Pops of hues, a modern persona & a chic identity are lyrical counterparts of the design scheme envisioned by Ar. Mounika Kodali for the iconic 71-year-old sweetmeat franchise based in the heart of Hyderabad.
The reconfiguration & reimagination of the design identity of a monumental franchise comes with its own share of responsibilities & creative challenges. When Ar. Mounika Kodali, the Principal Designer at Beyond Spaces Design Studio took on this design endeavor, she fathomed that her ideas were meant to give the brand a new abode whilst staying rooted to its image & essence as a popular household name. Located in the bustling Miyapur district of Hyderabad, this retail outlet was planned & executed over a 4-month period from April to July 2019. Spanning over a floor area of 1610 sq. ft, the key impetus that drove the vision for the outlet stemmed from the desire to completely transform the look & feel exuded by the space. A radical contemporary change in the design DNA allows the customers to acclimatize with the renewed vibe of the outlet & encourages them to interact actively in the store’s environ. “An opportunity to give such a popular franchise a touch of our own was an absolute pleasure! The idea was to bring into existence a space that had the touch & feel of an ambience that could hit off the right notes with all its guests. The space had to have a sense of familiarity while making way for newer sensibilities that are here to stay.”, shares Mounika. The retail space has been interpreted as a classic cum neoteric arcade layout that is a mélange of pastel hues, metallic nuances & doses of green that give the store a patisserie-like impression. Colorful woodwork, arched wall niches & the entire interior volume embraces an upbeat colour scheme which is an alchemy of millennial pink & a soft sunny yellow that breathe life into the framework. The revised material & color palette of the venue has been designed in order to resonate with all age groups & give the built space a timeless yet nascent quality. Elements like suspended ceiling mesh screens, an array of modern lighting fixtures, brass accents, metal boxes & sleek planters come together to build on the dichotomy of the heritage of the establishment while dabbling in the zone of a new age architectural ethos. “We wanted to incorporate an overruling colour scheme that had a stark presence of its own. The soft blush pink paired with the lively yellow set the tone in the space & plays well of the dominant logo feature on the façade. The metallic accentuation & hints of green help give the space a more palpable presence in today’s times & fit right into the bracket of a trending space.”, adds the Architect. G Pulla Reddy Sweets has been ingrained deeply into the memories & lifestyle of inhabitants of the city & working towards redefining the intrinsic design dogma of the institution required the studio to lend guests a fresh lens to visualize the space from. This project designed by Ar. Mounika witnesses the seamless coming together of the old & the new that give the venue its layered & modernistic milieu which carries undertones of nostalgia & fondness.
Beyond Spaces Design Studio is a young and passionate studio based in Hyderabad that is committed to creating spaces that inspire and are inspired by the stories of its inhabitants, visitors, observers and its designers. We create aesthetic, functional and usable spaces that are memorable and inviting.
At the core of what we strive to do is a belief that good design has a crucial role to play in making our everyday experiences into cherished and affectionate memories. This drives us to constantly look for new ways to express ourselves through our designs, always looking for new ways to engage the user through it.
With a keen eye for detail and a strong sense of functionality, the studio aims that each of its projects is an embodiment of the design practices that we seek to personify.