Excerpt: An office for a diamond factory, designed by Kritnam Atelier, is a blend of rustic themes based on the idea of living with nature. The design is a manmade ‘tiny jungle’, which is adorned with an art canvas and sculpted furniture. The whole office chracterises as an executive space that gives a soothing as well as homely feel with lavish green.
[Text as submitted by architect] This tropical paradise is located in a very busy, commercial district and the city’s principal hub, and in the heart of Surat’s industrial zone.
The area is 4,380 sqft. occupied with 1. Public space zone [ Reception and waiting zone]. 2. Semi-public zone [ main executive, conference] and 3. Private zone [Production area 1 and Production area-2].
The core idea of the built environment is to bring it back to nature. The design philosophy is a blend of rustic themes based on the idea of living with nature. Our client is deeply involved in the diamond industry, but apart from being very down to earth, also attached to nature. Hence, knowing the clients’ nature as well as his fondness for the environment. A few words pop out, which are something raw, organic, rustic, tropical, etc.
Moods and Feels
Exposed concrete, Stucco paint, Fabric leather, Reusable PVC modular panel.
The main access wall skin is covered with reusable fluted PVC module panels that give a firewood feel. Furthermore, the brushed brass logo and the plant added to its grandeur.
Upon entering the premise, you feel the flora gallery where you are greeted by the abundant touch of the sun’s rays and the various shrubs. This is not just an office; this is a manmade ‘tiny jungle’ which is adorned with an art canvas and sculpted furniture. The vinyl floor surface gives a seamless visual and maintains the spaciousness of the whole area. The hallway is lit up with plentiful sun rays which are connected to a lead thin-frame glass partition layer which makes you feel like you are standing outside in the greenery as the sun’s rays are spread evenly at every corner. All cabins are completely transparent but also maintain privacy using minimal obstruction. Seating in a waiting lounge makes you feel like you are in a park; an informal lounge makes you feel open. Minimally, an executive space gives a soothing as well as homely feel with lavish green.
Fluid art is inspired by ‘Diamond Dispersion’ – where the light travels through the diamond and separates into spectral hues. A fusion of art and science is used in this space. We completed this project in 45 days and achieved a new milestone.