Amit Aurora of groupDCA has completed a rooftop office in Gurugram for a real estate giant- Paras Buildtech. Considering the client’s focus on quality and excellence, groupDCA designed the interiors to appeal to clients with the promise of sophistication and luxury. The modern commercial workspace features the right dose of woodwork and greenery, adding warmth and positivity to the interiors. While the use of plush upholstery, bold colour palette and ornate decor give the space a classic and sophisticated appeal. Further, daylight drenches the office through the extensive glazing, creating an enlivening, collaborative environment, reducing the need for artificial lights. The architect has shared with SURFACES REPORTER (SR) about the making of the space that is not only opulent and inviting, but also aligns effortlessly with the brand’s image and business objective.
Also Read: Todd Residence: India’s First Zero-Maintenance Home with Fibre Optics Integrated Facade | Cityspace’ 82 Architects | Gurugram
groupDCA has incorporated luxury and biophilic design principles while designing this corporate office for Paras Buildtech - a brand that deals in state-of-the-art residential projects, high-end commercial spaces, and internationally styled retail avenues.
Welcoming and Elegant Reception Area
Dark colours, plush upholstery, and ornate decor welcome clients at the reception.
Crystal chandeliers add an elegant touch to the lounge and the imposing colour palette of black and blue offers a tranquil atmosphere and a strong background allowing the heavy wooden paneling to stand out.
Biophilic Design Interventions
The reception directs to the main open workspace which is embellished with linear walkways.
Biophilic design interventions bring a breath of fresh air to the office. Planters line the desks, lending an inherent warmth and calm to the space and adding fresh character to the corporate atmosphere.
Also Read: Energetic Pop of Yellow, Green and Red Hues Exude A Feeling of Liveliness in This Mumbai Office | Quirk Studio
To balance the ebb and flow of everyday life, the terrace of this rooftop workspace is accessible from every corner of the office. Lined with planters and large Champa trees, the arrangement establishes a strong connection with nature amidst the bustling city.
The ergonomic layout of the workspace, oriented around the terrace, provides definition while retaining a feeling of transparency and openness.
Large Windows for Panoramic Views and Light
The large windows along one side of the open workspace direct the gaze towards the terrace, and beyond it, to the sweeping views of Gurugram’s skyline. Natural light floods the office through the extensive glazing, creating an uplifting, collaborative environment, minimising the need for artificial lights.
Acoustic Comfort and Speech Privacy
To offer privacy, one side of the main workspace has meeting rooms and offices for the heads of departments.
Against the glazing overlooking the terrace are multiple lounges and interspersed between them are phone booths for private conversations.
The linearity of the walkways between the open workspace is mirrored by the acoustical fins mounted to the ceiling, dampening the ambient sounds and adding another layer of privacy to the interiors.
Also Read: Wood and Beige Interiors Make An Elegant Statement in This Private Residence Designed by Pencil and Monk | Chennai
Fusion of Leather and Wood in the Director’s Cabin
A private hallway leads to the Director’s room, where the generous use of heavy wood paneling and textured leather adds a masculine touch, while the angled floor-to-ceiling windows maximise natural light and offers impressive views of the skyscrapers surrounding the building.
The mixture of organic materials and decorative elements, like the crystal chandeliers and antique mirrors, make for an alluring statement. The Managing Directors’ office in all white is furnished with warm wood tones and leather for a soft, yet luxurious touch.
Mixing the principles of timeless design with contemporary sentimentalities, Paras’ corporate office serves as a canvas for clients, assuring them of the quality and excellence the brand has to offer.
Typology: Commercial – Office
Name of Project: Paras Buildtech Office
Location: Gurugram, Haryana
Name of Client: Paras Buildtech
Name of Client’s Firm: Paras Buildtech
Principal Architect: Amit Aurora
Design Team: Shivani Agarwal, Sandeep Kumar Dang
Built-Up Area (sq ft & sq m): 10,050 sq.ft.
Completion Date: 2021
Photographer: Niveditaa Gupta, Studio Photo/Synthesis
About the Firm
DCA Architects is an award-winning, nationally and internationally acclaimed, multi-disciplinary design firm, based out of New Delhi, India. Founded in 1996, over the last two decades, the firm has accomplished architecture and design projects across diverse scales and typologies. Today, the firm has to its credit, widely acclaimed projects across diverse typologies:
Keep reading SURFACES REPORTER for more such articles and stories.
Join us in SOCIAL MEDIA to stay updated
SR FACEBOOK | SR LINKEDIN | SR INSTAGRAM | SR YOUTUBE
Further, Subscribe to our magazine | Sign Up for the FREE Surfaces Reporter Magazine Newsletter
Also, check out Surfaces Reporter’s encouraging, exciting and educational WEBINARS here.
You may also like to read about:
Office with a ‘Breathing Wall’ by Ar. Deepak Guggari Studio VDGA Pune
tHE gRID Architects Incorporates Local Materials and Biophilic Design in Eunoia Office | Ahmedabad