Celebrating Modern Day Workplaces

Studio IAAD designs the CorporatEdge Office as a modern workspace for the future with vintage design aesthetics at the core

Studio IAAD designs the CorporatEdge Office as a modern workspace

Fact File
Typology: Commercial / Workspace
Location: Connaught Place, New Delhi
Built-Up Area: 11,800 sq ft.
Client: CorporatEdge
Principal Designer: Rachna Agarwal
Start Date: Dec 2018
Completion Date: March 2020
Photographer: Anjdre J. Fanthome Studio Noughts and Crosses LLP

Material Palette
Glass: Saint Gobain
Sanitary ware: Roca
Flooring: Marble City, CCIL (Flotex)
Furnishing: Monarch
Lighting: Hatsu, Legrand
Paint: Asian Paints
Interior Contractor: IDI

Studio IAAD designs the CorporatEdge Office as a modern workspace

Third in the series of the prestigious Corporatedge serviced offices, this workplace is a blend of a vintage legacy with the contemporary elegance of a modern-day workspace. The design intervention was planned to pay homage to the existing architectural vocabulary of the region without approaching classicism in its bare form, by defining a contemporary insertion in the heart of the historical centre it is situated in.

The building has offices for all business types: ranging from a single person to a group of over twenty. While the service core is located centrally to allow ease of accessibility, all the working spaces are placed along the periphery of the rectangular planform, optimising natural light and ventilation in the most used areas.

Studio IAAD designs the CorporatEdge Office as a modern workspace

The library is the first room that one enters. The café has been envisioned as a bustling eatery on a street; the open café is placed abutting the corridor, allowing people to look into it from all points through the expanse of the passage.

The picturesque urban design includes a series of columns, globe lights that form a continuum in the rhythm, and the design language, with a similar repetitive pattern that the columns display. These globe lights constitute the primary design element in the office washrooms, as they hang from the ceiling and act as transverse punctuations in an otherwise longitudinal space. The furniture is an eclectic mix of pouffes, armchairs and low tables.

Studio IAAD designs the CorporatEdge Office as a modern workspace

Statement chess-board patterns on the flooring and the elegant wallpapers are reminiscent of the classical era. All the rooms are bathed in ample natural light, with a stepped ceiling tapering towards the exterior, further maximising the daylight ingress. Dominated by a vintage English vocabulary, the interiors feature floors finished with Bluetooth patterns that are a modern take on the outfits of the classical era. Rich Italian flooring finishes are complemented by attractive carpet vinyl, that resists microbial build-ups and is long-lasting. In contrast, the ceilings are left raw with exposed services adding to the dramatic vibe while also ensuring easy maintenance and repair. All the corridors feature glazing with mullions, that add to the royalty of the spaces.

Studio IAAD designs the CorporatEdge Office as a modern workspace

The design manifesto aims to bring in a sense of airy spaciousness, with colours that keep the scheme subtle yet crisp.