Project Name: ‘Respire’ Office
Location: New Delhi, India
Typology: Office Building Architectural Firm: Flyingseeds design studio
Principal Architect: Abhinav Chaudhary, Kakoli Bhattacharya
Team: Pushpendra kashyap, Sahil Lamba, Shubham Aggarwal, Rishabh Kamboj
Project Year: November 2021 Total Area: 10500 sqft Built-up Area: 35000 sqft
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The Headquarter office to a medical surgical industry; rises amidst the old, dilapidated industrial warehouses, small factory plants in a dense industrial Area of Delhi, India.
The Respire Office is about the homecoming to the Industrial modern Office culture, where it was an exercise in building more with less.
Offering a large open-space layout with negligible internal walls, Volumizing with maximum ceiling heights sans false ceiling, keeping the services exposed to achieve abundant Natural light and Air in all the corners so that there is least dependency on mechanical means for lighting and comfortable working atmosphere.
The Design evolves with the intent to stand calm and composed amidst the cacophony of the dense industrial area of the City.
The Building claims its entity, bringing a sense of pride and belongingness to the users.
The Concrete building mass is steered and sliced by vertical planes strategically, to attain relief spaces at the front. A double height RECEPTION at upper Ground-floor and an open Courtyard on the First-floor is created, revealing the inner flesh of the building that breathes through articulated terracotta-brick parametric screens.
The quintessential courtyard devised at the first floor makes way for natural light and air to penetrate deep into the building, allowing it to Breathe naturally, accentuating the space quality and celebrating the honesty of the ethical material-palette of exposed concrete, terracotta bricks, steel, Birch plywood in their most intrinsic, rustic form intensifying the visual and tactile sense.
Lush green pockets of air-purifying plants growing out of shelving systems and desk tops imperfectly, in contrast to the muted palette and provides a constant link with the living nature.
The South-facing, front façade responds to the entire day journey of the blazing Delhi Sun, where the summer lasts for eight months straight annually.
The Building Façade is an outcome of two aspects – Response to the Climate and Augmenting the immediate context.
The Façade evolves as a process from line-to planes-to forms.
The Responsive Façade of the building is dominated and also unified by the distinct, numerous vertical louvered sun-shading system designed and articulated through solar comfort analysis.
The High performance thermal break windows to cut down the south Solar gain consequentially.
The central courtyard on the first floor is a significant relief amidst the massive concrete block which is an ‘open to sky’ calm space stimulating tranquil, cool, green micro environment with a water body and trees.
Created by enclosure from two sides by terracotta brick jali, the breathing walls, brings in cooler air inside the building, reduces the dependability on Air conditioning and contributes again towards energy efficiency of the building.
All the internal walls are made in exposed terracotta bricks complemented by birchwood ply workstation and partitions.
The Interior Workstation space is conceived and optimized as modern industrial design which is rustic, stripped back and warm all together.
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