Ahmedabad, Gujarat 2014 - 2015
This bistro sits at the centre of Ahmedabad, in a busy university district. Located on the corner, this renovation was about transforming a dated café interior into a fresh new space that could carry intimate parties and large groups alike, with open framed shelves to mark cozy pockets. The major move was to bring the outdoor in, carried out through the removal of the corner walls to create a verandah, itself connected to the interior through a glass partition hidden in the shelves that organize the space. The language of the shelves, polished inside, is painted and carried out to the verandah, wrapping around a tight pocket in a bid to connect services and the bar to the outer edge. The shelves open at one point to allow the puncture of a wax polished, cast concrete bar that curves into the dining space inside.