In its more than eight years of journey, Studio Osmosis has transformed spaces with some stunning decorative spaces that make them stand apart from the others. In this 4000 sq ft office in Pune, architects Sameer Balvally & Shilpa Jain Balvally have used construction materials in its raw & natural form. Not only does it reflects the client’s business but also reflects the high standard of delivery which they strive for.
They have used birch ply in its raw finish for interesting ceiling patterns, functional aspects and workstations and the freestanding Shipping Container to create a central focal point.
The open office is almost animated with the concrete wall instilling a light pattern which enhances different moods in the office environment adding a playful character to space. The ceiling is kept bare with exposed services, the birch ply furniture and suspended lights add warmth while giving it a larger than life appeal.
Architects Sameer Balvally & Shilpa Jain Balvally
The Concrete wall was constructed on site with steel pipes to create a unique play of light. The formwork was meticulously placed with the shuttering, and stainless steel pipes were placed creating a pattern and play of light.
The aluminium beams which are used generally for slab shuttering on their constructions sites were procured and used in the reception lobby to create a ceiling pattern and use as the front of the reception table creating a simple yet enduring entrance to the whole space. The bright blue and grey patterned floor in the reception by Bharat Flooring balances the colour within the Space.
The highlighting feature of the office is the Conference Room, which is a freestanding Shipping Container, fabricated on site. The basic form of the Container has been modified by introducing glass to maintain visual transparency and the corrugations have been painted in bright blue, making the Container a central focus.
Project: S. J. Contracts Pvt. Ltd., Head Office, Pune
Materials: In- situ cast concrete –formwork, holes; Aluminium slab shuttering beams for false ceiling and on reception table; Customised cement flooring tiles from Bharat Flooring; Birch Ply
Designers: Shilpa Jain Balvally/Sameer Balvally, Studio Osmosis
Firm: Studio Osmosis, Mumbai
About the Firm: Founded in 2010, Studio Osmosis is a multidisciplinary design practice formed by the dynamic duo, Sameer Balvally and Shilpa Jain Balvally. The Studio’s foundation is based on the genesis of the ‘Osmosis’ phenomenon where the ultimate design is a product of client collaboration and intricate aesthetic detail. The firm has to its credit, many award-winning designs and clients. Studio Osmosis has been working on a varied project Architecture and Interior projects ranging from Hospitality, Commercial, Residential, Retail and Healthcare sectors across India.