With its Noida office, Studio Arquite represents a new generation of entrepreneurial mindset that does not adhere to the rigid rules of traditional monofunctional workplaces. By simplifying and adapting to the employees’ needs, the office corresponds to the four principles of transparency, flexibility, sustainability, and minimalism.
- Project name: Arquite, Noida
- Architecture firm: Arquite
- Principal architect: Kapil razdan & Seema pandey
- Project location: Noida, India
- Built area: 1303 sq.ft.
- Site area: 1500 sq.ft.
- Photography: Comdez
- Visualization: In-house team (Google Sketchup & 3Ds max)
- Design team: In-house team
- Collaborators: –
- Interior design: In-house team
- Design year: 2021
- Completion year: 2022
- Landscape: In-house team
- Civil engineer: In-house team
- Structural engineer: In-house team
- Environmental & MEP engineering: Cooling labs
- Lighting: Future innovations
- Construction: In-house team
- Supervision: In-house team
- Materials: MDF, MS, glass(toughned), finishing materials(misc)
- Budget: ₹1500000
- Client: Arquite
- Status: Completed
- Typology: Workspace
- Text Credits: Ar.Kritika Juneja
The spatial composition was shaped by the play of proportions at both the vertical and horizontal levels, the harmony between aesthetics and practicality, and the simplicity of the material.
In stark contrast to typical cabin and cubicle designs, the 1500-square-foot floorplate has a large surface area. A clean geometric form becomes the basic sustainable tool for design development – in terms of layout, communication, and work too.
Workstation islands provide flexible seating within the office, with cushioned stools replacing work chairs to maximize space. On the mezzanine, a multi-functional island serves as a place for informal meeting, dining, or an impromptu gathering, in addition to a conference room with a glass enclosure and a very un-executive executive room.
Floating pods act as mini private spaces and form the highlights of the office. Aside from breaking free from a traditional layout and adding a fun element, they also become the center of attention, adding an element of intrigue.
A beautiful interplay of light and shadow accentuates the functional material palette of floating partitions made of MDF and metal, all-wood flooring ensuring seamlessness, tinted glazing on floor-to-ceiling windows with frosting at the lintel, and spaces styled to surrender to the adjacent city skyline.
In order to enhance productivity, primary colors like red and yellow emphasize the raw industrial nature of exposed structural members and add vibrancy to the otherwise neutral palette. An exposed ceiling further reinforces the idea of transparency. Light fittings with a bit of quirk add pizzazz!
Therefore, the office stands out for its fluid layout, floating volumes, and attention to detail. In a fast-paced scenario where change is dynamic, it defines functional aesthetics with minimal use of material.
Design Credits:-Ar.Kapil Razdan and Ar. Seema Pandey, Founders Arquite
Article Authored by:-Ar.Kritika Juneja