Corian® Solid Surface in Exterior and Interiors of Showrooms

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Issue:
ABC Emporio, a high-end bathroom showroom at NH-17 in Kannur, Kerala was set to be created with a modern architecture approach. The owners wanted a state-of-the-art exterior design and futuristic look and feel to compliment top-end bathroom and sanitary ware from across the world to be on display at the store.

Challenge:
The designers required a durable, lightweight, elegant and versatile solid surface material which could also allow lights to be embedded in the structure.

Solution:
Exterior cladding
Mumbai-based architecture practice NU.DE envisioned a sculptural geometric addition, partially wrapping the front and side facades of the building.

DuPont™ Corian® solid surface material was considered as part of the design material right from the initial stages and was used for designing the exterior building, reception countertop and visitor’s area.

The showroom façade was designed keeping in mind the versatile properties of Corian®. The basic structure was developed in MS. Corian® Glacier White was used to clad triangular shapes in the structure and edges were embedded with LED lights. Corian® Glacier White color absorbs and reflects the different colored lights falling on the structure from outside the building and allows the white volume to glow which looks stunning at night.

Interior Design
The front desk was designed with 12 mm Corian® in Glacier White in different triangular shapes with LED strips embedded in the joints between triangles. The design provided a futuristic setting, with the reception desk acting as focal point of the entrance. This entrance area is a recreation of the tessellated shape adorning the exterior building. With edges of the triangular forms being colorfully illuminated, the place gets a very distinct look and feel.

The entire Corian® fabrication was done by Kochi based Genuine enterprises.   

Benefit:
ABC Emporio’s intriguing exterior and interior designs leave visitors spellbound. The white tessellated shape powerfully stands out and gives the building its dynamic appearance. The innovative ambience creates lasting impressions. The designs were made possible with DuPont™ Corian® solid surface as it is extremely versatile and flexible. It can be easily thermoformed, backlit, engraved or seamed to make any design look beautiful and elegant.

Corian® solid surface material is light-weight and low on maintenance. It provides functionality support to any structure along with durability and long term reliability for designers to experiment and play with their imagination.