Inshorts (Edifice Consultants)
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.