Get Floored by Unique Designs
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