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Matharoo Associates believe in clear emphasis on functionality, use of materials in their natural form and exercising restraint while designing. Their buildings are designed to unfold and reveal their secrets and meaning.

The Ahemdabad based Matharoo Associates follow an interdisciplinary practice engulfing architecture, product design, structural design and interior design, and credit their success to a team of dedicated professionals consolidated under one roof.

The House With Balls

The 600 Sq-Yard weekend home for an aquarium shop owner comprises of four separate fish breeding tanks, an observatory which could double up as living space and a private sleeping area, all with provisions for biogas, rainwater collection for fishes and ETHE.

On opening the house’s distinctive shutters, this linear space transforms completely into an infinite one, continuously mingling with and perpendicular to its original direction.

 

The house assumes a squat position and the curving wall to one side allows one to walk up the gentle slope on to the terrace running over the length of the house. Rainwater is harvested throughout the year to be used for the fish tanks and space made by this curving wall is used as a tank.

House with Wall of Light

The dwelling emulates the various facets of a diamond in several ways through the use of contrasting materials. The rough diamonds are represented by the concrete walls poured in stone casts and the polished ones are represented by the light emanating onyx wall. One is opaque, the other transparent. One envelops the house and the other ties the house together.

One absorbs, the other radiates. One is neutral, theother colourful. One is rough and the other is smooth. The core family and private areas are placed in a “black box” characterized by the use of kadapa stone representing carbon, another avatar of the diamond.

 

The base flooring is economical and common but robust kota stone as represents continuity, and is set against the chic neutrality of travertine representing contemporary living.

The three identical staircases are aligned to the three site angles converging near the entrance; one is placed on the floor, second on the wall and the third on the ceiling; signifying the illusionary world of diamonds.

House with the Warped Court

The intention here was to use traditional design solutions, one of which is to centre the spaces around a courtyard that provides a reclusive family area. The other was to use ‘haveli’ inspired closed outer shell and hollow insides.

Irregular site lines act to generate a skewed wood form finished concrete box that encloses the house and provides a vision, climate and noise buffer. These lines also help in making the best of the required margin space, engendering individuated clear and green spaces on all sides of the house enjoyed through the selective openings into these landscape gems

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The 2018 A’ Design Award & Competition mainly ‘aims to highlight the excellent qualifications of best designs, design concepts and design oriented products worldwide in all creative disciplines and industries.’

A’ Design Award and Competition is dedicated to recognising and appreciating some of the best designs and best-designed products across the world, be it in the forms of concept stage, prototype or finished products. The winners of the competition are thereby showcased at the A’ Design Award Gala-Night and Exhibition which is held in Italy.

There is a wide scope of the design award & competitions, featuring 100 varied categories such as

  • Furniture Design,
  • Packaging Design,
  • Lightning Design,
  • Toy Design,
  • Digital Devices Design and so on.

The event and initiative is something that is recognised all over the world and coveted by a lot of varied agencies, designers, innovators and the likes – a global platform with a global audience.

Registrations   are currently open.

 

The deadline for entries is the 28th of February, 2018, (23.59 GMT +1)


The Winners of 2017 A’ Design Award

Category: Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

1. A chairs by Yi-An Hung, Yestudio

A' Design Award & Competition

Multi-functional chairs that could be modified according to environmental setting and be transformed into a table, chair, bench, box or tube with a simple push and pull methods to change the formation and function of the chairs. The fundamental research thus was put in was mainly in the direction of trying to design a prototype of simple furniture that could act and be used for multiple purposes by just manipulating within its design.

2. Sagano Bamboo Furniture Chair and lamps by Alice Minkina

The project was essentially about finding new possibilities and aesthetic features connected to the use of bamboo and finding some interesting ways of applying it in the form of furniture. Sagano bamboo furniture is thus an innovative eco-friendly furniture set – bamboo is so fast-growing that its life cycle is way shorter than using other trees, therefore making the use of this wood more efficiently.

3. HexBOX File Cabinet by Kemal Yıldırım

The design of the HexBOX was inspired by honey bees and their solidarity, and can be formed by increasing or decreasing the number of boxes and in alternative designs, such as single, triple and sextuple in different width and height dimensions. At the same time, aesthetically, visual differences can be obtained by using different colors and materials in the drawers, which operate with telescopic tracks.


Packaging Design

1.‘Pasta Nikita’ packaging by Nikita Konkin

A' Design Award & Competition
A' Design Award & Competition
A' Design Award & Competition

Using the shapes of pasta strands to create an interesting series of packaging that captures attention on the shelves, Pasta Nikita’s packaging was designed. Trying to connect the food to its lovers by showing the interconnection between the two, the packaging attempts to entice latter.

A' Design Award & Competition
A' Design Award & Competition
A' Design Award & Competition
A' Design Award & Competition
A' Design Award & Competition

Assuming the basic laws of good design i.e. utility, economy and idea, the idea proved key to a rather simple solution – using the international designation of countries which the coffee came from as leitmotif of packaging this series. The main aim was to display the value of the brand and focus on the message and information, keeping it readable, understandable and outstanding.


Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category

1. Punjab Kesari Headquarters Office by Amit Gupta: Britta Knobel Gupta

A' Design Award & Competition
A' Design Award & Competition
A' Design Award & Competition
A' Design Award & Competition

The inspiration was to translate a traditional Indian facade pattern by using digital simulations to create a responsive built form. Designed as a “Fusion” of traditional Indian architecture and contemporary office space, the main objective is to reduce heat gain and optimize facade opening ratio, ensuring no artificial lighting is required on a typical day.

2. Gallery in Kiyosato Villa with Exhibition Space by Satoshi Okada architects

A' Design Award & Competition
A' Design Award & Competition
A' Design Award & Competition
A' Design Award & Competition

The architecture needed to mould itself onto fluctuating social demands, such as the present demographic trends and the decrease of population Japan as elsewhere in the world. The aim thus was to pursue flexibility through innovative structural systems. The first imagery came from the landscape of Kiyosato.

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Matharoo Associates believe in clear emphasis on functionality, use of materials in their natural form and exercising restraint while designing a house or building. Their buildings are designed to unfold and reveal their secrets and meaning.

Matharoo Associates House
Curtain Door House with Wall of Light

1. The House With Balls

The 600 Sq-Yard weekend home for an aquarium owner comprises of four separate fish breeding tanks, an observatory which could double up as living space and a private sleeping area, all with provisions for biogas, rainwater collection for fishes and ETHE. On opening the house’s distinctive shutters, this linear space transforms completely into an infinite one, continuously mingling with and perpendicular to its original direction.

Matharoo Associates House
House with balls, Ahmedabad
Matharoo Associates House
House with balls, Ahmedabad

The house assumes a squat position and the curving wall to one side allows one to walk up the gentle slope on to the terrace running over the length of the house. Rainwater is harvested throughout the year to be used for the fish tanks and space made by this curving wall is used as a tank.

Matharoo Associates House
Prathama
Matharoo Associates House
Prathama

2. House with the Warped Court

The intention here was to use traditional design solutions, one of which is to center the spaces around a courtyard that provides a reclusive family area. The other was to use ‘Haveli’ inspired closed outer shell and hollow insides.

 

Irregular site lines act to generate a skewed wood form finished concrete box that encloses the house and provides a vision, climate, and noise buffer. These lines also help in making the best of the required margin space, engendering individuated clear and green spaces on all sides of the house enjoyed through the selective openings into these landscape gems.

Matharoo Associates House
Queen Mary’s High School

3. House with Wall of Light

The dwelling emulates the various facets of a diamond in several ways through the use of contrasting materials. The rough diamonds are represented by the concrete walls poured in stone casts and the polished ones are represented by the light emanating onyx wall.

Matharoo Associates House
Matharoo Associates Studio

One is opaque, the other transparent. One envelops the house and the other ties the house together. One absorbs, the other radiates. One is neutral, the other colourful. One is rough and the other is smooth.The core family and private areas are placed in a “black box” characterized by the use of Kadapa stone representing carbon, another avatar.

Matharoo Associates House
Patel Residence
Matharoo Associates House
House of Warped Court

One is opaque, the other transparent. One envelops the house and the other ties the house together. One absorbs, the other radiates. One is neutral, the other colourful. One is rough and the other is smooth.The core family and private areas are placed in a “black box” characterized by the use of Kadapa stone representing carbon, another avatar of the diamond. The base flooring is economical and common but robust kota stone as represents continuity and is set against the chic neutrality of travertine representing contemporary living.

Matharoo Associates House
India Pavilion

The three identical staircases are aligned to the three site angles converging near the entrance; one is placed on the floor, second on the wall and the third on the ceiling; signifying the illusionary world of diamonds.

Matharoo Associates House
Sand Stone and Water, house in Jodhpur

Published in Issue 01

With cover illustrations by Archan Nair, this issue brings inspiring Digital illustrations, Extreme Graffiti, expert’s insights on space design and many more!

 

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