Workspaces Architecture I Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Client Ambattur Clothing Ltd.
Area 50,000 Sq.ft
Status Completed 2006
Photographer Shimul Javeri Kadri, Sarika Shetty
Team Shimul Javeri Kadri, Sarika Shetty, Rubel Dhuna, Priya Dedhia, Debashree Karnik
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.
Ambattur Clothing Architectural Design 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.
Heightening the sense of light and space
We have attempted to create a variety of experiences to work within the simple naturally lit office architecture areas, with coconut & mango trees visible at every turn and tall frosted glass storages that heighten the sense of light & space.
Creating a building that is spiritually refreshing
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 apparel manufacturing corporate office that is spiritually refreshing, uses simple, natural materials, and still has the crisp efficiency of a global business environment.