If this were modern art …


If this were modern art, I’d forgive the designer for going all over the place in terms of linear logic. I’d also forgive him (or her) for trying to make a 3-D puzzle for the bored passer-by.

I do hope I’m not sounding over-critical on an issue that could be a creative detour that wants to have an identity of its own. Creative expression, perhaps, that breaks the mould of narrow, limiting thinking. A bold departure, from design that has predictable guidelines.

In case you haven’t seen this building, it’s half-way down St Mark’s Road – at the turning into Vittal Mallya Road.

I’d really like someone to give me a perspective on this.

7 Comments so far

  1. Arjun Sashidhar (unregistered) on February 29th, 2008 @ 9:47 pm

    Here is a very nice link for getting some really refreshing perspectives on visual art.

    here are links to some good readings on a concept called "semiotics" – the study of signs, symbols, signification and meaning making.

    Semiotics is a concept that has challenged many existing norms and stereotypical views and methods of perceiving things around us. It is really interesting to know how this science can be applied in just about any field !

    Happy reading !

  2. Which Main? What Cross? (unregistered) on February 29th, 2008 @ 10:17 pm

    Here’s my perspective of the same building.

    For Pic, Click:


  3. vishnu (unregistered) on March 1st, 2008 @ 7:28 am

    From an architectural point of view this building is of Deconstructivist-urbanism type. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deconstructivist)
    Even though the extravagant facade under neath the building is just a cuboid. I think it is a bold move in the design. But, its about time that new architecture was introduced to India. There is more to come. you should take a stroll into dayanad sagar college @ kanakpura road . you will be amazed.
    few links..

    p.s who is the architect ?

  4. Ravi (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2008 @ 12:52 pm

    I could be wrong but the building seems inspired by the works of Frank Gehry, a US based architect who’s architectural style is termed ‘postmodern’ and as Vishnu mentioned, ‘deconstructivist’!

  5. Ponappa (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2008 @ 12:57 pm

    Sharath this is done by an architect with a LSD nightmare !!! Lol

  6. tarlesubba (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2008 @ 10:47 pm

    i think it is awesome visually.

    but what gives me distress about the building is that around it, people are walking on the road even as the cars are parked on the footpath (isn’t there supposed to be a basement level parking for that?)

    then there is scant attention to traffic plan. pedestrians always in danger of getting hit by a vehicle trying to maneuver in and out of this building.
    #2. vehicles exiting the road and entering full contact with traffic on the road with no transitional safety buffer.

    in small small things people try to save chilre kaas and the entire system pays in $$$.

  7. tarlesubba (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2008 @ 10:55 pm

    ah!! some people in the know.
    talking of design, do you folks have any comments about the BIAL?

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