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© Gürkan Akay

Text description provided by the architects. Usually; the general logic of office interior design is to present the corporate identity with design elements; mainly  in the reception and recreation areas. Within this same approach; unfortunately , we are faced with simple, but similar working areas. We tried to avoid exactly this approach when designing the new headquarters for; one of the leading online fashion and shopping companies of Turkey. Headquarters / Habif Architecture - Image 13 of 22
© Gürkan Akay

To accomplish this; we circulated ribbons  throughout all office space. We used Markafoni corporate colors and started playing with them: we tied and untied, lowered and raised, widened and narrowed… Eventually; we came up with a dynamic, ever changing, sculptural and functional structure that can also include required spaces and components. We simply like to call this structure “Ribbon”. Headquarters / Habif Architecture - Image 10 of 22
© Gürkan Akay

This structure sometimes formed required spaces and components by itself, and sometimes these spaces and components were attached to it.  When the office needed it; “Ribbon” formed an open meeting space, a gathering place, seating or a stage. In some places we attached required components to it, such as; dividers, installation or quick meeting units. Headquarters / Habif Architecture - Image 8 of 22
© Gürkan Akay

Our aim was to make “Ribbon” more than just a decorative factor. We belive “Ribbon” is a vital instrument that meets the needs of office users and a complex facility interacted by the office habitants more than once in a typical work day. Headquarters / Habif Architecture - Chair
© Gürkan Akay

We approached the rest of the project as a background to our main concept element, but with its own character and details. In the end; we believe that a dynamic, extraordinary and a fun office place reflecting’s corporate identity was achived. Headquarters / Habif Architecture - Lighting
© Gürkan Akay

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Cite: " Headquarters / Habif Architecture" 24 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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