(2015 July) Surfaces Reporter

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Surfaces Reporter



Crescent Group Office, Mumbai

Marble refines the beauty, adding a level of elegance and sophistication to the space.

Crescent Group’s office is spread across 6000 sq. ft. and designed in a contemporary style, with the use of warm and bright tones conveying optimism and encouraging productivity. The entire space has a beautiful balance of Italian marble, onyx and veneer, along with clear glass. The colour palette is restricted to earthy shades of beige, brown, yellow and white. While the entire office is floored in Italian Diana Marble, the walls have been clad in Noce Travertine and Gres Moroccan marbles. Marble refines the beauty, adding a level of elegance and sophistication to the space. The use of marble also offers long-lasting durability, and can be repolished from time to time to maintain its finish instead of being replaced.

Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), Mumbai

Aluminium composite panel (ACP) consists of two thin aluminium sheets bonded to a non-aluminium core. They are frequently used for external cladding or facades of buildings, insulation, and signage. Spread over 20 acres, Bharat Diamond Bourse is the world’s largest diamond bourse located in Mumbai. The highlighting feature of the otherwise flat institutional structure is the thick blue band on the exterior ACP facade. Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP) offer consistent flatness, and can be easily cut, bent and shaped to fit various designs. Being lightweight, ACP is an ideal material for a large-scale institutional project such as BDB as it offers quick installation saving time and costs. Furthermore, their light-weight design reduces the dead weight of the building. ACP requires minimal maintenance, just an annual cleaning; and is resistant against corrosion, chalking and colour fading.