‘DSC corporate offices’ by archohm, gurgaon, india images courtesy of archohm

international practice archohm have completed the ‘DSC corporate offices’ for construction company D.S. Construction located in gurgaon, india. the interior design is comprised of a 6,000 sq.ft. shell with nine floors of dedicated to services, recreation, waiting and meeting areas, five work spaces and management areas.the brief required the team to reflect the company’s role and vision while taking the user experience to another level.

at the building’s entrance is a cluster of strategically placed steel reinforcement bars which creates a path leading to the interior. the poles represent the company’s prominent role in the construction industry. when lit at night, it transforms into a captivating piece of art. maximizing the use of the rectangular space, a diagonal was designed to divide the central ground floor into two tampering ramped tunnels. the space transforms into a double height reception. upon entering, a person is led along a display corridor with visuals of artwork on one side and a black glass screen with television insets concealing a series of meeting rooms.

archohm: DSC corporate office corridor

doubling as a museum, this corridor was designed to be intimidating, bold and informative. every space in the building has been developed to keep in mind the image and ethos of the company’s user centric approach. as a part of the exhibit, a model display table has been created with an under lit top. this surface is aerodynamically shaped and softened at the edges with the use of corian molding for a seamless finish.

the reception table is made of a monolithic kadappa black stone with carved in niches for storage and wire management. a red graphical inlay of the three arcs from the company’s logo dominates the otherwise dark table. it in line with the dark corridor entrance with complete black surfaces and spotlight accents.

emphasis was laid on creating a vibrant and transparent work culture with open plan layouts clubbed with exclusive and insulated management floors.

combining corporate and design aesthetics.

archohm: DSC corporate office model with under lighting

  archohm: DSC corporate office reception

archohm: DSC corporate office meeting rooms with coordinated color themes

being a construction company associated with bright fluorescent colors, the five corporate work floors were given their own identity. at night, every level appears as a band of different colors making the facade a playful sight. the two top areas are marked with a completely different look and feel. from blacks and whites, one transcends to beige and browns. extensive use of mint stone brings in a rough and artistic feel with deep browns to bring in a sense of formality to the space.

archohm: DSC corporate office presentation room

archohm: DSC corporate office stairwell

  archohm: DSC corporate office


archohm: DSC corporate office  

archohm: DSC corporate office chairman’s office

the chairman’s office is a massive naturally lit volume that has a wooden inner skin with large designer classics of furniture expressing extreme opulence. the main table is a 25 feet long clean raw piece of specially oiled wood, made in italy. the same material is used to carve out four visitor chairs to bring in continuity and represent a contemporary interior. the raw concrete wall acts as a backdrop, to contrast the warm elements.  an eames lounge chair, herman miller aerons and the ronald schmidt television stand punctuate the space with their classic appeal.

the area then extends itself vertically to a private lounge that envelopes a large terrace garden and a meeting room. this garden acts as an intimate space for private gatherings and events. all the bathrooms in this zone are marked with a high element of design with european fixtures and furniture. the board room table which is an exclusive and fundamentally solid heavy stone table that brings in a certain focus to the room. the total budget of the project reached approximately 1040 lakhs with the highest priority being services, especially for the office lighting, which was provided through swiss, regent lighting.

the air conditioning and ventilation have been automated with sensors using japanese (daikin) solution and variable refrigerant technology (vrv) to optimize power and cooling. for sanitary all the plumbing was done using german (kohler) products. automated roller blinds control this naturally lit office aptly supported by green lighting solutions. art and graphics were created to complement the spaces with themes related to construction and history of the client.

archohm: DSC corporate office

archohm: DSC corporate office lighting detail