Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Area: 365 sqm
Located in the bustling city of Kolkata, Navyom is a minimalistic pavilion developed on its remediated site. The site, once a waste yard, includes two large banyan trees that become the determinant of the design. Navyom functions as a mock-up for the upcoming apartment on the site that it overlooks.
The rectilinear form sits lightly on the elevated landscape improving the viewpoints of the building. The form bends and transforms as it circumvents the existing trees. The landscape is a humble attempt at the recreation of nature. Assorted flora of various scales makes it appear less man made. Navyom is a philosophical combination of ‘remediation’ and ‘place making’.