cadence, an architecture studio based in bangalore, india, have shared their completed dialysis center ‘KYMF’ based adjacent to an ancient indian temple in a historic neighborhood of the city.

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a folding shell envelope wraps the front façade
all images © sergio ghetti + cadence

 

 

 

the studio was approached to build the health clinic containing 30 beds; its unusual location with its high religious value initially posed a challenge to the method the designers would take. the response saw the new build created as a sensitive backdrop to the existing scenario to allow the intricate and prestigious temple to continue to be the focus of the context. the folding white façade was formulated by masonry techniques. the sculptural and ethereal quality portraying a contemporary and graceful take on its spiritual context. emphasized by the the slivers between the bellowing shells that invite natural light to permeate into the internal spaces and create a spatial and visual feel that is as divine as the temple outside.   

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the building is elevated at the ground floor to form the sheltered entrance and waiting area

 

 

 

as the given plot is relatively small in relation to the required program, the design team decided to stack the wards vertically to accommodate the thirty beds. meanwhile, the structure was detached from the ground to become congregational and waiting spaces for patients. additionally, the services were organized to the rear of the plan, with the terrace designated as the cafeteria space.

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the gaps between the folding façade allows natural light to permeate the wards inside

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the building is used as a dialysis clinic comprised of 30 beds

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the illuminated reception, entrance area

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the wards were stacked vertically to accommodate the thirty beds

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the interior has been left simple and white

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the sculptural form aims to serve as a backdrop to the south indian temple

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 the response cadence took was to make a sensitive intervention into the context

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the clinic sits adjacent to an ancient temple in bangalore, india

 

 

project info:

 

 

name of the project: kmyf
project typology: healthcare
built up area: 9700 sq.feet
site area: 2400 sq.feet
location: bangalore, india
project completion: 2015
photo credit: sergio ghetti & cadence

 

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