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Maison Multi-brand Boutique Bengaluru, India – design by Sybarite

13 Jan 2012

Maison Multi-brand Boutique Bengaluru India

Design: Sybarite

Inspiration for the design of this multi-brand boutique came from the way Indo-Islamic art and architecture use repetition of geometric forms to achieve intricate decorative patterns.

Echoing the famous dome of the Taj Mahal and other landmarks of the Mughal period, a stylised hourglass form is repeated, building a texture and rhythm reminiscent of traditional patterns but made modern in its application, simplicity and materiality. A module based on this simple geometry is the building block from which all of the interior walls in Maison Boutique emerge, both an architectural feature in their own right as well as the primary means of display.

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photos : Sam Mohan, Yolk Studios

The modules can be configured in multiple ways: mirrored; inset with video screens; fitted with shelves or hooks; hinged with doors for storage; glazed as vitrines for jewellery and other more precious items. Moulded of translucent natural fibreglass, each unit is internally lit with dimmable, adjustable LED’s, allowing VM teams to adjust the intensity of light and easily create zones and themes within the store.

The hourglass shape is repeated in the clusters of freestanding display units, also in natural fibreglass. Fixed into hidden sockets at the intersection of large quartz floor tiles, discreet stainless steel garment rails are placed within a grid angled at 45 degrees from the perimeter walls. This arrangement permits complete flexibility in the positioning of the rails, allowing the customer’s journey through the space to be directed.

Like filigreed screens, walls of translucent hourglass blocks flank the glazed, double-height area at the front of the store. Large Barrilux ceiling clouds cast diffuse light, creating a bright, airy space by day and putting the front signage in strong silhouette in the evening. In contrast with the minimalist glazed facade, the front door of curved fibreglass panels repeats the material and translucent finish of the display modules. Subtly applying the Maison identity to the building’s existing exterior, the hourglass motif is hinted at once again in the huge Amazonian lily pads floating in the pond at front and in the shape of the aluminium bridge which spans it. The front elevation is clad in wire mesh on which bougainvillea creepers will climb, softening the angles and creating a carpet of greenery to frame the interior.

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photos : Sam Mohan, Yolk Studios

Maison Boutique Bengaluru – Building Information

Title: Maison Multi-brand Boutique
Shop address: Vittall Mallaya Road, Bengaluru, India
Client: 23 Carat / Prestige Group, India (Sana Rezwan, Rezwan Razack, AM Shameem)
Architect: Sybarite, London, UK (Simon Mitchell, Torquil McIntosh)
Local Architect: RC Architecture, Bengaluru (Nandan Damle, Suraj Anchan)
Shop Area: 300 sqm
Completed: Oct 2011

Photos: Sam Mohan, Yolk Studios

Maison Multi-brand Boutique Bengaluru images / information from Sybarite

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