Excerpt: Cha Angadi by Int-Hab Architecture + Design Studio is a stand-alone structure in mild steel, making it easier to dismantle and reinstall at will. When not in use, the framework can be completely closed, giving it the appearance of a container. The architectural principles of contrast, rhythm, and repetition are used to visualize every component of the design, which brilliantly combines to produce a modern and creative outlet.
[Text as submitted by architect] Cha Angadi is an upcoming chain of outlets catering to a variety of tea brews. It is designed to be sustainable and quirky, with two outlets located in the bustling streets of Jayanagar and Koramangala.
Concept and Approach: The outlet is designed as a stand-alone structure in mild steel, making it easier to dismantle and reinstall at will. This structure opens up to the street, attracting pedestrians with its bright and quirky ambience. The structure can be completely closed while not in use, thereby giving it the feel of a container.
The choice of colors was an extremely important aspect to ensure the complete built form looked attractive and stood out in the busy streets the outlets are located in. All the elements in the design are visualized based on the architectural principles of contrast, rhythm, and repetition, which blend beautifully to create a sleek and innovative outlet. Great care has been taken in the small details to ensure the look is complete and trendy. The customized kettle lights add a fun element to the space.
Planning: The available space of 162 sq ft has been divided based on zoning, which strikes a fine balance between the public, semiprivate, and private spaces. This zoning provides a seamless connection between the various steps in the food and beverage production process.
Materials and Construction: These outlets are constructed without wet masonry, and the entire structure is made of mild steel, a box section of 50×50 mm, and a plate of 6 mm thickness. Factoring in future expansion, the store design has been kept simple to ensure it can be replicated at multiple locations with ease and a quick turnaround time.
Details and Highlights: The skylight designed in the public space of the outlet ensures the area is well lit with natural light. The yellow niches provided for storage against the teal blue panelling ensure they are highlighted and eye-catching. The yellow supports against the teal blue panelling are based on the principle of contrast, becoming a characteristic feature of the easy-to-build structure.