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Office of the Forward Media Group Publishing House / Za Bor Architects

  • 00:00 - 26 April, 2011
Office of the Forward Media Group Publishing House / Za Bor Architects
Office of the Forward Media Group Publishing House / Za Bor Architects, © Peter Zaytsev 
© Peter Zaytsev 

© Peter Zaytsev  © Peter Zaytsev  © Peter Zaytsev  © Peter Zaytsev  + 23

Text description provided by the architects. In addition to several popular and well–recognized magazines such as ‘Hello’, for instance, Forward Media Group, owned by Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, publishes the largest and the most popular in Russia and Russian–speaking countries magazines on interior design, including the main edition ‘Interior+design’ and specialized periodical ‘100% Office’, ‘100% Bathrooms’, ‘100% Kitchens’ and so on. za bor architects was chosen among several thousands of architects to design Forward Media Group Publishing House office.

© Peter Zaytsev 
© Peter Zaytsev 

Office space was destined to be quite complex — it was a huge loft of 4200 sqm, significantly elongated and located in the mansard level of a new business center. The situation was made worse by the peculiarity of the publishing house — the need for editorial offices with open spaces as well as commercial and retail departments, separate offices for directors and editors-in-chief with a conference corner, conference halls, archive with library, storage rooms etc. All of these facilities were placed along the corridor going through the whole room. Eventually, open spaces offices were concentrated on the one side, and cabinets were mainly located on the other side of the corridor.

© Peter Zaytsev 
© Peter Zaytsev 

Communication points were supposed to be transparent and not to be vanished in a homogeneous office. As a result, the elevator lobby with stones, bright receptions, and meeting rooms were emphasized; a yellow complex construction hides the entrances to the toilets; archive room was marked by the black floral pattern. The same concern is the specific build-in furniture designated by za bor architects for the visitors. In contrast, operational areas are designed in a neutral gray.

Technical communications placed under a ceiling of the mansard level, as well as rafters and baulks have not been hidden, but painted in black instead, which visually elevated and extended the ceiling.

© Peter Zaytsev 
© Peter Zaytsev 

Recently the publishing house has moved to another building — historical Trechgornaya Manufacture building complex, but all the elaborate construction elements have been preserved and reinstalled in the new office.

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Cite: "Office of the Forward Media Group Publishing House / Za Bor Architects" 26 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/129732/office-of-the-forward-media-group-publishing-house-za-bor-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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