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September 3, 2014 Comments (2) Views: 1569 Architecture, Installation

Symbols of India

201403_PrekshaBaid00Preksha Baid’s Y-Walls Design recently created a series of installations for the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi.
Preksha shares how they came up with the installation concept:

Since it is a government office building it was important to consider the people who will be using it as a workspace every day, the diplomats who will be visiting the Ministry, and the outdoor spaces that are visible from the main road. Spotting a huge peacock or a diya from the main road will surprise the people traveling on the main road and also excite visitors.

The Buddha Jaali Wall

The Buddha Jaali Wall

The Alphabet Tree

The Alphabet Tree

The main challenge was to do brass inlay on such large surfaces, – Preksha says. The craftsmen working with us on the project were very experienced but only with small objects. An art installation requires a lot of technical planning and visualization of challenges at every stage, from concept, sampling, structural detailing, to production and installation on site. The other challenge was to do the structural detailing to manage the weight of the jaalis on the wall.

The World Map Jaali Wall

The World Map Jaali Wall

The Marble Diya

The Marble Diya

The Jewel Peacock

The Jewel Peacock

Project took a year’s time from conceptualization to final installation on site.
Read this story in POOL 45.

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2 Responses to Symbols of India

  1. One of the epic class of design and art I have came across. CONGRATS to Preksha Baid !

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