DESIGN

Kamanuri’s
INFINITE DANCE UNIVERSITY.

The experience of architecture is related to our bodily existence and to the movement of the body in relative space.
-Rudolf Arnheim

“Dances have always taken shape according to the regional characteristics; while dance spaces have always evolved gradually and taken shape with respect to the spacing, movement, form and patterns the style has demanded.
With the evolving generation and the race to compete with each other has gotten the very own living being in stress, the essential need to living a good life is disappearing.

There is thousands of western and regional medication available in this era to get us relief of our life, some are successful and some turn out to be temporary treatment.
Dance on other hand is such an art form which is known to all, and need not be a professional in the same to perform it. Dance is something which is being done/ performed at various occasion and almost all ages do it. It’s refreshing, it’s enlightens the inner soul when performed with grace and consciously. Hence it’s the most loved and enjoyed form of art around the world.

Hence a concept, an idea to use this divine form of art to connect to inner self and find peace with our self’s to lead a stress free life.
_CONCEPT :: The idea is to establish a dialogue between building mass and campus typography, the building’s contour creates a sequence of spaces that shape an outdoor courtyard and frame views out to the existing campus. This provides a variety of smaller pockets of spaces which upholds the serenity of the campus. The courtyard with held by a double-height opening which allows the users to experience breathing spaces all around the campus.

 The design studio
The concept of leading the user to certain destination of choice by intermediate sculptural elements gives a definition to paths. The entrance is such curved with merging steps and a “vital tree katta” to lead the commuters and students in the campus with a vibe of fresh energy and environment which is supported with bright colored walls and selective landscape elements. The performance studios and classes occupy two levels of the building which open up in central courtyard facing the entrance and a dance platform within. The interaction and visibility of floor spaces is high, making the space more light and playful. The dramatic profile of the building emerges with culture of celebrating impact of dance as an art form and medicine on human nature, the “jalli work and bamboo façade” rover on the visible surfaces of the campus give a charm and continuity. The exterior concrete finish collaborates chromatically with the vibrant color scheme of the campus. Illuminated soffits and overhangs provide shade and support outdoor teaching. Together these elements shape and give measure to the dance university’s commitment to advance teaching, healing and performance.