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Romi khosla

Works

Suneet varmas store


The concept for the store was based on Origami an idea of a space enclosed by folded planes of paper and initial forms were explored by making rudimentary studies in paper. The permutations of these forms were then studied and reconfigured using numerous scale study models of the space. Eventually the design was finessed using 3-D modeling software that was instrumental in generating the 28 sectional profiles that served as the basis for the working drawings.

The design consists of two folded white planes suspended inside a dark wooden box. Contained within these planes are various functional requirements, from the main garment display racks [lit from above] to the AC ducts and vents. The cash counter was also tucked behind one of the planes, as is the large dressing area which is closed-off with a thick red curtain. Suspended from the metal trellis false-ceiling are hundred of flowers, lazer-cut from sheets of acrylic - a boisterous assemblage that offers a striking contrast to the straight lines of the folding planes below.

Finishes Inclined Surfaces: PoP applied in layers to chicken wire-mesh. False ceiling: MS trellis of 8 x 8mm bars Framework: Standard aluminum false-ceiling framework used for the inclined surfaces Finish: Ivory automobile paint, wax polish on all PoP surfaces 1200 x 150 x 8mm thick wood planks nailed to 19mm plyboard, mounted on wooden framework. Flooring: Black porcelain tiles with woodgrain texture

Shantanu and nikhil showroom


The concept of the shop is derived from an architectural competition that the office participated in, where they were looking at re-interpreting the silk route for the contemporary context. The designs that had been developed for the pod were a series of seamless surfaces that formed the enclosures. The forward and backward moving planes, conceal all the shop storages, as well as all its electronics. The floor curves up to form the wall, which curves up to form the ceiling, which continues onto form the furniture, as well as the changing rooms.

Finishes Walls, Ceiling and Furniture Formwork: 19mm ply board frame work stabilized by 37 mm x 37 mm wood batons.

Finish: 30 mm X 10mm wood baton nailed on to 6mm plyboard, mounted on formwork.


Floor: Custom made moulded mild steel plates form the flooring, so as to withstand the wear and tear of the customers. The alternate gaps between the steel plates are filled with recessed wood strips.

Swarovski - Black Pod


The design language and thought behind the Black Pod (Swarovski Pavilion) came from a competition that RKSD office had taken part in. The competition involved re-looking at the silk-route in the modern day context. The walls, ceiling and floor merge into one another as surfaces. Kinetic membranes fall and rise to become furniture, dividers and display, punctuated by focused lights and images. The black color is meant to neutralize the material emphasizing the abstraction of a dynamic form, free from any identity given by a material or familiar elements such as walls and ceilings. This non contextual form was placed in such a manner, so as to appear elevated from the ground, further adding to its sense of an alien object.

Given the fact that this space was to be designed to display crystals, the Black Pod as a mysterious space akin to a cave, within which, all objects and furniture were defined by one continuous material and tone against which the crystal would show. Due to the limited space of the pod, they defined the spaces within by allowing the ceiling to fold down towards the floor and then turn back up while never touching the floor, similarly the floor would rise up one meter to allow for displays hidden behind walls of each segment that oscillated in and out of the main space. In a more advanced design, the Black Pod is perceived as a space that can be explored from the outside as well as the inside, through interfaces, screens and projections.

Swarovski pod