Surya Enterprises – Commercial Office Space at Ahmedabad
“Ideas do not always come in a flash but by diligent trial and error experiments, that take time and thought”. Ideas to conceptualize client’s vision to create something unique, vision to create spaces that are distinctive, comfortable yet appealing!
The interiors of this 800 sq.ft office space is designed using very basic materials, instrumentalized through our designs. We derived the concept after analyzing the type of work the company is involved into. The company basically makes capacitors. Hence the interiors were so moulded as to give a snapshot about their work. This was achieved by using their very own capacitor batiks fabricated in wood and arranged them in a very abstract manner on the wall. This created a very different language for the whole space, fine-tuned yet industrial and also put an emphasis on their work.
The office space is designed with a very informal approach, unusual for corporate culture yet fulfilling the demand of the space. The spaces visually integrate yet are functionally separated. The interiors are carefully crafted using wood, copper, glass, brass and grey stucco; giving the whole space a very industrial feel. In this whole process of designing and execution on site we faced several issues but we have overcome them through our design solutions.
The main constraint was that there was only one light source i.e. from the north. Hence maximum usage of glass is seen such that the light penetrates throughout the office space. Another matter of concern was the height. Because of the ceiling height being very low, open ducting/ open wiring system was used. It solved the problem and also worked elementally. The use of track lighting enhanced the space volumetrically, making it look bigger. The designs are very minimal yet aesthetically very pleasing. Versatility in the use of glass is seen; frosted glass to maintain privacy and transparent glass to give the feel of openness. All furniture for the office was hand crafted and are such designed that they complement the whole space very perfectly. The site had new challenges to offer every day but it was an amazing experience to overcome all those constraints and to come up with this final product.