Indian studio The Grid Architects has created a curvilinear office in Ahmedabad that is constructed from white ferrocement.
Informed by the Sanskrit word for “flow”, the 200-square-metre workplace is located at a prominent road intersection in a densely populated area surrounded by ongoing construction work.
It is defined by white undulating walls, which are formed from ferrocement – a low-tech form of reinforced concrete – and help it to stand out in this busy urban environment.
The Grid Architects sought to reinforce the building’s sense of flow internally with four conical rooms, which it describes as “cabins”.
These ferrocement-lined rooms are positioned along a passageway that extends the length of the building and taper vertically towards skylights to encourage natural light and airflow.
Deep-set windows are carved out to face an external water feature and private courtyard, which is landscaped with drought-resistant plants.