Architecture is an art form representing itself liberated from the usual approaches we are used to seeing. This firm is also doing the same by liberating art in architecture. Odyssey works with the natural stone as design elements in the architecture. They love to work with stone and explore more and more details and abstractions that could be achieved with it. With the idea to explore all types of stone available in the world, they want to keep exploring the new technologies and forms with it.
Below is the list of 10 Projects by Odyssey:
1. HYATT REGENCY, PUNE
This is one of the most iconic projects by odyssey. They worked with BilkeyLinas Design and Joel Burega for this project. They took over the part where the articulation by the stone was required and they did the building façade and hardscapes, water features, and artwork. Jaisalmer flower limestone is distinctively featured in this building.
2. DR. AMBEDKAR INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, NEW DELHI
This project delivered the importance of handcrafting and inducing new technology. For this project, Odyssey 3D scanned Sanchi Stupa and conceptualized the Torana gate. There are two Tornana gates installed in this building along with Chaitya arches and louvers. This is an iconic award-winning project by Odyssey and it was awarded by NBCC.
3. SANGINI HOUSE, SURAT
Standing tall in the heart of Surat, this project was executed with the collaboration of Urbanscape Architects, New Delhi, and Utopia design, Surat. In this building, Agra red Fort sandstone is used for the stone panels and the curvature is achieved by solid Stone cuboids of 400mm, carved on either side.
4. BIODIVERSITY PARK, HYDERABAD
This project is an expression of an art form in a public realm and is representing life on earth and its creation. 32 feet tall structures stand in the center of biodiversity park in Hyderabad, is one the famous landmarks. This structure is depicting the evolution of art form using Etah Gold Limestone.
5. TAJ GANJ, AGRA
In the precinct of the Taj Mahal, there is beautiful signage developed using the local Agra Red Sandstone in 200mm thickness. These signages are made with the stone and whites marble for wayfinding and storytelling. To keep the essence of the Taj alive the materials were chosen so as it could blend in.
6. RITZ CARLTON, BANGLORE
This building was designed with a lot of passion. Every single detail was monitored and re-discussed to make it perfect and uncompromised. The driveway is made with edge cut cobbles, which is a combination of dark Grey Granite, Black Granite, and Light Grey Granite. The walls are carved in such a way that they could be used as shadow elements. There are a lot of stone elements that make this project unique and one of its kind.
7. NOZOMI RESTAURANT, JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA
This is a fine–dining Japanese restaurant in Saudi Arabia. In this project, traditional Islamic patterns are used to create screens that are freestanding to create privacy between the main and the fine- dining areas. There are 12 panels of 3200mm height and they are carved on both sides.
8. KHEER- ROSEATE HOUSE, NEW DELHI
Odyssey collaborated with Noriyoshi Muramatsu to execute the craftsmanship and delicacy in this building. At the entrance, reception, and pillars of this restaurant, one gets to see beautiful stone carvings with Islamic patterns engraved in Autumn Brown quartzite which comes alive when the light falls on it.
9. PANDIT DEEN DAYAL UPADHYAY SMRITI STHAL, VARANASI
Odyssey won a competition and grabbed this project. This project was inaugurated by P.M Narendra Modi in 2020. This project was executed within 70 days. 350 tonnes of stones were installed and carved and the ideology of Pandit Deendayal was engraved in the stones. Different materials like limestone, sandstone, ceramic, granite, and brass were also used in this.
10. GARDEN OF SPIRITUAL WISDOM, VARANASI
This is a very unique garden blooming in the city of Varanasi. This garden has boulders that are used as a monument. One side of these boulders is flattened and later engraved in order to create a beautiful ambiance. Jurassic Gold Limestone is used for the sculptures.