‘The design of the Indigo Delicatessen at Palladium was conceptualized to subvert the trappings of its mall context and the repetitive manifestation of most branded retail architecture.
The design is an insert into the space, on one hand reverential to its container and on the other completely obliterating its rigid geometries. It is quasi-dome, quasi-surface, rejecting the formal structure of either as a pure hybrid that networks the structural abilities of both.
The warmth and textured roughness of the plywood armature is set up against the slickness from copper details that is built in to the retail sections.
The idea is thus to monologue the design intervention as a background for the variance of the multitude products.
The construction process was a design-build effort using digital parametric tools for design process, documentation and eventually CNC routing and assemblage. The assemblage is hung off the RCC slab with regularly spaced threaded Mild steel rods fixed onto a double thick vertical plywood panel that allows for leveling the entire armature through the length of the space.’