It has been a while since my last modern office space posting but the Blackwood Street Bunker project by Clare Cousins Architects caught my attention. The one design element that stood out to me was the use of plywood as the ceiling tiles. Most drop down ceilings have that plain white what ever it is. There is a very industrial feeling found throughout these interiors. Concrete floors, good amount of plywood and cinder blocks create a nice industrial feeling.
HelleFlou has done an amazing job with this office interior design for DANSK MODE & TEXTIL. The color palette of grays, whites and pinks with a few black highlights is so soothing and sophisticated. I am also liking the large washed plan flooring. Even the cubicles are pretty cool. I love how in the third picture the guy is wearing the perfect matching outfit.
This amazing interior design by Philipp Mainzer for Sign Kommunikation is a wood grain lovers dream. These highly figured wood walls standing in a room of white are absolutely stunning. This was once an old steam cooling station with soaring ceilings and concrete walls. The chunky walnut furniture echoes the walnut walls. This office space is certainly fitting for a creative agency.
Before this amazing modern workspace was created, it was a metal-working shop for the Munich utilities company Stadtwerke München. The building itself has so much character, giving off a modern industrial vibe. I really like what Designliga did with this building, they asked the employees what their needs were and tailored parts of the conversion to those requests. Some great furniture choices as well. I could work there.
I love that Reactor Films gave Brooks + Scarpa free rein on the design and build of their 7,000 square foot offices. A shipping container that had been purchased and waiting for the right project was used as a conference room. I think it is so smart that they didn’t just bring in the container and plop it down, they gave it new life (see quote below). To me, the feel of the offices have an amazing geometric, deconstructed, modern assemblage vibe going on, brilliant!
The design/build team sawed 12 ft. from the length of the steel container, which was originally 40 ft. long, and cut away portions of its roof and sides to create a bit of breathing room in and around the 8 ft. x 8 ft. x 28 ft. box. A sculptural assemblage of wood, glass and perforated metal screens, panels and doors covers the exposed sections of the box. “I didn’t want to assign a particular meaning to the container,” says Scarpa, explaining its fragmented form and alluding to a favored quote from Robert Venturi’s Complexity and Contradiction. “A familiar thing seen in an unfamiliar context can become perceptually new as well as old.” Without shedding its original identity,
Yesterday I was thoroughly fascinated with the furniture that Glas Italia was producing. After looking through their glass furniture I thumbed through their site and found images of their facility. Talk about a company that practices what they preach, this place is amazing. Not only is a good portion of the building made from glass but just look at those glass chairs, stair case, ect ect. They are truly artists.