When one thinks of office spaces, a picture including glass cabinets, task chairs, and white walls, comes to mind. The conventional office spaces have lately been under scrutiny for not being able to foster a healthy environment and as a result, multiple conglomerates are making major tweaks to their offices. Billionaire CEO Sridhar Vembu also aligns with the perception of shattering the image of conventional office spaces. As a result, the Zoho honcho has carved out a new office for himself and it is made out of straws and mud.
Going minimalistic and simple with the design and architecture, Sridhar has definitely set an example of a holistic workplace that the mind resonates with. The office that Sridhar has built has a modest colour scheme and displays local and traditional sketches over the walls.
The house is covered in a combination of blue and yellow – colours that are not too sharp for the eye. In addition to this, the office does not impact the climate negatively since the construction material does not include any synthesized product but is made with wood, sticks, limestone, leaves, and mud.
Sharing the image of his new office on Twitter, Sridhar, in the caption, wrote, “New conference room and small offices, built with mud/straws and limestone cover, upstairs covered with thatched palm leaf. Comfortable even on a hot day.” He further declared, “I love it so much I have made it my office!”
Take a look:
New conference room and small offices, built with mud/straw and limestone cover, upstairs covered by thatched palm leaf. Comfortable even on a hot day.
I love it so much I have made it my office! pic.twitter.com/Gr0bpriBhl
— Sridhar Vembu (@svembu) April 20, 2022
Having garnered more than 20,000 likes, the tweet also received great reactions from the netizens that suggested that Sridhar’s idea of the office was whole-heartedly welcomed by many.
“This is how Indian offices should be,” writes one user, calling the conventional offices “simply suffocating.”
This is how Indian offices should be. American style glass skyscrapers with black and white aesthetics is simply suffocating. pic.twitter.com/sI5IA4pFuw
— manish (@bishmanis) April 20, 2022
One user called Sridhar a “trendsetter.”
You you are a trendsetter @svembu Sir 🙏 in so many ways, and this is yet one another way, thanks sir for all the commitment and inspiration. You are a Pioneer in Made in #Bharat, Bharat style and for the World
— Nitin Agrawal #savesoil (@lifenitin) April 21, 2022
Another wrote: “Wish this was my office space!”
— Roopa Srikanth (@RoopaNataraj) April 20, 2022
What do you think of this office made of mud and sticks?