Industrial Style Inspired Timeless Office Interior – GPPL Office Design | Kreebox Architects | Meerut
This site is located in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. The client approached us with a brief for their new factory office, which would represent them and their style. As, the site is situated in the industrial area of Meerut we decided to go for an industrial style theme in the interior.
The project is a two storey building attached to the factory plant with common spaces on ground floor and formal spaces on the first. The Ground Floor accommodates a reception along with a small waiting area, double height temple, staff area and a lab. A combination of brick cladding and concrete runs on the walls in a rhythmic manner throughout the interior. Geometric pattern tiles are laid in a straight axis from entrance to the lab around which the other spaces like reception, staff area and temple are designed.
The main focal point of the project is the welcoming sculpture and staircase designed around it. The scale and lighting of the area makes it stand out from the rest of the space. The double height temple opposite to the sculpture balances the whole area. Ceiling is done in exposed ms work and the lighting is done in industrial style theme. Overall it is a blend of industrial style and minimalism.
On the first floor the conference room is done in the same design scheme. The director cabin is done in French style interior to distinguish it from the rest of the space and make it look classic and elegant. Brick cladding, concrete texture, wood and steel are the main materials used along with neutral colours.
We encountered many challenges while executing the project. Our biggest concern was to complete and design the project within the budget of the client. In order to achieve this, we used brick cladding tiles, concrete texture paint, and exposed ceiling design which reduced the material cost to a great extent.
The office building is attached to the red oxide factory plant, which makes it vulnerable to exposure to red oxide powder. To avoid this, we didn’t provide any balcony and fenestrations in the facade, and instead fixed windows and glazing are used where ever possible. The Director’s cabin has a fixed window next to the desk, from where he can demonstrate the working of the factory to his clients.
Our favorite design element is the double height space around the staircase. A large welcoming statue with open arms is placed in the center of the staircase. The backdrop of the sculpture is done in MS pipe work with profile light going up to the mumty. A mix of artificial and natural plants brings in the greenery and freshness to the office The gesture of the statue presents the growth of the company.
Project Name : GPPL Office Design
Design Firm : Kreebox Architects
Principal Architect : Ar. Anuj Singh
Design Team : Ar. Shristy Tyagi
Project Size: 1260 Sq. Ft
Project Cost Appx : 80 LAC
Project Location : Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Project Type : Commercial Office