The design of the new design studio and office space for Zanav Home involved the adaptive reuse of an existing, non-descript warehouse set in a large industrial area. The building was to house the administrative functions, design studio and a buyer’s floor for a company that designs, off shore manufactures & exports fabric.
The structure was modified to create two distinct zones that accommodated the administrative functions and studio spaces separated by a 3 storey high lobby space. A additional floor was added within the volume of the administrative area, while the studio space remained 2 floors high. An additional floor was added on the terrace with a light roof and a skylight running along the longer axis.
Natural light flooded the studio areas through the skylight and cutouts made in floor slabs allowed for light penetration through the floors. The skylight has a dual role of light and ventilation with turbo vents fixed to the roof. The self- shading form of the skylight was designed to block out direct western light. An additional source of indirect lighting and ventilation was created along the periphery of the building.