650 The Global Kitchen, Ahmedabad

SECTION II

650 The Global Kitchen is a restaurant in Ahmedabad. The project is an extension of the restaurant, adding another floor over the current space. It was introduced to PPA through Chaitanya Patel, the client’s nephew who had interned with us in 2013. Chaitanya had expressed to his uncle, his desire to work on the design and construction of the project and had subsequently contacted us.

Though inspired by the ruins of the temples in Polo, Gujarat, the design is contemporary with references to the past. Traditional design elements in combination with newer, modern materials is the approach used. The building is currently under construction.

INSPIRATION FOR THE DESIGN

The ruins at Polo, Gujarat.

 

Temple complex
The temple complex at Polo
Entrance to complex
Entrance to complex
Small temple without the shikhara
Small temple without the shikhara
Ruins of a small temple
Ruins of a small temple

THE DESIGN

The plan is a perfect square with square temple bays on three sides. The fourth side, the entrance is an ornamental entrance gate. There is a double height ceiling in the centre, coinciding with a drop in floor level which creates a dramatic effect.

The materials used in the interiors are wood and glass along with stone for the temple bays and black kaddapah for the flooring. The main structure is steel. Ornate jalis, brackets and stone carvings keep the link to the traditional alive. The wood, glass, steel and stone used bridge the gap between the old and new to create a seamless contemporary design rooted in the past.

plan

SECTION HH Model Model

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CONSTRUCTION PROCESS ON SITE

The temple bays under construction
The temple bays under construction
Entrance Gate
Entrance Gate
Jali patterns
Jali patterns
Making of the jali
Making of the jali
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