Providing market research and consultation in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, Root Analysis is located in the heart of the business center of Mohali.
Project name: Roots Analysis
Architect’ Firm: Studio Mohenjodaro
Lead Architects: Ar. Tarunpreet Singh Bhatia
Project location: A 430, Bestech Business Towers, Sector 66, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab, 160066
Completion Year: 2016
Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 2100sq. ft.
Photo credits: Purnesh Dev Nikhanj
Photographer’s website: www.purneshdev.com
Photographer’s Instagram: @purneshdev
Collaborators- Astha Gupta, Jasjot Kaur and Raman Singh for Wall Illustrations
Clients- Roots Analysis is a pharmaceutical company that provides market research and consulting in that industry.
Consultants- Cooltech (HVAC consultant)
Brands / Products
List of materials and brands used in project.
Greenlam – Mica for green wall
The client brief demanded an informal office space that would encourage interaction and discussions in a comfortable atmosphere. The design had to be youthful so as to cater to the average age of the company employees, which is mid-twenties. Taking into consideration the site area and location, an open layout was preferred with clean sight lines and easy patterns of circulation.
The reception and waiting area is a buffer zone that does not reveal the introverted nature of the office to the outside. It features wooden flooring and brick clad partitions separating it from the rest of the office space. A specially designed movable wooden partition incorporates indoor planters and leads the visitor inside. The stepped seating adjacent to the reception area provides a cozy, comfortable relaxation space and doubles as an area hosting informal meetings. . The Steps open up to provide storage space for the office.
Glass has been used for most of the partitions, allowing an easy visual access to the meeting/ conference room, which is further designed as a versatile space which morphs into a games room. The specially designed conference table, doubles up as a Table Tennis unit as per the demand of the time, space and situation. Further, the conference room can be segregated into two smaller meeting rooms via sliding folding doors.
A passage acts as a space segregator between the conference/meeting room and the workspaces. Workstations are arranged in a simple, linear setup, allowing for efficiency and ease of interaction between employees. Natural light, during the daytime, filters in from large windows accessible only from one side of the office space. The open layout also helps light up the entire office, reducing the electrical load.
Omitting the false ceiling makes the space seem larger; visible AC ducts have been painted red, and sit against a background of dark grey/black. Wall graphics interspersed throughout the interiors help generate interest and break the monotony generally associated with office spaces. The MD’s office uses wood as the primary material with wooden wall elements extending from floor to ceiling.
Tarunpreet Singh Bhatia, Principal Architect
He began his professional career with well-known architects which helped attaining invaluable experience in the field, thereby enriching his own architectural ideologies and philosophies. Working with the renowned “Hundred Hands” in Bangalore, he helped design and execute high-end residential apartments, penthouses, large scale industrial projects under the aegis of Bijoy Ramachandran. This was followed by work experience with the nationally acclaimed French architect, Stephane Paumier at the helm of “SPA Design Ltd.” in New Delhi. Here he worked on the prestigious Franco-German Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
is a multi-disciplinary design firm that was established in the year 2014. Spearheaded by Ar. Tarunpreet Singh Bhatia, the practice deals with a variety of projects, regardless of the scale or the kind of style and detailing required. Designing of interior spaces is given as much attention as the planning of larger, architectural assignments.
The ideological approach to each design, at the core, is to keep it practical and relatable. The studio believes that spatial quality should not isolate the soul, rather it should comfort and nurture it, providing a sense of belonging and ownership to its occupant. In other words, the designs are contextual and fulfill the requirements of the clients. The design, more often than not, unravels itself after deliberately ironing out the complex layers of the built form. The corollary is a simple and understated yet comprehensively elegant design fabric that wraps the aesthetic.