tangram A sophisticated space has been completed. AMC Institution Group Chairman’s office in Bangalore, India.
Located on the 52-acre campus of the AMC Group of Institutions, this 3,000-square-foot space is located on the fifth floor of the Administration Building and features a glass-enclosed office for the Group Chairman. At the entrance is the reception and waiting room, followed by a private dining room for clients and dignitaries to have lunch during meetings. As you walk along the corridor, you will be greeted by the conference room next. At the end of the hallway is the chairman’s office, which includes a private room with en-suite bathroom and storage facilities.
The concept was to create a dynamic, brightly lit glass box on campus. To create this rectilinear-plan bright office, the rooms are organized in a rectilinear style along the back wall, with walkways leading to the rooms offering spectacular views of the university campus.
We chose a calm, neutral color palette and limited materials to walnut, statuary, concrete, brass, and some accent colors on the furniture.
Our motivation to fuse the old with the new came from noticing changes in university management. It’s a lot like the new generation working with their former counterparts at the university. We decided to choose a vintage decor that blends with the contemporary style of the project.
Upon entering the space, a front reception and waiting area greets visitors with statuary floors and textured walls with a gray concrete finish. An exterior glass façade opens to other rooms, with walnut wood used to frame the views of the university campus. The idea was to create a bright and airy open office by incorporating the reflection of the outside sky into the room.
All of the President’s private rooms are designed with custom-made furniture. Once inside, the front wall is lined with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, with a hidden door leading to the chairman’s private quarters. The chairman’s desk and credenza are made of teak veneer and the backdrop is a beautiful bookmatched marble that perfectly frames the table. Designed on a blank canvas with no absolute necessities, the space reflects the client’s taste and personality. Materials and furnishings are understated and simple, characterized by straight lines and subtle curves. I felt like I was “coming home”.
design team: Shraddha, Vidya
photograph: Nayang Soni