Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Anagram Office in Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi by Anagram Architects
November 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Anagram Architects
Anagram’s philosophy is reflected in the way the new office is designed. Much larger than the previous establishment, with long, broad tables and open plan spacing, the feeling harks back to the look and feel of the most basic architectural studio, despite the obvious presence of so many computers. The idea is to talk, discuss, debate, and evolve.
The unique entrance staircase has immediate appeal, and was envisioned as a public-ish zone, where people from within the creative field could sit and unwind/interact.
Despite being in the basement, the office has access to natural light by way of skylights and light wells, skirting the external basement walls, which throw in diffused light, as the day progresses.
In addition, the back wall of one skylit gallery displays a large mural of a mechanistic ant, which quirkily flanks the visual expanse of the studio. Titled “Ant-1” and created by artist Anpu Varkey, it was conceptualized as a reflection of the underground nature of the premises while drawing parallels with the characteristics of collective intelligence and shared work exemplified by the insect.
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