A “homely” design to encourage affinity towards the office

Altico,
Mumbai

Altico is a non-banking finance company that focuses on senior secured lending to real estate projects across Tier-1 cities in India. For Altico’s new office, Chief Executive Officer, Sanjay Grewal, aspired to create a more tactile work environment to attract talent and support the growth of the organisation. He also notes, “This new office represents our ambition to be a leading financial firm driven by global standards shared by our world-renowned foreign shareholders.”

Our design strategy and conceptual approach therefore addressed the workspace with the semantics of domesticity, promoting a comfortable and familiar setting to recreate the connection to home.

A “homely” design to encourage affinity towards the office section
A “homely” design to encourage affinity towards the office section
A “homely” design to encourage affinity towards the office section

Inspired by an iconic era

Altico represents a strong-footed brand with a solid foundation – hence its slogan, “Financing India’s Future”. In order to translate this identity into a visual entity, our “home-office” design concept was inspired by the Mid-Century industrial era. “The theme is inspired by our roots in lending to the real estate and asset backed sectors - this is reflected in the use of raw bricks, concrete finishes and exposed ceilings” Sanjay Grewal explains.

Antonis Panayides, Lead Global Designer at M Moser shares, “The Altico project is iconic in application; the space is defined by bold architectural features and the use of honest, robust and tactile materials. The “homely” setting is staged through the use of timber’s warm and natural characteristics, juxtaposed by anthracite backdrops.”

A “homely” design to encourage affinity towards the office section

To further accentuate the aura of a home, biophilia is intertwined throughout tactical areas, infusing the built environment with nature.

A “homely” design to encourage affinity towards the office section
A “homely” design to encourage affinity towards the office section

Even the smallest details stay true to the overall design concept. A perfect example is the washrooms; re-vamped as an extended scope, to a period-style corresponding with the overall interior design language, they ultimately serve to enhance the end-user experience.

A “homely” design to encourage affinity towards the office section

Real estate efficiency

Mumbai offers the highest rental prices in India and consequently, the efficiency of planning was another key element of Altico’s workspace design. Planned over 6,000 sq. ft, the net internal area of space across a single floorplate serves to optimise the efficiency of real estate through modular planning. It artfully combines a delicate balance of collaboration with the requirement for privacy, encouraging a productive environment that builds engagement and enables connectivity within the Altico community.

  • Status Completed
  • Area 6,600 sq-ft
  • Completion date 2017
  • Location Mumbai
  • Photographer Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

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