Project OFC | Studio in.Tangible | Ahmedabad
A comfort extent is a modular office derived from the design concept of a healthy environment, a minimalistic approach and the ideology of keeping the material palette natural & simple. This workspace of 1000 sq. ft., was created with the idea of natural and fresh decor by Studio in.Tangible led by Principal Architect Chirag Upadhyay located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The ornamentation of the office is not only ready to impress but also encourages improved life quality of the staff working on screens day and night.
Navigating the design process posed unique challenges stemming from the limited access to natural light and the distinct character of the office, rooted in its identity as a tour and travel company. The genesis of this office project involved embracing an open office concept that fosters transparency among the various spatial layers, promoting connectivity among individual workspaces. The design ethos revolves around a harmonious blend of minimalism, infusing raw and youthful energy into the ambience while maintaining equilibrium in the choice of materials. The designer endeavoured to cultivate a design language that stands out as distinctive and possesses a timeless quality.
Meticulously crafting each niche and corner to blend functionality with aesthetic allure seamlessly, the firm design approach ensures that each space not only serves its purpose with the desired level of privacy but also exudes an inviting sense of openness. Employing a macro-to-micro methodology, designers dedicatedly attended to the minute details, culminating in a design that transcends excellence.
In the designer’s vision, every piece of furniture is conceived as a work of art, irrespective of its placement. The amalgamation of clean lines and geometric compositions imparts a sleek and contemporary vibe. The judicious use of wood finishes introduces comforting warmth, skillfully counterbalanced by the grey exposed ceiling and pristine white PU finish workstations. A subtle infusion of colour in the fabric serves as a visual respite from any potential monotony.
The MD Cabins, designed to embody sophistication and exclusivity, feature a statement table and a play of dark grey and wood, creating a sublime backdrop for the space. Integrating elements of nature breathes life into the micro factors of the design. To filter the air and bring in natural freshness plants have been placed in the cabin with elegant lighting fixtures. The use of glass partitions renders a fresh and vibrant feel to the muted earthy tones of the space.
Grey shade flooring and vertical panelling seamlessly tie the entire workspace. While either side of the partition follows the same theme for the cabin interior. The overall use of a warm palette manifests a timeless and plush feel to the entire cabin space. The discussion area is ornated in such a way that it creates a good ambience. By giving a step to the discussion area it adds allure to a selection of blind curtains.
As the studio consistently strives to address and stimulate intangible aspects, this project stands as a testament to our ongoing commitment to the art of derivation.
Overall, the space was envisioned to reflect a positive environment with a muted earthy colour palette and hues of pop colour to lift the mood of the employees. The natural filtered light aided in creating a serene work environment. Soft-weaved textures add to the simplicity of the whole look. The layout was created such that each zone could function independently with privacy and not look like a niche.
Project Name : Project OFC
Design Firm : Studio in.Tangible
Principal Designer : Ar. Chirag Upadhyay
Design Team : Ar. Chirag Upadhyay, Ar. Trupti Agarwal
Project Area : 1000 sq.ft
Project Location : Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Project Type : Office Interior
Photography Credits : Jeel Mehta | Frames of Forms