A Courtyard Factory
Architecture for a Factory, Bangalore
PROJECT AREA: 46,000 Sq.ft. | Completed March '06
A factory for home textiles on the outskirts of Bangalore. A tight site, and the clients’ need for an efficient box to work within guided this project. Unlike their earlier factory at Karur, where the context, the town and its clues provided the framework for the factory, this site sits in an industrial complex, flanked by factories on all sides.
Efficiency of light, large north and east windows and a simple plan guided this project. The office and factory functions are separated by a courtyard and verandah, with the unexpected drama being created by the curved roof of the verandah. The proportions of the box, its structural thickness and the inclusion of the coconut trees played an important role in the design of this building.