Located on the outskirts of Bengaluru, the Crystal Hall was designed to be a modern Gurukul where students come to study at the residence of the guru, the surroundings reflecting the philosophy of the teacher in its ambiance. The confluence of the five elements - earth, wind, fire, water, and ether, makes this paleo-modernist home rooted in the past yet global in its approach.
The harmonious juxtaposition of modern materials with nature, the use of the golden ratio, the confluence of the five elements, the multi-faceted use of glass, and various art and pop-culture connotations are some of the key highlights of this project. It follows a new aesthetic philosophy of form follows function follows feeling.
The Principal Architect walks through the house and explains how he worked out the concepts of paleo-modernism, inspired by past traditions and elements of design while keeping in mind the place, time, and technology of the present.