Shilpa Sambargi Architects designs their office space using sustainable design
The workspace is housed in an existing 30-year-old structure
The architects’ design studio, spread over approximately 2,000 sq-ft, is on the first floor of an existing 30-year-old structure, located in a residential layout of South Bengaluru.
“The conceptual approach to the design studio was to create a sustainable and aesthetically pleasing ambience,” says principal architect Shilpa Sambargi.
The key focus was determining various factors like efficient and effective use of space, selecting construction materials that offer low environmental impact and lowering pollution, waste and energy consumption.
The workspace is designed such that minimal heat penetrates, but at the same time maximum natural light and ventilation floods all areas. With no additional floor plate, the studio expands on the first floor, housing the arrival/ workstations/ formal meeting room and informal discussion areas.
The stairs finished with black leather finish granite treads and risers lead to the first floor. The entrance has a fascinating panel of perforated bricks that pivot along the metal members fixed on frames that lets in the light at the same time giving a glimpse of the surroundings. This area has a clay-tile ceiling, which keeps the arrival area relatively cool.
The workstations and meeting room area have well-finished, exposed, deep-red clay brick walls, which serve as a good contrast to the natural, raw, exposed, grey concrete ceiling. The informal discussion space is a brick-clad patio with greenery all around. The 4m-long, solid timber table top is the highlight of this space.
The overall colour scheme is kept simple, and it merges well with its surroundings. There is a conscious effort made to execute the design using sustainable materials, and the result is quite impactful.