theKcompany designed the Samara Consultants office in moody colors and greens to brighten up the space in Kochi, India.
Samara boasts reflection and introspection and the ability to bring them together. Located in urban Kakanado, on his 3rd floor of his 5-storey building adjacent to the main road, but flanked by lush canopy trees, the concrete structure It offers a break in the monotonous scenery.
The space embodies the client’s love of nature and living with it, which is reflected in the office’s abundant natural light, natural plants and feathered companions. The space opens to a lounge that reflects Kerala, a green and tropical paradise, while rooted in the Zen ideals of living and mindfulness.
The client had a clear concept of the office culture and themes that would promote a relaxed and calm environment while being of the highest effectiveness. A casual palette of blue and white embraces this core ideal while also following the official theme, but without being overwhelming.
The office spreads over the entire floor in a U-shape and spreads around the common lobby. Spatial planning focused primarily on access priority and depth. Public and semi-public spaces are oriented toward the entrance, with workstations, team heads’ offices, and human resources offices hidden from view but easily accessible. The MD cabin, GM cabin, and lounge space are fitted with glass. Equally dense vegetation cuts out the slanting rays of the setting sun, and double-layered glass helps cut out the greenhouse effect and ensuing heat. hidden, but easily accessible.
The entire office is strategically divided in two by a common area that houses custom-made oval swing chairs and entertainment consoles. One of the most interactive spaces, this space offers a transitional space to the office as it surrounds all the individual office spaces in the house, regardless of department.
One of the challenges we faced was the low height of the space. This meant that we had to rethink including a centralized AC. Another challenge was that the offices were spread across the floors of the building, so we had to design the movement between spaces to minimize the effort required to navigate to each space, yet not feel boring. . This was achieved with appropriate breakpoints and interacting nodes along the main circulation. Partitions are glass partitions and gypsum partitions, and masonry is placed as necessary. Plywood and laminate details were used to highlight different walls and focal points.
His greatest strength stems from the fact that he gives his clients absolute creative freedom when it comes to design, keeping their interests open and open to suggestions. The lounge area was to accommodate most of his clients, ranging from top executives, national and international dignitaries. He wanted to draw inspiration from vertical spaces and multiple eco-his projects in Singapore to bring together his vision of a green haven in the middle of the city. As a deeply spiritual figure drawn to the art of Zen and oneness with nature, the space is mostly dotted with relics of the Buddha, largely reflecting the same attitude. Another welcome to the lounge was a friendly white parrot and a brightly colored macaw.
Staying true to the requirements, Samara leads to a lush green lounge complete with lush greenery and the welcoming chirping of parrots and macaws, enveloping visitors in the client’s love of nature and its presence. . And the office spaces, with their signature themes and palettes, deliver an inviting and relaxing office environment while meeting the professional and productive demands of work ethics.
design: The Company
design team: Kishan Sabi, Shebiba, Anant Jayaraj, Ajay, Sasreef, Porchejyan, Niki
photo shoot: Nathan’s photo