Archive for the ‘Offices’ Category
Sunday, July 5th, 2015
Article source: NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD
More than just creative
This is an in-house office plan of our design office. Approximately 30 staff members working in our office, which is located in the central part of Japan’s second largest city of Osaka, are engaged in the interior designing of a wide range of facilities in the public and private sectors, such as government agencies and company offices as well as hotels, hospitals, and educational institutions. Our new office needs to be a place ensuring more creativeness and higher productivity than others do, and we had to understand the nature of the staff members when we launched the office. Our staff members consist of professionals, including designers, computer graphic (CG) renders, and computer-aided design (CAD) operators. Each of the staff members belonging to the office is respected as an independent talented creator. Therefore, unlike typical enterprises, the office is of very flat organizational structure. Usually, each team of four to five members assigned promotes a separate project, and the team members are strongly aware of their organic ties. Therefore, we noticed at an early designing stage of the office that a fixed desk layout was not suitable to our style. As described above, the office produces value that it can provide to society from the character and talent of each individual designer. From this perspective, there was an opinion that the idea of making a highly uniformed workspace did not fit the staff members. Accordingly, how to achieve a creative place, where the character of each individual was respected and the organic connections of the individuals could be managed at a high degree of freedom, became the biggest theme of this project.
Image Courtesy © Daisuke SHIMA [Nacása & Partners]
- Architects: NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD
- Project: Nikken Space Design Osaka Office
- Location: Osaka, Japan
- Photography: Daisuke SHIMA [Nacása & Partners]
- Chief designer: Tetsutaro NISHIDA
- Senior designer: Koichi TANIGAKI
- Designer: Mao NAKANOIN
Friday, July 3rd, 2015
Article source: Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti
The office design of a property company is composed of the hall, three offices, the conference room, the library, the archives and the bathrooms.
Image Courtesy © Carlo Baroni
- Architects: Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti
- Project: GP offiice
- Location: Trento, Italy
- Photography: Carlo Baroni
- Client: corporate
- Team: Burnazzi Elisa arch., Feltrin Davide arch.
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
Article source: van Es architecten
At the end of 2014 van Es architecten has delivered the multifunctional reception- and meetingbuilding for Den Braven Sealants in Oosterhout, The Netherlands.
The 600 square meters building includes a large auditorium, a demo room and various offices. The construction of this special building, which is situated on the business area ‘Vijf Eiken’, took about six months. Van Es architecten was responsible for the design, the technical development and supervision during the construction.
Image Courtesy © Van Es architecten
- Architects: Van Es architecten
- Project: ‘Centre of Excellence’ Den Braven
- Location: Oosterhout, The Netherlands
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
Article source: Pfarré lighting design studio
The former store for antique luminaires im Munich‘s Alt-Schwabing district provided an ideal L-shaped ground plan for the workplaces and other areas of the new studio. All main technical features, such as print/copy, large-format printer, coffee, server, etc. are hidden behind a new space divider, which also houses the product library, and consumable supplies. With this divider, a generous space between divider and the shop windows has been created for meetings and presentations. Thanks to the digitalization of the working process and archives, the size of the studio remained the same as before. However, 5 desks have been reduced in size. A 8 m long shelve unit provides space to work and store, below a pinboard with the same length. At the former studio site out of town PLD is still equipped with a lavish archive and further space for testing, mock-ups, and models.
Image Courtesy © Frank Koschembar
- Architects: Pfarré lighting design studio
- Project: Pfarré lighting design studio
- Location: Munich, Germany
- Photography: Frank Koschembar
- Software used: Vectorworks and Photoshop
- Lighting watts per sqm: 4,3
- Size: 67 qm / sqm
- Date of completion: May 2015
Sunday, June 7th, 2015
Article source: ZSK Architects (Zsuffa és Kalmár Építész Műterem)
“Their houses are massive but light and not forceful and scholar. They are not humorous but spreading serenity. … We can openly turn to these buildings and we can bite of them as much as we want, our eyes can eat a lot and appetite of our imagination comes as well.”[i]
Image Courtesy © Tamás Bujnovszky
- Architects: ZSK Architects (Zsuffa és Kalmár Építész Műterem)
- Project: HungaroControl Centre of Hungarian Air Navigation Services
- Location: Budapest XVIII., Hungary
- Photography: Tamás Bujnovszky
- Architects in charge: László Kalmár, Zsolt Zsuffa
- Project architect: Gábor Nagy
- Assistant architects: Glória Papp, Szilvia Rehus (competition), Katalin Fazekas, Zsófia Lázár, Mihály Kanyó, Roland Németh, András Gali (permit and tender doc), Iván Kund, Balázs Rose (construction doc)
- Interior design: Gábor Szokolyai, Dénes Kovács (more…)
Thursday, June 4th, 2015
Article source: LBR + A
Situated in one of Mexico City’s most important areas, Tres Picos responds to its urban condition of a complex triangular plot of only 167 square meters enclosed by three streets. Its architectural design consists of two structural steel plate walls supporting a glass prism of 10 levels, thus clearing the floor space of columns. In combination with the thin steel walls, the tridilosa, a three-dimensional structure slab system, made a 7 meter span possible in the glass façade directed towards the Chapultepec Park. The modular steel panels were designed to be an aesthetic finish and to optimize construction by facilitating on-site assembly. The light weight structural system allows for a free floor in the office space and at ground level, primarily benefiting pedestrians.
Image Courtesy © Alfonso Merchand
- Architects: LBR + A
- Project: Torre Tres Picos
- Location: Arquímedes #19 Col. Bosque de Chapultepec México D.F.
- Photography: Alfonso Merchand
- Porject Architect: Arch. Benjamín Romano
- Client: Fondo Hexa, S.A. de C.V.
- Program: Offices
- Site area:3,905 m2
- Footprint area: 167.68 m2
- Structural Engineer: Nestor Federico Lozano Alcaraz
- Project date: 2009
Thursday, June 4th, 2015
Article source: Stu/D/O Architects
With the attempt to reveal the agenda of the building through its skin, Stu/D/O Architects treated the Zonic Vision Office incommensurate to its intelligible names, Zonic and Vision; by transforming this Sound System and GPS provider company to become tangible. In term of Zonic, it gave a clarified definition of audible wave having a speed approaching in the air, meanwhile interpreting the meaning of Vision as the faculty of sight. Architecture, finally, was delivered by conforming sound to vision using the concept of the Equalizer. To reach people perception, Stu/D/O Architects turned this dynamic electronic signal of sound frequency components into architecture by using various intensity of the glazing façade.
Image Courtesy © Stu/D/O Architects
- Architects: Stu/D/O Architects
- Project: Zonic Vision Office
- Location: Nonsi Road, Bangkok, Thailand
- Client: Zonic Vision Co.,Ltd.
- Structural Engineer: B.N.G. Engineering Ordinary Partnerships
- Design: 2010-2011
- Status: Completion 2013
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
Article source: URED architecture studio
Impact Hub Belgrade is a creative office space created through an adaptation and interior space renovation of the Events Hall in the former house of the headquarters of the Association of State Employees Purchasing Cooperatives. The construction of the building took place from mid-1928 until mid-1929 and was done according to the second-prize design of the architect Dimitrije M. Leko, one of the most important and staunchest representatives of academic art in Serbian interwar architecture.The building is considered to be a part of Serbian cultural heritage, which affirms its exceptionality and artistic, cultural and social significance.Thus preserving the authentic elements of the interior is one of the main characteristics of this project.
Image Courtesy © Relja Ivanić
- Architects: URED architecture studio (Bojana Marković, Nikola Milanović, David Bilobrk, Ivana Jevremović, Hristina Stojanović)
- Project: Creative Office Space
- Location: Makedonska 21, Belgrade, Serbia
- Photography: Relja Ivanić
- Software used: Autodesk, Autocad LT
- Client: Impact Hub Belgrade, Njegoševa 12, Zemun
- Project type: Reconstruction and interior design
- Area: ~ 500.0 sqm
- Year: 2014
- Original project year: 1928
- Original design: prof. Dimitrije M. Leko, architect (1887-1964)
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
Article source: RMTA
LEED Gold 2014 AIA Kansas Excellence in Architecture Honor Award
Long-time client Karbank Real Estate approached RMTA to generate design schematics for this 1968 commercial office building they were considering purchasing. Attracted to the mid-century character of this particular building and it’s prime location in town, the client wanted to re-use the existing structure. The design team was charged with maintaining that character while completely renovating and modernizing the 32,000-square-foot building.
Image Courtesy © RMTA
- Architects: RMTA
- Project: The Barney Building
- Location: Mission Woods, Kansas, US
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
Article source: v2com
STGM’s new head office is located in the Beauport borough of Quebec City, adjacent to the Estimauville eco-neighbourhood. It is a 1,000 square metre two-storied structure that puts the focus on eco-friendly, architectural innovation. The building succeeds in offering an exceptional level of comfort to its occupants through the mindful integration of a longitudinal form, orientation to the sun, light wood structure, meticulously selected materials and efficient systems, while producing a low ecological footprint. High performance concrete siding combined with Eastern Cedar creates an impression that is both simple and dynamic, with attention given to the relationship between solids and voids that lend the building an air of elegance that belies both time and fashion. From the first sketches, the designers sought to attain a high level of sustainability – a principle already at the heart of the firm’s priorities, using creativity to implement the strategies necessary to reach LEED-NC Platinum level. With this objective in mind, comfort, simplicity and coherence were selected as founding principles.
Image Courtesy © STGM Architetcts
- Architects: STGM Architetcts
- Project: New STGM Architects head office
- Location: Québec, Canada