Interview with designer Ketan Jawdekar (KJ), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Rangla Punjab Restaurant and Bar.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Interview with Ketan Jawdekar at Monday 24th of April 2017: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
KJ : Rangla in Indian language means colourful. Inspiration for the decor comes directly from the rural areas of Punjab state of India. Rural Indian people love colours and that can be seen on their attire, clothes, accessories they use or even the decorations they do.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
KJ : Here is an attempt to take out essence of colours from the life of Punjab state and infuse in contemporary designs. Located on a roof top in a commercial premises, Rangla Punjab is a North Indian regional cuisine restaurant. We wanted to create the feel of rural Punjab while you dine and enjoy North indian Punjabi Cuisine. Using sustainable and local materials was the key factor while designing this regional Indian cuisine restaurant. Local stone Kudappah, Brick pavers were used for the flooring, Walls were kept exposed without paint. Features were created using earthen pots, Old rcc galley that one can see in rural areas, and some of the areas were adorn by using Kite thread rolls and old cassettes. A feature of colourful glass bangles in the opening of windows create interesting pattern as the day light passes through.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
KJ : Owners of Rangla Punjab want to venture into different cities in the world.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
KJ : It took about a month to finalise designs.

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
KJ : Using sustainable and local materials was the key factor while designing this regional Indian cuisine restaurant. Local stone Kudappah, Brick pavers were used for the flooring, Walls were kept exposed without paint. Features were created using earthen pots, Old rcc galley that one can see in rural areas, and some of the areas were adorn by using Kite thread rolls and old cassettes. A feature of colourful glass bangles in the opening of windows create interesting pattern as the day light passes through.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
KJ : Most of the rural Punjabi cuisine restaurants are situated on the highways called as Dhaba and serve authentic home cooked food. They are built with local available materials and have earthy feel. Rural Punjabi restaurants do not have air conditioners. Natural light and ventilation is one of the key factors. Rangla punjab was designed keeping in mind these principals and designers have tried to adapt rural construction techniques with local materials in the decor.

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
KJ : The open terrace of the restaurant has a feature of an actual truck that acts as a main feature and is used to go on the upper level. To lift an actual truck to the terrace level that is about 24 meter above ground level was the biggest challenge. It was achieved by lifting it with the help of a crane, secured properly with cables.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
KJ : A'Design Award and Competition is of utmost importance for the Designers and Architects. It is a scale to judge our own talent as well as is a learning process. This Competition not only give us the global platform but also help in boosting moral. Recognition of talent and the achievement is like a jet pack to take off in the professional stream.