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





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