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Phoenix Commercial Office by Rakhi Makwana

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Phoenix Commercial Office by Rakhi Makwana

From the moment the designer saw the plan of this office, it was clear to her that the design concept was going to revolve around a triangle. It’s not every day that one comes across an office space which is triangular in shape. It was a novel experience which provided a set of delightful challenges to tackle. This was achieved by using various materials with triangular patterns, creating our own unique 3D patterns by means of paints and Patti work and a mélange of textures and colours.

Phoenix Commercial Office by Rakhi Makwana
Phoenix Commercial Office by Rakhi Makwana

Open Plan Office
The triangular central space houses the open office, whose bright and pleasant green-tinted glass creates a cheerful ambience. One side of the space abuts the façade bringing in ample daylight which makes space look bigger. The modular workstations are made of plywood which ensures durability while at the same time giving them an impeccable finish. The second side of the space is largely housing services and hence consists of a lot of blank walls, making it a perfect canvas for an adding well-composed triangular pattern. The pattern is not only a visual delight but it also takes away the feeling of the space not being conventional square or rectangular box.

The third side of the space is a glass partition which allows visual extension of the space into cabins. The glass partition is embellished with a very nonconventional pattern of diagonally arranged stripes. Adhering to the practice of infusing new materials and textures into our designs, here we have added elements made with polycarbonate sheets, which creates a beautiful serrated texture. We believe that the play of texture always adds to the timelessness of any space. The ‘jalli’ element at the entrance of the open office and the table designs inside cabins is created by using triangular modules made of polycarbonate sheets. Wassily Kandinsky, a renowned Russian painter, once said that “Colour is the power which directly influences the soul.” Keeping in mind these pearls of wisdom, the office space has splashes of vibrant green colour in different textures.

Cabins
For the cabins, our approach was of “Less is More”. The space largely beige-coloured, studded with well-proportioned triangular patterns, made of wood pattis.

Board Room
The board room is a formal space, with beautifully composed lines running through the whole space; making it not only interesting in elevation but also creating an inter-connected three-dimensional experience. This is further enhanced by the triangular section of the central ceiling. The pendent lights are also selected on similar lines. Overall, the board room exudes hospitable vibes.

Meeting Room
accessible from the reception area. The Meeting Room exudes fun and relaxed vibes. The green-grass and Patti pattern on the wall is visible from the outside corridor and is a proverbial feast for the eyes. The table top is creatively filled with multi-coloured balls, adding a certain charm to the area.

Reception Area
Keeping in mind the briefness of its functionality, the reception is a small area. To maximize the feeling of space, patterns are infused into the floor. These patterns naturally flow into the open office, rendering the glass partition between the reception and office invisible. A stunning suspended black coloured box is the reception table, which allows the uninterrupted flow of flooring pattern. Sometimes, ‘Simple is Elegant’ and as such the backdrop to the reception is kept simple with a very neutral wood grain laminate.

Café
The Café is a small functional space with a small installation made of multi-coloured balls, white chairs and neutral black tables. The yellows of storage along with green hues on the wall give a feeling of freshness and fun. The Breakout area is an elevated space, carved from the balance triangular nook. The walls have green-coloured grass elements, complementing the overall splash of green in the open office space.

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