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Studio IAAD has designed a workspace for CorporatEdge that merges biophilic elements

Corporate office interiors are undergoing massive changes along with transforming job roles. The conventional sombre colour scheme and formal seating arrangements are passe, and are making way for something new.

Studio IAAD has crafted a workspace for CorporatEdge that seamlessly integrates biophilic elements, offering a distinctive environment.

Corporate office interiors are undergoing massive changes along with transforming job roles. The conventional sombre colour scheme and formal seating arrangements are passe, and are making way for something new. Co-working spaces often are an opportunity to enable a refreshing take on modern corporate interiors. They cater to diverse audiences and businesses and hence must be universal in their functionality and aesthetics.

workspace for CorporatEdge
workspace for CorporatEdge
workspace for CorporatEdge
workspace for CorporatEdge

Rachna Agarwal, the Founder and Design Ideator at Studio IAAD (It’s All About Design), an architectural firm established in the year 2007. She is also the co-founder of ZOERA, a studio that brings together stylishly curated layers of furniture, art and accessories to create exclusive and extraordinary spaces.

workspace for CorporatEdge
workspace for CorporatEdge
workspace for CorporatEdge
workspace for CorporatEdge

 Studio IAAD designed the workspace for CorporatEdge in bustling Bengaluru , giving it a unique biophilic disposition. The CorporatEdge office in the ITC building is a renowned service suite centre in South India. Apart from typical offices in a tech-driven city like Bengaluru, this 24,403 sq ft co-working space caters to young minds, while maintaining the integrity of a formal workspace.

workspace for CorporatEdge
workspace for CorporatEdge
workspace for CorporatEdge
workspace for CorporatEdge

The conventional notions of an office are done away with right from the entrance reception. The design intent is to integrate biophilic elements into the decor and bring light-heartedness to the space. A bespoke partition at the reception features a lattice of birds and planter boxes that add a fun pop of green. The herringbone-patterned ceramic tiled floor is contrasted by simple ceiling light fixtures made from rice paper. Additionally, track lights illuminate the area with the freedom of size and position flexibility.

workspace for CorporatEdge
workspace for CorporatEdge
workspace for CorporatEdge
workspace for CorporatEdge

 Workspaces feature a mix of ergonomic seating arrangements, from cubicles to communal tables, booths and open spaces. The entropic, organic, robust design aesthetic sets the tone for the rest of the office. The office building comprises a safety corridor along its periphery as a buffer in case of fires or other accidents. Laminated glass protects the exterior facade and allows for a seamless connection with the outdoors while sitting at your desk. The translucent glass protects those inside the office from the sharp glare of the sun while bringing in plenty of natural light. In this manner, there is less dependency on concrete or brick walls, and the usage of artificial light is limited. The inhabitants are protected from heat, dust and sound while comfortably sitting indoors. The design furthers the indoor-outdoor connection by introducing a comforting shade of green in the carpet. Making the service corridor a usable space becomes a spillover zone for those who need a break from sitting at their desks all day. The co-working office comprises a mix of bigger suites, workstations and collaborative spaces apart from the cafeteria.

workspace for CorporatEdge
workspace for CorporatEdge
workspace for CorporatEdge
workspace for CorporatEdge

Introducing elements that re-establish man’s connection with nature is a foolproof way to make a space personable. Present-day workspace designs are constantly evolving, and by incorporating biophilic design elements, interior design becomes immune to passing trends as nature is evergreen. In addition, there are many ways of exploring the indoor-outdoor connection, which is especially important in an increasingly digital world.

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