Triggered by the IT boom, this bustling city is presently the ideation ground to many young first time entrepreneurs who are constantly in need for spaces that can allow them to ideate, meet, relax and dine in casual, fun, inspiring environments that is part of the matrix of their ideologies and creative thinking.
It is this context that THE OPEN BOX was designed as a multipurpose space that combines gastronomy, fun, relaxation and interaction with spaces for contemplation, ideation. The linear floor plate is divided against the longer axis creating various zones allowing for different activities to happen on the parallel. Hence the name ‘The Open Box’- a space that allows different things to happen that is inclusive but also exclusive.
Different chapters were created with screens of different porosities that visually connect the space while keeping it separate. Each screen has its own uniqueness such as being a display for merchandise or serving as the bar and crockery display, to even being an installation as seen in the twelve feet high doors that frame a shallow water body. There is a community table adjacent to the live cook out zone with large layered cylindrical light fixtures woven with waste colored thread generally used in car garages. A staircase leads up to the mezzanine level created for an open to sky experience for private gatherings. The bar space becomes an interactive community space by virtue of the type of seating the central pool table and huge world map formed from faux grass with exposed brick forming its back drop. There is also little green alcove with seats oriented towards the outside with industrial office like seating for those who want to be on their own and also on their laptops.The space towards the North end transforms into a zone that can cater to any activity, such as yoga sessions at dawn, conferences, workshops, private dining and also pet gatherings if one likes.