Passive solar device for New Delhi office
New Delhi-based 42 MM Architecture has designed the Crystal Corporation Pvt. Ltd. Office, which was to create a green office for an agrochemical manufacturer using natural raw materials, which would showcase the essence of the company.
Built across 34,000 sq. ft., the first and second floors of the structure house the corporate office, while the ground floor was left undefined for future expansion. The reception area has a reclaimed wooden reception table that sits in front of a solid green wall, flanked by a strand board wall cladding and a naturally-illuminated and ventilated space. A double-height area with a light well brings in filtered light percolating through a passive solar device, which collects solar energy as well.
Concrete and reclaimed wooden flooring contrast with the bamboo ceiling, which gives the project an earthy, organic feel. Minimalistic furniture on green grass comprise the breakout areas, which are meticulously integrated into the façade, while the light well brings in filtered light percolating through a passive solar device.