Wooden Logs on the Ceilings and Charming Punctures On Walls Characterise This Office in Ahmedabad | Architects At Work

Charming Punctures on Walls and Wooden Logs on the Ceilings Characterise This Office in Ahmedabad | Architects At Work

An earthy material palette, Kota flooring, fascinating punctures on walls, and enchanting wooden logs as partitions flowing to the ceiling gives a charming appeal to this office - MK ENGIMECH - located in GIDC Kathwada, Ahmedabad. Conceptualized and designed by architect Shweta Pandya and Krishna Patel of Architects At Work, the project is inspired by its context and industrial location. The office is extended along with the production unit, running parallel for supervision. SURFACES REPORTER (SR) received more information about the project from the architects. Scroll down to read: 


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MK ENGIMECH located in GIDC Kathwada, Ahmedabad is encouraging the modern-day office space for industrial workshops. Inspired from the context and industrial location, the interior is focused on metal sections and steel frames.

MK EngimechThe entrance is provided with a glass door holding a steel frame and allowing full visibility. Keeping earthy materials in the palate, Kota Flooring is used as a carpet for the interiors.

Waiting Lounge and Reception Area

Alongside the entrance are the waiting lounge and the reception area. The backdrop of the reception table is ornamented through Italian marble with the logo ENGIMECH embossed over it. However, the details of the metallic frame used for lighting and the base of the reception table cannot be missed. 


Punchers over walls to create a geometric void through wood and multiuse as a showcase. The entire space is integrated through double-height over the waiting lounge, beholding the filler slab. 

Exposed Metal Staircase With Wooden Top

Continuing the earthy palette, the fill slab is holding an inspiration for reimagining office interiors.

m-k-engimech-architects-at-work-surfaces-reporter-(1)The tapestry and table slab are merged in hues of blue along with some block prints. The main focus is the exposed metal staircase with a wooden top, conducting as an important design element.


Charming Punctures on the Wall

The lobby through the lounge leads to the office department and the other side has circular punchers enabling a view to the workshop.


The punctures are highlighted through blue paint.

m-k-engimech-architects-at-work-surfaces-reporter-(1)The view of the lobby with the office's entrance on one side and parallel running punctures on the other, with the focal point of the staircase is subtle and elegant.

Minimal Design in Director’s Cabin

Director’s office over ground floor is based on a minimal design concept. The working table has a marble top with a wooden base frame and a side sleek storage unit.


The veneer is highlighted over the framework of the back wall and enriches the look. With contemporary frames hanging over the wall and unique permutation of fabrics over the sitting area, the space is brightened.


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Director’s Office in the First Floor

The First-floor Director's office resembles grandeur. The Kota flooring is flowing through the back wall, providing a continuous frame. The table has an exploration of parametric design with white Korean material giving aesthetic appeal. 

The highlighting design theory is where the waiting lounge and storage unit is treated as a single element. The integrated metal section flows from the base of the lounge to the top of the storage unit. The same concept is seen over the wall mount metal section flowing as a base for wall storage.

Wall to Ceiling Wooden Beams 

The charm to space is brought through wooden logs as partitions flowing to the ceiling. The wooden members are concealed through glass, enabling a rich view over the façade.

wooden partition

Such contemporary extended office space over industrial units with functional accessibility is a treat to the eye. An amalgamation of developing concepts through the context and treating the interior in functional order to the exterior is the theme.

m-k-engimech-architects-at-work-surfaces-reporter-(1)The design concept is to modify the environment and integrate it into the production unit by using the same material palette.

Project Details

Architect: Ar. Shweta Pandya, Ar.Krishna Patel
Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat India.
Status: Completed 2020
Built-up area: 1650sqft
Photography: Shutterly Yours - Aalap Shah 
Text: Devanshi Siddhpura  

About the Firm

Architects at Work' lead by principal architects Ar. Shweta Pandya and Ar. Krishna Patel involved in developing architectural, landscape and interior designing projects in Gujarat and other places as well since 2013. ‘AW’ is established to give best efforts to execute client’s stated objectives live and working with awareness of urban and environmental enhancement rather putting project as individual object.

Shweta & Krishna

Ar. Shweta Pandya and Ar.Krishna Patel 

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