65kms away from the Bangalore city, a French Shirt making company and an Italian fabric company decide to set up a factory. The design had to be low cost yet represent the world class lineage of the two collaborating companies. As an onlooker, the ‘Red Box’ gives a striking appearance true to its intent, the idea of which came from the “satire of the event of a French + Italian company choosing to meet in a factory in rural Karnataka.” Although the box holds only 5% of the volume of the building functions, the board room and executive guest house, it is important for “the image” representing the foreign agencies and the remaining building unit representing the host. The design manages to make the workers the face of the factory by playing with the location of the spaces and the three dimension aspect. The entrance of the factory is set low for a non intimidating feel and spaces like the children’s play area, medical centre and crèche are located in the front block. The designer makes sure to keep the quality of the space – airy, well lit and ventilated for comfortable work conditions. For clarity of movement, color is used on walls functioning like signage. To allow transparency the edge of the administrative block and the factory, have no walls.