The Purple Ink Studio is an award winning young architectural practice which believes in constantly exploring the parameters of design and blurring the boundaries between architecture, landscape and sustainability. After having graduated from B.V.B Hubli, Akshay Heranjal has worked under Karan Grover, Sameep Padora and Sanjay Puri. Aditi Pai Heranjal heads the Landscape + Sustainability division at ‘The Purple Ink Studio’. She has her Bachelor’s degree from Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum and a Master Degree in Landscape Architecture from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. Their work & dedication speak a lot about their creativity & potential. Surfaces Reporter wishes them all the best!
SOME projects by THE PURPLE INK STUDIO
Anaha Spa at SHREYAS RETREAT
Designed as a ‘Retreat within Retreat’, the 20,000 Sqft spa block is a new ‘insert’ at the a well known Yoga Retreat in India that offers spectacular layers of spaces and experiences. The Architectural Vision is planned as a sustainable model, focusing strongly on the connect of man in the realm of nature. The main block disappears into the earth and is half submerged to connect to the isolating quality of the earth, with the light and air movement planned from a series of sunken courts. The approach to the main area slowly opens up a plethora of spaces which are programmatically planned to suit the smooth spatial transitions of the guests. The entire feel is organic with natural light washing the exposed walls and ceilings with a spectacular play of light and shadows.The spaces are further held together with a strong design language of Hand crafted jaali screens, solid wood doors and openings which merge the interior and exteriors, quite literally.
(Original) Site Area: 26 Acres
Built Up Area: 20,000 Sqft
Year of Completion: 2016
Architecture, Interiors & Landscape: The Purple Ink Studio
Design Team: Akshay Heranjal, Aditi Pai, Jaikumar, Nishita Bhatia, Priyanka Bankapur
Client: Inner Challenges Pvt. Ltd.
Photography Credits: Shamanth Patil J
The modest space of 650 sqft is celebrated with an accentuated idea of the arched windows with drapery, of the by-gone era which is represented in the most quintessential form, the “Arch”. The strong geometry of an arch articulated in a modern dialog creates the setting for a dramatically themed display. The design is exemplified with the use of both modern and traditional materials in the palette. The arch is entirely structured in wood and finished to appreciate the natural grains while it takes the colossal monolithic form to hold the complete interior space together. The walls constructed in exposed wire-cut bricks along with the floor, walls and part of the display furniture in exposed concrete finish are rugged elements within the space which respect the true characteristic of the material. Although the overall material palette is natural and modernistic in approach, the furniture responds to the elements of the by-gone era and adds in a display of color and a tinge of ornamentation to the overall design scheme.
Gross Area : 650 Sqft
Owners : Anil Drapes, Bengaluru
Interiors : The Purple Ink Studio, Bengaluru
Project Team : Akshay Heranjal, Priyanka Bankapur, Jaikumar Interior Contractors : Mm Interiors, Mumbai
Photographs Courtesy : Rays & Greys : Shamanth J Patil
Architects Website: www.Thepurpleinkstudio.Com
COURTY ARD HOUSE, BANGALORE
The client’s brief saw a strong interest in a “Courtyard House”. Taking the courtyard as a focal point, the entire architecture and the landscape conceptualization revolved around using the feature as a climate responsive design advantage. Based on the climatologically factors, the building is rotated towards the northern sides (to have maximum fenestration avoiding the harsh rays of the sun during the day) and a continuous water channel is introduced in the direction of the prevailing winds which aids in maintaining the micro-climate of the interiors. This also creates a strong connect between the landscape spaces on the south and the north sides. The centrally placed courtyard provides light to all the spaces and also provides air movement due to induced ventilation through the openings on the walls. The greens planned within the site, the water channel and the courtyard with a tree form a strong ecological system making the building less dependent on mechanical (re)sources and keeping a check on the energy consumption.
The green space is not limited to the exteriors of the building only but also dominates the spatial structure of the interior layout. All the common areas of the house which surround the courtyard like the living, dining and the kitchen areas which are the day-units are treated as exterior spaces to seem as extensions of the landscape areas into the interiors. The internal court serves a dual purpose of being a climatological feature and a strong aesthetic element.
COURTY ARD HOUSE, BANGALORE (INDIA)
Gross Area : 4,500 Sqft
Site Area : 5,000 Sqft
Owners : Krishna Balamurali
Architecture + Interiors + Landscape Consultants : The Purple Ink Studio, Bangalore
Project Team : Akshay Heranjal, Nishita Bhatia, Aditi Pai Heranjal
Photography : Shamanth Patil
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