Workspaces I Chennai, Tamil Nadu
The attempt was to create a building that is spiritually refreshing, uses simple, natural materials, and still has the crisp efficiency of a global business environment.
Client Ambattur Clothing Ltd
Priya Dedhia, Debashree Karnik
Area 50,000 Sq.ft
Status Completed 2006
Photographer Shimul Javeri Kadri, Sarika Shetty
Team Shimul Javeri Kadri, Sarika Shetty, Rubel Dhuna
This building is representative, stylistically and climatically, of an “Indian” architectural ethos. In the intense heat and dust of Chennai, the first call was to orient the building correctly, such that it catches winds and shields the harsh sunlight. The red sandstone-like façade holds back the harsh south sun, and shades green terraces at every level, including a courtyard in the centre.
We have attempted to create a variety of experiences to work within the simple naturally lit office areas, with coconut & mango trees visible at every turn and tall frosted glass storages that heighten the sense of light & space.
There are semi-covered terrace spaces for internal meetings & reflection; spaces between departments, open and lush green – for impromptu meetings, breathers, and sheer joy!! The attempt is to create a building that is spiritually refreshing, uses simple, natural materials, and still has the crisp efficiency of a global business environment.