ObraVerde recently designed the dynamic offices of Kaizen Holdings, a financial firm located in Caracas, Venezuela. Kaizen Holdings is located in a neobasque building from 1940 in Caracas, Venezuela. The space was conceived as a multipurpose office space where different activities could coexist. The office users are mainly software developers, and for them it was important that the space was flexible, casual and inviting. The design team developed a layout where three main spaces flow around three tables, each one designed for a different use or activity: work, interact and play.
A work table, designed for a dynamic workspace, serves as a modular surface that can be rearranged according to the developers needs. A meeting table defines a conference room that can be closed with pivotal panels for privacy and a dining/ping pong multipurpose table creates a space for recreation and social interaction. The building’s original brick walls were exposed to highlight the existing materials and to create an industrial look and feel. Materials like concrete, polycarbonate, and steel were included to reinforce the industrial and relaxed environment. Teak wood was used for furniture, framing, and other elements and cement tiles were used in the restroom walls and floor. A custom concrete block was designed to divide and create a barrier from the restroom area and the workspace table. All of the materials, lighting fixtures and objects were sourced from local suppliers, always looking to do special things with everyday objects, highlighted or used in new environments, and paying special attention to detail through the design and construction process.
Design Team: Martina Centeno, Oriana Ferrer
Photography: Saul Yuncoxar