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Projekt: Archicreation Publishing Office

Client:
Archicreation Publication House
Location:
Beijing, China
Office size:
320 sqm
Design time :
Aug. 2012- Oct. 2012
Construction period:
Nov. 2012 –Feb.2013
Partners:
Hao Dong,Binke Lenhardt
Architect:
Crossboundaries , Beijing
Photographs:
Hao Dong

A spine of bookcases defines the working environment for this publishing company. Incorporating seating niches, working surfaces, meeting spots and small rooms. Supporting the company's goal of a new working method. A move towards a non hierarchical contemporary office.

hybrid bookshelf supporting working methods

Following a strict linear order a high functioning, compressed program, translates into a simplified design. A large supply of bookshelves defines the organizational system for the whole office. Providing ample space to store and archive magazines, books and documents related to publications.

An almost uninterrupted table surface unifies the space and underlines the idea of a flat hierarchy. Chief editor, deputy chief editor and the administrative and financial department are separated by glass partitions, but stay visually connected.

Following the reception is a pantry area, a multi purpose room, a copy and print area, a coat check with individual lockers, a pinup wall and phone niches and a small open meeting area. A relaxation zone completes this linear sequence of functions at the other end.