abin design studio forms the festive pavilion from tessellated boxes in india
 

abin design studio forms the festive pavilion from tessellated boxes in india

abin design studio has created a pavilion built for ‘durga puja’ – the biggest community festival in behala nutan dal, india. the installation is based on the idea of ‘childhood’. at the entrance, an abstract flight of birds overhead depicts the freedom of thought and creativity in young children. the wings gradually diminish and the birds tessellate into an array of boxes.

abin design studio forms the festive pavilion from tessellated boxes in india

all images courtesy of abin design studio

 

the pavilion was envisaged by abin to be a module that can be repeated to activate other obsolete urban areas in the city and as a space that fosters public interaction and skilfully interweaves worship with mass celebration. the design of the installation is a complex composition of simple cubes arrayed interestingly. given the time constraint, it was vital to propose a design based on modularity. the sole element ‘cube’ becomes a module that is manufactured in different sizes. in addition, the simplicity of the cube in terms of geometry and materiality acts as an advantage for mass manufacturing.

abin design studio forms the festive pavilion from tessellated boxes in india

 

 

this temporal pavilion is made from 100% recyclable materials. the main pavilion is made of mild steel that is to be dismantled and reused. the idols are made of scrap and recycled metal that will be retained as sculptures for private collections or in art galleries. other construction materials include bamboo and plyboard, also to be reused for other future pavilions.

abin design studio forms the festive pavilion from tessellated boxes in india

 

 

the project was a collaborative effort between people across various disciplines. the pavilion was conceptualized between the abin studio team of architects along with sculptors who designed the idols and accessories, and musicians who developed the background score. the whole setup was executed by a team of more than 50 people, engineers and fabricators, artists, technicians of light and digital projection. the whole effort has been backed and supported by volunteers of the behala nutan dal club.

abin design studio forms the festive pavilion from tessellated boxes in india

abin design studio forms the festive pavilion from tessellated boxes in india

abin design studio forms the festive pavilion from tessellated boxes in india

abin design studio forms the festive pavilion from tessellated boxes in india

abin design studio forms the festive pavilion from tessellated boxes in india

abin design studio forms the festive pavilion from tessellated boxes in india

abin design studio forms the festive pavilion from tessellated boxes in india

abin design studio forms the festive pavilion from tessellated boxes in india
abin design studio forms the festive pavilion from tessellated boxes in india

 

 

project info:

 

project name: festive pavilion

designer: abin design studio

location: behala nutan dal, india

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

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