By Magaly • Dec 28, 2017
HR&A is a project completed by the LA based in 2016. The structure serves as the offices of a leading consulting firm specializing in economic, real estate, and urban planning, and which has offices in New York, Dallas, Washington D.C., and, with the completion of CHA:COL’s project, in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA. The offices cover a total ground area of 2,500 square feet.
The offices are located on the 29th floor of a high rise complex known as The Bloc, and so boasts stunning views north and westward of the city of Los Angeles. The floor plan for the offices is designed in such a way that the work stations are not completely separate from one another, creating a work environment that fosters flow of communication and emphasizes team work. Also available for all employees are conferences areas, both large and small, a sort of “phone booth” which provides acoustic privacy, and a lounge and break area. Such a combination of environments allows workers to fully use all office installations as they see fit.
The exposed ceiling fixtures serves to give the entire office space an industrial feel which, paired up with the contemporary furnishings, gives the interior a unique look.
By Magaly • Dec 22, 2017
P&D+I KLABIN Center is a project completed by the Brazilian architectural firm in 2017. The research, development, and innovation center covers a total ground area of over 3,000 square meters, and is located near the entrance of Villa Harmonia in Monte Alegre, Brazil.
It was important for the clients that the project manage to integrate the architectural ensemble to the surrounding landscape, which is characterized by an open, green expanse bordered by a lush and verdant wood. In order to do this, the architectural firm made themselves think of the project as a whole as a humanized landmark. The end result is a structure that is perfect for the intellectual immersion of the researchers, and which exists in perfect harmony with the surrounding historical buildings.
The structure is contemporary in its design, with glass walls that allow natural light to flow into the interior spaces. Inside, the structure is wide open and spacious, providing any number of spaces in which to conduct a variety of activities. The main block holds three floors with laboratories, lounges, dresser rooms, meeting rooms, and research centers. The annex faces north and holds an auditorium which can sit up to 80 people, as well as exposition areas, rest rooms, and an area for events and exhibitions.
By Magaly • Dec 20, 2017
These modern offices belonging to the group Mobile technologies, were renovated by the architectural firm of Cristiana Vannini, a Florentine by birth and Milanese by adoption, and her team of professionals which includes the architects Alessandra Spaltini and Enrico Muccio, and whose firm focuses on private houses, workplaces, hospitality, and various other architectural fields, from refurbishment of rural architecture to interiors in the city of Milan, Italy.
Located in the city center, the early 1900s historical building that hosts the company has been completely renovated to give a new and dynamic twist to the interiors, creating and defining Buongiorno’s corporate image.
The project includes common spaces and working areas. On the ground floor are located the reception, a modern and elegant space that will give a first impression to their prospective and future clients, and a multifunctional area.
It also has a cafeteria area that can be converted into a meeting room, depending on the needs of the team.
On the higher levels are located large open spaces, meeting rooms, and private offices, alternated with common spaces like coffee-points and telephone booth areas.
Nobody can doubt the wonderful change that this old construction has undergone.
By Magaly • Dec 14, 2017
What do you do when you can’t decide whether you want to build in an urban or suburban area? You do what did and take up residence somewhere like Chuo Ward, an area where the city center gradually gives way to the suburbs.
Located in the Niigata Prefecture, Japan, this home – so-called Wow!Sta. – was completed in 2015, and covers a total area of 258 meters squared. The building has the advantage of being only a couple of blocks away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life, while also enjoying the quiet solitude of the street upon which it sits. Its wooden shutter-like walls add to this by mixing a sense of privacy with an inviting sense of exposure. The structure has three different levels, each with a distinct purpose.
The first serves as a restaurant, done in a modern style and mixing wood with concrete. Touches of green in the form of plants dot the space, allowing nature to join the fun.
The second level is an office space, wide and luminous, with wooden floors and minimalist lighting, which emphasizes its functional style.
The third level holds a multipurpose rental space which includes a kitchen and a bathroom, and which enjoys the added benefit of an outdoor area.
By Magaly • Dec 11, 2017
This furniture store, which is located in Tolmezzo, in the province of Udine, in Italy, was designed by Mentil Federico from the architectural firm in 2005.
The lot, measuring a total of 110 square meters, had been previously used as a warehouse deposit for a small shop from the 1970s. A first intervention turned it into a commercial space dedicated to the sale of products to complement bathroom furniture. A second intervention expanded its size.
The need for an exposition space for the different pieces of furniture, in particular for the wood fireplaces, suggests to clients a new expansion that will be built beside the warehouse previously mentioned, in a lot formerly occupied by a parking lot. The wishes of the client were to create a new space that would communicate through the creation of window exhibitions.
The plane is broken, in a way, by a small space open to the sky, which can be observed through two windows opposite. There, a small garden grants the air life and floor, while at the same time dividing the space in two – into the furniture exhibition with a reception and meeting area, and into a visualization area.
Innovation Campus Where Entrepreneurs, Engineers, and Policy Makers Innovate to Support the Green Economy
By Magaly • Dec 4, 2017
The La Kretz Innovation Campus (LKIC) is an interdisciplinary center where entrepreneurs, engineers, and policy makers innovate to support a green economy, one that improves human well-being and social equity while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcity. The center is located in the city of Los Angeles, California, USA.
The campus comprises 3.2 acres (61,000 square meters) and was designed in the year 2016 by the The building has a variety of spaces, including offices, conference rooms, laboratories, prototyping workshops, and even a space for events with a capacity for 140 people.
In contrast, the interior is designed to be modern, clean, flexible, and adaptable, using a palette of inexpensive yet dynamic materials. Construction complies with new CAL-Green environmental standards, and LEED-Platinum status is anticipated.
In its interior, its high ceiling holds multiple skylights that allow the light to flow in and to flood the spaces, thus granting the building a way to significantly lower its energy consumption.
The reception lobby of the building is a modern and open space where a vertical garden fills the room with greenery, marveling those lucky enough to glance upon it.
“Innovation campus where entrepreneurs, engineers, and policy makers innovate to support the green economy”
Office Space Subdivided Into the Different, Allowing Each One to Function as a Hub and to Modify their Working Space as They See Fit
By Magaly • Nov 23, 2017
Lightspeed, a point-of-sale and e-commerce software provider based in Montreal, Canada. In 2017, they commissioned , the designers for the first phase of the firm’s headquarters, to create a new floor to be dedicated to product development. The structure covers a total ground area of 1,200 square feet.
The offices are located on the ground floor of a 19th century railway hotel, the chateau-style Viger Railway Station, which makes the original structure an iconic landmark that stands out in Old Montreal’s skyline. Some semblance of the building’s past is preserved in its interior, clearly visible in its exposed rough red brick walls, their rusticity in stark contrast with the industrial and sleek modernity of the remaining elements of the décor.
The office space is subdivided into the different teams that make up the company, allowing each one to function as a hub and to modify their working space as they see fit. Each group has their own desks, meeting room, and social area in the open floor plan, divided through the use of blocks of pastel colors that cover the walls and floors. In this way, they seek to maximize the cohesion of each team by giving them a space that they can use as they wish and feel comfortable in.
By Magaly • Nov 17, 2017
Peak Office is a prime example of the home office concept, as delivered by the Thai architectural firm, based in Bangkok. The structure, which was completed in 2017, covers a total ground area of 1,200 square meters, or 3,937 square feet.
The project is located in the Bangkok, Thailand neighborhood of Town in Town, and is, for the most part, surrounded by low rise buildings that feature both traditional and contemporary design. As such, the architectural firm had a unique opportunity, that of turning this structure into a local landmark while still keeping the harmony with the buildings that surrounded it.
The client is an aficionado of car racing, which is a quality with which Pure Architecture wished to imbue the structure, giving its outer façade a sense of dynamic movement and speed. A section of this façade is made out of biowood that is sculpted and placed in such a way as to create a wave on the otherwise flat surface, adding to this same effect.
The interior space is distributed across different levels. The ground floor holds the parking and reception areas; from the second to the fourth floors are the office spaces, which are available for rent; the top floor holds the owner’s resident area.
Dachland is a company that specializes in roof insulation, greening roofs, and photovoltaic energy. The architectural firm , under the leadership of the architect Julian Andreas, was commissioned in 2016 to carry out the design work for the German company’s new headquarters. The resulting building covers an area of 2500 square meters (or almost 27,000 square feet), and is located in Hechtsheim, a district of the Rhineland state capital of Mainz, Germany. Since its foundation in 1969, the company has installed more than 4 million square meters of roof insulation, both in Germany and abroad.
A new headquarters was needed for the approximately 50 team members that are employed on the Mainz site, so Dachland launched a selection contest, which won in December 2013.
In this project, the architects gave great value to the isolation of the entire site, which means that the construction yard, with all its functional requirements, is not visible from outside the site, giving it a degree of privacy. The patio door is normally closed and immediately in front of it, visitors find the visitors’ parking and the main entrance.All areas of the roof have been planted, giving the imposing construction a touch of nature.
Studio with a Modern Design Born From the Need for a Larger Space in Which to Work and Perform Day to Day Tasks
By Magaly • Oct 25, 2017
Welcome to exquisite new studio, located in Poznan, Poland. It was self-designed by the Polish architectural firm in 2017, and is more specifically located in Jezyce, one of the administrative subdivisions of the city of Poznan.
The design and creation of a new office came from the need of a larger space in which to work and perform day to day tasks, as the studio’s old office, though a hit, had grown too small for the Polish architectural firm. As it stood, the move to a larger space also provided the studio with an opportunity to stretch their creative muscles and create something that better reflected their artistic identity.
The new studio is done in a sophisticated, minimalist style, making use of only matte black and white and the elegant effect that is so easily obtained when they are allowed to stand in stark contrast against one another. The only place where color is allowed free reign is in the conference room, which still has white walls and chairs and a long black table, but also has a shelf that runs the length of the entire wall, and upon which sit a number of creative magazines and other publications, their covers an ensemble of color.
By Magaly • Oct 12, 2017
The Edelman team and strived to design this new office to create the best possible user experience. To achieve this, they invested a lot of time, starting at the beginning of the project, in trying to understand the needs, desires, and problems of the Edelman team.
By Magaly • Oct 10, 2017
These modern and colorful offices belonging to the transport company Uber, and that are located in the city of London, England, were recently designed by the architectural
By Magaly • Sep 25, 2017
By Magaly • Sep 19, 2017
Playster is a young, fast-growing company offering a subscription-based global entertainment service with offices in New York and Los Angeles. has been the firm in charge of designing its new offices located in Peel Street, downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
By Magaly • Sep 15, 2017
This stunningly unique office space is located in the QSW Culture Center in Shanghai, China, and was designed in 2016. Usual Studio + ten-arch, the architectural firm in charge, created this space while perfectly meeting their client’s needs – creating a low-budget space that was still innovative and that would inspire creativity and productivity.
By Magaly • Sep 15, 2017
Village Foods Co. is a food and beverage corporation located in Tahara City, Aichi, Japan, and they recently had this office designed for them by . It covers a total ground area of 3,230 square feet, and was completed in 2017. Village Foods Co. is an international corporation, as it has many restaurants which are located not only the nearby area, but also in other places in Japan and even abroad, and they are rapidly growing.
Architectural firm has designed a project in an area of 500 square meters located in the north of Santa Fe, in Mexico City, Mexico in 2015. The home was designed specifically by Ricardo Urias, Rodrigo Espinosa, Yolanda Bravo, Maria Martinez, Daniela Pereyra, David Castillo, and Luis Animas, and consists of a interesting office complex, which attempts to cover both the functional and aesthetic needs demanded by the client.