The ITM School of Business campus built in Gwalior, India by M:OFA architectural studios
is a closed-in solid stone volume with few openings. Above the building, a light industrial roof hovers on slender pillars. Two apparently contrasting elements, solidity and lightness
, effectively contribute to the building?s sustainability and energy efficiency. The roof offers shade and shelter but is open to permit natural ventilation and cool down the spaces below. For the same reason, thick vegetation on the ground floor retains moisture to moderate the temperature.
The interior is a succession of fluid, flexible spaces
, designed by the architects of M:OFA
reinterpreting the conventional compositional schemes of Indian architecture. The inner courtyard, for example, a space for reflection and introspection; or the Jaali
, used as sunshades, creating unusual effects of light and shadow.
: Manish Gulati, Abhinav Chaudhary, Purushottam Arambam, Priyanaka Mahajan, Sabyasaachi Ghosh. M:OFA
: Gwalior, M.P. - India
: Manish Gulati