Get Floored by Unique De­signs

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In a post Fordist world (Fordism is used to de­scribe the sys­tem of mass pro­duc­tion that was pi­o­neered in the early 20th cen­tury by the Ford Mo­tor Com­pany), cus­tomiza­tion is the new dream. Mass pro­duc­tion is giv­ing way to de­signs that are rooted in re­al­ism and mean­ing.

Lead­ing by Ex­am­ple

You can take de­sign cues from the for­mal floor­ing pat­tern at the Town­hall, Gur­gaon. A re­sult of the site char­ac­ter­is­tics, it is de­signed to aug­ment the restau­rant’s oc­tag­o­nal spa­tial lay­out. The cast in-situ ter­razzo floor rein­ter­prets tra­di­tional mo­tifs, to re­in­force the legacy of the brand, while but­tress­ing the larger colo­nial dé­cor theme. An­other ex­am­ple of a spec­tac­u­lar floor can be found at the Jin­dal Res­i­dence in Delhi. Done in a unique lay­ered and textured lime­stone, it is de­signed to pro­vide a warm vis­ual el­e­ment that ties the mul­ti­ple di­ver­gent dé­cor themes of the home.

Go Off the Beaten Path

As il­lus­trated by th­ese ex­am­ples, de­signs that emerge out of a be­spoke think­ing process are one-of-a-kind, and in­spire a sense of be­long­ing and own­er­ship to spaces. They are deeply in­di­vid­u­al­is­tic, yet si­mul­ta­ne­ously, cel­e­brate a spirit of the com­mu­nity. This be­comes the essence of con­tem­po­rary liv­ing and life­style, re­in­forc­ing a trend that is per­son­alised, yet caters to all.

The floor­ing at Town­hall, Gur­gaon

Ar­chi­tects and Part­ners Group DCA www.groupdca.in AMIT AURORA & RAHUL BANSAL

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