Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
Area: 15,000 Sq.Ft.
Client: Clover Group
This self-use office building for a small computer technology firm in Pune is an insertion within a tight urban context. The main feature of the site is a garden located along its northern edge. The building responds to this site condition by completely opening out to the north. The design concept focuses on creating a central courtyard, which clearly demarcates the workspace and service areas like the vertical circulation, toilets & pantry. The program is organized vertically with the public functions located on the lower level and the more private functions on the upper floors. The front fa?ade along the road is clad in stone as a response to the street and to reflect the solidity of the company. The workspaces and the courtyard are oriented to the north to bring in natural light and get views of the adjoining garden. The courtyard is treated like an oasis within a tight urban environment.