Tucked into a residential neighborhood is a kid’s activity center in the heart of Chennai. What was once a traditional courtyard house, over time and generations with many ad-hoc changes including an addition of a roof above an open to sky court. This turned the place unfit for domestic use and ended into a run-down warehouse. This site was offered to us to be transformed into a kid’s activity center.
Our primary challenge was two-fold. To re-imagine an intuitive place for kids and to establish a spatial narrative that did not exist before. Limitation in budget allowed us to explore Colour as organizer and Light as material that defines space. These two parameters defined the experience of the project. Graphic brought in focus and purpose to the abstract colours and ‘Dan Flavin’ inspired lighting with standard fluorescent tubes was used to articulate the space at night….
|Typology||Kids Activity Centre, Interiors|
|Lighting Design||Lighting spaces – Anusha Muthusubramaniam|
|Graphic Design||Maguma – Marcos Guardalia|
|Images||Fazal Ahmed, Almost Parallel – Ganesh Ramachandran|
|Design Team||Mahesh Radhakrishnan, Ashwin Ashok, Rohini Ragahavan, Dani Gladston, Hari Vardhan|