Dark and stark products in sombre shades and organic asymmetry

Photographs by S Thiru. Solid geometry and striking patterns

Concrete solitude created by architect Verendra Wakhloo

Decoding the brutalism trend with our Aug-Sep 2019 issue

by Sakshi Rai Aug 09, 2019
Hark back to this mid-century architectural movement—steal the spotlight with dark and stark products in sombre shades and organic asymmetry

“Magnet Grey ” (on wall) by Nerolac Paints from Taneja Paints, “VIROC” wood with cement fibre board from Ventura International, price on request “Scrooves” hybrid cement tile from Flexstone Gallery, `455 per sq ft acrylic on canvas artwork from Modern Art Gallery, price on request foreground, from left fibre reinforced concrete bar stool by Saveri from World Bazaar, “Giza” pyramid shaped brass accent from Address Home, “Luna” floor lamp in black steel by Alex Davis from Indi Store “Coin” antique brass with veneer table from Within; Tribal asymmetrical mango wood platter (on table) from Ellementry, “Zen collection” hand knotted wool with silk carpet from The Carpet Cellar, `Driftwood railway sleeper centre table from World Bazaar, ` Black Tribal Mango Wooden Bowls from Ellementry, “Montage Collection” Hand Knotted woollen carpet from The Carpet Cellar, Wooden side table coated in brass lacquer from Beyond Designs, Brass Table Lamp with black brushed metal from Apartment 9.


Succumb to the sway of towering fabric fortresses—get empowered with solid geometry and striking patterns

“Chinese Checkers” 100% white cross cotton from Cottons & Satins, “Calypso” circular patterned acrylic handwoven from Prêt-fab, “Chevron” velvet fabric from Seasons Furnishings, “Palampore” viscose striped linen from Prêt-fab, “Monarch” polyester zigzag patterned Denim from Villa D’Este, Pret collection Jacquard polyester from Prêtfab, Black and White upholstery mix blend fabric by Clarke and Clarke from Villa D’Este, Dg Velvet-1 Chile ” Polyester from Zynna

Peel back layers of ornamentation—revel in the concrete solitude created by architect Verendra Wakhloo

Architect Verendra Wakhloo designed Kaleka Studios in Greater Noida to serve as the working and living space for artists Rashmi and Ranbir Kaleka. Wakhloo—along with Mukesh Kumar and Rachit Kumar Srivastava—constructed two identical buildings, spread across nearly 5,400 sq ft. The edifices are devoid of windows and built with intriguing trajectories of concrete and steel staircases to create an immersive environment. Glints of daylight filter in through numerous vertical and horizontal incisions, highlighting the bare surfaces. A trapezoidal library on the mezzanine plane overlooks the 20 ft heighted ground floor.




Photographs by S Thiru. Solid geometry and striking patterns

Concrete solitude created by architect Verendra Wakhloo