situated in the indian city of hyderabad, pentaspace consultants has completed the design of the ‘nava bharat’ office. when they first approached the project, the architects were met with a huge granite boulder that occupied the center of the site. faced with the decision of either blasting the giant stone or incorporating it into the interior space, pentaspace chose to do the latter.
all images courtesy of pentaspace consultants
as it takes up such a large area of usable space, the office has been designed by pentaspace around the massive chunk of rock. with the array of desks and offices surrounding it, the contrast between the new commercial aesthetic and crude stone creates an interesting juxtaposition. overall, having the sleek intervention at arm’s length to the abstract granite form brings an element of surprise and character to the design.
the existing boulder was incorporated into the design
pentaspace is a multi-disciplinary team that works on architectural and interior design interventions. the philosophy that guides the practice is based on the notion that ‘architectural synergy is a response to space, nature and light’. with this in mind, the work they undertake goes from contextual to creative, and authentic to sustainable. with a number of projects under its belt, pentaspace has completed a wide variety of schemes, from luxury and affordable housing, hospitality, retail, industrial, and commercial projects.
the granite boulder infused around work-stations of the commercial space
the architects made the decision to design around the huge stone
sleek designs and an abstract form in tandem with one another
desks are at arm’s length from the granite
the material color palette used are kept in-sync with the interior of the space
the boulder is visible from multiple levels of the office
project name: ‘nava bharat office’
location: hyderabad, india
design: pentaspace consultants
edited by: lynne myers | designboom
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