"I want a futuristic office in my budget"-The client said. He was a simple & intelligent man of different businesses & the office was looking at making their mark in the real estate scenario of Dubai.
I looked at the space-a nice rectangle with complete glazing on one side. I went close to the glazing & peeped out, the Dubai sky was particularly beautiful that day, it was so picturesque that I wanted to bring the sky indoors.
After all, when one speaks of Dubai-its buildings, imagery, one cannot speak without talking of its sea & sky. The cobalt blue forms a background to everything in Dubai.
We then planed spaces around the theme-'the future is flexible'.
We looked at features like-
glass doors which would open out completely to merge spaces, meeting tables which break out & reconfigure & fluid movements for client waiting spaces to encourage people to come & explore the office.
I believe this project was a success also because the client dared to be different!