This unique polygonal commercial building- christened “Tessalace” stands out in Sector 82, Mohali, Punjab. Architects at Studio Ardete took cues from Le Corbusier who managed to craft an entire city's commercial and institutional complexes using concrete whilst imparting a unique character to each form. The building in the upcoming industrial area is an attempt to celebrate the beauty of concrete through its tessellated facade. Read more about the project below at SURFACES REPORTER (SR):
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Positioned in Sector 82, Mohali, Punjab, the project is a commercial building to lease out typical floors as offices for corporates and IT organizations. However, the design intent was to craft a commercial building with a soul and distinct personality.
Unique Tessellated Facade
“The chances of a commercial building losing its identity in a sea of clones of glass and steel are quite high,” says the design team. This building by the firm is an endeavour to celebrate the materiality of concrete through its distinctive tessellated façade design. The exterior of the building shows unique patterns of repeated polygons that are joined together closely without gaps or overlapping.
“Visibly, the structure of the building is enveloped in a membrane of tessellated polygons, an array of solid and voids in tones of grey and white.”
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Creating A Connection With the Visitor
“The graphical RCC façade, abstract with acute angles pulled in different directions, is tied together homogeneously. The envelope is a tessellated composition of polygons highlighted with white MS flat members and an array of horizontal white MS members filling up some of the void polygons.”
The structure features unique diversity of planes, with some solid surfaces outlined in white, while the others are screened The diversity of planes, some solid outlined in white, while the others screened arouse the curiosity of the visitors and create an instant engaging connection with them.
The unique facade features a series of polygonal facets that are designed poetically imparting an evocative and perceptible identity to the building.
“The Tessalace rises as a torchbearer of contextual response amidst the sea of look-alike, mundane and dreary commercial buildings,” concluded the firm.
Type: Commercial Building
Architects: Studio Ardete
Location: Sector 82, JLPL Industrial Area, Punjab, India
Area: 1533 m²
Manufacturers: Saint-Gobain, Asian Paints, KONE, TATA TISCON, Ultratech
Structure Design: Continental Foundations
Project Management: R S Builders
Photo Courtesy: © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj
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