Project: KBM Sweet Shop
Design: Studio Saransh, Ahmedabad
According to the architect, "The KBM brand being 174 years old, originated in the old city of Ahmedabad and a look at the historic and articulate brickwork throughout the old city, channeled the specific material and techniques for the facade. One of the inspirations for the facade design was the texture of Indian sweets which is created by the multiplication of a single unit ingredient. Bricks become the ‘ingredient’ here to create the texture.The undulating brick facade design aims to make it a landmark. The developed form softens all the edges of the building and creates a playful facade, resulting in a red textured layer, enabling it to stand out amongst an otherwise white and gray neighborhood.In addition, a ferro-cement skin was erected to envelop it in a fluid form, reinforcing the building, while also acting as an insulation."