The average sq. inch of skin holds 650 sweat glands and on an average there are 100,000 strands of hair on a young adult amounting to approx. 2200 strands of hair per square inch. The human tongue has approx. 2000 to 8000 taste buds. Taste buds are the receptors of taste and are involved in detecting the five elements of taste perception,; sweet, sour, salty, bitter and spicy. The BAD Yoga building has 25,992 recycled pvc electrical conduits grafted onto its anatomy with surgical precision. Situated in a historical village settlement in Bandra West (which has morphed in recent times due to socio-economic pressures and increasingly high land costs), the project is accessible by foot and cycle from parking zones. Remotely located from traffic snarls and insulated from typically high levels of air and sound pollution, the project is sheathed in tranquility and peace. The dynamic “skin”, all of 25,992 black cylindrical conduits grafted into CNC’d aluminum composite box panels with acupuncture-like precision shares a peaceful co-existence with its neighbors, its presence gradually unveiled as one meanders through the narrow by lanes of the historical urban fabric.
The porous, perforated nature of the skin allows the project to breathe and ventilate thereby reinforcing the relationship between the inside and outside, between body and soul. Rough tactile “true to material”textures draped in a striking “black”and “black”composition complete the user experience.