Unfinished Space -UOOYAA Office

X&Collective Design

 

UOOYAA is a rising fashion brand of ladies apparels. The brand itself is a gift from the founding designer to his daughter, to inspire her, and every girl, to stay liberal, authentic, and fun. We hope to bring out the same brand spirit through the design of the office space.

The venue used to be a warehouse of a former space factory. We kept the original structure of the warehouse, made only simple amendment and renovation to the original ceilings. We also added skylights when we reconstructed the factory area.

We added second floor to part of the plant, and put most of the main office area and staff recreation area into this second floor. Working on the second floor, people can sit in the cozy work station, while enjoying the sunshine and the view of the sky through the skylight.

In oder to echo the working space and conference area on the ground floor, we opened several holes on the second floor, and connected the two floors with some plants and leaves. We also put up some gathering areas around the plants for people to meet and chat. The greeneries are like vertical extensions, penetrating in the two layers of space, inviting sun beams from the upper floor to the ground. 

For the choice of facade material, we used a lot of polycarbonate hollow board as space partitions. We tailored transparent and translucent plates of various height. By doing that we maximised construction effectiveness without compromising lighting and sound insulation quality.

When designing the circulation in the public area, we considered the necessity of the connection between the two floors, and to enhanced the sense of roaming in the space mobility.

We also extended the space and functionality of the front desk area in response to the demand of frequent event occasions. We turned the front desk into a multifunction-able area, which can host small group of guests in casual occasions, and turn into a cocktail reception area for grand events. Taking into account the chaotic exterior environment of the old industrial area, we arranged several greenery spots around the front desk where close to the main entrance and the external wall windows. The greeneries have become a transition area from outdoor to indoor.

We hope to create an image of an unfinished site by using the scaffoldings as an key elements.

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