Himmang Chemjong

Stage 5, MArch


As part of Unit 4’s exploration on ‘collectives’ that live and work sustainably within the borders of the City of London, Step Up is an initiative that reacts to the social stigma of the Bangladeshi & Indian heritage and performing arts culture as a minority group; to celebrate and educate the wider public on its under-represented beauty.


The design is influenced by vernacular Indian architecture that embraces passive strategies to achieve thermal comfort whilst interweaving the intricate details of craftsmanship throughout the facade design. The spatial qualities conform to the movement of dance and evoke a dramatic or quiet sense of emotions through the play of light and openings.