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Midway into making an office complex on the arterial Nagar Shirdi road, the clients decided to modify the structure to accommodate the growing demand of transit passengers on way to the temple town Shirdi. The proximity to an industrial area was another assurance to the business model.

Retaining the original slabs and the columns, walls were modified to provide for an assortment of stay rooms; mechanical services were introduced; banquets and restaurants were planned. The entire process of design, detail and delivery was a constant challenge
as the structure was not purpose-built. All the furniture was developed at site including the tables used in the restaurants. Chairs were outsourced from a ship breaking yard in Gujarat. The rooms took on the simple white theme while the restaurants took more blacks by way of materials and textures- a color which was difficult to influence upon the owner-partners. The double height restaurants could gratefully bear the dominance of black extension meant as family space.

The largeness of the space was broken into pockets of sitting, each with its distinctive character. Metal screens were added in one section for an orthodox family’s privacy while a tent in another section helped customers wanting a brighter space. A play area was necessary for families with infants. A grey muted theme was used for the structures
and colors were introduced by way of furniture and accessories, outsourced from Jodhpur. With its warm ambience the restaurant has picked up on its reputation and has become a popular place for families.

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