Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
‘Yandex’ Internet Company Office in Yekaterinburg, Russia by Za Bor Architects designed using ArchiCAD
April 8th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
The Yekaterinburg office of ‘Yandex’ Company occupies the fifteenth floor of a new business center ‘Palladium’. The building is close to circle in section and consequently the office space is concentrated around the lift group and technical premises; in plan view it reminds of a horseshoe.
Furniture and other
Software:3D Max, ArchiCAD, V-Ray, Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat, Windows XP
Dynamic volumes and expressive furniture are za bor bureau’s visiting card; they successfully convey the concept of a prompt exponential ‘Yandex’ development, while wood and cork chosen as main facing materials illustrate the company’s humanism. Stack partitions made from thin profile in the corridors, as well as wood used in the working premises, have not just aesthetic, but also a brightly expressed soundproof effect. Quite low ceilings (3.60 m) have been visually made higher in the corridor, and the communications there have been painted in deep black colour.
Since ‘Yandex’ offices are known for their informal attitude to working process and since they work round the clock, besides large and small conference halls and traditional general working zones the project provided for a sports hall, a kitchen, coffee points and chamber communication ‘cells’ (or pods) – spaces singled out from the corridor volume with the use of partitions.
About za bor architects
za bor is a Moscow based architectural office founded in 2003 by principals Arseniy Borisenko and Peter Zaytsev.
za bor architects have been involved in more than 30 projects including three residential houses, an office building, a cottage settlement, more than ten offices. Among the clients of za bor architects there are media, business and government companies such as Forward Media Group, Yandex, Inter RAO UES, Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry and others.
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