MakeSpace Architects Studio by MakeSpace Architects
The up-and-coming architectural studio MakeSpace Architects design their own office in Indore.
Located in the most premier landmark building in an upscale neighbourhood of Indore, the 1150 sq.ft studio of MakeSpace architects, is truly a masterpiece in its porosity and Style. Being a young enterprise, the ambiance of the office is ecstatic, Collective, collaborative and non-hierarchical, enabling the office team to explore new imaginative ideas.
The cube shell is played, through a minimalistic approach, and believing that “Less is more”. Through simplified visual compositions, the studio seemingly dissolves the boundaries of inside-outside, with its partitions in-between the spaces framed in black, that seems to be floating.
The whole idea was to keep the material context intact by retaining the natural colours of the material, giving it a rustic look. As we know, the beauty of the natural material is achieved by keeping its colour raw and pure. Colour and texture are interdependent on each other, as texture differentiates colour, or vice-versa, together they activate the sense of vision and touch.
The interior surfaces are finished with muted grey palate of Concrete, in contrast to its furniture which is finished with a subtle oak wood veneer. We strongly believe that grey being a combination of black and white, balances the colour palette becoming a non-monotonous and stable colour which can imbibe different emotions in different lightning conditions let it be natural or artificial.
The use of material like leather, birch plywood, natural stone helped us to retain their natural properties of colour and texture. The space inherits the subtlety of contemporary interiors using shades of grey and follows a strict principle of lines and grids, that help to differentiate colour, material and texture.
In the workstation area, Playing with axial lines both vertically and horizontally helped the space to achieve a sense of symmetry in plan and equilibrium in material context. The visual porosity throughout the place initiates a non -verbal conversation to amplify the mood of architecture. Reconfiguration also plays an important role for making a space usable for multiple activities.
One of the cabins inherits the subtlety of contemporary interiors through a monochrome approach using shades of grey of leathers ranging from Napa grey to Indian grey. The grey veneer backdrop was intentionally mellowed down to highlight the PU textured frames and leather clad shutters. All the operable panels seem to be flushed, forming a continuous frame.
The mood board for the other cabin breaks the monotonous nature of concrete and contrast with natural finishes to add highlighters, keeping the choice of materials subtle and differentiated.
The conference was created to propagate the theme of an 'Idea box'. The seamless glass box incorporates an idea of design where the contemporary conventional architecture meets the future of parametric. The parametric wall is achieved through a set of algorithmic progression decoded by the sound waves produced by human noise. The wall is an amalgamation of various birch ply cut sections.
In this studio, attention is heeded to every detail, be it parametric or 3D surfaces. The designers have tried to embody all the new techniques with natural materials to leave a lasting impact on both the viewers and the users. The Studio is an accumulation of parametric and contemporary architecture through rustic effective use of rustic materials.
Project: MakeSpace Architects Studio
Location: Indore, India
Photographs: Studio Kunal Bhatia
Design Team: Rajat Sanghvi, Naina reddy