Parasite office by za bor architects, Moscow

November 24th, 2012 by retail design blog

Exploring urban infill, the ‘Parasite office’ designed by and for Moscow-based za bor architects is a foreign contemporary object taking up the space between two established buildings. Being Europe’s largest city, Moscow has a surprising lack of creative office spaces and an excess of awkwardly uninhabitable gaps between edifices. The three-storey work area is suspended off the ground held up by a lightweight steel structure clamped to the blind walls of the adjacent constructs, leaving the walkway underneath accessible to the public.

A modular floor system allows the interior plan to be re-designed for changing needs, with a polygonal faceted wall of polycarbonate cells, contrasting the traditional orthogonal language of the region. A large window provides light and views to each floor, while the shaded facade is a flat curtain wall. This building strategy successfully repurposes the many unusable voids around a city, not intrusive to the existing architecture and creates new dynamic adaptable buildings.

Image © Peter Zaytsev
All images courtesy of za bor architects

http://www.designboom.com/architecture/za-bor-architects-parasite-office-in-moscow/

Winklevoss Capital Management office by BR Design Associates, New York City
The open space fosters collaboration and includes state of the art technolog...
NAPOZT brewery by Gespronor, A Coruña - Spain
The concept of an old warehouse converted into brewery. With different mat...
River Technology Digital City LOFT Apartment Office by C&C DESIGN CO., Fosha...
River Technology Digital City LOFT Apartment Office by C&C DESIGN CO., F...
Yakiniku Sora restaurant by Mitsuhiro Shoji, Shenzhen - China
A door of steel mesh welcomes the visitors to Yakiniku Sora, a restaurant de...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *