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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Factory Business Center in Braga, Portugal by Simpli Design

December 6th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Simpli Design

Factory Business Center ( is a business center located on the out-skirts of Braga (north of Portugal), with a bright ‘POP-ART’ decorative style within an industrial pavilion which rents ‘turn-key’ office spaces.

Reception & Entrance

  • Architects: Simpli Design (Designer Jeremy Hugh Aston & Architect João Carlos Ferreira)
  • Project: Fy – Factory Business Center
  • Location: Braga, Portugal
  • Engineering & Building: BEC – Braga Construction Equipment, Inc.
  • Project Area: 700 sqm
  • Type of Building: Office / Business center
  • Project date: 2010
  • Photography: Rui Pires
  • Office Furniture: Iduna, S.A.
  • Software used: The concept, design and interiors are designed with Google SketchUp Pro; The technical development and Plans with Vectorworks; The 3D visuals and renders with Cinema 4D.

Entrace Hall, meeting pod & work pods

This business center is strategically located facing the national road N101 (Braga – Guimaraes), away from the traffic rush of the city, 1 km from Stadium (1st May) and with close access to the Braga ring-road.  Parking is never a problem (day or night) and is only five minutes from the A3 linking to Porto, Lisbon and the South, and Spain (North).

Hall View

The Designer Jeremy Hugh Aston and Architect João Carlos Ferreira from Simpli Design ( developed the interior concept and workspaces, resulting in an attractive and stimulating environment.  The design assumes the appearance of the building and combines aspects of utility, comfort and modern technology.

Interior View

The working area is divided into three floors (ground, first and basement) and is over 700 sqm with adjoining stairs and elevator.  The first floor has natural light from two sides and is used as an open office concept with rows of individual tables and cupboards.  The ground floor has an impressive entrance area where the main visual concept can be seen instantly with twelve Work-Pod cubicles placed around a circuit of corridors.  Within the basement there is a common facility with a kitchen, common room, compact auditorium for talks, along-side a micro library ideal for quick research and relaxing quietly.

This facility is aimed to young professionals with nano, mini and micro enterprises, creating an innovative method of networking within an environment that reflects comfort, design and innovation.

meeting pod & Cowork space

Office Furniture Iduna, S.A.:

  • Ope System / workstations for 4 persons, divided by frontal and transversal screens in fabric. The table structures and Arpa Cabinets are in a clear coat finishing. ARIN Chairs, Akaba (
  • Meeting rooms, Ope is created by 4 legs upholding a round top and the structures are in a clear coat finishing. ARPER Chairs – model Catifa 46 (
  • Auditorium: ARPER Chairs with tablet and  a non-standard solution of a mobile and folding tables by Iduna.

Close-up & Cowork space

Wall Materials:

  • workPods have a wall with a full cork board;
  • ground walls with synthetic grass;
  • Auditorium and Kitchen cabinets have an ink that does the effect of a blackboard (writable) . Ink by CIN (

Kitchen and Lunching Area

Big meeting pod

Ground Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

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Categories: Business Centre, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Vectorworks

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