How the Trilegal office blends art with workspace typology
The multidisciplinary design firm RSDA curates an office space that balances customised art and industrial interiors with ease
Reinventing the industrial ethos of corporate offices, the Trilegal office in Saket fabricates a harmony between art and workspace. Housed in a corporate tower, the office is designed by Rakhee Bedi and Shobhit Kumar of RSDA, a multidisciplinary design firm delivering architecture, interior design and strategic services across India based in Gurugram.
The spatial zoning of the 15,000 sq-ft site area is formulated on the rationale of confidentiality of the work the company does. With private zones and conference rooms located on the periphery of the layout, the office is rendered with views and filtered natural light. The central corridor is segregated by vertical fins providing privacy to the workstations. Two of the meeting rooms are coherent to the reception, allowing easy browsing and movement for the visitors and clients. Based on the hierarchy, the workstations are segregated into row seating and partnered cabins. Pantry and other utilities are pushed to a corner separating them from working spaces. Understanding the functional dominance of the reception and waiting area in a work space, voluminous chunks of space are dedicated to the same. An elaborate play of volumes in the reception area is an important asset to the design language.
The interiors of the office are strategised to exude cues of vibrant art along with sophisticated workplace ethics. To achieve this phenomenon, a balance between customised art and industrial interiors is articulated. The linear design vocabulary of the wooden battens on the ceiling fabricates a sophisticated entry, while the ochres of warli art and the stone furniture customised by the designers enhance the sense of space. The false ceilings are enhanced by the customised contemporary hanging lamps that not only endorses the elegance but also resonates the personality of Trilegal.
Art by the architect himself enhances the mood of the micro-environment. The colour palette comprises white and grey - creating a calm and welcoming visual scape, with the vibrant art breaking the monotony. The whites of the meeting rooms are well contrasted with the cool and warm colours of wood patterned veneers that form a picturesque backdrop for the paintings.
The material palette of the reception area is contrasting and hence stands out in the design. The wooden flooring articulates a dramatic canvas for the stone and grey furniture. The flooring transitions from tile to carpet according to the functionality and hierarchy of the space. With an elaborated, and planned out organic design strategy, this office imbibes a peaceful work environment in this corporate setup.