18 Feet & Rising offices by Studio Octopi

Category: Architecture Published on 05 Mar, 2013 Tags: , , , ,
18 Feet & Rising offices by Studio Octopi

After designing 18 Feet & Rising’s work desks, Studio Octopi were commissioned to work on the fit-out of their new 5,300sqft offices in central London. The office on Clipstone Street is striking because of its original simplicity. Architects have created a variety of spaces within the open plan office, culminating in a striking tunnel leading to the meeting room.

The architects divided the office into three zones: work, socialise and pitch. Each zone was then supported by a secondary tier of: read, make and plan. The zones were defined by black stained plywood walls and woven vinyl flooring. These act as theatrical devices in function and appearance. As with theatre the design enhances the presence and immediacy of the experience. The work desks were arranged within a cog form. On entering the agency, the end of the cog disappears out of view. It is difficult to perceive the space denoted as a work zone, there is an illusionary aspect to the design.

Power and data was taken off the existing overhead supply and distributed to the desks throughout the low plywood walls. Break out spaces are scattered to the perimeter provide views across neighbouring buildings. To the inside of the cog, the kitchen opens onto a central café seating area. There is no reception; the café area fulfils this role.

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images © Petr Krejčí


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