abin design studio creates pavilion of canopies for festival in india
 
abin design studio creates pavilion of canopies for festival in india
jan 21, 2016

abin design studio creates pavilion of canopies for festival in india

abin design studio creates pavilion of canopies for festival in india
all images courtesy of abin design studio

 

 

 

the ‘pavilion of canopies’ was created by india-based abin design studio for a religious festival in west kolkata. the idea behind the design was to celebrate tribal life, rituals, and the symbiotic relationship with nature often held amongst the groups. an abstracted journey through lush forest canopies await guests, and ends with a promised ‘sight of glorious divinity’.

abin design studio pavilion of canopies india
front entrance

 

 

 

to construct the installation, a mandala-like plan of 19 discs, each measuring 10” in diameter, was laid out in a 60’ø circle. the lot was then raised to a height of twenty feet with support from a structure of composite bamboo posts. 38 planes of undulating fabric were then draped across the entirety of the pavilion.

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daytime light penetration 

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filtration of artificial light through fabric 

abin design studio creates pavilion of canopies for festival in india
looking up 

abin design studio pavilion of canopies india
birds soar through the pavilion 

abin design studio creates pavilion of canopies for festival in india
38 planes of fabric were utilized 

abin design studio pavilion of canopies india
‘canopies’ in evening

abin design studio creates pavilion of canopies for festival in india
plan, elevations, sections

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profile grid depicting fabric panels

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isometric view of pavilion assembly

 

 

project info:

 

name: the pavilion of canopies: a temporary temple pavilion
type: temporary public space
client: kishor sangha community
location: hooghly, west bengal, india
size: 150sqm (1,600sqft)
materials: bamboo, fabric, LED illumination, timber
design team: abin chaudhuri, sayantan chakraborty, debkishor das, toton k. mondal

 

 

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edited by: nick brink | designboom

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