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Seeking out appropriate architectural expressions - Architecture Paradigm, Bengaluru

Seeking out appropriate architectural expressions - Architecture Paradigm, Bengaluru

The firm’s belief that architecture is a means to engage and nourish senses, has led them to constantly evolve by learning and valuing the pleasure of these experiences in their projects.

Manoj Ladhad, Vimal Jain and Sandeep J, founders and directors, Architecture Paradigm, Bengaluru
Manoj Ladhad, Vimal Jain and Sandeep J, founders and directors, Architecture Paradigm, Bengaluru

With an aim to provide an interconnected and vibrant environment through their architecture, the firm’s design philosophy is rooted in a process that calls for different faculties and propensities to come together, leading them to believe in the idea of collaborative and a critical approach to practice. This has enabled them to navigate the ever-changing terrain to seek out appropriate architectural expressions, arriving closer to the contemporary experience. The firm’s belief that architecture is a means to engage and nourish senses, has led them to constantly evolve by learning and valuing the pleasure of these experiences in their projects.


Myra – School Of Business, Mysore
The design for the management institute explores the potential of the rolling terrain that it’s based on, to create spaces, which facilitates a participative environment enriching the learning and living experience of its inhabitants.
Given this, the idea for the institution was inspired by the landscape itself, a terrain marked by boulders – evocative of a sculptural perspective. The interiors contrast the solidity of the exteriors, bringing in a sense of lightness, flexibility and freedom. The hard edged and protective external boulder-like surfaces give way to light and flexible spaces, which provides for the nourishing needed for intellectual development and engagement. The firm, thus, aimed to capture the energy of this landscape and translate it into a notion of institution, where landscape and architecture are fused to create a provocative identity for students and teachers alike.

MLR Convention Centre, Bengaluru
Reflecting the emerging image of Bangalore and its urban environs, the design draws inspiration from the pavilions, which traditionally were auspicious temporal symbols of weddings and celebrations, historically used to mark the extents of the city. 
The convention centre was visualized as a pavilion structured by an array of portals supporting large column free spaces for gatherings and performances. The design responds to the terrain with modulation of the floor planes resulting in open spaces becoming extensions of internal spaces. The built expression and the interiors are accentuated by strong formal and material statement that intents to transcend its basic programme and add value to the surroundings. 

Centre for Indian Music Experience, Bengaluru
The Indian music experience is seen as an extension of the urban sphere. Crucial to this is the idea of open public spaces, which complements the gallery experience.
The intention for the project was to not only find an expression for a place, which celebrates the diversity of the art form by bringing nuances of Indian music closer to the public, offering opportunities of collective as well as individual explorations, but also to provide a transformative seed capable of lending to the cultural milieu of Bengaluru. This idea of making it a cultural hub delves in the discovering potential of public spaces, which the city direly lacks as opposed to consumer driven public culture exhibited in the malls.

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