Category
academic
Tags
cafe, gulshan, mahasthangar, tensile

Gulshan Cafe

Drawing inspiration from the ancient Bengali Buddhist stupa at Mainamati, Comilla, this subterranean cafe strives to draw calm and cool from the earth itself. A central courtyard with an oculus in the tensile roof enables the growth of a single tree. Symmetric, multi-leveled and tiered, the seating arrangement encourages interaction.