THE DYE CONCEPT
by Dakshesh Bhattad
A place for a fabric-dyer who collects and repairs unwanted garments and upgrades them using various dyeing techniques. The process requires 3 key spaces: Garment separation space, the sales space, dyeing/workshop space. The exterior structure is an inhabited double skin; the external façade consisting of louvered glass fins and an internal glazed skin between which colourful clothes are sorted, dried and displayed, resulting in a a visual abstraction of different colour forms. Internally dye is celebrated, allowing colourful footprints to stain the floors and dripping dye to seep in to the walls of the display/shop area.