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V Confession Agency Office / M17

  • 01:00 - 11 July, 2014
V Confession Agency Office / M17
V Confession Agency Office / M17, © U.Palmin
© U.Palmin

© U.Palmin © U.Palmin © U.Palmin Courtesy of A.Volkov + 65

  • Architects

    M17
  • Location

    2-y Obydenskiy pereulok, Moscow, Russia, 119034
  • Area

    156.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© U.Palmin
© U.Palmin

Text description provided by the architects. The V-Confession Office is located in the historical part of Moscow close to Ostozhenka Street. It occupies the 4th floor of the old mansion. At that time the place was decorated by cheap traditional office solution such as suspended ceiling and painted wallpaper. In the process of clearing the space we found a number of different materials – brick, concrete blocks, wooden rib walls. Concerning the historical value of this building we decide to uncover some construction elements and save all survived decorative elements such as parquet, plaster moldings.

© U.Palmin
© U.Palmin

Stylistic preference for office space is minimalism. The architectural method of perimeter white background is widely used for exhibition spaces. The diagonal volume shifting is inspired by V-Confession corporative style graphics. The office geometry including furniture (metal tables, book shelf) is based on it.

© U.Palmin
© U.Palmin

Reception zone, coffee point, storage area have been placed in white massive volumes with diagonal shifting. This diagonal entrance leads visitors not directly to a working place but to the reception and waiting zone: this term was important for client to supply the comfort working zone.

© U.Palmin
© U.Palmin

All window jambs are covered with different materials: metal sheets, brass sheets, Plexiglas, which are perfectly reflect the street surroundings and increase the natural illumination.

© U.Palmin
© U.Palmin

Executive Office

The cabinet was especially designed in contrasting tones to oppose it to the rest working space. We wanted to create a sense of absolute chamber room using active deep colors combined with a replica of the classic wall panels.

© U.Palmin
© U.Palmin

The scene sense of cabinet is devoted to atmosphere from films of David Lynch. Material of window jambs and niches of wall panels is patinated brass.

© U.Palmin
© U.Palmin

The fact that the cabinet and the rest of office space are connected the white polygonal table indicates.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Office Room #2

Basic element of this room is a large table of irregular shape, allowing 5 employees see each other and discuss the workflow face to face. Stylistic decision of walls is the same as in all other areas.

© U.Palmin
© U.Palmin

Windows jambs are made of white Plexiglas. There are the hanging timing boards on the wall made of toned cork using for attaching materials and images. Window jambs, the brass floor lamp and the chandelier in cabinet, white turning lamps, all tables and shelving were designed by the architects.

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About this office
Cite: "V Confession Agency Office / M17" 11 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/523532/v-confession-agency-office-m17/> ISSN 0719-8884

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