Molkem Chemicals Offices – Ahmedabad

  • Client Molkem Chemicals,
  • size 5,400 sqft
  • Year 2022
  • Location Ahmedabad, India,
  • Industry Healthcare, Manufacturing,
  • Vaissnavi Shukl designed a thoughtful space for the Molkem Chemicals offices in Ahmedabad, India.

    Chemical Bonds is the headquarters of a pharmaceuticals, dyes and chemicals company with a staff of 50 people (plus a pet golden retriever and a tortoise!) It sits on the top floor of a high rise building with a north-facing facade overlooking a prime bustling road.

    Given the long, linear space and low ceiling height, we had two goals for this project: first, to not use conventional overhead storage, and second, to create the perception of a greater height. In order to eliminate overhead cupboards, we converted the partition walls into storage units. Elements like fluted panels and slender bookshelves were added to accentuate the verticality of the space.

    All the functions of the office are plugged into a central spine, which becomes the main axis of movement. Chemical Bonds also has a fine balance between the formal workspaces and the not-so-formal social spaces. With small nooks, lounges and outdoor decks scattered throughout the office, there is plenty of space to catch up with a colleague or just take a break from work.

    Design: Vaissnavi Shukl
    Design Team: Khyati Andrapiya, Ayushi Thakur
    Photography: PHX India