The A-Maze

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  • THE A-MAZE
    Experiential and Space Design
  • Situated in the heart of the open spaces of the lake in , the hexagonal maze will be an aesthetic addition to the rich architectural heritage of and a recreational delight for the ‘tourist’.

    The walls of the maze, inspired by the (windows) of the Islamic monuments of and made of terracota clay, imbibe the ‘old’ in the ‘new’.  The star and flower perforations give the walled structure a unique visual appeal from outside. Light and other elements of nature enter and co-habitat with the structure in an unpredictable manner enhancing the experience and interaction for the ‘tourist’ within the walls. They also provide a glimpse of what is further inside, adding to the curiosity of the ‘tourist’. 
  • The structure can be developed as an open exhibition space or a recreational feature. The path of the maze may lead to a more significant space in the centre, all the while suggesting hints of what may lie at the heart of the maze.  On a whole, the maze is an attempt to catalyse conversations and generate public interest.
  • CONCEPT DETAILS
    The modular structure of the Jali wall has been formed by tessellating an irregular pentagon. Each pentagonal unit has a side of size 16 inches, and width of 6 inches.
  • INSPIRATION
    The pattern of the wall has been inspired by the tradition muslim found in many heritage monuments of
  • The Press Moulding Process

    Here the mould and patterns are made out of Plaster of Paris. Clay is then lined on the sides of the mould and the pattern. Then a flat layer of clay covers the whole side, trapping the air inside and giving the structure its strength. 
  • Final Prototype