Located in the Kala Ghoda district, the office space designed for a Financial Investment Firm ties together a simple design program with a porous plan.
The 2020 customized intervention houses a front office, a service block – with a cafe, pantry & washrooms – an open office with workstations, a meeting room and two private cabins.
Visitors are welcomed by a divider unit, which has been envisioned as an ever-changing element – with vines that creep upwards and spread out towards the open office – echoing philosophies of growth, vivacity and flexibility.
As one moves through the space, straight lines and right angles are broken by a curved glass partition, which instead of only contributing towards a simple functional requirement adds dynamism to the office interior. Taking advantage of the high ceilings – which have been rendered a deep charcoal – the services stand exposed and are allowed to add character and flair with a pop of color.
Ultimately, in 2021, the expansion led to an additional floor plate, which allowed the transition to take place. The vestibule with the contrasting white marble floor, symbolizes the transition from the “old” space, into the “new”. The narrow vestibule leads into a spacious open office, which encourages interaction and collaboration.
Beyond the open office, stands the private zone, which includes the huddle, and the cabins. This gives the balance between public and private spaces.
The “new” areas are foreshadowed at the reception as well, through the interactive zone. The interactive zone soaks in ample of sunlight through the day, as it becomes a teamwork zone. The brick walls contrast the neutral floor and give the space tactility and warmth.
The Earthy material palette infuses shades of brown and grey, which are accentuated by whites and brought to the fore by vibrant artwork that is peppered across backdrops and complements the space’s eccentricities.
With each element playing its part, the entire design paradigm comes together to a space the firm can call its own.