Nine by Nine is a garment boutique located in Ekdalia, Kolkata, India
The site consisted of a three story old British style building situated in the south Calcutta region. It had to be renovated into a womens garment boutique. The concept was to retain the feel of the building and at the same time make it functional and contemporary as per the requirement of the client. To achieve the same we retained the doors and windows of the original construction making minute modifications for example using double glazed windows inside and retaining the wooden windows.
Also we retained the ceiling height with minimum false ceiling for functional lights. Another challenge at the location was the outside view from the stairwell windows counteracted with the installation of contemporary translucent jali outside the building structure. The design of the jali was later incorporated to make little balcony's for aesthetic purpose, this also inspired the frames of the clothes rack in the interiors.