AK ENTERPRISES HAS DESIGNED A CONTEMPORARY YET MINIMALISTIC OFFICE FOR KAIZER CONSTRUCTION IN KOLKATA.
Kaizer Construction now boasts of a new ofce in Kolkata’s Park Circus area. Designed by Amit Maitra and Kallol Baroi of AK Enterprises, the ofce strikes the perfect balance between functionality and aesthetics. This ofce spread over an area of 2,845 sq. ft. is deftly segregated into various zones — the reception area, the MD’s cabin with attached toilet, another spacious director’s cabin, the secretary’s cabin, ve executive cabins, a meeting room, a conference room, workstation area, store, pantry and toilet.
The reception area has a vinyl print of construction imagery, on one of the walls that highlights the company’s prole. The logo behind the reception desk is crafted out of laser-cut MDF and is nished with duco-paint. The reception table is fashioned out of Corian and has a lit-up onyx stone at the base; which imparts an aura of magic in this otherwise minimalistic space. The circular hanging lights over the reception table adds an element of interest. The tiger brown marble ooring lends a `staid solid look’ betting a construction rm.
In the MD’s cabin and the other cabins, Ivory and white back-painted Planilaque glass from Saint Gobain is used for wall panelling and writing board. The furniture is nished with veneer and duco-paint. Wallpaper is used to highlight certain walls.
The MDs cabin has Botoccino marble ooring with inlay work done in tiger brown marble. The panelling and furniture is done with Houdini Larch European veneer. The partition has patterned panelling to camouage the entrance door of the cabin. The beige coloured sofa seating, lends the cabin an understated elegance. The toilet is nished in duco paint. Mirror TV is installed in the lounge area of the cabin. The ceiling is a combination of POP and wood with veneer. In the restroom attached to the cabin, the walls and ooring is in combination of Botoccino marble and tiger brown marble.
The other Director’s cabin, has interlocking rectangular frames, which act as shelves for showcasing artefacts. Latticework done on MDF and nished with duco paint lends a dramatic touch. The table is a combination of white and wood colour and has an interesting design with a rectangular top combined with circular protrusion. “Though it may appear that a separate circular table has been joined to the main rectangular portion, but in reality, it is a single unit.” says Amit Maitra.
In the executive and secretary cabins, red planilaque glass is used for panelling a portion of the wall. Ceiling is made of MDF and ply and is nished with duco paint and veneer.
As the size of the meeting room is not too big, it has a small table especially crafted for the room. Walls are covered with self-designed wallpaper, planilaque glass and designer panel from Globoard.
In the conference room, the table is crated out of veneer and covered with polycoated nish. The base of the table has storage space, small niches are created in the partition and is nished with duco paint. The ceiling is made with MDF and nished with duco paint. Wood nished tiles are used for ooring.
In the work area, there are running workstation with individual pedestal. The table top is made of white PVC bendable laminate. The partition in between the workstations are nished with Yellow Planilaque Glass and the partition alongside the passage is nished with duco paint. The storage space is nished with laminate and highlighted niche portion of the storage is nished with duco paint. Grid Type ceiling is used in this area.
Similarly, visual prints and wallpapers have been used throughout the ofce to highlight various walls. Yellow and lemon hues give an element of cheery brightness in the otherwise sedate largely monochromatic colour scheme. Indeed, the contemporary minimal design of the ofce offers a neat spacious simplicity, with adequate storage facilities, easy-maintainance and easy mobility for the employees and clients.
2 The reception area has a vinyl print of the company’s prole.
3 3 Managing Director’s cabin with a beige coloured sofa set.
4 The conference table is nished with veneer and polycoated top.
5 In the general ofce space there is a running workstation with partition in between the workstations designed with Yellow Planilaque Glass and partition alongside the passage is nished with duco paint.
7 The other Executive cabin is minimalistically designed.
6 The other Director’s cabin has interlocking rectangular frames which act as shelves for showcasing artefacts.