Our modest site(60sqm) is located on the second floor of one of the many identical townhouses in Taipei city. So banal the building as well as its interior space that it became a challenge to design an office space with its own unique identity.
To further inspire the creative people working there, our approach is to let white wash over the whole interior. Not as simple as it sounds, white finish can be achieved by millions of ways, and we picked up the tough one to go ahead. Under the white finish are elements we designed for the space, and most of them came with unique design and make approach.
Although compact with rather limited programs inside, various design details can be found in a hand cast white concrete bar counter, fabricated fine metal mesh screen and door panels, solid pine parquet forming interesting graphic and precise assembly of perforated front screen serving energy saving purpose with an eye-catching logo.
All these under a calm and inspiring sheet of white wash, which conveys our pursue of consistency and concise design language.
The lighting solution adds the vibrant to this simple rectangular open space by using arranged light tubes. which are visible from the outside of the window as a signage of the firm's logo.
This white sleek office space is a testimony for a budget and chic work place. We wanted to use the characteristics of common materials and de-texturized them by painting it all white to create a harmonized ambient environment curated by the light only.
Flooring is arranged with budget industrial wooden planks with very minimal treatments but interesting pattern for a dynamic visual experience.
Mobile bookshelves serve certain function to organize books and for easier references to individual workstation.
Along with lacquered wood finish in white, painted recycled rebars, terrazzo counter top and concrete walls and flooring are all rendered under the same color scheme. A space featuring rich materiality with coherence has been a goal for this project.
In related to the porous front screen, a different metal mesh is applied for partitions and door panel, which gives desired opaqueness and translucency. Along with the whiteness from paint and materials themselves, the refraction from various light sources gives the white different depth.