Hindustan Times Media Pvt. Ltd – Corporate Office in Lower Parel with Ultra Modern Look by Architect Narayan & Associates

The location of the project is in a business hub of Lower Parel, India Bulls, they wanted premises which have modern amenities with ultra modern look and feel.With a total area of 38,900 square feet, Architect Narayan & Associates completed it in two and a half month.

Part 1

During extensive pre – design discussion in our first visit to project site, we observed that the premises had fantastic views, great height and fairly large column span. As a designer’s perspective, we have a large scope to design and have used lot of our imaginations and creativity which can suit a media company.

This is been solely an interior project to design in detail taking in to consideration the concept and to execute the same.The premises were primarily divided in to 2 zones having a center core. This worked very well as a program given to us as a designer too. The overall area including the terraces was approximately 35,000 to 40,000 square feet. The seating capacity was large in terms of the requirement.

Brief given to us was to make very vibrant and dynamic office. Ensuring that all the requirements are fitting and that certain flexibility can be present in terms of interdepartmental accesses. They had 2 large entities, one as corporate office and other as editorial’s which suited quite well to the overall space entity. The brief itself was quite a challenge for us to deliver an office which is not only vibrant but also to have a lot of design flare within an office which suits a media company.

Part 2

We work with a concept, where firstly, we ensured that the inter-departmental accesses are eased out with alternate cubical opening in the center.  We had all the senior executives in the corners of the office and we had the center with an open ceiling to the large staff. We allowed a lot of ceiling design play with openness and light criss-cross. We ensured that the office is lighter in color, had dark flooring and a lot of colorful ceiling. This allowed a blend of corporate styling with colorful ceilings. We ensured that a lot of color is used in the office so as to identify their corporate entities, as the sense of belongingness is established.

We have used a combination of standard materials with a unique and a different design. We used tile floors, gypsum ceiling with a design which is quite elegant. We have also kept lot of places open in areas as it allows the space to look much larger in perception.

The opportunities as a designer we have got were to have an opportunity to design maximum creativity possible. We had an opportunity to break free from the usual business offices to be provided. It is surely a challenge to break free from the regular corporate imaginaries. Secondly, to ensure that it appeals to the youth. The challenges were surely faced as to ensure that the total number of employees is fitted within the area given. Yet, to ensure that the office still looks spacious in nature.

The company primarily has been in to media domain. They want us to take in to account that the office speaks loud of it. They had approximately 350 employees, we presented them with 2 large conference rooms, few meeting rooms, terrace lounges, hot – seats on terrace and other areas, large outdoor cafeteria’s, edit and studio rooms.

Part 3

Philosophy and Values of Architect Narayan & Associates

“Behind every design there is a good idea, behind every good idea, there is a team   led by design professionals, who brings innovation, expertise and experience.”

The firm has conceptualized, designed & executed projects, ranging from corporate offices, Commercials, Residential, Malls, Hotels & Resorts, Institutional, Hospitals & various other diverse field in Architectural & Interiors.

Architect Narayan & Associatesfirmly believes in value of money for clients and has always emphasized on quality. The greatest reward for us is client’s satisfaction in every project.

We believe in intelligent designs that create space and good working environment in corporate world. Architect Narayan & Associates has adapted various multifaceted ideas on interiors from modern to contemporary to stylish & elegant interiors. Our remarkable achievement in very short time further enhances their ability to perform.

Every project is a challenge in itself. Architect Narayan & Associates makes sure that their perception matches to the client’s expectation. It is always a challenge to ensure the work turns out as per the client’s expectation and appeals to the youth in long – term.

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