The key design elements were open spaces full of light, an exposed concrete structure, open ceilings and glass walls as well as many different types of plants that provide life to the office space.
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Taking a modular approach to the design, the team rapidly evolved a concept based upon largely open spaces that could be rapidly converted from one use to another. For example, furniture and fixtures used in the ‘town hall’ space can be rolled or stacked away as required to change the area into a lounge, a group work setting, or even a large-scale training setting.
The interior has been fitted with elements such as award display shelves made of ladders; woodwork in the conference rooms inspired by details found in barns; shelves, the reception desk and some of the tables made of wooden boards obtained after the demolition of a 100-year-old house of one of the agency’s owners.
Then came the fun part- creating a contemporary space that would both reflect our philosophy and function just as well. One of our maxims at IDL is based on the ethic of collaboration, and thus all workspaces were created to encourage this type of communication and transparency, which meant open spaces and no office doors.
Converse as one of the brands that have made an icon in the sports industry, wanted to create a high-level flagship store in an important sector of the city of Bogotá, with a welcoming visual concept, is seeking a store concept where the product was the main character while maintaining the brand icons without losing its urban concept.
A mix of 24 chain and independent restaurants serving the mall are brought together by carefully crafted design criteria to ensure a singular vision. The underlying theme is stylized street maps of the downtown city grid on bright red lacquered panels and custom laminated glass. The red grids are the signature element at the entrance and backdrop to the seating area.
This design job required a compelling concept, which visually differs from an ordinary retail store. The goal was to inspire people through the attractive design to step into the store and become new customers. For this reason the design had to be very clever and appealing, but keeping it in the required budget range.