If you are planning to establish your office. It is quite likely you need a work space that is awe-inspiring. After all your office is where you spend all your day. Worry not! Before you jump into this real business have a look at these top 10 inspiring office spaces in India that are surely hell bound to tantalize your cognitive buds.
Designed by: Designtude Studio
The fashion e-commerce brand, Myntra, has a befitting theme for their office in Bangalore – fashion. Around this idea, the four floors of the office are designed with specific themes. Designtude Studio designed this office and it is definitely one of the trendiest offices in terms of the planning and designing. All seventy thousand square feet of the office are scattered with points of interests and design elements that keep the users engaged and breed creativity. One of the most innovative elements of the space is the reception and waiting area that is designed to appear like a street with faux retail stores on either sides. This area has a backlit vinyl ceiling that imitates the sky and adds to the space’s tonal values. The floors are designed according to the styles, designers or brands. For example, the ground floor follows the concept of athletic fashion and thus it’s designed with elements like a running track and a dug-out. The office is well equipped with a gym, lounge and cafe along with various colorful meeting spaces and break-out zones. The design of the office is not restrictive with its choice of color and graphics. Mondrian pattern and graphics representing brands add a bit of zest to the quality of the space.
Freshworks’ office in Chennai had a very simple instruction for their architects – to create an office that represented the company culture and the youthful energy of their employees. Their work philosophy is not restricted to cubicles but instead in collectively working together from the same space. The design follows this principle and adheres to an open plan office that encourages collaboration and mentoring. There are conference rooms in varying sizes as well as phone booths with laptop desks for a bit of privacy as and when needed but otherwise, the work environment is a collaborative, open air atmosphere. The office has a gymnasium, mini golf, table tennis and a football table for employees to engage. Another important design element that adds to the liveliness factor of the space is the art on the walls. Colorful murals of pop culture references and interesting doodles cover the walls of the office. These murals are complemented with potted plants, green walls and warm yellow lights.
PHANTOM FILMS, MUMBAI
Designed by: Richa Bahl Design Studio
The fast growing film making studio from Mumbai, Phantom Films’ office is a product of subtle yet creative design. Designed by Richa Bahl Design Studio, the space exudes earthy tones and basic materials employed in creative ways. The client’s brief was to design a space that bred creativity and wasn’t typically a filmmaking studio atmosphere but still functional and efficient. The building was previously a primary school and the planning for the studio started with redesigning the floor plan befitting a film production studio with meeting rooms, informal spaces to collaborate and discuss, director’s cabin and such. An open kitchen with seating space was also designed. The materials and elements were basic and minimal due to a restrictive budget. Metal, wood, bricks and siporex blocks were used to create an element of drama in the spaces as well as a repurposed chandelier from an old film set was incorporated into the design of the space.
MICROSOFT OFFICE, MUMBAI
Designed by: DSP Design Associates
Microsoft Corporation’s office in Mumbai was based on the idea of transforming the workplace from a corporate office scenario to a more user friendly design. DSP Design Associates designed the tech Mogul’s office with great ingenuity and expertise. The design was inspired from the fluidity of oceans. The design and space planning of the office reflected the company’s modus operandi, discovering newer regions and exploring strategies and ideas. Fluid and organic forms inspired from the oceans are seen in the false ceiling motifs and materials. The color scheme around the spaces are also along the same language. Deep blue and purple hues set the tone of the space effortlessly. A touch of rustic wooden paneling against these hues adds depth to the design. Fluid lines are also seen in the use of an intricate screen close to a window to play with the light and shadow of the space. The layout includes Break Out zones, Collab Spaces , Closed and Open workspaces, Board Rooms, and Cafés designed in such a fashion that it inspires creativity, innovation and teamwork.
RELIANCE JIO, NAVI MUMBAI
Designed by: DWP Interics
The giant telecom conglomerate Reliance Jio’s office in Navi Mumbai is designed by DWP Interics. The 1.2 million sq. ft. office was a challenge to design not only in terms of the scale of the project and the number of users but also in terms of transitioning from a cubicle culture to an open office one. The office spans across 11 floors that are all uniquely designed to represent the company’s policy of ‘Connecting India’. The giant workspace sits around 2000 employees but does not have a single closed cabin. The space was designed with an interactive and agile planning that caters to a young team. Private working areas and collaborative areas are seamlessly blended into the planning of the space to facilitate an interesting environment and at the same time maintain privacy. The designers opted an open ceiling concept for their users to experience the grandeur that the space offers. Collaborative zones on each floor are designed to include elements from various parts of the country. The design incorporates Jaipuri Jalis, kites from Gujarat, intricate wood work from Chennai and many other elements that makes the space innovative and fun.
LOOKUP OFFICES, BANGALORE
Designed by: Bhumiputra Architects
Lookup Offices in Bangalore have a dynamic office space that represents the messaging app company’s young, dynamic team. Bhumiputra Architecture designed the office to exude flexibility and dynamism. Transformable work zones like the amphitheater area which doubles up as a recreational hub are elements that further improve the dynamics of the design. The design is minimal with types of workstations depending on their need. Indoor plant species that refine the air quality are used as visual dividers between work zones. Another element is the brightly colored telephone booths for video calls add a life to the workspace. The color of birch ply used throughout the space adds an element of youth in the tone of the space.
ATELIER KRIKOS, PUNJAB
Designed by: Studio Ardete
Located in Punjab, Atelier Krikos was imagined to set a new and inspiring design defying conventional office designs. The color scheme and design elements of the space contribute to that effectively. Parametric design is employed in a clever way to create dynamic, organic spaces. A monochromatic color scheme is followed to counter the use of design elements that stand out. Materials like glass, metal rods, black mirror granite set the luxe tone of the space. A complex organic composition of metal rods suspended from the ceiling adorns the Reception area of the office. Similar language is followed throughout the office playing with shapes and sizes. Zones are separated using an arrangement of metal rods following the same tonal values as the rest of the space. Curvilinear structures installed as pieces of art also separate different zones. In spite of having multiple focal points, the space is composed intelligently with the use of black granite flooring.
TATA MOTORS, MUMBAI
Designed by: Sankalpan Architects
Indian automobile moguls, Tata Motor’s new office in Mumbai is designed by Sankalpan to represent the company’s core philosophy but at the same time bring a fresh, new element to the planning and feel of the workplace. A more social, interactive and collaborative environment was achieved by reorganizing the planning and optimally using the space while minimising the cost of expansion in the future. Visually, the space is representative of the company’s automobile background. Elements and graphics inspired by automobiles are found scattered around the work space. A highlighting element of the space is the scaled up version of a autombile tyre running along a wall. The space is planned in a manner that provides for maximum light penetration into the work environment, making it lively and exciting.
GE DIGITAL BANGALORE
Designed by: RC Architecture
GE Digital’s new office in Bangalore is designed to symbolize the company’s vision. RC Architecture designed the space to cater to the need of a flexible work environment that is modular and interactive as per the needs of the users. Collaborative and individual spaces alike are well thought of and designed to provide different levels of privacy. Movable screens can be used to adjust the privacy of the space. The selection of materials and furniture pieces follows a very ‘Grunge’ style. In most spaces, an open ceiling concept is followed with minimal design additions in some areas. There are pops of color that cohesively work together and bring life into the space.
Designed by: Ultraconfidentiel Design
Japanese consulting firm, Nomura Research Institute provides services to Japanese companies wishing to break into Indian markets. Their office in Gurgaon designed by Ultraconfidentiel Design is a beautiful example of simplistic design. The space is an employee friendly, fun office designed to encourage the company’s work ethics. A visually open layout was followed and minimal elements were chosen. Without getting into the mainstream concept of ‘Japanese Zen’, the office was designed using a combination of basic materials like wood and concrete. An open ceiling was opted which further opens up the space and brings an element of color from the firefighting services. Ample provision for light is implemented in the design to make the work environment radiant. The office was planned in a way to integrate public and private spaces together without compromising on the visual openness of the space. The central meeting zone is designed to be a seating cum recreational area that is perfect for employees to get together and informally discuss projects and such without breaking vision across the space.
Produced by: ARCHATTIRE PERSPECT
Story: Ar. Swati Sharma