Tag: creative office spaces
Sunken buildings sitting below the ground are a scary thought. Dark, hidden hovels that cause claustrophobia and fear of your surroundings collapsing in on you while you sleep. Ok, that is being slightly melodramatic, but you have to admit the thought of such spaces is not particularly appealing as a place to live. But yes – you guessed it – today’s story is here to prove the theory wrong.
The smokin’ hot showroom by Dutch designer Roderick Vos is full of awesome products and extreme moments of beauty at every corner. Everything about this place is a total knockout! Part workplace and part store, this design forward showroom is located in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch), a small town outside of Eindhoven, and is full to the brim with products exclusively designed by Roderick himself.
Italian architect Fabio Ferrillo has given new life to an abandoned early 20th-Century blacksmith’s workshop in Milan, by transforming it into the new MSGM fashion headquarters. The original space was seriously run-down, but it’s crude and post-industrial aesthetic is now it’s most fascinating and contemporary aspect.
01 | “Hotel Black” Temporary Installation by Studio Guilherme Torres at MostraBlack, Brazil. 02 | Ett Hem Hotel by Studio Ilse // Stockholm, Sweden. 03 | Hôtel Paradis, Paris. 04 | Monsieur Bleu by Joseph Dirand at Palais de Tokyo // Paris, France. 05 | Sea Library by ETAT Architects // Awashima, Japan. 06 | Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef // Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. 07 | House of Salad by Metaphor // Bangkok, Thailand. 08 | Volkshaus Basel Bar and Brasserie by Herzog & de Meuron // Switzerland.
When it comes to super beautiful workplace interiors, it seriously doesn’t get much better than this. This is the sort of project that makes me get all hot and sweaty under my lady collar, with seriously impure thoughts running through my brain. Random Studio enlisted the help of Amsterdam based Studio X+L, who were an obvious choice to design the new space that felt like ‘home’. The brief called for a creative workplace that was open but felt intimate; an environment that would invite creativity and stimulate the sharing of knowledge and inspiration…
Jo Nagasaka is a Osaka-born Tokyo-based architect who established Schemata Architects in 1998. In 2007, he started a collaborative office called HAPPA which combines a gallery and a shop with other facilities. Among his works are a series of beautiful projects spanning residential, retail, workplace and installations. Like many of his contemporaries, the work of Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects is all about pure forms, reduced palettes and that certain gentle, raw and unfinished aesthetic only the Japanese designers seem to know how to pull of so brilliantly. Here is a selection of some of my favourite projects…