A manifestation of our dreams and your deepest desires,
element forms an avant-garde and minimalistic sculpture in
glass and exposed concrete, standings as an eternal symbol
of ahmedabad's aspirations and unrelenting drive.
180° PANORAMIC VIEW
A cantilevered balcony that can double up into a party deck for the days you need to let your hair down,
or into an extended living room for that Sunday family brunch.
Q & A with Architect
What prompted you to take up the challenge of working on this project?
ELEMENT is a paradigm shift, with design concepts
and state-of-the-art residences that seek to revolutionize
living spaces in Ahmedabad - this project had all the right
impetuses for an architect to truly cognize and grasp an idiosyncratic vision.
This was an opportunity for me to truly develop as an architect and to
influence design standards and to promote architecture as an art form.
What was your vision and inspiration for your creation?
To create living spaces ensconced in privacy and to
achieve a desired seclusion for the residents amidst
a bustling arterial city street. The facade made of soundproof
glass walls and a plantation courtyard that runs through the building
with an automatic watering system, are testimony to this vision.
The inspiration for ELEMENT comes from scattered sources;
however works and ideologies of Le Corbusier have played a pivotal role in
the inspiration for the project, such as the use of reinforced concrete and
elemental geometric forms.
Why did you choose to design a glass facade with exposed concrete work?
Experiencing architecture has several dimensions attached to it;
this inherent characteristic is what makes it a unique art form.
The materials of a building and their interaction with each other
are what greatly enrich our perception of it. We have therefore
selected intrinsically opposing material forms that inhabit the
opposite spectrum of a scale to bring a natural equilibrium to our work,
like rough and smooth, utilitarian and luxurious, ergo exposed concrete and glass.
Do you believe your creation will impact the city of Ahmedabad and become a defining landmark?
When surrounded by a plethora of buildings, that form
a city scape, a landmark serves a much more significant
purpose than merely standing out; it effortlessly belongs.
Quintessentially, it is not intended to be an absolute or
definitive statement; rather it is meant to be a continuing dialogue.
This is what truly gives a landmark its demeanor and the city scape