When working on the project of IND Architects office, we entrusted ourselves with the task to create a contemporary creative space with a minimum of distracting elements, so that designers and architects could focus on their projects as much as possible. The office has become a business card and a reflection of the studio which has implemented a number of projects over five years of its existence.
The office has been arranged in ARTPLAY Design Center and has been decorated in the loft style. Designers have shown the benefits of a former industrial premise to their best advantage — they have kept the double-floor height area in some places, have deliberately left the concrete ceiling panels unpainted and have retained the original concrete structure – like timber shutter texture on the first floor and ceiling panels on the second floor. Exposed black-colored utilities accentuate the industrial past of the building and form a contrast to white walls of the office.
The office has been divided into two zones — one is a volumetric double-floor height area for designers and another one is a cozy space on the second floor for architects. The walls of the latter one are used for attaching the pictures and drawings of studio’s current projects. In addition to two open space zones, a reception zone, a meeting room, and a coffee-point have been arranged on the first floor; an office, a leisure area, and an open meeting room for the staff may be found on the second floor. Two or three person meetings may also be held at a round table in the first-floor open space. Two separate wardrobes have been arranged for the staff and guests – one is at the entrance and another one is at the meeting room.
Grey and white are basic interior colors. Bright yellow details – such as infographics, a creatively different full-wall unicorn in the first-floor open space, and small items, like flower cache-pots, desk folders, and décor details – stand out sharply against quiet shades. The infographics had been developed as a part of a new corporate style of IND Architects and was patterned by the studio’s architects. In the leisure area, the employees may catch a break in a work process and talk about their goings, interesting projects and news while playing darts or foosball or read an interesting book nestling themselves down on a convenient pouf.