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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.
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.
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.
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.