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Breathing Skin | ਸਾਹ ਲੈਣ ਵਾਲੀ ਚਮੜੀ

Nanded, India \ ਨਾਂਦੇੜ, ਭਾਰਤ

2021

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Client: Joshi House

Collaborators/ Team: Ravi Jangid, Studio Seek
Location: Nanded, India
Status: Built

Tags: poetic computation, sculpture, building facade, structural innovation

How is the motion of a holy river translated to infrastructure?

This is a story from Nanded, a quaint township on the banks of River Godavari. Historically significant for its 12 Sikh Gurudwaras, the gentle streams of its ancient, mythic waters inspired the design of a fluid Jaali.

Made exclusively for the Joshi House, this project deconstructs the layered relations of atom - object - building - city - geography. How does computational data become an 'inter-scalar' currency which shapes and mobilises infrastructure, across complex networks?

As one visits the House, the facade remains furtively invisible, blending into the neighbourhood's fabric. Only in the last moment of approach, it reveals itself as a spectacular backdrop, up-close and on the inside.
Expressed in neat lines, it behaves as a flowing landscape flipped vertically, to direct our collective vision to an open sky.

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Relational Networks: From the geographic to the atomic, materializing the 'ebb and flow of bits', the most granular units of data