The Fabric Wave – An old villa on M.G. Road, Bangalore (Heart of the city) is adorning a bold, vibrant and enthusiastic makeover, to characterize itself as a skyline statement to the ever-evolving contemporary surroundings.
A wave pattern façade was planned to camouflage the existing facade and raise the design quotient. The design team played with tensile fabric to achieve the flexibility and fluidity, which also creates a barrier from the west side sun, directly hitting the façade. This, in turn, helped in reducing energy consumption.
The play of light on the fabric adds to the versatility and vibrancy of the facade.
Tensile structures are certainly complex elements of our architectural vocabulary, they can be as simple as a tent, where poles and ropes pretension the membrane or fabric. This characteristic of the tensile fabric helped the design team to plan the façade without any major alteration to the existing structure.
The existing windows were retained and the same were carved out in the tensile fabric structure. The extension of the kitchen wall with exposed burnt bricks adds to the contrast of the façade.
Location: M.G Road, Bangalore.
Architect: A.J Architects
Built-up Area: 5000 sq.ft
Typology: Residential (Villa)
Material Used: Tensile fabric, Exposed burnt bricks
About A.J. Architects
A.J. Architects was established in the year 2003 in Bangalore, Karnataka by Architect Arvind Jain. The firm believes in providing client-centered design solutions that solve practical challenges with world-class aesthetics and iconic designs. The firm has grown organically by viva voce publicity of its clientele. The strength of the firm lies in punctuality and quality service, which has helped in repeating and building our clientele.The firm primarily works in the fields of Architecture, Interior design, and master planning. The gambit of portfolio ranges from Residential, Industrial, Retail, Institutions, and hospitality across South India. It focuses on providing luxurious and out of the box designs. The firm has rendered services to many corporates like Aditya Birla Group, Reliance, Titan, Gour, etc. and also to many high profile individuals.