Issue | 43
Text | Maria Aslam
Visuals | Shajee Aijazi
Renovations are always challenging, marrying the old with the new requires expertise and a sensitized design intervention to an existing work area that is already in use. The project neighborhood also does not have a grandeur of a working district, hence most organisations end up creating capsules of inner spaces to provide their work force an environment conducive to growth and productivity in work. While the site has its limitations in the interior and exterior context the designers are receptive to the human interaction and hence engage the individual as one steps, into the display areas of Artistic Fabrics and Garment industries.
The firm Subtractive led by the designer duo; Ahmed Mian and Seyhr Aziz were tasked with completely overhauling the ground levels for display areas and executive offices of an existing five storey building. To maximize the space, their first inclination, quite naturally was to open it up with landscape. So the firm split the plan into landscape, public and private zones.