Indian studio Architecture Discipline has renovated an office in New Dehli to create an inward-facing headquarters for Rug Republic that is wrapped in a weathering-steel shell.

Created in response to the “hostile” local environment, the three-storey building was wrapped in a banded Corten-steel shell to protect it.

“It has been designed as a protective armour offering very little views of the outside, keeping the hostile and acrid environment away,” said Architecture Discipline founder Akshat Bhatt.

印度工作室Architecture Discipline改造了位於新德里的辦公室,為地毯共和國創建了一個向內的總部,總部被包裹在耐候鋼外殼中。


建築紀律創始人阿克沙特·巴特(Akshat Bhatt)表示:“它被設計成一種防護裝甲,幾乎看不到外面的景象,從而使敵對和惡劣的環境不受影響。”

The building has a rigid exterior, with its bands of Corten-steel cladding almost entirely enclosing the block.

Described by the studio as a “post-industrial aesthetic”, the building’s appearance was also designed to intrigue visitor’s to the headquarters.



“Instead of hiding under a veil of glass and granite, the design aims to make a post-industrial statement that would intrigue the visitor,” he told .

“The building is a reflection of the current time and creates a strong impression with the onlooker.”



In places, the cladding is broken by aperture-style openings that are covered in steel chains that serve as shade screens and prevent monkeys from entering.

On its ground level, the steel shell is interrupted by glass windows alongside the building’s entrance.



Inside, the building was renovated to create a warehouse-like aesthetic.

“It’s fascinating to take something forgotten and to give it new life; this is the century of recuperation,” Bhatt said.

“There is no space, no water, and no forests anymore for the continuous production of new things. So it makes sense to take something old and make it special.”




Its ground floor has temporary exhibition spaces and offices, while the upper two levels contain permanent exhibitions, product display spaces and private offices.

The interior has a minimal palette, employing raw materials and a simplistic, tonal colour scheme to create a neutral backdrop for the company’s rugs and furniture.



Walls were painted black and combined with fire brick flooring and rebar cages to create an unfinished, industrial look.

A helical, weathered-steel staircase occupies the corner of the building and was designed to be a counterpoint to the building’s mostly linear layout.



A small terrace at the top of the building provides a bright open air space to admire the surrounding views.

On the ground floor, several shipping containers with chipboard interiors were designed to be used for impromptu meetings and employee breaks.



Architecture Discipline is an architecture studio founded by Akshat Bhatt in 2007. The studio creates work across many disciplines including retail, residential and large-scale public works.

Other New Delhi projects include a light-filled four-storey home with a windowless facade and the interior of Bodice’s flagship store.

Photography is by Jeetin Sharma.

Architecture Discipline是一家由Akshat Bhatt於2007年成立的建築工作室。該工作室創作涉及多個領域的作品,包括零售,住宅和大型公共工程。


攝影是Jeetin Sharma。



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