The TerraMater by Renesa Architects
Amidst rustic tones and earthy red terracotta bricks, Studio Renesa’s new project is not your conventional showroom by any means.
Launching their first showroom in Amritsar, India, the client brief comprised of a singular objective - to create a space that not only instantly felt comfortable and familiar but would also become the center of attraction. This project experiments with the very idea of a retail space by pushing its boundary by perceiving it as a sculpture of simple curves and lines, interspersed to create receptacles of display.
Steering away from the traditional showroom approach, Renesa Architects sought to contextualize the space as a gallery that provides the consumer with an experience of viewing the products by presenting them in an engaging setting. The design is such that it allows the customers to interact with the products through the various pockets created and get a sense of their inherent quality.
Spatially, the approach involves a series of ad-junctions; tied together by red bricks that set the tone for the brand’s identity. The plan poses a rectangular volume, with arched niches that were created to include natural light into the site.
Side-stepping the idea of a layout that conforms to its shape, the final concept removes and cuts through the entire space creating a maneuvering pattern across the store. Simple curves and diagonals are interspersed to create receptacles of display. These different shapes forming the spatial ideology, dissect and resurrect the design forming a frame for the products. Essentially, a Home decor store, the semi enclosed volumes offer multiple access points overlapped with the monolithic structures that act as the gallery elements.
In terms of materials, the raw concrete texture resonates with the terracotta bricks forming a transitory space that can be curated like a gallery and showroom. The natural colors and the textural variation found in the material scheme forms spaces that can be curated according to their products.
Project: The TerraMater Location: Amritsar, Punjab Firm: Renesa Architects
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/renesa.architects/ Design Team:
Sanjay Arora - Founder | Principal Architect
Sanchit Arora - Studio Head Architect| Concept Design Head/Sketches/Graphics
Vandana Arora - Interior Designer| Decor Head
Virender Singh- Studio Technical Head.
Akarsh Varma - Architect
Jagdish Bangari - Architect / Graphics
Aayush Misra - Architect
Prarthna Misra - Architect / Graphics
Tanushi Goyal - Architecture Intern
Navdisha Kukreja - Interior Designer Intern
Ayushi Gupta -Architecture Intern
Anushka Arora -Architecture Intern
Text Graphic Consultant: Akshita Jain
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/minimalistreedesign/ Photography: Niveditaa Gupta