Sharifa - Dadar, Mumbai

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This tower is conceived as a free-form sculptural surface billowing in the landscape, an instrument of light in the city skyline. The wind-shaped undulating form whose image is made kinetic in light, suggests an architectural expression that responds to the complex environmental conditions of the site. The proposed tower is formed by manipulating a uniform flat surface into a free formed shaped profile around a central core to create a protective shell to claim and then protect an interior space. The smooth shell is then modeled to create an undulating “wind-formed” surface with dramatically contoured billowing edges. The constant state of re-making gives the tower a kinetic image in the skyline that is both organic and expressive of a technologically spirited architecture.