The interiors for this project were designed around the concepts of transparency, minimalism and colour to create visual markers in an open office space.
Studio Code was commissioned to design an office which was a significant upgrade to an existing facility. The brief was to create an office, retrofitted within an existing space, which integrated the ethos of the German multi-national corporation with the local culture.
The office was conceived as a vastly transparent space allowing users and visitors to perceive the back of the space from the front. The visual openness was intended for increased efficiency and spatial awareness. Clear circulation paths were created for the management and general staff.
The points of gathering – the conference room, the meeting rooms, the pantry and recreation spaces were conceived as open boxes which ‘floated’ within the general space. The conference and meeting rooms were separated from the ceiling by lines of light. The recreation space and pantry, opposite each other are spaces of uniform colors. The laboratory was designed with a red and white palette.
Most of the furniture within the office was custom designed by Studio Code. The conference table was designed to ‘float’ above boxes of light. Large storage cabinets were created with glass faces which double as meeting and writing surfaces.
The lobby was designed with a backlit acrylic wall and ceiling. The company logo was interpreted and commissioned as a 3-Dimensional object by Studio Code.
AMRITA DASGUPTA, RAJIV BHAKAT
KES (ELECTRICAL), IN LINE DESIGN - CONTRACTOR