KBM Sweet Shop is the primary retail outlet of a prominent traditional sweets and savouries manufacturer, based in Ahmedabad. The project undertaken by Studio Saransh involved the renovation of their pre-existing building’s facade and interior.
The shop’s interior is now envisaged as a ‘gallery’ for sweets, intending to act as a neutral backdrop to an inventory so vibrant and colourful, effectively disappearing in the visual plane, allowing the products to stand out.
Inspired from the texture of Indian sweets which is created by the multiplication of a single unit ingredient, bricks became the ‘ingredient’ here. The developed form softens all edges of the building creating a playful facade, resulting in a red textured layer, enabling it to stand out amongst an otherwise white and grey neighbourhood. The walls on ground extend beyond the building like a fort wall, hosting an archway, further relating to the sense of entry typical to the old city.
Saransh is an architectural partnership studio based in Ahmedabad, India, operating in the fields of architecture, planning and interior design. The studio was founded in 1994 by Manish and Malini Doshi – architects, and alumni of CEPT University.