With a aim of minimizing the studio’s carbon footprint, the design consists of sturdy and sustainable supplies to offer Bakken & Bæck a welcoming presence in London.
Archmongers has designed the brand new London workplace for Norwegian design studio Bakken & Bæck. The refurbishment makes use of sturdy and sustainable supplies, equivalent to fast-growing timber, recycled rubber, pure wooden stains, and structural cardboard to minimise its carbon footprint.
The commercial constructing in Hackney is unfold throughout two flooring. Its partitions, ceilings, fixtures and fittings are coated in pale inexperienced tones to create a welcoming aesthetic. The bespoke, free-standing timber desk and deep window surrounds on the bottom flooring permit the principle area to be configured as a boardroom or an occasion area. Flooring-to-ceiling curtains demarcate a casual area for dialog and collaboration.
Black rubber-clad steps result in a mezzanine with dampened acoustics for privateness. Angled ceiling mirrors make a visible connection to the principle floor flooring in addition to permitting pure mild to distinction the deep purple partitions.
Scalloped cardboard wallpaper connects the bottom flooring to the primary flooring by a double peak stair void. The blackened metal bannister results in the primary flooring kitchen the place darkish Fenix doorways distinction outsized white handles, white marble terrazzo, and brass.
The primary flooring options uncovered ceiling trusses to maximise the sense of area. Personal assembly rooms are framed in stained Douglas fir, that are generously glazed to hook up with the principle area. Textile-clad panels soften the assembly room acoustics, its speckled cloth complementing the palette of the timber.
The workplace is embellished by furnishings from Alvar Aalto, Panton, Barber Osgerby, and the Bourroulec brothers, to reinforce the readability and sturdiness of the design.