Charged Voids: An office design inspired by minimalism and modernist architecture legacy

Charged Voids: An office design inspired by minimalism and modernist architecture legacy

24 Mar 2020 Materialization

This office for a builder closely affiliated with the architect, Charged Voids,  reflects the builder’s execution skills and the modern, minimalist design philosophy of the architects. The site is located on a busy central sector road in a satellite city outside of the Chandigarh, the famed city designed by Le Corbusier, which has, of course, become a symbol of modern architecture in India.

Credit: Javier Callejas

Responding to its highly urban context, the office was designed as a closed box, opening mostly to the sky but with carefully positioned gaps to the street. A strong and clear geometry of intersecting lines resolve the client’s complex brief and create the requisite spatial sequence. This includes a small reception, large office with attaching meeting room on ground level and a workspace for the company team on the second level.

Credit; Javier Callejas

The inclusion of courtyards and skylights is a strategy allowing the building form to retain its closed and private nature, but at the same time allowing wind, light and greenery to enter the space.

Credit: Javier Calleja

The façade itself is like a blank canvas. The overall palette is limited to white marble and sivakasi gold granite, along with simple white painted surfaces.

Credit: Javier Callejas
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