Kanpur. Dipping a zebra in a deep sea of pink

The Pink Zebra: eclecticism, symmetry and colours inspired by Wes Anderson and the British Raj era.

Renesa Studio, The Pink Zebra Hotel, Kanpur, India, 2018

The Pink Zebra hotel by Renesa Studio is a concoction of references merging in one of the oldest buildings of Kanpur, India. The iconic quality of the renovated building invites the passers-by to discover its interiors which walls are dominated by a bold colour palette in pink, black and white.

As the photographs suggest, the architects were influenced by Wes Anderson’s scenographic taste for symmetry and restricted colour palettes. The site is a fascinating experience of cultivating the idea of renaissance of old structures in the British Raj Era to the new age Kanpur experience through an audacious narrative.

Project:
The Pink Zebra
Program:
hotel
Location:
Kanpur, India
Architects:
Renesa Architecture Design Interiors
Team:
Sanjay Arora, Sanchit Arora, Vandana Arora, Virender Singh, Manav Dang, Pranat Singh, Mayank Goyal, Dharminder Kumar
Lighting:
White Lighting Solutions - Siddharth Arora, Udit Duggal
Structural Consultant:
Devender Damle
Graphics Team:
Sanchit Arora, Pankaj Kumar

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