So the first solution we came up was to transform the entire basement in such a way that it does not look like a suffocated basement. We wanted to make it look like a fully functional and professional office where it would be complemented by good lighting, sophisticated office decor and openings that help in air circulation to beat the suffocation within a basement.
The idea was also to create a co-working environment without creating partition walls. The entire theme of the office was based on the fusion of natural materials, sunlight and greenery to give a lively feel to the office interior in the basement. The idea behind this office interior was that the employees who work at least 8 hrs in the office should work in a cheerful environment instead of feeling stressed in the basement office.
The site is present in the basement, so the focus was to create a space which doesn’t feel like a basement, that is the office should be well lit with sufficient air circulation. The idea was to create a coworking environment without creating partition walls.
The entire theme of the office was based on the fusion of natural materials, sunlight and greenery to give a lively feel to the office which is present in the basement.
OUR WORK PROCESS
We designed the space providing 3 access to the building from the ground floor. We opened up front and rear of the basement and covered it with glass to maximize the amount of light entering the basement. The partitions we selected were made up of wooden frames and fixed glass to provide transparency in the office. The spatial design was to divide the office into 3 zones. The first zone contains a common reception area, conference room and toilets. The second zone had 2 offices which had 3 executive cabins and a workplace of around 10 -12 people. The third zone had another 2 offices which had their own foyer, 2 executive offices and staff area of around 12-15 people. The zones were carefully designed to give access from all the sides to all the 4 offices.
The wall dividing 2 office zones was designed with a combination of wood and grass abstract, which started from the staff area and continued to the executive’s room to give a feeling of oneness and eliminate the hierarchy that may occur due to division of cabin spaces.
The abstract was designed carefully by balancing the pinewood and grass. The abstract was placed on the wall where fused sunlight through glass would enhance the texture of pinewood and grass. The partition between the staff offices was created using louvres to mentally separate the place and visually give a look of one big office.
Another interesting element of the design is the ceiling. We had designed the ceilings with exposed pipes and ducts. The PVC pipes connecting the light were painted black to provide extra attention to the ceiling. The colour scheme chosen for the entire office was black, grey, brown and beige. Different tones of grey were used on structural elements like ceiling, columns and beams.
The partition frames were made of wood with black polish to create bold lines between the spaces. Brown colour laminates were used on the table with grey colour table top laminates to blend in the entire theme. The low height beige coloured chairs and sofa were selected deliberately to stand out in the entire cabin. The office interior walls were designed to suit the profession with graffiti, models, frames and stickers with motivational quotes to enhance the spaces.
Hence, with this, we were successful in interior designing and implementing the designs of an office interior in the basement located In Gurgaon that caters to four offices from different professions. We were delighted to climb the ladder of work where we increased our level of work and we continue to take up projects like The Wooden Harmony where we can implement our skills to design a remarkable office interior design.
Apart from the office interior work, ACad Studio provides a complete range of architectural and design services from inception to completion or a partial service which could be availed in any and every kind of service we impart such as architectural work, construction process and designing.
Another interesting aspect of the project is the sustainability, where we used the recycled wood to create the partitions instead of aluminium. We also used recycled wood in the abstract feature wall. This helped us save a lot of the cost of the client and even the environment as the wood which would have been scrap has been reused again in the entire project. Since the quantity of wood used has been huge, it made more sense to use recycled wood rather than cutting down more trees. The wood was seasoned for a couple of months to make it lifeless to prevent it from expansion and contraction.