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Friday, November 20, 2015

Tradition and Technology

By Savitha Hira
Photography: Courtesy Studio Ardete


Manasara – the profile cutting store in Panchkula
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Manasara – the profile cutting store in Panchkula, Haryana is crafted to celebrate its nomenclature…

Spearheaded by principal architects, Prerna and Badrinath Kaleru, team Studio Ardete Pvt. Ltd have designed 900 sq. ft. of retail space to showcase the intricacies of profile cutting, eulogizing the ancient art of metal engraving; only this time around, the artwork is water-jet CNC driven!

Manasara – the profile cutting store in Panchkula
The screen and main door as seen from inside
Manasara – the profile cutting store in Panchkula
A grand handle to the door is done in a thick sheet of brass

Applying different patterns of profile-cutting in the interior architecture as demarcating partitions and as elements of décor, the store comes alive to depict both interior and exterior applications in terms of scenarios. Whilst the entrance is flanked by an outdoorsy garden area with CNC cut profiles of a tree, lamps etc, a complete bedroom depicts the interior setting.
 
Manasara – the profile cutting store in Panchkula
The entrance area depicting  an outdoor  night garden and the screen - the main element of  design
Manasara – the profile cutting store in Panchkula
Set of lamps around the ring bounding the quartrefoil motif in the ceiling of the waiting area 
Manasara – the profile cutting store in Panchkula
Detail of the main door showing the intricate art work and layered use of copper and brass  

All designs displayed are multi-cultural, multi-dimensional and authenticate the store’s expertise in its field; yet, coherence in interior design is effected through a single quartrefoil base motif that finds resonance either partially or completely, binding the interiors holistically.
 
Manasara – the profile cutting store in Panchkula
                         Main door                                                 Metal inlay work in dressing mirror
Manasara – the profile cutting store in Panchkula
Tree made of stainless steel sheets                                                               Intricate metal cut-work lamp

From walls, flooring and ceiling to accessorizing elements, the craft of metal cutting permeates the ambience completely, creating an aura characterized by the amalgamation of technology and tradition; akin to a traditional soul in a modern fit out! 

Manasara - profile cutting store in Panchkula
3d view of Manasara

The project that illustrates accord in miscellany has been a part of the recent World Interiors Festival 2015 at Singapore, shortlisted in the Retail category. 

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