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HP Lakhani Associates Office
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HP Lakhani Associates Office

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HP Lakhani Associates
Road no. 45, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
2015
Size: 2,000 sft & 1350 sft terrace

An open shell space gave us the liberty to design an office to meet our requirements and explore all possibilities in terms of space planning, material usage and provision of services.
Maximum usage of green building materials, natural organic finishes etc have been used to create the interiors and the external terrace space. The complete electric power consumption is being generated by solar energy and wind mills except for the power consumption required for running the air conditioners. The entire office is integrated with automation system and can be controlled through an iPad. Along with meeting our requirements we have tried to display the different material usage and finishes to our clients that are available today for their better understanding.

The plan was generated to make optimal use of the given floor plate with complete vaastu compliance. An open plan main studio is at the center of the office, while all the services have been segregated at one end behind an existing wall. The main reception area is a large space with an additional work station provision for the accounts department. A small meeting room at the entry, serves the dual purpose of a waiting area, meeting room with contractors and vendors, and storage space for material samples. The glass walls provide the necessary physical separation between the spaces but allow the visual link with the interior spaces. The main studio is defined into two zones with the wall finish provided and the passage that leads to the conference room and the principal architect’s room. Opposite the passage at the other end of the studio is a door which opens into the service core which houses the pantry, rest rooms, filing cabinets, printer station, and storage of catalogues, stationery and other important files.

The open terrace in front of the built space is an additional spill out area, with a semi open dining area created surrounded by potted plants and overlooking the lawn done in artificial turf.

Large entry door finished in antique metal sheet greets one at the lift lobby. A baffle wall in concrete texture finish is positioned at the entry with the company logo done in acrylic on it which is backlit. The dining deck is behind the baffle wall and the pergola defines the pathway to approach the main entry. The verandah pergola and the cover to the dining area have been done in mild steel fabrication with corrugated sheet cover. Touch of glass has been added in front of the main entry for a contemporary look. The dining area has bamboo shafts tied and hung to create a false ceiling and they are also added at the back between the vertical posts to complete the look. The raised level has wooden deck flooring and is surrounded by white pebbles. The complete terrace flooring is done in natural tandoor stone combined with wooden finish tiles and pebbles around the artificial turf. Existing column stubs on the terrace have been camouflaged by bamboo walls and have planter boxes over them. Potted plants round the parapet wall complete the garden look with a small metal bench fixed to one of the column shafts. An existing large niche along the external wall has been designed to house an outdoor pantry, and storage space. The shutters to these are made from wood and plastic waste and is a biodegradable material, good for external use.

The main door to the office is similar to the lift lobby door and is centrally placed between clear glass walls. The complete flooring of the office is done in natural tandoor stone except for the conference room and the MD’s room which have a wooden flooring. Part of the walls in the main studio are done in an exposed brick finish while the rest are all painted white. The complete external wall surface has a concrete texture finish similar to the baffle wall. The back wall of the MD’s room has a world map cnc cut in mdf done which is also in the same concrete texture finish. Only India is highlighted in Orange the company logo color.

One is greeted by a white Ganesha mural done in mdf and lacquer finished with a touch of silver in the reception area. The Reception table done in white corian has a veneered ledge with concealed lighting at the bottom. The existing column has a travertine texture finish. The false ceiling is a combination of POP with part of it done in GI corrugated sheet which also continues into the main studio. A tree of life mural also done in mdf adorns the wall facing the entry glass in the meeting room. Part of the false ceiling in the main studio is the same GI corrugated sheet which is further accentuated with slanting wooden rafters which continue vertically down along the mirror face. The mirror cladding on one wall in the main studio reflects the opposite brick wall and the display of the project boards. Modular workstations with ergonomic chairs are being used for greater working comfort. The open plan allows a free flow of communication and ideas across the studio. The conference room false ceiling is a printed fabric over the glass table which is backlit and gives one the feel of sitting below a tree in the open for discussions, while the MD’s room has a false ceiling done in rough veneer with random grooves.

All the glass walls are partially covered with a texture film at the center to provide privacy across spaces which otherwise feels like one unified space. The storage cabinets in the different areas have been done in different finishes like, laminate, pu and lacquer. This has been done for the benefit of the clients for them to understand the difference between the finishes. The partition wall of the conference room has a white lacquered glass finish which can also be used as a white board during meetings. Part of the separation is done with glass bricks to create an interesting element.

The conference table and the MD room table have been designed by the in house team and fabricated on site in ms sections with glass tops.

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Shantha Biotechnics Pvt. Ltd.
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Shantha Biotechnics Pvt. Ltd.

Corporate Office Interiors
Basheer Bagh, Hyderabad

Built In: 2007

Area: 18,000 sq. ft.

Our client develops vaccines, biotech and healthcare products. The client’s design brief was a brand-new headquarters with a distinctive corporate image, -which was functionally efficient, transparent, and offered a warm and appealing ambience to their employees and customers.

Our thoughtfully-designed concept was based on interplay of geometric lines adapted to fulfil the client’s design expression. The office is equipped with state-of-the art facilities; in the cabins, for a transparent effect, we made use of glass combined with an extensive use of plywood, MDF and steel against a white canvas highlighted by vibrant blue carpets. This resulted in a synergised working environment.

For better flexibility and versatility, modular ergonomic furniture was included. The open structure is decidedly pragmatic and efficient, with private offices and team spaces enclosed within glass partitions that simultaneously present acoustical privacy and transmit daylight to the interior spaces. The cabins were placed along the perimeter wall and it also houses network connections. The administrative and storage support is placed in the central core area. The support personnel are teamed in open workstations set in alcoves.

Awarded: Best Office Interiors Award at the IIID Laticrete Awards, 2008 for this project

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Meenakshi Infra Pvt. Ltd.
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Meenakshi Infra Pvt. Ltd.

Corporate Office
No. 10, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
Built In: 2009 ‘ 2011
Area: 18,600 sq. ft.

We undertook the work of extensively planning and designing the Head Office of a leading Construction and Developers Company in Hyderabad. The interiors reflected a healthy work atmosphere with intent to make a statement that would impact potential customers’ of our client, who were in the quest of a dream home.

In our design, a linear plan with workstations in the centre and the private cabins in the periphery were created to make good space usage and increase work efficiency. The cabins were fitted with translucent glass walls to allow natural light to filter through to the central core of the room but still provide adequate privacy for the cabins.

Modular ergonomic furniture provided for a high-degree of flexibility, durability and versatility, creating a humanistic working space that enhances morale, increases efficiency, representing the most advanced present-day office-working-style.

The entrance lobby is a double-heighted space that is warm, welcoming and majestic collectively. An interesting graphic representation of some of the works undertaken by the client has been put on the glass wall at the first-floor level overlooking the lobby area.

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KU Infra Ventures Pvt. Ltd
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KU Infra Ventures Pvt. Ltd

Corporate Office
KU INfra Ventures Pvt. Ltd.
Road no. 45, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
2010 – 2011
Size: 11,000 sft

The clients are into varying business interests and needed an office space which would take care of all of them under one roof. The existing site had a large gradient going down in the south and the road was on the north face. As this situation was anti vaastu and the entire designed space had to be 100% vaastu compliant, almost 20′ of filling was carried out at the south end of the site.

The ground floor has been designed as an office space for the head of the family with his cabin and ante room, waiting lounges for visitors, staff space, pantry and two guest rooms.
The corporate offices for the two sons are on the first and second floor, designed on an open office system plan to make maximum utilization of space. The open structure is decidedly pragmatic and efficient, with private offices and team spaces enclosed within mostly glass partitions that simultaneously confer acoustical privacy and transmit daylight and views to the interior areas. These are located on the perimeter wall and share computer and telecommunications connections, while administrative and storage support are placed in the central core. The support personnel are organized in open plan workstations set in alcoves.

The stilt floor is used for parking and services along with space for the servant and watchman quarters.

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Ind-Bharat Power Infra Ltd
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Ind-Bharat Power Infra Ltd
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Kakinada Seaports
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MLR Motors
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OFFICE SPACE

HP Lakhani Associates Office

Shantha Biotechnics Pvt. Ltd.

Meenakshi Infra Pvt. Ltd.

KU Infra Ventures Pvt. Ltd

Ind-Bharat Power Infra Ltd

Kakinada Seaports

MLR Motors

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