The extensive use of unfinished raw wood board creates a nice balance of function and whimsy, and brings a sense of the outdoors inside. Natural light streams into much of the space through glass partitions.
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Following the completion of its head office in 2008 a spectacular and award-winning landmark designed by 3XN architects — Saxo Bank began assembling a bold new collection of art: the Saxo Collection. This collection is enlarged every year as the Bank expands and occupies more office space around the globe.
The goal was to introduce more natural light to dark and overpowering interior. This move redefined new proportions of space and optically enlarged narrow and low room. What’s more, light and transparent finishing materials, such as glass, delicate steel mesh and perforated boards were used to emphasize the openness of new office space.
Colorful and vivid working paces with a sense of character were thus envisaged. In addition, recreation, meeting, and play areas –including PlayStation, table tennis, basketball, etc. – were designed to allow the predominantly young employees to take a break from the daily stress of the work environment.
Graffiti from local artists decorate the walls and floors, razor scooters zip around every corner, kitchens feature popcorn and slushy machines, and bright colors cover every hallway (even scratch-and-sniff wallpaper is used in our space). And since work should always be fun, there are ping pong tables and a replica Cleveland Cavaliers basketball court.
Pallets themselves create a structure which changes its character gradually being adopted in every office space. In the line of original material, to give the necessary privacy dedicated to the meeting area, the division created between two columns, reinforced through intervention with concrete blocks.
Housed in Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard, this multi-phased corporate campus provides new design studios and office space for the company’s distinctive retail brands, while celebrating the idiosyncratic remnants of 125 years of shipbuilding. The design embraces both the history of the Navy Yard and Urban Outfitters’ modern culture by layering old and new.
The Sony Music Timeline celebrates 125 years of musical history covering almost 150 square meters of wall space in Sony’s Derry Street headquarters. Using just CNC cut vinyl as the sole medium, 54 columns measuring over 2 meters tall cover feature nearly 1000 of Sony Music’s signed artists from 1887 to the present day.
The design process for this large (600m2) supra-local pharmacy forced us to shift our viewpoint and come up with a virtual building—a placebo pharmacy. The octagonal shape of the existing structure was re-formed into a cylinder in order to create a spiral which seeks to converse with the rapid motion on Vouliagmenis Avenue, the urban artery on which the building stands.