Case Study:

Taj Gurgaon

Location

Singapore

Artist

Glass Processes Used

Waterjet, UV Glue, Sandblast, Bevel, Crystal cut

Architect

Completed By

2012

Designer

PIA Interior

Specific Products Used

Customized

Installed By

Synergraphic

 

About the Project

Two 14-metre high sculptural lattice features made with hexagonal patterns & delicate flower motifs, designed by PIA Interior. Inspired by the “Jaali” of Indo-Islamic architecture, Taj Gurgaon greets visitors with its stunning lobby features: two beautiful. 14-metre high sculptural lattice features in the elegant material of crystal glass. Instead of creating these lattice features in the usual materials of either stone, wood, metal or plastic, the owners wanted something that would truly impress but would present incredible challenges: latticework in glass.

It was a challenge that we gladly took up that involved multiple processes and extensive coordination. From concept visualization to technical design, detailing and material specification, our team was able to create and oversee the installation of a handmade feature that had layers, carvings, texture and depth. An Indian architectural element, the intricate lattice screen forms the impression of a sharp, yet robust structure, and diffuses sunlight to create an aura of tranquility

 

Concept

The owners wanted to make this 100th hotel in the Taj group of hotels memorable to all who walked through its grand lobby. Here, Florence worked with interior designer Angsumalin Angie Phijaranasan formerly with Bangkok-based design company PIA Interior to create and install three 14-metretall ultra-thin glass features which reached the height of the lobby ceiling in a graceful display of intricate patterns which cast light over the expanse of space.

Synergraphic spent at least three months in researching and developing samples before creating appropriate mockups at the Singapore factory for the clients from India. The challenge was to build layers of modular shapes to create 3D sculptural profiles of an open fretwork design which could be easily assembled into a panel and installed on site.