Metal art sculptures have been popular in India since ancient times. Sculpture artists in India have
been successfully making fine pieces of art work using this material, be it steel, bronze, copper or
iron. There is only a hand-ful of people who can work with this medium and are aware of this
practice. Dudheshwar, an industrial suburb of the city of Ahmedabad, is located on the east bank of the river Sabarmati.
The predominant function of the neighbourhood is to deal with fabrications of metal for diverse purposes.
With increasing importance to fabrication in the contemporary context, the proposed project encapsulates the
neighbourhood and its activities to act as an interface between metal artisans, designers and clients. It explores
and attempts an architectural language that develops its vocabulary from the process of metal art making.