later picked up from there in another scene to make sense and to web the sequences together. Similarly, dialogues have a certain meaning to them which are visually represented later to support and justify the meaning. The film demands an individual’s utmost attention
Majority of the film is set on a darker tone which mainly has to do with the subject, storyline and character of the film. Colours have been strategically used based on the location, time, environment and mood of the scene and the character. They have been kept closer to reality and to manipulate real life lighting.
Colour like blue has been used to represent the night and blue is persistent and determined to succeed in whichever endeavors it pursues. Change is difficult for blue. It is inflexible and when faced with a new or different idea, it considers it, analyzes it, thinks it over slowly and then tries to make it fit its own acceptable version of reality. Blue is nostalgic. It is a color that lives in the past, relating everything in the present and the future to experiences in the past.
We have no control over ailments/disease we get in our lifetime. Accidents which can happen with anyone at the cost of limbs or a vital part of the body, cannot be controlled. Diseases like Vitiligo, Leprosy, disability due to accident, even though have 2% chances of occurrence, are uncontrollable. Some of these diseases are curable by advanced medical treatments, but the ancient stigma still exist.
The most astonishing factor is that this lack of empathy is for people who need it the most. The way these deformities and diseases have been given a bad face through ancient scriptures, stories in literature and media has acted as a catalyst for the superstition and thereby increased the stigma many-folds.
Leprosy is one such ancient disease in India, which is not yet eradicated from the country. It was declared eliminated by WHO in 2005, but even after a decade there have been growing cases of deformity in many states of the country. After digging deep in these cases it was found that they were in fact hidden and non treated cases of leprosy.
In 1983, a multi drug treatment was introduced in India to cure leprosy, this helped in significantly decreasing the prevalence rate from 57.8/10,000 people in 1983 to less than 1/10,000 in 2005 to further down to 0.66/10,000 in 2016. In 2005 India was declared to have reached the WHO target of elimination as a public health problem. However people confused elimination with eradication.
Even in 2019, India accounts for 60% of the new cases detected each year world-wide. After analyzing various interviews with Leprosy experts and the affected present and former patients, there were some grave and unsettling facts that surfaced, for example, people are ostracized from their own society and family and are never accepted back even after being cured. One out of two Leprosy affected person suffers from depression due to this solitude and discrimination. Even today, there are many laws discriminating against them.
CONCEPT OF LEPREMATION
Based on an extensive research, and deep design thinking, there was a need to introduce an organization that subtly remind people of what they are doing and it's time to get an updated mindset.
Lepremation is a self made word, which means, "an act of confirming the true facts about leprosy, mentioning them repeatedly and thereby busting the myths about leprosy". In other words, it is an intervention for people who knowingly or unknowingly practice discrimination, who trust their superstitions more than the scientific facts.
Unlike the existing organizations working towards Leprosy, Lepremation focuses on the urban audience. People who can help in many ways but choose not to. During the research phase, through surveys and observations, it was found that most cases and stories of discrimination are coming from the people who are financially well, educated and those who belong to a privileged middle and upper- middle class.
If Lepremation addresses this segment and is successful in inspiring at least 50% of its audience, there will be lot less stigma around the disease in the coming years. Zero stigma - as is the goal of many organizations, Lepremation will also be willing to tie up with any existing organization that works on this common vision.
Lepremation has various elements that acting as dialogues to address people. The promotion includes static posters in public spaces, motion posters on digital billboards and touch boards installed in public spaces, social media, and short videos played in movie halls.
As an introductory campaign, states clearly that this is about Leprosy. There are four main facts that we focus on.
The objective was to get familiar with the process that goes into designing a packaging that matches the identity of the product. Students also got to understand how a package/box etc. gets designed in 2d and then latter is converted into a final 3d output.
Products were recreated in the form of 2d graphics to highlight the details and visual appeal.
This approach is used many times in the advertising industry while promoting any product on different advertising platforms.
Students of Interior Design from Pearl Academy, Mumbai participated in an art installation competition titled 'Expressions' at FOAID.
Here's a brief of their concept:
GROWTH, depicted through the five faces in this pentagonal exhibit is symbolic of the 5 successful years of FOAID.
As one rotates the frame around, it symbolizes the ongoing process of understanding and developing oneself in order to achieve one's fullest potential. Concurrently by spinning the frames of change, it causes the clockwise movement of the helix, which shows the constant cycle of change, adaptation and moving forward that makes this process so beautiful and inspiring. The different stages of growth and experiences combined with time and effort from each component make up the energy that moulds this vision into a reality.
Our Communication Design student Anushka Rajesh Tendolkar from Pearl Academy, Mumbai illustrated a beautiful representation of JRD Tata's characteristics to celebrate his 114th birthday. The project, 'A-Z of Entrepreneurship, told through the life of JRD Tata' was designed by using each letter of the English alphabets to depict 26 qualities of the great man. This creative representation was featured on Tata Group on his 114th birthday.
“Monica Geller falls in love with Op Art.” The idea is to depict Monica Geller’s personality: organised, systematic, aligned, symmetric which also reflects Op Art through lines, creating marbling patterns, stripes, checks, mitering, pleats using neutral colors, shades of blue and red and monochromatic palette of black to white.
Modern lifestyle has become synonymous with stress, and coping with stress has become a constant struggle for many. My collection "Feeler Mind" incorporates fidgeting into jewellery and promotes the concept of 'help theself'; where the user playfully interacts with jewellery to restore balance and calm. Contemporary form embellished with amethyst, blue sapphire, lapis lazuli, pink coral and rose quartz redefines healing Jewellery.
Journey at Pearl:My life at Pearl has been truly amazing and aspiring. Being challenged at every step and pushed by a great tutor team to perform beyond expectations, the experiences have translated into great exposure and helped me grow as a confident independent individual. Pearl Academy helped me self-enlighten the path to discover, innovate and create.
The jewellery collection is inspired by ISCKON (A Krishan Consciousness Movement). The temple interiors are decorated with flowers and the Idols are beautifully adorned with ornaments made of flowers. The sensory stimulation created by colouful flowers and their aroma creates an Aura that soothes the mind and the Soul. I observed the devotees receive the prasad in the form of flowers, cotton dipped in ITTAR, sandalwood sticks and Tulsi leaves. Devotees get emotionally and spiritually connected to them and preserve them for years. My jewellery is for the lord himself, made of delicately crafted flowers with a small container for ittar dipped cotton swabs, so that god can adorn himself with everlasting fragrance.
Journey at Pearl: I am from Meerut and I grew up with two siblings an elder sister and a younger brother. My father is in the transportation business and my mother is a devoted housewife. However, it’s my father strong belief that girls should become independent that has allowed me to aspire to pursue something I like. Fighting all odds my father has decided to fund my studies.When I walked into Pearl Academy Jaipur I was afraid that everyone there would be from affluent backgrounds and I may be a misfit. To my surprise I found that inside the classroom there was no such thing as family background,everyone was treated same and it allowed me to become stronger and confident. I feel I have learned to face my fears and now I am able to trust my abilities and present them confidently. I have understood that life is anongoing process of facing the challenges and learning from them. In one sentence I can sum it as “the zest is in the journey and not in the destination" And at Pearl Jaipur, I got a good start to my journey.
With private offices being equipped with modern technology and design, the banks and government offices still prefer the old school way. Workplace is an essential part of our lives where a person spends 8-10 hours a day. It’s very important to keep these people happy for a successful trade.State Bank of India (SBI) is the largest commercial bank in India with a network of over 24000 branches spread across India. SBI is now present in all time zones, and has the largest overseas network among all Indian banks with 198 foreign offices spread over 35 countries.The state-owned State Bank of India, after merging with its five associated banks will be the largest lender in the country. The five associated banks would exhibit the SBI’s signage and logo from April 1, 2017, with its sterling keyhole set. The logo of SBI indicates its role of a custodian that will keep customers’ money safe.With SBI now becoming a leading player in SBI banking sector and having an extensive overseas network it was a perfect place to start with. The private banks have something called a private banking branch which is slightly more high-end than the normal branch. The idea was to go even beyond this private branch and make a flagship branch/office for this newly merged bank. The design of this branch would also be used as a system of designlanguage and aesthetics that would in-turn be used to design other branches/ offices.The site is a 520 m 2 3.6 m high ground floor site located in one of the malls in Rajouri Garden amid many commercial organizations big and small. It already has a specific area allocated for the wet functions and specific points from where mechanical services ducts and pipes can be taken. It stands on a capital and tie beam structure thus does not have any columns interfering the floor plate.The branch is broadly divided into two areas. Firstly the customer zone where, as you enter an installation inspired from ship catches your eye. This symbolizes the SBI overseas network and that it is sailing towards new boundaries. The ship also acts as a seating for customers. This area is made up of simple curves and straight lines inspired from the logo but has multiple variations in volume. The central circulation that is slightly curved is mostly defined by slats suspended from ceiling and a change in flooring material. Some parts of the curve use partitions made up of metal and glass as and where necessary. The central circulation uses tiles whereas the other areas use carpet to give a more warm and comfortable feel. The general lighting in this area is in the range of 4000-5000 K since theblue light from this temperature reduces sleep and laziness creating a more energetic environment whereas the ambient lights are in the range of 2500-3500 K to create a more welcoming and warm environment for the guests. The colour palette is inspired from the SBI logo with a touch of green and beige to create a contrast. A fair bit of wood/ veneer has been used to add to the warmth and contrast.
The second area is the staff area which houses activities that do not require customer involvement. The areas dedicated to the functions taking place here have the same design concept as the customer area except some. Apart from the essentials like meeting rooms, storage units etc. this area houses a breakout zone where the employees get to relax, which I feel is important for any office. The breakout zone uses a 3000K range light for generallighting and 2000-2500K range light for ambient lighting. It has some common materials with the customer areas like metal, wood with some additional ones like dark grey coloured flooring like eco-friendly linoleum from forbo and artificial turf as and where necessary. The colour palette for upholstery has been selected to give a fresh feel with a dash of energy from yellow in the lights and some of the furniture upholstery.Apart from the lighting and colour palette, universal accessibility has been kept in mind while designing the space. Natural light has been used at every possible area through large glazing. The glazing has a glass film attached to it at the bottom to maintain visual privacy of the bank from the atrium and the outside street while showing enough to the customers to make them wonder what’s inside. Majority of natural lighting enters from the atrium thus isdiffused, so there won’t be a lot of heat. The design also allows it to penetrate deep inside. The cabins with glass would have blinds along with the film. There are some overhung shading devices already present at the entry that would stop unwanted sunlight. Artificial lighting will be equipped with automation to save on energy. Walls would be finished with eco-friendly Nippon Paints. The carpets would be made from recycled nylon. They also trapdust inside them until vacuumed, keeping the air clean. Overall the materials selected will have low embodied energy and low maintenance cost thus having fewer changes in the future. Clearances for mechanical services have been kept in mind while providing the volumes. The mechanical services would we exposed in some areas while covered in some(refer to RCP).
Clean Air Asia initiated a project called 'Clean Air Video Challenge' which aims to involve youth in creating short videos/films on the rising issue of air pollution. Alumnus Raghav Sharma's project - 'Dhundh' is one such film, created with an aim to spread awareness and motivate people to work towards finding a solution to combat the issue.
Raghav's project has been selected as one of the top three entries at the ADI - Battle of projects at Pune Design Festival 2019.Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QOQHcZgufY&feature=youtu.be