In­shorts (Ed­i­fice Con­sul­tants)

The Ideal Home and Garden - - Cover Focus Plus -

With a creative and young team as well as 24x7 op­er­a­tions, the client’s brief called for a setup that would en­er­gise the young crowd, aid the open of­fice cul­ture, and work well within the tight bud­getary con­straints of set­ting up the of­fice. The ar­chi­tect cre­ated a space that would em­u­late the idea of a home, wherein the re­cep­tion would man­i­fest it­self as the draw­ing room, the cafe would trans­late into the din­ing room, etc. The of­fice uses colour strate­gi­cally, to as­sert spa­tial char­ac­ter and to en­force the cen­tral de­sign con­cept of ‘home’. For ex­am­ple, the ex­ist­ing glaz­ing mem­bers were black in colour; to cre­ate a co­he­sive vol­ume, the ex­posed struc­tural ceil­ing was painted in the same colour, cre­at­ing a dark up­per cas­ing that would hold all the spa­tial el­e­ments to­gether. The warm yel­low of the Jaisalmer stone tiles and the ver­mil­ion of the fea­ture wall cre­ate a vi­brant, lux­u­ri­ous space, be­fit­ting the draw­ing room of a home. In­side, the colours are much more muted, with lighter shades of beige and brown, cre­at­ing a de­mure en­vi­ron­ment around the work ta­bles, which gain vi­brancy from the North­ern glaz­ing in­stead, ad­ja­cent to which they are po­si­tioned. In con­trast, the recre­ational and col­lab­o­ra­tive ar­eas fea­ture a wide pal­ette of bright colours - be it the ver­mil­ion columns, the cheer­ful up­hol­stery, or the mul­ti­ple floor rugs around which cosy chairs have been placed.

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