THE TEMPLE OF LIGHT
SPECIAL - SURAT
The trustees approached us to rebuild a dilapidated old existing temple in a very tight fabric of the old city, with a very tight budget! The design draws direct clues from the name Kotyark - Thousand Suns - and hence the design exploits the natural sunlight in this 18 feet x 100 feet site. The very modern material pallete of form finished concrete, stainless steel, wood and white Indian marble is glorified when the sunlight washes the long butched stone walls and then dispersing the soft light into the space. The modern temple stands as a reinterpretation of the spatial rules of ancient art of Hindu Temple Design.