Indian jewellery brand Ganjam opened this 930 sq m flagship showroom in Bangalore, India, in October 2015. The very contemporary concept was inspired by a Hampi temple, reflecting the heritage of Ganjam, with massive dimensions, cut-stone walls and carved columns. RDAI designed the store while keeping in mind the guidelines that govern Vastu Shastra, the traditional Mandala for architecture, to ensure a flow of energy that is in harmony with nature. Natural materials abound – not just the sandstone walls and floors but rich, high-gloss rosewood for the furniture, Indian silk panelling on the walls, and wool and silk for the carpets.
Photography: Pallon Daruwala