Founded by kuchipudi dancer and philanthropist, Shallu Jindal, the Jindal Art Institute was established with a mission to promote the arts and creative works in order to foster India’s rich and diverse cultural heritage . Situated in South Delhi in the Qutab Institutional Area, the institute offers dance, music and activity rooms for classes and performances.
The building within which the institute is housed was built with a layout intended for cabins and open offices. A transformation was sought that would allow for the space to become performative. We decided to emphasize the heights by removing the false ceiling and accentuating the windows with an arch. An earthy design palette comprising of clay brick cladding, coloured concrete and wood flooring along with a cane ceiling was selected to provide an ambience that is warm and down to earth. Craft has been used judiciously to lend a specific accent to the language that may described as ethnic contemporary.
- Project Team: Bhaswar Mallick, Isha Trehan