Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sameep Padora and Associates: indigo deli

'indigo deli' by sameep padora and associates, mumbai, india
all images courtesy of sameep padora and associates

designed by mumbai-based firm sameep padora and associates, the 'indigo deli', a delicatessen and dine-in restaurant transforms 
a mundane retail space within the palladium mall in mumbai, india. denying the rigid geometries of the mall context, an undulating
and interlocking structure swoops above the tables within the dining area. combining the qualities of a dome and surface, the hybrid form
employs the structural strengths of both applications. the wooden armature is formed with rough textured plywood, contrasting the
sleek copper lighting fixtures and built in details.

the design-build project began as a parametric exploration during the design process. manufacturing of the unique sections
began with CNC routing and systematic assemblage. once connected, the element was hung from the overhead RCC slab
from threaded steel rods which have been affixed into a double thickness vertical plywood panel. this connection allows for 
accurate leveling through the entire length of the interior.

panoramic of interior

dining area

'ceiling detail

cross sectional development - transformation through retail

section / dining area

paradigms of existing infrastructure

proposed armature

project info:

project: indigo deli 
location: lower parel, mumbai 
architects: sameep padora & associates 
design team: sameep padora, pankaj mhatre, shreya poddar, vinay mathias 
area: 4500 sq. ft.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Way Workplaces Should Look Like – New Showcase

The offices of Google, Facebook, Twitter or other major tech corporations or even advertising agencies look a little bit sci-fi for most people and are imprinted in a person’s mind as an ideal, but the ideal is unreachable. Instead of dreaming about those luxurious offices, you should check out more down to Earth ones that can inspire you to do something similar at your company’s office.

Whether you hire an interior designer to do this kind of work for you or you do it yourself, with the examples in this article, you’ll have a guideline of what you can achieve with a little bit of imagination and creativity.

For those who want to see the amazing and really expensive offices of big companies, I have an older article called Best 38 I’d-like-to-work-in-that-place offices which sets the bar really high for smaller companies who aspire at those kind of offices.

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Conservatory, Brighton


Design the project of office for advertising agency

Textile Company Interior Design

Design of office il Conte

Office 00

Company office, Russia, Novosibirsk.

Office Green architecture


Director’s office

Kaskus Networks Headquarter



Office SPACES Amsterdam

Studio Rony Plesl

Office of a small wood processing company

Startup Office Space


Manual Office

And now a selection of home workplaces, something that is pretty popular among designers, especially those who work exclusively at home.
House office for the lady