Setting up a company in a business environment such as India can often be difficult for entrepreneurs. Often businesses are faced with challenges such as lack of flexible office space, bureaucracy, high rents or just general lack of customer service and efficiency. Evoma is a business incubation centre located close to Bangalore’s IT Hub (Whitefield), and within easy reach of Hoskote. The company seeks to address the many problems faced by entrepreneurs, and provides a hassle-free business environment. Their incubation centre is professionally run, providing office space, conference rooms, telecommunication services, support staff and all other resources that entrepreneurs may need. They even have a hotel, which is most definitely the preferred choice for business travellers. The services are suited for the business demands of startups, small and medium entrepreneurs and even large multi-nationals expanding their business.
Scarecrow Communications is an advertising agency in Mumbai, India. The office is bright and open, with colonial undertones throughout. Although the walls and furniture are almost exclusively white, the office is “spiced” up (forgive the pun) with the use of vibrant colours, artwork and green lighting fixtures. Overall the office is very aesthetically pleasing, which is especially nice given that we haven’t really featured many Indian office spaces on this blog, and its nice to see that the country has creative spaces that compare to the best of them!
The new office of Scarecrow has a Mini Auditorium, where world’s greatest ads and other inspiring work will be shown continuously, here, industry personalities and renowned people from other creative fields can take inspiring sessions for students and young talent. Besides, the design of work station has been derived from form of a pool table.
Harley Davidson announced in November 2010 that is would be expanding its operations into India. Its iconic motor cycles are to be fabricated in the USA, and assembled in India for the Indian market. In order to manage their Indian operations they located their office headquarters Gurgaon which is one of India’s largest industrial and financial centers.
The architects behind the office space were Morphogenesis. They used everything from the Harley Davidson colours, full motorcycles and even Harley parts to infuse the office with the iconic Harley Davidson brand. Nevertheless, as with most good design projects, some thought was given to reflect local designs and flavours. This can be seen through the use of the ‘jaalis’ for example, which is an ornate perforated screen.
The Cybertecture Egg is a new office space to be built in India, it will be based on an interactive building design known by some as Cybertecture. When complete the office space will be one of the world’s most technologically advanced. The design itself is beautiful, surrounded completely in glass the structure will appear as though it is resting effortlessly on one side. This 32,000 sq meter structure certainly makes for an interesting office space.
A new IT campus in the Noida region of India has recently been designed by STL, a building which has the potential to be a true bastion of modern Indian architecture. STL is a Chicago based architectural firm and design studio and they called the new campus Spiretech.The inner space of the project serves not only as the civic heart of the complex, allowing for congregation and public functions, but also the green hub too. This is because the interior is lined with a lush garden that rises 20 stories up. The wall incorporates a variety of plants and flowers and looks absolutely stunning.
We think this is Indian architecture at it’s best and we can’t wait to see more such projects crop up over time!