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Offices of Pons + Huot / Christian Pottgiesser – architecturespossibles

  • 01:00 - 31 March, 2011
Offices of Pons + Huot / Christian Pottgiesser – architecturespossibles
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  • Location

    5 place de la bataille de Stalingrad, Paris 10ème
  • Architects

    Christian Pottgiesser - architecturespossibles
  • Project Team

    Christian Pottgiesser (architect) and Pascale Pottgiesser (artist)
  • Security Coordination

    MSH board
  • Carpentry

    Yves Le Sann s.a. for Reinhardt, Ingwiller
  • Area

    540.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006

From the architect. The Offices of Pons + Huot a 'Forest Through the Table' is the Paris headquarters of these two companies with a total of fifteen executives. Christian Pottgiesser's design was a unique response, creating a unit that has seven individual rooms for each director and one open-space-office for the remaining eight clerks. In addition there is one (divisible) meeting-room, a common recreational room, a kitchen, rest rooms, and, at the special request of the patron, lush vegetation all over the main space.

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Courtesy of christian pottgiesser – architecturespossibles

The base for the construction was a rotten industrial hall built in the late 19th century with a steel framework typical for the period. It is rumoured that Gustave Eiffel realized it.

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Courtesy of christian pottgiesser – architecturespossibles

To start with, the hall was completely restored and a new self-cleaning glass roof was fitted. A wooden unit of solid oak, 1,7 m high, 22 m long and 14 m wide, was then inserted into the space.

Each individual workplace is incised into the wooden surface and covered by a 'telephone’-dome in Plexiglas. The four lateral surfaces contain archives, cloakrooms and the kitchen. Completely embedded in the body are the meeting room, the recreational room and the restrooms. The remaining space is taken up by technical transmission systems (computer, electricity, air condition, heating and water) and also by 18,3 m3 of soil, the bed for eight Ficus Panda trees.

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Courtesy of christian pottgiesser – architecturespossibles

Neither entrance hall nor reception were implemented, since visitors are guided by a peripheral path-system leading to all pertinent rooms. The individual offices are situated on both galleries.

This project received the 2008 Contract World Award and the Best of Category TIA Best of Office Architecture Award for 2008.

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loooooox · January 28, 2013

where can i see the plans without them being pixelated? i am doin a case study

Alec Thomas · August 18, 2012

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Cameron Adams · August 18, 2012

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CHUCHU NY · April 13, 2012

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Marcos Aquino · April 13, 2012

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Unai Matilla Zubia · April 13, 2012

http://t.co/ZvZK83Yg Una oficina que te hacen trabajar en las cúpulas para guardar las aceitunas del DANI (supermercados) #architecture

Andrés Pérez · April 13, 2012

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OFM, Inc. · March 07, 2012

How would you like to work in your own #office dome like they do at the Paris-based Pons + Huot? http://t.co/5hnD1Jhr

albarillanes · April 04, 2011

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Workspace Design Mag · April 04, 2011

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Anna W. · April 02, 2011

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kul grilles · April 01, 2011

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Yi Yoon · April 01, 2011

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Cindy Thompson · April 01, 2011

pretty sure this office space was inspired by those prairie dog exhibits at children&#39s zoos: http://tinyurl.com/4azaxrn

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Sarah Cooper · March 31, 2011

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Tim Brown · March 31, 2011

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Hair Eguiluz Ricalde · March 31, 2011

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andrew · March 31, 2011

=))) ahhhahahaa soo funny

PaPiPa · March 31, 2011

Looks like a really fun place to work! But I already saw it on another web, and it stills remind me the cone of silence from Get Smart.

munter roe · March 31, 2011

Do those things come with windscreen wipers?

Slam · March 31, 2011

Amazing work atmosphere!

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