Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Origami awe-Inspiring - Infosys SDB Park 4 Mysore

A Software development building, branch of Infosys Technologies in Mysore, Karnataka, India is fondly called "ORIGAMI" because it has been inspired by Origami... It has been designed by Mr. Hafeez Contractor...

Here are some images of the building ....

Now The Interiors Of The Origami Building

Hafeez in his site Says - "Jagged facades and lopsided fragments style the aesthetic of the software development block. It is situated on a tremendously contoured site in the existing Infosys campus in Mysore. The design inspiration came from the rugged profile of the landscape. The architect on his first visit to the site decided on instituting a concept that would echo the spirit of the site. The architecture also draws the tenets of origami, a Japanese art of folding paper.

Originally, the building had an almost rectilinear form with a few jagged edges in the vertical plane. Later it progressed into its present form, which has the signs of distorted contours in all the three dimensions. These protruding jagged planes form abstract compositions with fractured geometry. The facade is in essence moving in and out in various angles and inclines giving rise to the distorted form.

The base of the building moves along indistinct lines, which augments the distorted nature of the structure. The 5-storey structure houses 2,500 professionals. The typical open plan interior layout has rectilinear profiles whilst featuring skewed atrium pockets in several edges. The atrium creates an array of experiences by following the changing form of the outer skin. Its subtle skew becomes incredibly pronounced at certain levels when the outer skin moves in more zealously.

The jagged profile of the building echoes the rugged contours of the site."

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Did You Know

The combination “ough” can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all:

A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.