Kandoi Bhogilal Mulchand Sweet Shop is the primary retail outlet of a 174 years old traditional sweets and savouries manufacturer, based in Ahmedabad. The project involved the renovation of their pre-existing building’s facade and interior.
Inspired from the texture of Indian sweets which is created by the multiplication of a single unit ingredient, bricks became the ‘ingredient’ here. The developed form softens all edges of the building creating a playful facade, resulting in a red textured layer, enabling it to stand out amongst an otherwise white and grey neighbourhood. The walls on ground extend beyond the building like a fort wall, hosting an archway, further relating to the sense of entry typical to the old city.
The shop’s interior is envisaged as a ‘gallery’ for sweets, intending to act as a neutral backdrop to an inventory so vibrant and colourful, effectively disappearing in the visual plane, allowing the products to stand out.
Client : Kandoi Bhogilal Mulchand
Typology : Retail
Location : Ahmedabad
Year : 2018 – 2019
Status : Completed
Area : 3,350 sq.ft
Design Team : Neel Jain, Kaveesha Shah, Manish Doshi, Malay Doshi, Arihant Bajaj, Swaroop Suthar
Credit : Studio Saransh architects Ahmedabad