Nirvana Films' Studio
Workspaces I Bengaluru, Karnataka
The “box” for Nirvana emerged, as with all urban buildings, out of a small corner plot in the heart of the busy neighbourhood of Indiranagar in Bengaluru.
Client Nirvana Films Studio
Area 8,000 Sq.ft
Status Completed 2011
Photographer Pallon Daruwala
Team Shimul Javeri Kadri, Sarika Shetty, Poonam Sachdev
Nirvana is an office space for an ad film production company. A film production firm that thinks out of the box. Their films are a surprise – an unexplored humane perspective on a product. Their workspace is based on the thought that the connection of synapses creates ideas – not privacy or isolation.
The “box” for Nirvana emerged, as with all urban buildings, out of a small corner plot in the heart of the busy neighbourhood of Indiranagar in Bengaluru. Optimising space, site setbacks, allowable FSI for a commercial project, are given, in gaining 8000 sq. ft of built-up area on a site of 3000 sq. ft. However, this project explores the possibilities inherent in a commercial building despite the constraints of real estate. The resulting urban typology overturns all norms – using almost NO electricity – for light or ventilation. The Core of this box is the N-S connector staircase that slices through the building with a huge skylight above, suffusing it with sunlight and natural ventilation much like a courtyard would in another typology.
The studied lightness of structure and material – no beams, and three materials – wood, concrete and glass produces a building where light and shadow, thought and interaction become the protagonists. A contemporary building that ignores any “isms” and stands for innovation, sustainability and pluralism (all stylistic features co-exist – classical chairs, kitschy graphics, old-world windows).
3rd quarter 2012