RK FABRICS OFFICE
Location: Gandhinagar, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Project Type: Commercial Interiors
Area: 3600 sqft
Project Team: Gaurav Roy Choudhury
Gandhinagar, the bustling and chaotic old mercantile part of Bangalore, saw the growth of RK Fabrics from occupying a small room to three floors in a rent controlled neglected building. It stayed true to the place which saw it grow. Ignoring the imageable and more accessible parts of the city, it decided to reconcile its growth and restructure its office premises at the same place it began.
Space occupied included two and a half independent floors and half a terrace as a cafeteria. The Third floor accommodates the administrative part of the office including a cabin for the Chief Operations Officer of the company who looks over these processes. The Fourth Floor, which only has half the floor space of the whole floor becomes an exclusive suite for the owner, as it hovers in between both the floors, enabling him to be well connected with all activities of the office. It also has a conference table for internal and private meetings. The Fifth floor becomes the design hub, with the design being made and samples being stored as an archive for all customers. The Sixth floor or terrace is the open air cafeteria for all employee meals and breaks. It has a running kitchen which provides food and beverage for the entire office.
The design concept internalizes this growth and dynamic development of a company within this building, breaking through the slabs, connecting the floors, and eventually hitting light as this volume emerges into the skies. The lines which follow are symbolic of this growth, starting from the floor they elevate into the volume following the light.
This phenomenon treats the building as the host, wrapping, and manifesting internally.
The result is an energetic, open, well lit, and singular volume brimming with the resonance of the original motives. It allows for the dynamism in thought to develop into dynamism in work.