Constructive Strength

Keyur Vadodaria and Megha Patel

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The design team of PVDRS used components sold by Vishal Sales to create the latter’s Ahmedabad office.

One of India’s largest supplier of TMT Reinforcement Bars approached Patel-Vadodaria Design Research Studio (PVDRS) for the interior design of their new office in Ahmedabad.

Taking clue from the client's nature of business and the existing shell and core provided by the developers of the office complex, PVDRS evolved an interior that was raw, rugged and rustic, akin to the reinforcement bar itself.

To achieve this, Keyur Vadodaria and Megha Patel of PVDRS, used a concrete tiled floor, an exposed ceiling with neatly laid MEP services' conduits, saw cut veneered storage elements and White Travertine stone walls with unfilled pores.

Reinforcement bars were used as both compression and tension members for the furniture.

Overall, an open-plan office layout was used, providing maximum transparency within staff members, a clear departure from the cubicle-style interiors of their previous office.s

Having worked in London for nine years, Megha, a trained interior designer, and Keyur, an architect with a doctorate in energy efficient buildings, returned to India to set up their design practice. Based in Ahmedabad, their practice PVDRS (Patel Vadodaria Design Research Studio) offers comprehensive architecture, interior design and landscape design services so that aspiring clients can realise world class projects. PVDRS works at a variety of scale, ranging from the design of a door handle to buildings and its surroundings.