Investribe Office Building by Living Edge Architects and Designers is a two-level sustainably conceived structure. The distinct composition see’s abundant landscaped features complemented by a rustic, exposed material palette and glass facades that facilitate an environment of working amid nature. With solar panels, permeable paving and rainwater harvesting systems for ground water recharge, among other eco-friendly interventions, the 15,000 sq ft workspace has a minimal carbon footprint. Scroll down to read the architects’ insights.
Investribe is an investment firm located in a serene neighbourhood in the bustling city of Bangalore. The client’s brief was to build a two level building with emphasis on systems that saves energy and minimises the carbon footprint and the brief was further optimised to accommodate more landscape and less built up area.
The two-level office for a studio called for strong integration between the two floors. A central void acts as an interactive heart for the office and the open planning of the interiors further accentuates the overall openness of the structure and sets the tone for a vibrant working atmosphere. The terrace is designed as a garden sheltered with solar panels above to minimise the direct heat on the terrace.
The strong lines and simplicity of the design showcases the materials to perfection and the symmetrical façade with a recessed entrance makes the built form more inviting. There is an inherent truthfulness in the use of materials, most of which are left exposed. This rustic theme is contrasted well with the sleekness of glass and the surrounding greenery, which creates an ambience of working amidst nature.
The construction deals intensely on using green materials to integrate multiple sustainable features into the project. Using materials like double glazed windows, grid connected PV systems that generate 30KW power, hybrid air conditioning system, permeable paving and rainwater harvesting for ground water recharge are few of the systems that save significant energy and minimises the carbon footprint.