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Refurbishment in Architecture

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Altus / Edwards Moore

  • 01:00 - 6 March, 2014
Altus / Edwards Moore
Altus / Edwards Moore, © Fraser Marsden
© Fraser Marsden

© Fraser Marsden © Fraser Marsden © Fraser Marsden © Fraser Marsden + 16

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Text description provided by the architects. The refurbishment of an existing office building to accommodate a progressive law firm, providing dynamic office space supportive of collaborative working, whilst maintaining privacy.

© Fraser Marsden
© Fraser Marsden

The design strategy was to empty the entire space, removing all existing partition walls and open up a previously concealed internal light-well,  creating a primary circulation path along the length of the space. The aim to maximise ‘surface area’ between public and private spaces.

© Fraser Marsden
© Fraser Marsden

A secondary, more private, circulation route links the work areas –balancing the need for privacy with an open plan, connected space. The saw-toothed floor plan gives each workspace an orientation towards an external outlook and a defined public interface.

© Fraser Marsden
© Fraser Marsden

Maintaining this angled geometry throughout the space creates a contrast with the linear building footprint and increases the overall perception of the space. The use of semi-translucent fabric sliding screens defines the work spaces, maintaining connectivity and unifying the space.Angled lighting further enhances the geometry and acts to back light the screens giving a clue to the activity behind.

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Cite: "Altus / Edwards Moore" 06 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/483151/altus-edwards-moore/> ISSN 0719-8884
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