Shantiniketan is the cradle of the Bengali Renaissance, primarily because of its close ties with Rabindranath Tagore. This is the place where the red soil and the air breathes music, art, and, culture. Inspired by this unique setting of Shantiniketan, a centeramidst nature emerges as a cusp of culture and heritagewhich resonates with Bengal ethnicity in a different spectrum.It is a unique confluence of workshops, exhibitions, and art galleries. The strategy taken was simple: to retain the profile of the old residence an additional extension to the same slope of the house is introduced. This createsan elaborate shading device for the open plaza to protect it from harsh sun and rain and alsobecomes the unique feature that narrates the language of the space and adds a cultural scale to the building. The exterior landscape becomes a part of the building as it is used for sculpture court, pantry and outdoor seating. A soft threshold has been established through the playful arrangement of seating blocks that sits at the juxtaposition of the indoor and the outdoor. Terracotta tiles on the roof and MS structure are the primary elements of this project. Pandomo flooringis seen in the interior where the exterior is cladded with black kadappa stone.

Constructed, 2022